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Do you feel like it helps you or make you feel better (and I mean YOU personally, from your own experience) when people tell you stuff like "You can do it" "You'll do great" etc.? 

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53 deviants said It does, somewhat!
21%
32 deviants said Maybe a tiny bit...
15%
23 deviants said Yea, it does help me a lot!
15%
22 deviants said No, in some cases it might even make things worse for me.
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21 deviants said No, not that I know.

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:iconroxalew:
Roxalew Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it does to an extent ^^; haha
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see!
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really know. I can definitely say that I almost never say this, because it always feels hollow and forced when I do it, which I assume isn't very helpful to them.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here!
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Floofychu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
not usually, because it's normally in the context of...when...i complain i have to do something difficult.
it's like...
"no..shh..no no...just let me complain"

THOUGH! another situation - i was in a race i didn't sign up for when i was in wheelchair track and field. my chair wasn't made for racing, so it was really hard to push. i was passed up by a lot of people, including a girl using a walker. |: ... i was toward the end, everyone else finished...all of a sudden, i hear over the intercom/speaker, "Come on Sarah! You can do it! Come on Sarah!" ... which got the crowd going with.."Go Sarah!"'s and stuff like that. I felt so embarrassed and put on the spot [i felt like everyone was staring at me!], as soon as it was over i left the track and cried. ; n ;

the only time it's helped was when i showed my buddy a song i wrote, and she said it was really good, and that she believes i can make it as a musician. ; u ;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, I'd have a hard time doing that too, damn ;w; I hate it when people do that, hfffffffffffffffffff

And awww c:
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Jade-Hawkfrost Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya, only when I know they aren't sucking up. So, I guess it does if they mean it.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :0
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:iconzooiogy:
zooIogy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. It pisses me off.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here, and I try so hard not to be because I know they mean well, but... hnnng :XD:
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Shiruisa Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going to give my crush a valentine card soon and when my friends say "You can do it!" it really does give me a lot of courage :dummy: I still feel kinda anxious about it tho >////<
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, good luck! :dummy:
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Shiruisa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I'm doing it tomorrow in school and it's Friday the 13th so I'll be needing luck D: So thanks xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, maybe it turns out to be your lucky day ;)
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Lokibuns Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I'm a 'words of affirmation' person, and it is one of the reasons I use dA. (Subconsciously) it feeds my love language XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :XD:
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:iconlokibuns:
Lokibuns Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeee, I'm a love hungry butt, what can I say? XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: I'm so annoying with these things that I piss myself off because nothing seems to work :XD:
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Lokibuns Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really?!
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I'm awful :P
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applebriar Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Actually, it usually makes it worse for me, because then what if I don't do well??? ;w; They just told me that I would, that they believed in me, but then I let them down! So I would prefer if they just said, "Do your best" :'D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same, fffff ;w; Especially if you wanna talk about your worries of not making it and they just brush it off ;w;
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LightMistOcean Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, not the words themselves, but sometimes the simple fact I know people are supporting me. However, sometimes it just adds pressure and makes things even harder. I'll usually try but it won't end up as planned xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I hate the pressure :'D
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LateAMdoodles Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
not really but i respect the fact they try to support me :)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea ^^
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:iconlateamdoodles:
LateAMdoodles Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
what about you?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It doesn't really help me usually :P
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LateAMdoodles Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm i see XD
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:icongoomuin:
Goomuin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I always think like "Of course I can do it, otherwise I wouldn't be doing it" :XD:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems... logical :XD:
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:iconcelestialrainicorn:
CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
No....
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same :P
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:iconcelestialrainicorn:
CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Really?  You too

I thought it would be the opposite
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thought wrong, then :XD:
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TheCookieDoggy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, not really. Usually it's not so much words that inspire me, but more examples of other people that have done well in my same situation?? Like, say I'm feeling discouraged about my art. If i see an artist i really look up to's old art and see that they were at my same situation at one point, I feel better and more motivated. It's a little hard to explain. :XD:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, that's understandable! Didn't necessarily mean art though :P
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TheCookieDoggy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aa yea i know, just as an example xD
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:iconmirowen:
Mirowen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Depends on situation and who say that
But sometimes it can help me a lot :)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see! :)
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JaegerPony Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
I don't particularly believe anyone telling me I'll do great or anything like that. Doesn't really have any effect.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same :XD:
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PoisonSoldat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Sometimes it makes it even worse, in my opinion. I'm already an overstressed person, you see. If someone makes me the impression they are expecting me to do something right, I get a load of stress more than I already have! So sometimes, I make things worse, with the thought 'now I have to do good, because that person expects that'
But other than that, sometimes it depends on the situation.. So yeah, I can't define it really :)
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denya-chan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaahh I'm totally the same! :'D
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:iconpoisonsoldat:
PoisonSoldat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I'm glad I'm not the only one x)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here, I feel really shitty when someone was 100% convinced I'd do well, and I didn't... :XD:
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PoisonSoldat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I see what you mean there >.< Then I hope you aren't like myself, and trying to apologize about something that has already moved on x) ('cause yes I do that like, everytime)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do, at times :XD:
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PoisonSoldat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Oh don't :meow:
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:iconufodoggo:
ufodoggo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me it depends on the situation
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