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Im excessively cynical
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Cynical, realistic, realistically mistrustful and doubtful to the sincerity and ability of other individuals. Among other things that distance myself from the complexities that arise from interpersonal and professional interactions, I think cynicism can be applied to things beyond the consideration of interpersonal relations, in that it can be used to extrapolate an outcome in politics and society. Although, if romance, partnerships, and human interaction are all one prioritizes, then a good long look at civil/family law disputes and divorce rates will quickly shoot down those hopes.

My definition of cynicism is quite synonymous and incorporate with pessimism and pragmatism.
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Fanboyish wrote:

I am far too tired of people for someone my age, and I'm quite worried for myself, really. I don't pursue interpersonal relations of any depth or sincerity, and I'm quickly getting used to being alone. I still react negatively to long-term solitude, however, as I remember getting anxiety during the end of the summer months that mysteriously dissipated upon returning to high school and chatting with peers.

I think I avoid people because I don't think I have anything to share with other people that they would actually want. I've a lot of shameful memories of past relationships where I feel I've humiliated myself; it's created a fear of misrepresenting myself, and even uncertainty about who I really am (the me I think I am, or the me others view me as). Such confusion is a chasm of a schism between yourself and others.

That mentality, I'd say, characterizes me as a cynic or jaded person, albeit a young one who has a lot of growing up to do. They say you go through a lot of emotional maturity during your 20's, after all, and a large part of that is learning about yourself and others.

I'd like to think that maturity isn't about how you act, it's about how you think of yourself and other people.




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For a long time, my personal phrase was "trust no one, they will all stab you in the back." I'm jaded, cynical, sarcastic, and if I like you, I speak fluent smartass and perverted jokes.
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I'm quite cynical and am not very trusting of others. I wish the best for humanity, but have little to no hope for it. I don't believe in greater humanity, but I believe there are a very small number of humans who can save us, however, will their voices be heard in time?





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What is the definition of jaded, anyway?
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Dubnoman wrote:

What is the definition of jaded, anyway?


Jaded basically mean that you've become tired or bored of something because you've had too much of it. You get tired of video games because you've played it too much and no longer have an interest in playing them, means you've become jaded with video games.

A politician becomes tired of listening to the public after receiving too many complaints, and no longer has an interest in the well being of the public, he's become jaded with society.

In this sense set against being cynical. A person who has become so tired of the hate and the wars of humanity that they no longer have any trust in humanity nor hope for the future is someone who has become jaded to humanity. This person has also become cynical.


You're welcome, lol... sorry for the awful English, I'm really tired.

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Thank you.
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Nope, I would consider my self the opposite of a cynic, an optimist or idealist.

I actually dislike cynics and I usually dislike atheist too, since it turns out many of them are cynics by nature.

but I am a smart-ass, I just find humor in most things, except for when it actually hurts people. (badly)
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I am jaded to the point i resent other peoples ability to be carefree, not there happiness per say but more of there lack of realization of what its like to be on the lower rung of society. Basically every time i walk down the street and people complain about things like "The insurance on my stupidly expensive car is so much why do i have to pay that much blah blah noises". basically i feel like society and the people in it get caught up with themselves to the point they become ignorant to the world around them.

i have seen firsthand the absolute worst that society has to offer. to be honest if i have a bed to sleep in and food to eat i am content with my life. people lose site of where the are on the grander scale of things. not that its always there fault, you have your life you have problems you complain thats cool man i can dig it. just try to remember it can always get worse so yes i am pretty jaded. but i also like to i can be optimistic about the future even when it is hard to see as such.
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I'm neither cynical or jaded. If anything, I'd consider myself widely sceptical, but only to the point of challenging things, opinions, and ideas to better improve my own understanding of them. To be cynical means you distrust and feel that everyone is out for their own self-interest. I understand why people grow to be cynical (and once was, at one point, myself). However, I'm unable to find it as a helpful view on life at all (contrary to what many have said here). Cynicism simply clouds your judgement on the bias you've developed alone; it paints the world grey or black. There's a double-edged sword that comes with being cynical of things, as most perspectives end up leaning towards a darker shade.

Jaded? I have become jaded of certain things over the course of life. Although, at the same time, I'm not reluctant to revisit things that I've tried before (especially if I found them dull/boring at one point in time). Why? You never know. Your perspective or view on things can always change. There was a time where I felt that anime was all the same; having been watching anime since I was a child (6-7 years old) up until I was 18-19 years old. I became jaded. While plot lines are remarkably similar to the stuff I watched in the 80's, there's always one or two surprises; even if not, I've learnt to enjoy the different ways people paint the same plot.

Regarding humanity as a whole? I'm neither. Humans are far too interesting and fascinating to me. While I agree that there are people out there that are self-serving and care only about themselves, I must also state that becoming cynical towards humanity is only causing you to become "part of the problem" (from my perspective) - not the solution to the abhorrent level of distrust most have towards others around them these days.
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I'm realistic but I wouldn't say I'm cynical. I try to turn negative experiences into positive life lessons.
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Those two words basically sum up my personality.
Posted 8/25/14

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I'm neither cynical or jaded. If anything, I'd consider myself widely sceptical, but only to the point of challenging things, opinions, and ideas to better improve my own understanding of them. To be cynical means you distrust and feel that everyone is out for their own self-interest. I understand why people grow to be cynical (and once was, at one point, myself). However, I'm unable to find it as a helpful view on life at all (contrary to what many have said here). Cynicism simply clouds your judgement on the bias you've developed alone; it paints the world grey or black. There's a double-edged sword that comes with being cynical of things, as most perspectives end up leaning towards a darker shade.

Jaded? I have become jaded of certain things over the course of life. Although, at the same time, I'm not reluctant to revisit things that I've tried before (especially if I found them dull/boring at one point in time). Why? You never know. Your perspective or view on things can always change. There was a time where I felt that anime was all the same; having been watching anime since I was a child (6-7 years old) up until I was 18-19 years old. I became jaded. While plot lines are remarkably similar to the stuff I watched in the 80's, there's always one or two surprises; even if not, I've learnt to enjoy the different ways people paint the same plot.

Regarding humanity as a whole? I'm neither. Humans are far too interesting and fascinating to me. While I agree that there are people out there that are self-serving and care only about themselves, I must also state that becoming cynical towards humanity is only causing you to become "part of the problem" (from my perspective) - not the solution to the abhorrent level of distrust most have towards others around them these days.


This... all of this is brilliant and cynics should definitely take note.

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Yes and no, I consider myself a realist, and for my situation with my current desires and wants, realistically speaking:

It's bad man.
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