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I Am Self Involved

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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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    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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    To my past self, please make sure you think so many times before making any decisions. Don't be impulsive and be sure you use your brain to be balanced with your emotions!
    Shansai84 Shansai84 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I would say, think not of the future. Rather, think of the immediate present. For alas, those are the thoughts and actions, that which will shape and mold the rest of my life...
    magnum64 magnum64 46-50, M 1 Response May 7

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    I always seem to find people that use me. I'm a good listener and I draw people that need listening ears. The sad fact is that those people are commonly very selfish and have no...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 2 Responses May 16

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    I was hospitalized twice this year, both times I was able to sneak in razor blades and other "sharps". It seems sometimes I really want to get better but other times I sabotage my...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I sometimes find myself surprised that I didn't self-harm earlier on in my life because there’s so many reason why I would have; a) because giving myself physical pain could help...
    lunightandday lunightandday 18-21, F 2 Responses May 3

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    I no longer cut or burn myself, but I still do other harmful things like picking at my skins and scabs, pulling out my hair, biting my lip until it bleeds, digging my nails into my...
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I recently turned 30, and I have self harming since 12 yrs of age, on and off. I've gone months to years without insistent. However, self harming s always there like a companion...
    Emmy508 Emmy508 26-30, F May 15

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    It doesn't matter how deep you cut, how much you cut or how long and often you burn! Self harm is self harm and it's not just people trying to attention seek. Whether you Cut...
    EricaAudrey22 EricaAudrey22 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    My mother has borderline personality disorder. It's all or nothing, black or white to her. You have to give her attention and she is constantly taking and editing selfies. She is...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I woke up this morning and realized that I don't have many friends or a girlfriend, because I have low self esteem and self confidence, I have always known there was something...
    JodyValero JodyValero 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    Ok so my dad has seen my self harm scars (the picture above shows most of them). He doesn't understand self harm in the slightest bit. He thinks I do it to try to be "cool" or it's...
    KakeLove KakeLove 13-15, F 1 Response May 13

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    I don't approve of women's self defense courses that are only 6, 8 or even 12 weeks because they don't give women what they need to be able to walk away from most situations where...
    grandpabear689 grandpabear689 56-60, M May 13

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    I battle depression for years, last year i tried to kill my self, now i am on antidepressants for mounts and they are helping me a lot, my suicide thoughts are gone. But i still...
    anazi anazi 26-30, F May 18

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    I started self harming when I was 17. I never thought I would because I couldn't cut myself but then I discovered that there are other ways. The first time I burned myself with a...
    ElouiseLou ElouiseLou 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    My story isn't as bad as most people's but I still suffer from it so.... When I was ten years old my parents started fighting a lot. More than ever. They threw things. yelled...
    Littlemiss02 Littlemiss02 13-15, F Apr 27

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    I hate selfies, it shows how self obsessed the world has become. An occasional one...ok, the only picture you ever take...yawn
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28

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    It's not that I hate them it's just I hate taking my own selfie. I can't get a good picture of myself. "my smile is to big" next picture "my hair is wrong" blah blah blah. Selfies...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M Apr 28

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    All my life, I have looked in the mirror and said "I can be better, I can look better, look at how any things I can change!". It started I guess when I was in the 4th grade, and...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 13-15, M Apr 29

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    It's been a week since I last gave my self any scars. I have a fresh one on my leg that just heald. before that it was little pin picks here and there for a coupple days but before...
    inevertoldne1 inevertoldne1 22-25, F Apr 30

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    I've been self harming since I was 16. I've been clean since 2-18-15. So why do I image myself slitting my arm down and mutilating myself? I can't seem to block the soothing...
    lilypad99 lilypad99 18-21 May 3

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    Diane Calka is a self-employed pet sitter based in Stamford, Connecticut. For the past more than eight years, she has been successfully running her petsitting business by the name...
    addisonsawyer addisonsawyer 31-35, M 1 Response May 4

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    hm, what I'd say to my past self is...you dumbass I HATE YOU!!!!!!!!! and I'll put my hands on my pass self's neck, and strangle him.if it kills me, good
    omss omss 18-21, M May 6

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    I actually wanted to share this very personal message to everyone with self-harm scars... This isn't anything to prevent you to get more or anything like that, but it's a haunting...
    HighEndofYourLow HighEndofYourLow 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Days like this are days where I fight the urge to go into the bathroom and cut my self . Holding on strong but I feel My self slipping
    painfullyloving painfullyloving 16-17, F 2 Responses May 11

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    You know my Name not my story. You see my smile but it's not real. You see me happy but I'm hurting. I self harm. Know one understands the struggle I go through to get up everyday...
    Madimac Madimac 13-15, F 1 Response May 11

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    surround ur self with positive things. don't give anyone or anything the power over u to hurt u. Make a habit of staying positive. happiness is inner peace n success is doing what...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I have had a long and hard struggle with self hatred. I grew up in a family of 9 kids. I seemed to always be the most sensitive. It made me feel as tho something was wrong with me...
    iowateri8309 iowateri8309 51-55 1 Response May 17

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    September will mark a year without any self-harm. No scratching, no cutting, no eraser burns, no biting, no hitting, no hair pulling. No form of self-harm whatsoever (other than...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 Response May 17

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    I have nothing bad towards selfies, although it annoys me someone has 700 photos on Instagram and 98% of them are of themselves!!!! The thing is I hate selfies because I hate me...
    ItsJustRebecca ItsJustRebecca 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't like to be selfish... I hate when I find myself being selfish, but can't help it... It's not that I only think of myself, but if I want something, I want it all and don't...
    Karmario Karmario 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I began again after 5 years of not cutting. I'm smarter now. I don't cut my wrist I cut the top of my thy where no one will see it. I'm not doing this because of depression. ni...
    inevertoldne1 inevertoldne1 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ok so this isn't your typical selfie. In art class, we can to do relief sculptures out of cardboard. But we had to do self portraits, and usually I'm terrible at them, but I think...
    bdabdoub bdabdoub 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't mind admitting this, I am selfish. I'm not proud of it particularly, but it's a fact that I have no problem to accept. And frankly, I'm 100% sure I'm not the only one, the...
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Ok i have friend whom i normally dont talk to much but still call him as my friend. But he sits near me in Math Class. He was depress that his girlfriend broke up with him. Now he...
    xxPurpleRosesxx xxPurpleRosesxx 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Not totally.... I have a job that allows me to pay my expenses plus save for the future. If I were truly self sufficient that would mean economically self sufficient also.
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I have always had low self esteem. And just when it seems I am getting through this problem, I go back to hating certain aspects of myself. My goal is to have a healthy self...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Naked selfies anyone just message me with your naked selfie and ill send you one back of me ;)
    sexymanx sexymanx 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Don't get me wrong, I do make fun of others, but it's not for self-esteem. It''s to establish eh pecking order.
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 27

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