Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Overthinking or deep thinking

We often get confused about whether it is overthinking or deep thinking. I had a fight with my boyfriend. He told me that I am an over-thinker but in my opinion, it is not the same. We had arguments and tried to make each other understand. We had a fight that wouldn’t have taken place.

I went to one of my friends and told her about the situation. She picked the right word in a few minutes which solved the problem which I was carrying inside myself. She told me that “You are not overthinking but it is deep thinking”. Few of them know the difference between the two, that is, overthinking and deep thinking.

Difference between deep thinking and overthinking?

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We sat to find out what is the difference between the two. So, we can understand and explain it to others to solve the problem I was facing.

    Deep thinker

Deep thinker notes down every detail in-depth. They pay attention to everything they see, hear, or feel. They see the bigger pictures than the others. Deep thinking is a positive attitude as it increases understanding and creativity. Deep thinkers have the patient to listen and think well enough before coming to the conclusions.


Overthinking leads to the creation of the drama when there was none. They pay attention to unnecessary things and create an issue. Overthinkers consider only themselves. Their world resides in the thoughts of what they want and what other people think about them. They are more concerned about their thoughts, actions, and deeds. They think they are all that matters. This leads to complaining and nagging. They bring the negative vibes and power to the situation and many at times ruin the events or the relation. Overthinking induces ego.

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Why do we need to know the difference?

Due to the confusion, people use the wrong word which hurts the other person. As he/she doesn’t carry that nature defined by the other. They are not going to believe what the other person is saying. As their heart doesn’t permit them to get agree to who they are not. This results in opposition, arguments, and fights. Use the right words to describe the situation. Otherwise, you hurt the other person to the extent you never thought of.

Anamika Sharmahttps://www.ingeniousscribblers.in
Software Engineer by profession and writer by passion. By combining the two, I want to make a better version of myself. Writing gives the foundation in addition to the magical words.

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