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I Am Self Involved

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    Which I Don't Think Is A Bad Thing

    I've spent the majority of my life listening to other people's problems and somehow getting roped into them. I've gotten to the point to where I'm just sick of it and really just don't care about other people's bulls**** anymore. Which isn't to say that I would ignore a close...
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2011

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    Some Time For Myself

    I like to think of myself as someone who enjoys helping others before helping himself. I'm the kind of friend who would rather see you happy first - I place a loved one's happiness before mine. However, even the kindest have their limits and deserve a little me time.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Jun 24, 2011

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    The Truth..

    Not proud of the fact, but know it to be true , none the less!!
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    One of the most unattractive qualities in people is being too selfish and self absorbed to understand others or see things from a more objective and realistic perspective. Being so...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I don't necessarily think taking a selfie is silly, but how obsessed people are with them. I don't wanna see a picture of you every hour of every day. And when girls take selfies...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Aug 11

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    Ewww haha!!! The girl who love her selfie... Lol!!
    Lovesweetlove Lovesweetlove 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Maybe this is not a selfie lol!!
    Lovesweetlove Lovesweetlove 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    When I'm playing the piano or singing in front of someone my hands shake or I can't stand or sit with my back straight because I have no self confidence whatsoever
    MissesTomlinson MissesTomlinson 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I don't recommend too much of this though. For several months I was having multiple seizures especially during work - not the classic type that is recognized as seizures, but a...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I ended a friendship with a needy irresponsible narcissist. I politely cut him loose seeing that he was completely self serving and his life was a series of nightmares. He...
    milanmilan milanmilan 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    How i wish this was me - completely. I know the that you become those you associate with. We used to call it fitting in with the wrong crowd. I also know u attract those like you...
    LifesCoach LifesCoach 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 4

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    I was in Hawaii, involved with this priest from around 23 years of age. This man was 43 at the time. I was his receptionist at the Parish on Saturdays. We started being intimate...
    rcasillas93 rcasillas93 36-40, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I've self harmed since I was 12 (I'm almost 15 now) I started when I was 12 when my online friend told me she self harms so I guess being 12 I did a stupid thing, I self harmed to...
    Yuki101 Yuki101 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I have suffered with the big D for 5 years now. It started with a car accident. An accident caused by a change in a disability. Epilepsy. Is it selfish to feel down because a...
    DelanaWenbe DelanaWenbe 46-50, M Aug 14

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    If you cut or use to, please read this. I'm doing a survey for future understanding of self harm as I may become a therapist. I understand that a lot of people don't like talking...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 9 Responses Aug 18

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    19 weeks clean today...that's right!! Every week I just get more excited!! I can't believe I'm almost at 5 months...last time I made it 4 and I lost it all...this time is different...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I remember the first time i self harm that time i was realy stress out and don"t know what to do that"s why i selfharm at first i would selfharm at a visible place because i...
    nagaseiori nagaseiori 18-21, F Aug 11

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    Ok, some people believe self harm is only cutting yourself. But let me tell you self harm can be done in so many more ways. I've always had an issue with anger, and a big one at...
    Redmaynes Redmaynes 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have discovered that this is my biggest flaw and challenge in life. Low self-esteem truly affects me and causes me both physical and mental distress that is unbearable much of...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Have you cut or deliberately injured yourself in the past year? We invite you to share your experience by participating in a quick online study to learn more about people’s...
    uwyoresearcher uwyoresearcher 22-25, F Aug 22

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    Selfie here, selfie there, here selfie there selfie everywhere a selfie. Hahahaha (;
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    i think to be selfish in some extent is not bad ,because u can help any one only when u help ur self ,we are bound to do work for our selves first rather than anyone else whether...
    rev429 rev429 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    EP, the land of SELFIES......S-Selection....so crucial to a posted selfie....looking your best is the keyE-Elimination....eliminate the flaws and expose your inner beautyL...
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    since the age of 12 i have self harmed, i have a lot of scars and i regret them all but i still cant help but cut myself, however i used to do it daily and now its once a week or...
    fantasycaver fantasycaver 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    It's confusing. I don't consider my selfish but I get angry and upset when I drop my own personal issues to help any of my close friends with their problems. I can seriously bring...
    WeldingPenguin WeldingPenguin 18-21, M Aug 3

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    I'm not telling my story in this expirence or why I started to self harm, because to be quite honest I don't think I'm ready for that yet. I will only be sharing my expirence with...
    suicidegetout suicidegetout 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I didn't want to add this to my experiences because I don't think it's important for everyone who sees my profile to know I self-harm. But I do think it's important to open up to...
    sarahslytherin sarahslytherin 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I don't feel like having my name on here incase someone I know is reading this, but I'm a 15 year old Australian. and I self mutilate. The Sunday before I went back to school I...
    bonedecay bonedecay 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    What i do for others is a caring thing. I am a selfless person. It doesn't mean I'm arrogant and boast it off to others. I take pride in my selfless quality, because it is uncommon...
    gugly14 gugly14 13-15, F Aug 11

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    The only reason I don't have confidence in myself anymore is because of a quote I believe is true, "Forget self-esteem, learn self-control." It is one of the many quotes I live by...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 12

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    Lack of confidence and low self esteem...I've had low self esteem and confidence as long as i can remember... I think i was born with it...I've never believed in myself and don't...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    "If it is detrimental to you emotionally, physically and spiritually… what choice do you have left but to let go and flourish with self-respect." — Dodinsky
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Aug 21

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    #selfie lol I love taking selfies but I hate the girls that go overboard and take like 1000 selfies a day :/ like seriously go away haha
    Karianne6614 Karianne6614 16-17, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not proud of it. I started self harming when I was 14 years old. I didn't hurt myself, and it wasn't very often. It started getting really bad while I was 15, my parents had a...
    CemoneDC CemoneDC 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had wrote about this earlier this morning then deleted it... when I self harm which isn't alot I usually burn myself on my right arm. So I burned myself with a lighter a couple...
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My goal: to be the person I want to be with in more ways then one... With this in mind I find myself getting anxiety from a place of self perfectionism, but then I take a step...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well more like I want to be comfortable in my own body. I really want to be able to take my clothes off and not be self conscious in front of people. Like in the locker room for...
    maria20144 maria20144 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I started self harming when I was 6. The older I got the worst it was. I cut, burn, and sometimes I would even set parts of my arm on fire. I don't do it as much anymore. I only...
    MgkLez96 MgkLez96 18-21, F Aug 2

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    I love taking selfies...haha I'm to gorgeous not to take a selfie ;)
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I have been thinking about receiving psychotherapy for months now regarding my emotional instability and attitudes toward myself and my environment. I constantly feel disconnected...
    pflz91 pflz91 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I don't like calling single person pictures selfies anymore.. It's just WAY over used.. I'm calling them self portraits. #Waterbugs. 👌
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F Aug 4

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    Not ready to go into details but I self harm because at the moment it's the only way out for me. But I'm terribly scared no one will accept me for that. What do guys -or does...
    carrotshallot carrotshallot 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    When a girl takes a selfie, she gets about 40 likes and a bunch of people (guys and other girls) calling her beautiful and gorgeous and what not... When I take a selfie I get no...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 5

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    My morning selfie. BTW...I really only take selfies if there is a risk of being caught. On public transportation, at my office, when my (male) roommate goes to the fridge for a...
    promqueen2002 promqueen2002 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 5

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    My self esteem is non-existent. I feel so horrible about myself almost all the time. (I'm bipolar and I sometimes have an inflated self esteem during manic episodes) but other than...
    becxboo becxboo 16-17, F Aug 6

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    She completed my selfie :* with her sexy silky white milkey self 💋
    Nayaaa Nayaaa 16-17, F Aug 6

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    This is a new thing to me. I have never before cut in my life. But my teachers used to think i self harmed. I used to not care if i got hurt, id always have cuts and stuff cos i...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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