U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old member asked:

My dad told me again to "let go" of my obsession of what others think of me. what is he trying to say?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roger Saint Laurent
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
A few days ago, I : Heard someone say "what people think of me is none of my business." this may be what your dad is trying to tell you. By obsessing over what other people think of you you actually give them a lot of power and you can make yourself feel miserable. Try focusing more on how you think of yourself and whether you appreciate your gifts, qualities, strengths and whether you can be kind to yourself.
Last updated May 29, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.