18. You’re living your life by what other people might think
Even if you do have a handle on your own decisions, ask yourself whether they’re ever influenced by what others might think of you. If the answer is anything but a resounding “no,” it’s time to take a long, hard look at your life. That doesn’t mean being constantly selfish, however: indeed, sometimes it’s wise to take your loved ones into consideration when considering what to do next.
17. You’re always having to defend and justify your choices
If the decisions you’re making only seem to make sense to you and you alone, that may be a sign that you need to do things a little differently. After all, you shouldn’t have to spend time constantly having to justify every little thing about your life. Unless the reason you’re doing that is because you’re surrounded by people who are way too judgmental, of course. Then, however, it’s on them.
16. You have to lie to other people
If you feel the need to bend the truth enough to embarrass Pinocchio, you may want to reevaluate the path you’re heading down. Perhaps it’s because you don’t feel able to confide in those around you; maybe, however, you’re just plain afraid of the truth. Whatever your reasons for lying to others, though, it’s definitely no way to live.