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I Don't Like Myself Very Much Sometimes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 170 People

    Sometimes....but This Helped

    Sometimes, I really don't like myself and who I am - but I found this article and found it really useful, even just reading it made me feel more positive, so I thought I'd share it and if it encourages just one person to try liking themselves more then I'll be happier. Hope it...
    lostinthebigwideworld lostinthebigwideworld 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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    Don't Like Myself Sometimes

    Sometimes I just feel like I am a nobody and that I'm not good enough for anyone.
    kime kime 16-17, F Nov 30, 2008

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    Not Sure Who I Am..

    I'm not really sure who I am in this life yet. But I'm not very happy with whoever I am, most of the time. I don't like how I rarely stand up for myself and how I'm afraid to be myself around others. These are things I try to work on, but I don't think they are going to change...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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    Thoughts...

    I use to never question the way I felt about myself, the way I a carried myself, the way people looked at me....I really don't know when I started questioning my self confidence, my beauty, how smart I was. But I did start questioning that, and it made me paranoid, have anxiety...
    Athlete2012 Athlete2012 18-21, F Jun 22, 2012

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    Too Many Secrets!!!

    Im a male in love with another male. I hate that, because i know people are going to look down on me for it. plus i have two kids. Im in love with the husband of my baby mothers sister. Crazy thing is....i feel like he feels the same way. We started doing things behind the girls...
    LyricalKing LyricalKing 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Why Am I Here

    i just wrote this long story about why i think i don't like myself, and then i deleted it. how stupid was that! i wish i liked myself, i wish i could talk to people about the way that i am feeling, i wish i could just wake up and be somebody normal
    rosyposy rosyposy 18-21 Apr 13, 2012

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    Littany of Reasons

    I don't like that everyone else seeems to know everything i don't and yet need to know about life how to get jobs, do resumes, cover letters, job applications. I don't like that i have done so well in school and yet still seem to be flunking life Don't like that I'm not a...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 5 Responses May 29, 2008

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    That Insignificant Little Girl

    When a friend saw the burns on my arm she asked me why I did it, and all I could say was that I didn't like myself very much. I used to think I hated myself, but I think there's a difference between hating and not liking. Just like the subtle differences between burning and...
    papersidewalks papersidewalks 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    I Get On My Own Nerves

    it is as if Everything i touch turns to poo poo < i feel like such a mess sometimes, I am disorganized, scatterbrained and even though i feel like i work like crazy, i am really going no where, this wouldn't bother me so much if I were content with being nothing, I just feel...
    sweetstacey sweetstacey 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2008

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    It's Silly

    Normally the result of other people disliking me and making it very clear that they feel that way. Just the other day, a boy was upsetting me and discriminating against me because I'm bisexual. I walked away and, stupidly, talked myself into caring about what he said. I started...
    heelsoverhead heelsoverhead 16-17, F Aug 31, 2009

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    Why?

    I just can't seem to live me life the way I really want to.
    antichristy antichristy 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2009

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    My Own Worst Enemy.

    What a horrible thing to say. I can't help but to hate myself even more at the fact that I've added this experience. Which is why I'm only now getting around to writing my story for it...   The reason I hate myself more, is because when the rational part of my brain kicks...
    beebopINblue beebopINblue 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2009

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    I Feel So Ashamed And Abnormal...

    My life is not the same as other people in their midtwenties. There is not a day that goes by when I don't recognize this and then put pressure on myself/get angry with myself for being so weird and freak like. People judge. It's not nice to think they do but it's true. And when...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Jun 17, 2011

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    I never liked myself

    but now I can't stand myself, not just because of my repulsive appearance, but bc of how manipulative and twisted I am..
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F Nov 29

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    Typical Sl

    I don't have the typical story: no abuse, no broken home, no dysfunctional family member that I could begin to blame for my current state at times these days. I do have a problem with self hatred, I tend to take it out on myself by spending money, usually on **** or sometimes on...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2011

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    Not Today

    Not much anyways. I’m good if I keep my mind occupied but as soon as I see my reflection I’m done. It’s just hard to feel like that teen inside and see that old used and abused soul staring back.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2007

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    ME Vs. Me

    I LOVE EVERYONE AROUND ME SO MUCH EVEN ANY ANIMALS......THERES NONE LEFT FOR MYSELF  I LHATE MYSELF I AM DISGUSTING I HAVE SCARS EVEFRY WHERE THEY ARE SO UGLY AND PEOPLE AROUND ME ACT LIKE THEY DONT SEETHEM DO GTHEY THINK I AM STUPID AS SOON AS IM IN A DRS OFFICE THEY ARE...
    needanangel needanangel 26-30 1 Response Jan 7, 2009

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    Self Doubt

    I have days where I convince myself I'm a horrible person - that I talk about myself too much, that I don't deserve the job I have, that I am fat, that my fiance will leave me for someone prettier/smarter etc. Most of the time, I'm OK and I quite like me. But these days can...
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl 26-30, F Aug 4, 2008

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    I can't handle real life drama. I start shaking and sweating. I just want out. Don't stick me in the middle of all this.
    Fishees Fishees 16-17, F Nov 29

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    I guess you could say it's a defense mechanism... My mind repressed everytime my ex fought with me and emotionally abused me. So it's only fair to think my brain would repress my...
    AlysonBlack AlysonBlack 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am very difficult to understand. I'm outgoing but only if I trust you. I will always have that wall up. when I'm in public sure I am friendly but definitely don't share too much...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I don't know how much longer I can hold on to acting nice. I'm tired of acting nice to this guy. I used to date this guy. I stopped talking to everyone for him. I had all his...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I don't like labels. Why so we have to label everything? I don't know care if you're gay, straight, bisexual, transgender etc. if that's who you are, I totally and utterly respect...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F Nov 28

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    Okay so my in laws and I don't get along! They are sneaky, deceptive, fake, and the list could go on and on One example out of many is when I was in the hospital having my...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I hate the image and cage engraved by the ppl who don't like me. I don't like them either but I don't spread my opinions about them. just because my individual experience with them...
    TheAnonymous99 TheAnonymous99 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I really don't care. I accepted way back that not everyone is going to like me. Sure it may have bothered me a time or two. Now What bothers me is people who pretend to like me but...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F Nov 29

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    If you don't like the Way I talk , the way I dress, the things I post , then I want to say that from the bottom of my heart I sincerely .... Don't give a rats behind !
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I don't really get the whole process of doing this? Like who are you to shame someone for being themselves. I feel if you don't like something about yourself change it. And for...
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I don't feel comfortable in a swimsuit with my body type. Not even a one piece I just don't want others to see my stretch marks and I don't like my thighs
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I am who i am, unless your close to me i could care less if you don't like me. Everybody can't like everybody. That would just be boring
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M Nov 23

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    Yeah I don't like it, I don't find it sexist I just think it's a bit personal for a stranger to call me that, babe is the worst!
    claireblack claireblack 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I really don't like how they portray gay people in the media as these really flamboyant and fashion savvy men with heavy lisps and these butch lesbians with short hair, deep voices...
    SylverCoyote SylverCoyote 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I literally met this guy on this app and he chatted me first. At first it was okay until he started being mean. He mad me feel terrible on the inside and I just wanted to meet new...
    quarioj quarioj 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 1

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    some of my old ex women I don't like running into they as lost it in the head
    marvel901jones marvel901jones 41-45, M Nov 19

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    I don't like wearing bikinis because of my stretch marks being on my butt cheeks and lower back. It's Embarrassing. I wouldn't even go skinny dipping with friends. If I do put on a...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 21

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    Seriously though, grow up. what are we 5? Im not even gay and i don't like it. People do stuff. Get over it
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I don't like it because I hate silent moments when I said what I needed to say and want to hang up but you still want to stay on the phone. Rather text, so I could reply when I see...
    samsdname samsdname 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I hate wearing skirts ever since my step dad started touching me so no I don't like them
    cattie1283 cattie1283 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    They don't like me because I'm getting in the way of their beloved future med school graduate.
    twelves twelves 22-25 6 days ago

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    Last night, I was knackered because of the work. So I hit the bed just to relax. The time was 19:30 hours, at that moment, if I am not wrong and the next thing I know is, I was...
    M3MC M3MC 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I really don't. Wake up every day, so tired and defeated that have to live another day, and that‘s even if I do sleep, which is extremely rare anymore. Have to force myself to...
    GhostOfGrey GhostOfGrey 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    When I was younger meeting people and getting to know them was so much easier because it was fun. Now I'm getting older and I feel like I have a sign on my face that says, "Don't...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Nov 19

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    Good byes have always been difficult right since i was a kid. My Dad had a transferable job so every 2-3 yrs i would have to leave my school, friends, house, neighbourhood behind...
    zunie zunie 22-25, F Dec 8

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    I don't do this for attention....I'm in so much pain I can't stop it or make it go away it's like I don't even know how to explain it...but all I feel is pain and I cut myself and...
    Youareallbeautiful Youareallbeautiful 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    I just feel really awkward when it happens. I've ran into a few people & it's been an alright experience I've said hi or hey, throw a smile...if it's an old high school friend...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    Parents just fought again. Some days I enjoy their fighting and other days like today I just wish they would stop. I'm not sure why I enjoy their fighting. I think part of it may...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I have 3 moods 1. Helpful and Loving to others 2. Quiet and isolated from everyone 3. Pissed off at everyone who leads normal lives whereas I don't
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago