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I Beat Myself Up Over Mistakes and Imperfections

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    I beat myself up over mistakes all the time,

    regardless of how small they may be. For instance, I ignored someone who messaged me on here, by accidentally clicking 'ignore' when her message came up; a stupid mistake to make. I am an idiot
    KiwiDan KiwiDan 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    I do this daily and it's getting worse

    and I don't know how to stop doing it. :( i hate this
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F Nov 23

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    Definitely guilty of this.

    I've been beating myself up for the same thine for almost 6 months.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I beat myself up over my mistakes

    and imperfections - don't we all. I don't want to spend too much time on this one - it is a very common mistake.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Bad Grades, I Never Understand, Im Stupid

    i just dont understand math at all i mean like i understand none of it. my brain just dont work like that. im dyslexic but it affects reading only a little bit like im slow but it mostly affects math--i just cant do it right. But my new family dont understand that i just cant do...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 5 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    Never have I thought of killing myself

    or try hurting myself in ways that would end my life easily. I started to beat myself a few days ago and it felt good. I feel like I deserve to punish myself for doing such a little mistake, my mom would make me feel how fcking useless I am and I know that what she's saying was...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I'm a creature of predictions

    and observation. I dislike being wrong and am used to being right. Of course I'm not perfect and at times I am wrong or I make mistakes about advice I give to people or mistakes about my own life predicting the reactions and actions of people around me which disheartens me to no...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I don't beat myself up per se,

    as much as I give myself a stern talking to. I really don't handle defeat well. When it comes to me handling situations I'm like a hemophiliac in a razor factory. I think I have an objective point of view of my failures, it's just that they see me first. I'm quite certain...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    I'm tired of this, nothing good comes out of my

    life, I'm always getting rejected by girls. I'm always in some type of emotional pain. I always have crushes on chicks that I can never have. I've been told that I'm sweet and attractive, but I don't see it. I feel like I will never find that one girl. I'm starting to lose hope...
    romero44 romero44 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    When it comes to mistakes I have to be hard on

    myself so I don't repeat it. Mistakes are dangerous because the wrong move can ruin your life. I rather learn from other peoples mistakes
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    azeemuddin azeemuddin 18-21, M Jan 2

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    Why?

    Why do we beat ourselves up? How do we treat others with faults after we "look in the mirror" so to speak. We all have faults. Why should we train ourselves up to hatred? 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    I generally just analyze every aspect of my

    appearance and actions. As much as I try t stop myself it happens anyway.
    myrandomusername myrandomusername 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    Not Good At All.

    I judge myself more than anybody else judges me, I think. My own thoughts are the reason for my sadness sometimes. It frusturates me a lot. I'm really mean to myself, honestly. I am very hard on myself.
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2008

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    Really Bad

    People think I am strange. They think I am stubborn, naïve, childlike. They think I do not understand what it means to learn. They think I am unable to improve myself or my situation, that I lack the ability to look into the mirror and see my own flaws. They think I do not...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2009

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    Mistakes Hurt

    I don't know when it began, nor do I know how it began. Perhaps it was in 1st grade when I had to stand in the corner for winding my watch in class, even though all my work was correctly done. Perhaps it was when I tore the neighbor's tv antenna wire, or was it a telephone...
    jiggstrixie92 jiggstrixie92 51-55, F 8 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    I Get Depressed If I Dont Perfect My Art Work .

    I love my hobby of drawing and painting I live in a small country town in australia but I get very depressed if I dont perfect my drawing and get the result I want and plan to do . I also get down on myself if I let myself down by not acting a certain way that pleases people...
    mishy40 mishy40 36-40 1 Response Oct 24, 2011

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    I do indeed have a hard time forgiving myself

    for not being perfect. I feel now like I'm at a spot where I've made peace on a personal level, but I still can't bring myself to expect others to accept my imperfections. Not sure how to approach that one really. lol
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Nov 25

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    Every mistake I make I obsess over

    and beat myself up over I hate myself even more each time I make another mistake. I cut because I deserve the punishment.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F Apr 12

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    I want to vomit we I look in the mirror.

    Or when I hear myself talk I want to kill that voice I hear.
    roadrunner34 roadrunner34 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 5

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    I like this guy he's really nice

    and sweet and he would make my heart flutter at the littlest of things he would say sweet things like "even when times get rough you would still be easy to love or why does it matter you're gonna be mine someday" I went out on a date Saturday and it was lovely I had fun and we...
    IntegraBlackwell IntegraBlackwell 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    be4everyome be4everyome 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I can't stand stress.

    Tomorrow I've got my last University exam. Last week I did the second-last and I did really good. I couldn't do 2 weeks at home so Saturday I went out for a couple of beer with friends. I came back home at 12:00 pm, a little stoned. Since I practice everyday, and I study, I'm...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    It truly gets to me when I don't do something

    right. I hate it. Like today my manager got mad over the facts that I messed up on my clock in worksheet for work because I'm a lifeguards like wow really I'm not the only one that has made that mistake before she got after me again today like omg idk it's just weird little...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 5

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    My Worst Critic

    My worst critic: ME! I have always been the type to really be hard on myself - I do expect perfection - from myself more than anyone else.  I get so frustrated with myself when I don't live up to MY expectations. Lately, this has become worse for me.  I have reached...
    AnalyticalAly AnalyticalAly 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2009

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    Aware Of My Mistakes

    I am In self loath. Not because I am Ignorant to the fact that my Imperfections and mistakes don't matter, but at the same time they are everything. Being conscious of such Is a task In It's self. Then the will to fight for sanity and motivation escape me due to my reminder of...
    Blukk Blukk 18-21 1 Response Aug 19, 2012

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    All the Time.

    It basically boils down to this: my relationship with myself is an all or nothing ordeal. I expect perfection from myself in most every aspect of my life, and if I'm not perfect I feel like I'm worthless. Failure and rejection is not something I can take lightly, and so much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    Absobl**dylutely!

    I'm still picking on myself for saying things slighty wrong, and some of the utterances are decades old now lol!
    Freedomfriend Freedomfriend 31-35 5 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    Will I Ever Stop Punishing Myself?

    I'm a terrible person to be a perfectionist when I' so far from it!  I try to go easier on myself now that I'm older, and know a little better. But I don't cut myself much slack even now. Think it's most likely the ADHD. I did not know about this until I was grown. Growing...
    BCBoomer58 BCBoomer58 56-60, F 8 Responses Jun 19, 2010

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    My Dying Soul Is Lost........................

                       The darkness surrounds me It'sso cold im all alone with noone to hold.My world is so empty.All I want left is pain. No sunshine to lightmy way Just never ending rain I drown in tears My heart is crying no one sems to notice My soul  is dying...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    Welcome to My Life

    most of us strive for perfection but i find that complaining about what im doing  wrong is easier
    theluckyduck theluckyduck 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    Kendraaa7 Kendraaa7 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Abilohman Abilohman 26-30 1 Response Feb 1

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    completemess completemess 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    My Problem

    I care too much about everything.  I don't know what to do about it.  I want to know what I did wrong and why I was bad and what I can do to improve myself.  It's exhausting.  I am so tired of trying to fix what is wrong with myself and hating myself for tiny...
    bobob0109 bobob0109 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    I do beat myself up pretty badly.

    And it's not pleasant. But I guess the only way to put yourself in the right place you have to do it. Growing up, I often hear some adults say that if the child won't listen to you when you're scolding him, you have to physically beat him because that's the only way they will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 8

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    When I was little the people I called family

    would abuse me and then tell me it is because of something I did. It was always my fault, and even though I am older now and know that was all excuses I can't stop but feeling like a mistake and like everything I do is wrong. I don't expect to be perfect but I act like I do...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I know I shouldn't and I know I'm not perfect

    but I can't help the way I feel
    Goddesslove3 Goddesslove3 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I find it harder to forgive myself

    for mistakes. I never really realised until recently that I've always blamed myself for a lot of things that are out of my control. Always second guessing and wondering what if I'd done this or done that. Hindsight is a beautiful thing.
    Quinney Quinney 26-30, M 2 Responses May 6

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    Not Alone

    Although I know I shouldn't ... I still am guilty of this from time to time. I often find myself feeling bad about having made a mistake and am often quite hard on myself.  I usually do bounce back quite quickly, but it's a hard habit to break. I know we are supposed to learn...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    I realize that no one is perfect,

    but when people point out the annoy, selfish, rude things I do, many times unaware, it really gets to me. I try to work on myself and improve, but I can't seem to accept the fact that I am simply flawed--no matter how I try to fix myself. I usually apologize to people and then...
    dorothea779 dorothea779 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Sometimes I think too much about my mistakes

    that I almost forgot the cool dude that I am. And I hate these days, when my head hurts, because I can't do right decisions sometimes, I just follow the road without take a turn or stop a moment to think where I'm going. Stress kills me, indirectly. I beat myserlf up over...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    Would people stop putting me in their circle of

    they're just going to ask me and send me pictures of their genitals/genitalia... It's very uncomfortable and it makes me depressed, because all I do is post details about myself and it gets the wrong attention... What do I do wrong anyways (°_°)
    IamtheawesomePrussia IamtheawesomePrussia 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I have bruises all over my body from punching

    myself 24/7. Why can't I just be perfect like everyone else? I hide my bruises so no one knows. I hate who I am. I think I'm gods worst experiment. I don't even know why I'm alive!
    TheSoulessWorld TheSoulessWorld 16-17, F 6 Responses May 1

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    I definitely have a terrible habit of thinking

    about all the stupid mistakes I've made and hating myself for them as well as looking at all my imperfections and beating myself up for them as well. It's something I've been working to change but it has definitely been a struggle.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Always Saying, 'i'm Sorry'.

    I feel like I spend half my life walking on eggshells and the other half saying, "I am sorry'. For what I don't know. I guess I am so insecure...
    toolongalone toolongalone 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    With Good Reason

    I aspire to get things right all the time. Needless to say,I fall some way short of this goal. Sometimes I fall farther than others... Repercussions vary,but I am my own sternest critic. Just because I don't advertise the internal dialogue doesn't mean it isn't happening. I...
    notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M 10 Responses May 18, 2009

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    I never feel good enough,

    pretty enough, or worthy enough for someone to love me....I honestly feel like I don't deserve to be loved😫😪😭
    Court24 Court24 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 11

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    My Own Kind Of Perfect

    All my life I've been teased,called names,bullied.I've always felt unwanted,unnneed.After a while,I gave in,I believed the lies,I refused the believe the truth.I refused to eatwhen someone called me fat.I refused to singwhen someone said I has a horride voice.I covered my face...
    invisiblegirl904 invisiblegirl904 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    I Shouldn't

    But I do.Every time I mess up, I feel like a disgusting worthless failure who doesn't deserve any happiness in life. I'm human. I know logically that it is impossible for a human to live a mistake-free life. But for some reason I hold myself to extremely high and unattainable...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    Please Read<3

    Hey you! Yes, you. Stop being unhappy with yourself. You are perfect. Stop wishing you looked like someone else or wishing people liked you as much as they like someone else. Stop trying to get attention from those who hurt you. Stop hating your body, your face, your personality...
    claaaire claaaire 16-17, F May 17, 2012

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