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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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    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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    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 22-25, M Jun 24, 2011

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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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    I feel like I need a boyfriend to show me my self worth. Which is horrible because I get too involved in relationships and I get so upset when they end. I just need someone to talk...
    heyitsem1234 heyitsem1234 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 30

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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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    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 5 Responses Aug 4

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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 a week ago

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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 a week ago

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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 8 Responses 3 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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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 11 hrs ago

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    I have no self confidence. I have always sucked at social relationships or any social encounter. I'm 5'4 always been shorter then everyone at school. People would make fun of me. I...
    furquijo101 furquijo101 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Here I am, a single overweight mom and teacher at the age of 38. Been single since ex H left me for office **** at 7 months pregnant. So yeah that is depressing and I used to be...
    smcordova smcordova 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    People like myself need to be encouraged to put her own needs first and to find a relationship that reciprocates. I have been way, way too selfless. A traumatic pattern of being a...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    I'm a shy person. I want more self-confidence. well, I had joined a theater club in my school to boost up my self-confidence. It worked tough, but sometimes I think I'm still lack...
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Dammit. I'm going to start behaving with a little more self-respect starting now. No more fawning over him, he doesn't want me. That's fine. No recriminations. But I will have...
    Specificity Specificity 36-40, F Jul 26

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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 2 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 3 hrs ago

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    I admit it. Sometimes it's a good thing to be selfish, I mean you have to put yourself first, right? But I'm too selfish, it's horrible. It's like the only people I deeply care...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    who doesnt love taking selfies? lol send me your selfie thru message and ill send u mine (:
    cyndyarcia1 cyndyarcia1 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I find self harming utterly stupid. Why don't you take a look at the bed you sleep on, the good you eat, the roof you have over your head. If you have problems why don't you just...
    ChaoticCaroline ChaoticCaroline 13-15, F 15 Responses Jul 27

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    Nothing massively life changing happened to me to trigger my self harming, i just started one day when the everyday social struggles and my own self hate became too much. Now that...
    Gallobaby Gallobaby 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I'm pro-selfie. Anything that promotes people loving themselves is more than okay with me! So here's a selfie featuring my cute little muscle muscle shirt from pacsun.
    mandamooki mandamooki 16-17, F 18 Responses Jul 28

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    I live alone. Have a few number of friends. Don't have family close by. No boyfriend/ children. My only responsibility is my flat. I have to be tight/frugal with my money because...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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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. 👌
    KianHayesThot KianHayesThot 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 13-15, 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 4 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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    Haha , i dont know how to feel about this selfie .. : / but my latest selfie 💋
    Nayaaa Nayaaa 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    2Years later and I still think about it... I didn't start until I was 13 and had never even heard about it my childhood was a very painful one filled with abuse and neglect as...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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