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I Battle With My Inner Self

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 239 People

    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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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 1 Response Aug 15

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    So this is all probably tied together. I used to have serious problems with my self image. Like so bad I dropped from 200 to 160 lbs in two months one year by walking everywhere...
    shintoangel226 shintoangel226 26-30, T 2 days ago

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    Everyone is fighting their own battle, to some it may not come close to be considered one but to that person that battle is their world.
    miae13 miae13 22-25, F Aug 11

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    My experience began while I was pregnant. Like many of the stories ive read, I was happy. I was actually happier than I should have been at 17. I wanted a boy, and on my 18th...
    remember22 remember22 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Im so sick and tired of being sick and tired. Pots is in complete control of my life and im Not okay with that. Its really upsetting that i cant just go do normal things like the...
    hannah0428 hannah0428 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Today I had a bad anxiety attack at work. I was shaking and sweating, my chest felt like someone was sitting on it and I was crying, I was clenching my fists so hard my knuckles...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F Aug 19

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    But sometimes it's not that easy, no matter what I try. :/
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I have found the beauty inside me. It has taken my whole life of running. I could not run anymore. I became so very very very tired.. Peace has been so close all along why did I...
    dev1978 dev1978 36-40, T 3 Responses Jul 29

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    I have come to the conclusion if I eat all time, how do I know when I'm truly hungry? It has taken a week for me to slow down on the eating and realize when I'm hungry and when to...
    jayp08 jayp08 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Yeah....tends to go something like this... "OI FATTY?" "WOT?" "YOU NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT!!" "**** YOU!"
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 29

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    Hey! My suggestion is cut the meat! The food that offer pleasure but is not really beneficial for you. change to fruits, vegetables, seeds, food that comes from the ground and...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    My joints hurt so bad today. And my muscles :/
    december789 december789 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I want a friend on here that will message me some times first than me always having to say something first , I want someone who cares who wants to know me but that will never...
    Chesher Chesher 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 31

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    Is anyone awake to talk right now I really need someone to talk to plz
    Shinecarberry Shinecarberry 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    This has taken my career from me, my social life, friends, and now my significant other of 6 years from me. If one more person who doesn't have dysautonomia tells me "pick yourself...
    dayxo dayxo 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I have lost over 100 lbs in my life time. I keep losing and then gain it back. Part of me wonders if that's why I don't date much. I'm usually confident but this holds me back.
    StillLearning22 StillLearning22 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    I am battlling my insomnia
    jenny180 jenny180 31-35, F Aug 14

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    The hardest thing I did was tell my mum I didn't want to live any more. I took an overdose a few years ago and even wrote a note to my GF at the time. Depression is an illness that...
    Dazzer2K Dazzer2K 26-30, M Aug 19

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    When I was getting trained at work I had an hour long episode. At the end the girl that trained me was like I know you had a ****** day but you haven't been paying attention at all...
    december789 december789 16-17, F Aug 19

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    I find it so sad how many young girls on here are conscious about they're image... Wanting to half their body weights, get thigh gaps? Like WTF!! Why are we as the older...
    AsherMae AsherMae 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    "Just be yourself", especially in the work place , is difficult and at times toxic to ones soul. "Be yourself" , as long as you have not had experiences outside of their small...
    callingonaheart callingonaheart 56-60 a week ago

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    Remembering something that you don't want to remember. Augh.
    SmileyFace1014 SmileyFace1014 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    2,000 or so calories That's how many I'm required to consume each & every day. But how? Why would I do that? That's so much & it disgusts me to no end. It's like they're asking...
    laten14 laten14 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Aren't they pretty they poke & probe out of my torso I can feel them all they feel like rocks under my skin. Aren't they pretty the circle that are so red they pop like make up...
    laten14 laten14 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I used to make myself throw up. I don't do it as often anymore. I used to have worse body issues before but now I'm just working to have a small tummy
    uncoolmermaid uncoolmermaid 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wrote this on the day I heard of Robin Williams' passing. I've been meaning to post it here. Better late than never!  Peace to all!Nanou, Nanou!Just yesterday, I was...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F Aug 20

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    yea, you want some ? high grades? - well the usual term for a drugs in our country - or the person selling on the streets ( pusher) - but nope - i was kidding , I ain't got no...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    Everyone tomorrow is Monday. Did you enjoy your weekend? :):) sometimes we find happiness in this life an sometimes we are in a constant battle with this world. Everyone if anyone...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Lesson #1: It is NOT your fault So many posting here with such palpable emotional pain. I can relate to this from painful personal experience over many decades. I've gained...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Personal Lesson #2: "Ultimately, it is up to me to scratch and climb and claw my way out of this hole." (These are lessons I've learned that have helped me through. I'm not a...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Post-Medicated battles with depression. I have totally given up on using pharmaceuticals to fight my recurring depression. I use St John's Wort, Norwegian Salmon Oil and a lot...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 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'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 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