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I Battle With My Inner Self

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 259 People

    Who Am I?

    i ask myself that question almost everyday and i struggle to search for the answers to others the answer would easy to be that yes i am a wife,mother,sister,daughter,friend,granddaughter,niece,cousin to people that are around me i just wish i realy knew who i was, am,will be in...
    aprilk aprilk 31-35 6 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    Confuse

    I've looked in the mirror and seen a complete stranger staring back at me. Eyes of which the soul has been devoured and all form of emotions were obsolete. I no longer know who I am anymore.
    Denouemnt3 Denouemnt3 18-21, F Jun 5, 2013

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    The Inner Selves - True Story

    My personal experience with the inner selves has been very chaotic! There is the inner critic, that's the one that talks to much. It's always running it's mouth (it's a complete moron). It plays you based upon your thoughts, not based upon truth. There is another inner self that...
    jhpopulate jhpopulate 26-30 Jan 31, 2012

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    Untitled

    Battle as the optimist bleeds Battle as the cynic keeps the whole of me alive Battle as the dreamer dies Battle as reality sets in Battle as hope fades Battle as the tears fall And dignity falls to ashes Worth becomes a joke self respect becomes something that you dreamed...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 17, 2008

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    Just Be YOU

    You are all in a constant battle with love for your quiet strengths and hatred for your blatant flaws. You need to make less of your self-deprecating judgement and more recognition of what you can offer to the world: being you. Trust me, no one else can take your place.
    Denouemnt3 Denouemnt3 18-21, F Jun 4, 2013

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    Why?

    I have more inside me then just one inner self.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 7 Responses Jan 11, 2010

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    When you're at war with yourself; no matter the

    outcome, a part of you loses.
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I think I have since I was 1⃣2⃣only just

    reading this made me realise that I do battle with my inner self , everything that's happened to me which has been silently locked in for my many years is coming out
    Jadewaves Jadewaves 26-30, F Mar 5, 2014

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    I Wish I Could Hate You Without Hating My Self!

     Are you my friend Or a foe I wish I could one day know Because maybe then it would not be so That I hate to think of hating you.   As a child, you were the one Who slapped me on my face I can never forget when you slapped so hard That I feel flat on the floor...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 16, 2008

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    All The Time....

    This is the sad thing really. I feel I am too old to be like this now? I am 26 and so should be more confident and secure within myself. I constantly berate myself for not having any friends left, of being single, of still living at home and of being in a poorly paid job. I have...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Apr 27, 2012

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    Psychology Of The Shadow And The Persona

    Carl Jung, a very famous psychologist, theorized about personality and inner struggle. He spoke of many aspects of the personality, which include the anima and animus, respectively, and the shadow, persona, and actual self. The anima and animus are the inner female and male for...
    SarahTM SarahTM 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    Torn Apart

    I am always arguing internally with myself, i have had Dislocative Identy Disorder since i was 6 and i have more then a few alters. The one that really gives me a problem is who i call "Her." I started becoming aware of her when i was 14, and its really difficult frankly, "She...
    bloodredhanded bloodredhanded 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    Two Parts Of Me

    THERE ARE TWO BIG PARTS OF ME THAT ARE ALMOST CONSTANTLY IN CONFLICT. THERE IS THE POSITIVE, DETERMINED SIDE OF ME... AND... THERE IS THE NEGATIVE, WHY BOTHER SIDE OF ME... THEY CONSTANTLY BATTLE ONE ANOTHER, BECAUSE SOMETIMES...WELL, QUITE OFTEN ACTUALLY, WHEN I FEEL LIKE I'M...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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    This story may will sound fantastic

    for most, but it is my most compelling story of my life. An accident I suffered in 2001 (when I was 23) had changed the way I see the life radically: from a rational one (I am engineer) to a transcendent one. It was a panic attack, to which I had panic: it was my future, I get...
    trebla77 trebla77 36-40, M Mar 5, 2014

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    Daily

    Everyday there is conflict within me, there are two sides of me in this conflict. One is the happy-go-lucky side of me that believes in all the love and goodness in the world, and the other is self-defeating, miserable, depressed part of me that sees his fate as determined to be...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M Jul 14, 2012

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    I Wonder....

    its not like i have this one evil self and i battle with it, its more like my two "me's",two personalities are in constant battle, theres my inner personality; the soul, the spiritual, the mystique, the peaceful, the loving that just wants to be happy.and my "ego" personality...
    Tommyhilfiger Tommyhilfiger 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    i promise to my self that i will be what i want , i will be what i wanna be and i will make my self proud of my self , i will make me smile because of me, the problem is "WILL...
    onikaa onikaa 18-21, F Jan 30

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    I am 6 ft 2 inches , 2 years ago my weight was around 85 Kgs and i was very enthusiastic in maintaining fitness levels. I used to eat whatever I felt like but exercise a lot after...
    guardianof guardianof 22-25, M Jan 28

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    Every day and every night I struggle with some sort of depression or anxiety. I can't describe it. It comes and it goes. It's not really predictable. If anyone ever wants someone...
    lizzielazylove97 lizzielazylove97 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    how do i deal with food disorders bulimia?
    shrutibhagwat shrutibhagwat 16-17 2 Responses Jan 30

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    You have motivation to lose weight. Your motivation should come from within and not by the urging of others. Use the tips you're about to read to help yourself stay motivated and...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    I know my husband loves me and finds me sexy... and I know I'm not FAT.... but I look at myself in the mirror some days and can't help but see pockets of fat that I can pinch and...
    SarasXXXsecret SarasXXXsecret 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I don't wish this on anyone. It destroys your social life. To others it may appear like something to just get over, but it's not.Taking a pill doesn't always help either. It wears...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F a week ago

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    JoLawrence JoLawrence 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I was doing so well! I was almost 3 months clean... relapse is a part of life. Relapse doesn't make you weak, it makes you stronger because you know you can do it and get stronger...
    Anika1258 Anika1258 13-15, F Feb 12

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    http://youtu.be/4Gp0QIXG4Aw please watch this if you're struggling
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M Jan 29

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    I want to die. I've been sad for a very long time. this family is tearing me apart. I think of the past. it never goes away. I need help but no one will stay
    Valerieawesomeness Valerieawesomeness 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    I hate that I can feel so depressed because of how I feel about my weight Like some part of me is like "no you're not allowed to be happy because you're not good enough" and then...
    zeitgeist211 zeitgeist211 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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    It's gotten to the point where it's an obsession. I feel helpless because I can't control my eating. I feel helpless because I can't make myself purge. I feel helpless because I...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    AUGH! I know that curves are one thing...but.... I HATE how my weight just fluctuates and I go from a bit tone and curvy to frumpy! I go to the gym and I watch what I eat but it...
    SarasXXXsecret SarasXXXsecret 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I am constantly working on my inner self and changing things I don't like about myself. I can be stubborn so its a challenge sometimes lol. I am currently working on being more...
    ZZlmeleneyZZ ZZlmeleneyZZ 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I admire people with inner beauty more than outer. Inner beauty is more important to me.
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I literally don't have any friends anymore. My "bestfriend" just blocked me on istagram. She obviously blocked me for being upset with my self instead of talking to her. She...
    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    I am finally losing the battle with depression. I don't fear death anymore. and if someone were to hold a gun to my head I would probably just laugh and tell them to pull the...
    lostguy19892014 lostguy19892014 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I found this online and wanted to post it To see if it helps anyone "THE DISCOURAGED BORDERLINE – This subcatetory has personality traits similar to the dependent personality...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F Feb 9

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    The crippling feeling & constant battle with depression where sleep is my only salvation πŸ˜” quietly whispering to my mind, "let me be at peace".
    TheHeartOfALovingSoul TheHeartOfALovingSoul 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I battle with anxiety and depression because the man I grew up with who was like a father to me molested me. He's my uncle by marriage. My aunt told me to my face she didn't...
    WhooDatGirl WhooDatGirl 18-21, F Feb 16

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    not in the meaning of selfish but I spend 70% of my day time alone in my work I tried not to talk to others I left home some times I stop the car and set with my self I love my...
    tetomni tetomni 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Any other gay teens play with them selfs
    younggayteen69 younggayteen69 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    I'm honestly tired of people glorifying self harm. I'm done and I need a good rant. Depression is NOT fun, it's NOT a choice, and more importantly self harm is NOT beautiful. It's...
    Whathi Whathi 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Life Lessons - by Jason Wachob 1. "You can't connect the dots going forward; you can only connect them looking backward." Steve Jobs was right on the money with this one. There...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    It is an either a uphill battle or messy trench warfare. Either way, I am on the loosing side.
    TheLoneHowl96 TheLoneHowl96 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Self Reflections My skin is not a tough armor, its too thin and easily broken. The air i am inhaling is attenuating with each gasp for breath. My shins are quivering and small...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 14 Responses Feb 2

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    I've thought about this for the longest time. My happiness solely depends on my ability to support others and provide something that contributes to their happiness. At least that's...
    ronin17 ronin17 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    I have a low self esteem even though I try to hide it
    babyvuvu2014 babyvuvu2014 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Self Harm has always been a problem from me, ever since I started cutting a few years ago, I never really knew how to stop. I mean I would be able to stop for a few days, weeks...
    queenmallow queenmallow 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I wish i have more self confidence. Ever since in my entire life ive always been a negative person. I dont know where should I start, I am afraid to get employed coz i am afraid to...
    atserk18 atserk18 18-21, F 1 hr ago