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I Am Self Involved

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 20 People

    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 26-30, 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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    Ummm...hi.... I don't know if anyone will read this..I just feel like sharing something. Okay......uhhh....about the self-harming stuff. I am a teenager and I have a thousand and...
    ParisNelson ParisNelson 13-15, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    some days I don't even want to be seen knowing how fat I am. I've starved and that led to counceling. now I'm a depressed, self harmer. see what self confidence can do to a person...
    xXNeverGoodEnoughXx xXNeverGoodEnoughXx 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I never thought myself as pretty or beautiful.I was often teased and bullied as a child.Those experiences affected me in such a way that I began to develop low self-esteem at a...
    KAYDUBAU KAYDUBAU 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I think I am looking down on my own self. Yes, I suffered a lot, but I already gave up in wallowing on self-pity. I don't want to attract NEGATIVE people ever again... I believe...
    greenamythese77 greenamythese77 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've got a history of self harming but my method has changed as I got older. When I was 15ish, my method of release was cutting with the sharp point of a maths compass (unusual I...
    Anon0188 Anon0188 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'd rather just take pictures of the sky. Or a tree. Or my cat. I'll take a selfie for a profile pic but for nothing else. Not for fun. Not for anything. No selfies.
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Is it just me. I don't really take a lot of selfies. But when I do, I try to line it up so it's framed nicely (You've seen the epic fails of those who didn't check the background...
    Longlegs2014 Longlegs2014 41-45, T 4 days ago

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    For about two to three years, I have self-harmed. Mostly cutting, but I also punched myself, punched objects, starved and made myself throw up {not sure if that the last two are...
    luciethedepressedllama luciethedepressedllama 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I seriously hate some people at my school like this one girl self harms and people have found out about it and made fun of her and called her Emo like first of all u r not Emo if u...
    thatgirl180 thatgirl180 16-17 1 Response 4 days ago

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    To me it honestly seems like most people today are selfish. I can even admit that I am selfish in some ways. I think it's fine to be selfish sometimes but only to a small extent. A...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I grew up with all the guys involved in something. It wasn't cool or anything like that, I want to say don't get involve.
    F333 F333 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I self-harm my mouth. And I do consider it a serious issue. My boyfriend has seen the effect it has on my mental health. I have bitten 1/2-1 inch white scars on my lips, tongue...
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was overweight growing up. From when I was about 6 to sometime after I turned 12 when I began to realize how terrible my eating habits had gotten. After being about 160lbs in 5th...
    Elliearellano Elliearellano 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want more self confidence too I have allowed my husband to Robb me of everything. I need my self-confidence and my voice back.
    unhappywife16 unhappywife16 41-45, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I'm addicted to taking selfies. I love taking selfies, think I'm quite good at taking them!! Haha
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 24

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    I started to self harm cause I believed every word they told me, the bullies wouldn't go away no matter what so instead of speaking up I just listened to every word & started to...
    the90sversionofme the90sversionofme 16-17, M Jul 24

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    Basically you see everyone is just taking selfies all the time and how good they look, people are just all over it "omg thats soo cute" "omg you look so good ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ" "blah blah...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 23

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    So I joined EP a few weeks ago coming from a background of extremely low self-esteem and terrible body image and no self worth. I could never find anyone near me who was a part of...
    Others2468 Others2468 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I haven't self-harmed in two months. (Since I was last institutionalized for trying to commit suicide..again.) I've been self harming for a few years now and I've never went more...
    TheMorticiansDaughter TheMorticiansDaughter 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I am shy,reserved, sensitive, has low self esteem and low self confidenceโ€ฆ Growing up I never had much confident in myself - there has been many situations where I needed...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 22

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    I wouldn't give my past self any advice. Since you learn from the past whether it's a failure or not. So to go back in time and give yourself advice would change your "present...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    i used to think of myself attractive and i do remember that like yesterday..i was one of those teenage guys who would do my hair for more an than an hour to make sure it looks...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Jul 21

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    Actually I have lost ALL of my self-worth and self-esteem. I'm completely empty.
    1sososad 1sososad 46-50, M Jul 21

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    I adore females. They are powerful, passionate beings. But I meet many who have lost all self-confidence, sense of worth, identity, and idea of their own power, for a variety of...
    painanddominance painanddominance 36-40, M Jul 20

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    I'm going to be this way from now on, I was already selfish to begin with but now I'm going to be fully selfish. This is how to accomplish my goals, to be frank and honest.
    UnlovingAlex UnlovingAlex 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    For more than half my life I have battled. Diagnosed early at 19 with bipolar thrusted into my 1st major episode. Those that dnt know & say just snap out of it Ive wanted to smack...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Many people do not consider this self-harm, but I mostly harm my mouth. It's intrinsic and it feels right, I tried cutting and it does not. The other day I bit the tip of my tongue...
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F Jul 20

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    I love taking selfies I have my phone full of selfies!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’‹
    pandasareawesome1 pandasareawesome1 13-15, F 8 Responses Jul 19

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    Limitless Love I have always been a girl to always have friends & boyfriends at her side at all times. In reality, I believe the reason for this behaviour was because I loved the...
    Outlawbabes Outlawbabes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Since I was 11, I have always found comfort in reading self-help books. That made me keep my sanity... It was just hard growing up with folks who had never been prepared to act as...
    maleficent08 maleficent08 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Hi, I'm Jaden. This is my story of self-harm. I'm 16 years old. When I was 8, I lost my Mum, Carolyn, of cancer. I missed her so much.. This caused my Dad major depression. He...
    JadenSOS JadenSOS 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Selfishness to a extent is fine, it's human nature.Everyone is selfish to an extent, no matter what anyone else says. But there's a limit.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 17

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    I am self-centered, I want the best for me, I'll do things my way. Being selfless hasn't helped me, it's time to look after number one again.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 16

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    Someone help me, what's an alternative for self harm that doesn't involve me hurting my self... If that makes sense
    cheyemarie cheyemarie 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    if you have self respect you love yourself keep it up cause manny people they dont know to respect thier self
    rhona101 rhona101 31-35, F Jul 14

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    hello. i just want to tell people and try to get some help... !!!!! PLEASE read and help me. it all started in the beginning of 2015.......... the second half of 2014 was the best...
    mccontrucci mccontrucci 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Hello, ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ My name is Jasmine. & im a 17 year old girl who has had self-esteem issues about my self for years. I feel like because I'm fat that I don't deserve to look pretty...
    Jvsminee Jvsminee 18-21, F Jul 12

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