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Dear Poll: Are You Needy?

Even if you’re incredibly independent, I think everyone goes through times in their life when they’re feeling deprived in some way and that unfulfilled desire often leads to bouts of neediness. I’ve gone through these moments with many friends, but very few are people whom I’d describe as needy. The friends that I do label with that trait have a personality that is consistently expectant and demanding. They can be frustrating, but I actually do appreciate that they speak up when they need something from our friendship. So ladies, would you consider yourself a needy person?


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ayuninur ayuninur 8 years
i'm not
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
oh my goodness - WHEN is that stock photo from????!!! 1985?
bibliophile bibliophile 8 years
Too true, Jeny. Memories of 1988 are flooding back to me.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 8 years
I am not usually, but how are we defining needy? Recently my grandmother has become ill with cancer, and it has been a fast moving diagnosis, then surgery, and now a roller coaster of good and bad days...whenever something catches me off gaurd, I NEED to hear my fiance's voice, and get his reassurance, etc. Usually though I am quite good at handling thingso n my own.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I try not to be but I know that I am very needy. It's fine because my boyfriend is too. We both give each other lots of attention and it works nicely. ;p If my boyfriend ever wanted space then I'd give it to him without question.
DarlingDA DarlingDA 8 years
I know I'm needy, but I try to give my boyfriend space when he wants it, and to try to rely on him, my mom and my best friend so it kind of gets spread out. I've been going through a really tough time with my health (an autoimmune disease that affects my thyroid), so I think when that gets straightened out I'll be a little less clingy. Usually I like my own space, but I've been exhausted emotionally and physically from work and then doctor's visits, I need help with some of the little things, like getting dishes done or taking care of my puppy. I try to make it up to them though, and make sure we don't just talk about my problems, and I try to keep my fridge stocked with my boyfriend's favorite foods so he enjoys coming over more.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I am needy and I admit that. I try not to be.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
I need advice on how to deal with a needy MAN...he's extreme! Let's just say if I were breastfeeding a baby on one side, he'd be fighting the baby for the other tit. What do you do with that? I'm not sure if I should date him?
soulight soulight 8 years
I know I was needy, but now that I'm back in school, have a job and feel a little more grounded, I've let go a little from my boyfriend. I think sometimes it bothers him though because he considered himself my protector, but I think he's happy that I feel more confident and happier.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I will admit that like, a year ago, I was not needy, but now, I would say that I am. I know it drives my boyfriend nuts sometimes, but I am only needy now because he is not very good with expressing his feelings, or giving QUALITY time vs quantity time. I think I just hang around him whenever I can because that is the only way I can extract some more quality from it. Honestly, I'd rather have an hour or two of quality time than five hours of just hanging out and stuff -- which I love, but I love when it's just us, not distracted by anything else. I wish I wasn't needy, but I also wish I had a more expressive boyfriend who I didn't feel I had to be this way around.
Meike Meike 8 years
Sometimes. I miss my hubby in Germany but now is the time to exercise strength and go about my daily businesses.
Jeny Jeny 8 years
Am I the only person that thinks that picture is horrible? lol.. it looks like an older version of kelly kapowski and zack morris lolol
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
The earth would reverse it's spin if I were called needy. But I'd loooove to try it. :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm typically not - but i think that it's only natural from time to time to be like that. sometimes you just need a little attention or love or whatever and as long as it's done in moderation i don't see anything wrong with it. my fiance would never say that i'm needy which is a good thing.
stumbler02 stumbler02 8 years
I confess, I am needy. I'm aware of it and I try to make up for it by giving my bf a lot of space in our relationship. I don't demand that he do/not do certain things, and I don't expect him to read my mind and indulge my every whim. But I am still very much a dependent on the inside. I need him for mental and emotional support, more than he will ever know! Even though I try hard not to show it, I overreact internally and care way too much about things he says and the way he says them. And sometimes I wonder whether I give him so much space *because* I am needy. For example, I've told him that cheating is not a dealbreaker for me because I value his emotional support and love too much. I wouldn't throw it all away for a mistake. Thank god he's not the exploitative type, because usually, being this needy/dependent is asking for an unhealthy relationship!
sugar-n-spice sugar-n-spice 8 years
Only when I'm ill!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
I'm not needy. I can't imagine anyone I know using that word to describe me.
jessie jessie 8 years
i'm not really a needy person......buts thats my own opinion of myself...others may see it different...
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