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I Am My Own Worst Enemy

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    I pick and choose who I care about,

    and how I go about doing so is a reflection of whether they do something for me emotionally. I don't waste my time befriending people unless I have a solid reason to assume they will benefit me emotionally and be a help in my betterment. Maybe that's selfish, I don't know. What...
    RelianceOnScience RelianceOnScience 22-25, F Mar 8

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    So I am in seventh grade

    and my friend is a freshman in high school,I sometimes over analyze things and think she hate's me and Nya our friend who's in my grade.
    alyssanar123 alyssanar123 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I'm an extreme over thinker.

    (Call me pretty? I spend legit 2 hours over thinking if u just said that or u meant it) I have a low self confidence. (I really have no reason for it I just do dill with it) I tend to care for other more then myself leaving me at the point where I know nothing about myself (I...
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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    RainSword RainSword 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    I convince myself to believe

    that I am not worthy of things I've felt fully worthy of before. At times I truly don't believe in myself.
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    Counting down the seconds till I crash

    and burn again.... No medication in almost a week... Oops? I'm not sorry because I'm sick of taking pills to seem alright.. When it's probably masking just as much as I do.. Nobody really seems to see through the mask... I don't think anyone will.. Not until it's too late...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm not suicidal but I think I beat myself down

    for all the mistakes I've done. For all the things I did and did not do. For what I am and what I am not. I am my own worst enemy and it's hindering my happiness.
    sugarprincess23 sugarprincess23 22-25, F 6 Responses May 30, 2014

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    I was inspired to dress my brown owl in a cap

    'n gown and round spectacles, but then it just scratched me and flew away with my cat. What an *******...
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 41-45, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's easy to be my own worst enemy.

    I don't have other enemies, and I wouldn't necessarily say that I'm an enemy to myself, but I do know I have more valid reasons to hate myself. I'm always in my own mind, in my own body. I will be for my entire life- there is no escape. I know all that I know about myself...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 27

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    Not having a 'complete' childhood really ruined

    me. Seeing as I am ridiculously different from society destroys me. I don't know what every one else knows. I don't know how to do simple 'normal' things 'everyone' has ever done. My intelligence isn't up to date to society and my age.... This kind of thing has driven me mad and...
    legendofmustard legendofmustard 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    After being in therapy

    for quite some time now, I see that other people think highly of me and I get told that I am cute and adorable. I spend so much time getting ready everyday to make myself look as good as possible and I spend so much time looking in the mirror (not in a conceited way) trying to...
    Missprincessgabby Missprincessgabby 16-17, F 9 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    "You" he said "are a terribly real thing in a

    terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why your in so much pain"
    everythingburns everythingburns 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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    I hate myself. I want to kill myself.

    Death feels like the one thing that could comfort me at this point. I'm overweight. I'm unattractive. I don't have nice things. The only thing I have going for me is that I'm reasonably smart and I am good at hiding emotions. A lot of people think they are my friends when I...
    DrGrilledCheese DrGrilledCheese 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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    Caffeine will be the death of me.

    My heart gets sore and lungs get really sore somtimes, I can barely walk up a hill without being out of breath because of my weak heart. I'm too addicted to stop
    josef2000 josef2000 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    I feel like this because I admit I can be a bit.

    .. Well... Judgy. What I mean is I'm constantly judging people and I don't hide it well. I make a face sort of and I think if I just stopped I'd have a lot more friends or at least people would like me better so I try to work on it but it's hard.
    kenyakayabney kenyakayabney 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I really wish I knew how to handle my emotions

    and situations better. -feeling really down on myself.
    createmeover createmeover 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    lanna620 lanna620 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    The only person I've ever fought in my whole

    life was myself. It will drive you mad!
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    I am trying to make myself a better person

    but I keep on stopping myself. I somehow just find it hard to change myself into a better person as I am already a horrible persons and can't get used to the positive side. Please give me tips cause I need to be my own best friend instead of enemy. I will hopefully become a...
    HermioneGlasse HermioneGlasse 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I love being alone, but I get

    so lonely, does anyone else feel this?
    melodyfey melodyfey 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    lonely with BPD. They didn't have that

    as a pre-like/me too selection except having a family member with schizophrenia...not me...not yet. 36, male, morbid sense of reality, predominantly misanthropic (which is a good push towards no *&#!, s'why I'm lonely, but it's not as simple as medicine and therapists and...
    SocialSurgery SocialSurgery 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I continue to realize the choices I make aren't

    the best but I choose with my heart and I don't have regrets. I do wish at times I could make the logical sensible decisions but maybe my life would be boring or maybe I wouldnt be happy. I guess I'll never know. At least I have stories.
    OneStonedGirl OneStonedGirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I am my own worst bully.

    And I have NO MERCY on myself.
    LookingForTheSunshine LookingForTheSunshine 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    Upon opening my eyes I saw complete darkness.

    A darkness so pitch black I couldn't make out which way was up nor down. I knew that I was on my back laying on what felt like baseballs, a rather uncomfortable feeling which probably had awaken me in the first place. I don't remember falling asleep though and tried to figure...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 41-45, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I just wish I was someone completely

    different.... Sometimes I just can't handle it.. :'(
    NessD98 NessD98 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    I have depression. It's so,

    so hard. Every day is a battle for survival against myself. The worst part is nobody seems to believe me.
    MasqueradeMe MasqueradeMe 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    I have done a lot of things in my life

    that I will never forget and will always hate myself for. Most people have done things that are bad but not horrible. I wish there wee such things as time machines cause it's more that people bullying me, I bully myself. I had many enemies in my life but now I realise it's...
    HermioneGlasse HermioneGlasse 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I spend more time worrying about my life

    than doing anything to fix it.
    oceanwalker oceanwalker 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    My boyfriend (or ex now I suppose) left me a

    note leaving me during the week. We've had a really difficult weekend - both being petty but he was pretty cruel too. He has rang and apologised, even telling me my life is really good, he just wasn't happy. I've began moving back into my parents but my self esteem is shot. I...
    missdan missdan 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    Don't you hate when you try to have a

    conversation with yourself and you are told to shut up. :/
    NoOneImportantNow NoOneImportantNow 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    Darling, Open your eyes.

    You are not made up of those words that hurt you. Or that number on that scale. Or the expectations you feel you will never meet. You are made up of nothing more than you. Simply beautiful, wonderfully unique you. You are a lovely complex soul. An individually fascinating...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 18

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    " You are your own worst enemy.

    If you can learn to stop expecting impossible perfection, in yourself and others, you may find the happiness that has always eluded you" - Lisa Kleypas , Love in the Afternoon I have to learn to remove all these negative thoughts in my head... And apply this quote more to my...
    Aubexile Aubexile 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    Oh god! I've been having this problem

    for ages. I just hate babies and I get pleasure by seeing them cry. Is this normal?
    shanss13 shanss13 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    Without a doubt, I am.

    I know exactly how to stop letting myself get used, it's easy, just don't go out alone to parties where I don't know anyone. If i'm at a party with friends, nothing happens. It's not even that they have to stop anything from happening, I'm simply a different person, I'm always...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    In Neglect, Thank You Robert Frost.

    They leave us to the way we took, as two in whom they were proved mistaken, that we sit sometimes in the wayside nook, with mischievous, vagrant, seraphic look, and try if we cannot feel forsaken.
    SilentBluemoon SilentBluemoon 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2013

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    I post pretty pictures of my life

    but inside I have no idea what I'm doing with it.
    jadiss1 jadiss1 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    I talk to myself in my head.

    ..daily...it seems like all the time. Most of it is negative crap. How stupid, fat, unloveable, pathetic I am...how I'm not pretty enough, smart enough, thin enough, good enough, etc. It's tiring. I can't imagine letting another person talk to me like that & putting up with...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 19, 2014

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    **** depression! What have you done to me?

    ?? Ill probably always be this way, why you put up with my bullshit amazes me. I'd rather walk away, cause I'm just a ****** up mess, everything I love runs away. I wouldn't want to stay. I hate that I'm this way. I'm selfish stubborn and ungrateful and I'll prob die this way. I...
    brokenteacup2 brokenteacup2 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    I'm wish I could stop overthinking everything.

    I finally got the guy I like to hang out with me. He asked me if he could kiss me instead of saying yes like I wanted to. I couldn't help but think why. Why does he want to kiss me; I mean I'm nothing special. This is our first time hanging out and you barely know me so why...
    Brimwalker Brimwalker 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Frustrating

    i do destructive things to myself all the time. not only do i abuse alcohol and drugs. i smoke, eat horrible foods, and tan. and these are just a few things. on top of all of this, i'm a self mutilator. i'm destroying myself. and right now. nothing of significance has happened...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F 17 Responses Jul 2, 2007

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    broken5940 broken5940 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 10

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    This was my first experience I shared on ep

    four years ago. Things about me has changed I am much more confident but apart me still carries this sadness. It sucks to say that I think it will always be with me. In certain aspects I am still my enemy. I've never been good at standing up for myself correctly and still shows...
    alostone alostone 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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