BIG truth moment, friend. I've got a some questions for you. Answer honestly!
Do you find yourself thinking things like, "I can't do that! I would disappoint ____(my parents, my friends, my partner, my church, etc.)" or you randomly find yourself wondering what ____ thinks about you?" (Like people from your high school, an old flame, a co-worker, your family, a random person across the room.)
Yes? Keep going...
Do you then find yourself consciously or unconsciously trying to change yourself to fit the mold of what THEY want for you?
Then, my love, I hate to break it to you, but you care what people think of you!
Good news: You aren't alone here! I haven't met a soul who doesn't care about what others think of them until they learn otherwise. Caring about what others think of us is part of our DNA!
Bad news: Caring what others think about you is weighing you down! You're likely pleasing others and holding yourself back from being the person you were meant to be.