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I Battle With My Inner Self

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 239 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

    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 Aug 26

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    Although i smile everyday, although i stay productive, although i try to communicate with other people, it will always be the same bullshit...you can ignore the pain for only so...
    staystrongsu staystrongsu 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Back to being three days free of self harm again....
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I got some new scare to go with the old ones
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I ruins my life, it seems like no one understands and no one is able to calm me down. That's not their fault of course, but I just can't help but think what my life would be...
    tianakate tianakate 16-17, F Sep 3

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    I really don't know whats up with me, I think Im fat and ugly but Im sometimes told Im not even close to fat and that I look fine, but I just can't seem to believe all that stuff...
    banecaramel banecaramel 18-21, F Sep 4

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    Am I just exhausted, or am I heading for another crash! I'm so low and I've not spotted it coming at all. I thought. Was getting better, attending the courses, putting the right...
    johnjw johnjw 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    I been trying to stop cutting myself for little over a week now but this morning I cut
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F Sep 8

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    I been holding it all in for so long and today now I can't do it I just want to cut again
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 Aug 21

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    Remembering something that you don't want to remember. Augh.
    SmileyFace1014 SmileyFace1014 13-15, F Aug 26

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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 Aug 26

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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 Aug 26

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    I just really need someone to talk too right now.
    dillonwatson dillonwatson 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    I've lost about 70 lbs of fat and gained about 15 of muscle. But now i hate how ill because of my extra skin. I feel like people expect me to look like a model, because I'm in the...
    JeanerBeaner JeanerBeaner 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I don't even know what to do right now I want to loose weight but I never do! I gess I'll be dat my whole life
    alonzokim alonzokim 13-15, M Sep 1

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    Wish there was someone who needs a friend, cause I need a friend. I would be there for them not matter what And wish they could do the same Everyone needs a friend I just want a...
    Chesher Chesher 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I have experienced 4 baby loses through miscarraige and a ectopic pregnancy. I also have had abnormal cells for bout 3 years and can't get rid of hpv I'm so scannerd every time it...
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F a week ago

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    I Have no peace people have hurts so much and I've been carrying that weight of depression and hurt ever since I was a kid. I'm Just So Tired
    ShesRoyal94 ShesRoyal94 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Does depression tire you so much? So much that you become less capable? That you don't remember smallest things? So much that everything seems to only tire you no matter how much...
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 5 Responses a week 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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    This isn't my story, this is a "rant" you could say. There have been alot of stories about what "real depression" is and what it is not. Teenagers without any "real problems" that...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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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 Aug 28

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    "NO LIMBS, NO LIMITS!" I am going to probably write one of the harshest comments in public now, but I think it is my duty, I can't stand to just stare and keep reading without...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 2 Responses Sep 7

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    The most beautiful people are those who don't think highly of themselves. They accept who they are and what they cannot control. In a world of complete chaos, they are the serenade...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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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 Aug 22

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    I'm starting to see a pattern in my battle with depression over the last years. When feeling down I don't see a lot of people, don't have the energy to exercise and let...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    There was a small time in my life that my confidence started to bloom. I modeled for a few photographers, I was happy with the way I looked minus a few things if course. I...
    MarKri MarKri 22-25, F Sep 7

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    Hi I really love music, I want to learn how to speak Korean and I'm a student nurse but I seem to have problems with my self confidence(low self-confidence)
    HwangNeulRin HwangNeulRin 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    I've always convinced myself that it was because I had coursework or needed to prepare for an exam, but the reason for my adderall addiction started before I'd even tried it. When...
    shmannabelle shmannabelle 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I can't believe it's now a full year I haven't seen you. Heard your voice held your hand as we would walk along the Atlantic City boardwalk. Look into your deep brown eyes and see...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Bipolar, depression, de-personalisation, anxiety, stress; all words used in this modern world to describe unhappiness..what if these weren't psychological conditions but the mind...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M Sep 1