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I Battle With My Inner Self

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Please checkout the youtube channel douglas bloch it will save you please
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    it's really weird how our thoughts can affect in our life.. my life in the edge ... and I'm gonna fall down ... fighting them needs alot of time, which is not available everytime...
    lilmemeunique lilmemeunique 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    so i ate a piece of pizza... i purged. sorry if this triggers...
    LessFoodLessWeight LessFoodLessWeight 13-15, F Nov 23

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    Please check out the youtube channel douglas blotch it will save your life man
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M Nov 29

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    Hi bipolar thing Can I I just feel one emotion for one day?! Not be in 8 moods in 7hrs. I don't wanna smile at people then turn around and be the devil I don't want to push away...
    fav777 fav777 18-21 Dec 3

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    Sometimes when my heart palpitates I remember how it would do so when I was being passionate....and I'd give anything to feel that way again... To think of how I'd never give up in...
    acorrales acorrales 26-30, F Dec 4

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    http://youtu.be/4Gp0QIXG4Aw please check this video out if you are suffering
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Peace from within brings self confidence. Increases my sex appeal and self confidence
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    I dont remember the last time that I felt good or happy about myself. Im not a girl with overweight problems but neither Im skinny model. I've never saw myself at the mirror and...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 28

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    During my kid years, I was always called "ugly" by my family and peers. I remember a boy coming up to me in 3rd grade and saying "idk why J likes you when you are so ugly". When I...
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    OK I am; 60 epileptic, have been since I was about 8 diagnosed when I was 10. I've had surgery to remove brain tumor that stopped seizures for about 2 years. Worst thing that could...
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really thought that after I had my children that my depression would just vanish but nope it didn't it's getting better but I can still feel it, the numbness the paranoia the...
    leahlovesyou leahlovesyou 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE WHO STILL TRIES TO GET BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS AFTER DEPRESSION HIT THEM HARD. THERE ISNT ENOUGH RECOGNITION FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THAT THEYRE GOING...
    frabsicoxx frabsicoxx 22-25, M Dec 9

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    I've battled with depression for a long time. Most of my life honestly and lately here I've been learning a lot of things about myself. The one thing I've learned is to just be...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    Basically my entire life I have always lacked self confidence. I grew up as the only kid in a wheelchair that I knew and was pretty much made to feel like an outcast and that...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    I'd like to be honest with you. I don't know you, and you don't know me, and that makes it easier for me to get all of this out. I want to be really honest with someone other than...
    kurioussubmissive kurioussubmissive 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    i am in war with my self daily with my emotions ,with my lust, with my feeling , with my mind , with my brain , with my heart . i try to find continuously what is better for me...
    r110 r110 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Dear Self, I know you struggle sometimes but in case I don't tell you enough, you're beautiful. Thank you for being so strong and transparent, the world sees you even when you feel...
    mik02 mik02 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 2

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    I realized that I'm really ignorant and selfish. I'm always engraved in my own problems. Things happen around me but I choose to pretend like I don't see them because they put me...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F Dec 5

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    My self game has gone up a level with this selfie stick haha
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Dec 10

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    Oh god today has been a hard day. I feel so low... I've battled with PTSD, depression and anxiety for the past four years but holy **** today has been bad. Felt as if it's been...
    chipstickz chipstickz 31-35, F Nov 26

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    To me life itself is boredom in a good sense. Boredom is that very phenomenon that haunts you like an evil spirit day and night and that we keep trying to avoid by keeping...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    with all the stress we are experiencing with work, inner peace is something we would want to fall back on. it will give us the anchor to appreciate why we make ourselves go through...
    ScarletSilk ScarletSilk 36-40, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    People like to feel like they're going through the hardest time. That they're singled out. That they're the only ones experiencing a specific emotion. That no one can understand...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm losing the battle, I'm staring at a bottle of Ciroc on my bed after drinking half of it.... Now I'm staring at the pain killers next to it.... I don't know if I want to die...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I battle depression everyday.. It suxs. There days where all I want to do is sleep all day.. A lot of it comes from me dealing with chronic pain. I get to point where u get so...
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 22 hrs ago

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    I don't want to inflict pain; I want to act on my anger and my inner battle, but I don't want it to end up in cuts and scabs and scars. I want to make a change beyond that... But...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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