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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Yea, it does help me a lot!
15%
It does, somewhat!
35%
Maybe a tiny bit...
21%
No, not that I know.
14%
No, in some cases it might even make things worse for me.
15%
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Published: February 11, 2015
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Roxalew's avatar
RoxalewHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it does to an extent ^^; haha
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I see!
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Mickey-the-LuxrayHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Same here!
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FloofychuStudent 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist 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-HawkfrostHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I see :0
zooIogy's avatar
zooIogyHobbyist Digital Artist
No. It pisses me off.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist 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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ShiruisaHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, good luck! :dummy:
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ShiruisaHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, maybe it turns out to be your lucky day ;)
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LokibunsHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I see :XD:
Lokibuns's avatar
LokibunsHobbyist General Artist
Yeee, I'm a love hungry butt, what can I say? XD
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: I'm so annoying with these things that I piss myself off because nothing seems to work :XD:
Lokibuns's avatar
LokibunsHobbyist General Artist
Really?!
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I'm awful :P
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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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist 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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LightMistOceanHobbyist 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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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I hate the pressure :'D
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