ToP THiS: How Not to Care 101

Anyone who knows me personally, comes to learn that one of my favorite sayings is - "I don't care". This phrase alone often makes people wonder how I can be so nonchalant and careless about things that would get to the average person. There is no specific answer to that, but I can offer some tips/tactics on how to be nonchalant. It's as simple as saying "No" - unless you're a person who gives into people easily and end up saying "Yes" all of the time. It may sound harsh, but when it comes down to it, you have to look out for yourself first, or before you know it, you'll end up with your feelings hurt and the other person without a care in the world. It's not that hard, just set all feelings aside and don't think about how the other person will be affected by you saying "I DON'T CARE!"

The nonverbal "I don't care": This consists of the screwed up face combines with the subtle rolling of the eyes. Or, the nod with the smirk or crooked smile that let's the person you're dealing with know that...YOU DON'T CARE! This will get to them most because you're not giving them any energy to feed off of. If you say something, you give them something to be mad at; but getting them mad withing uttering one word, that will have someone LIVID!

"I don't care" as reverse psychology: Out of all the ways one can say "IDC", I think this one cuts the deepest. Someone may do or say something to you that hurt your feelings, or just straight out blindsided you. Instead of beating yourself up wondering where it came from, just ask them (asking implies that you care). Let the person pour out their heart and tell their story, and once you've heard enough - even if you have to cut them off - say "Okay, I don't care. Thanks!"

The "I don't care" shrug: Similar to the "nonverbal IDC", the shrug adds somewhat of a sarcastic flare to your IDC. It's one of those "::shrug & walk away:: - So, you don't care - Nope" conversations. It's a small gesture, but it works.

"I don't care", the statement: We've all used this tactic at least once in our lives. Have you ever not cared so much that in your head you just want to scream to the person STFU?! Welp, here's your chance! Don't literally say STFU, just give them a strong "I DON'T CARE" and keep it moving. They may not get why you're upset, and it may seem like you care since you got so angry, but believe you me; you're whistling teapot will cool down after you release those three words.

"I don't care" as an answer to questions you don't want to answer: Although this tactic can be mean, sometimes it just needs to be done. Don't you hate it when people ask you questions they can find out on their own; i.e. Google?! I know I do, so to keep this from happening to me, I use the "I don't know, and I don't care" phrase as an answer; even if I know the answer to the question. Sure, you may be called mean, but hey, it happens. They'll know better than to ask you anything else ;).

What do you think about this topic? COMMENT, or not, IDC! ;)

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*This post was inspired by DANiE


  1. Jas said...:

    lmfao. too funny tiff. but youre right we shouldnt let people get to us. i WILL be using the shrug and reverse psych

  1. Anonymous said...:

    this could come in handy

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