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I Don't Like Myself Very Much Sometimes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I miss being happy. I used to be so happy and full of energy, now I'm just sad and hate myself.
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    Well this is not d ideal experience, I was going for d title "I don't like asking for too much". Anyways, I really don't, I don't like feeling like a burden but over d years...
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F Aug 19

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    Another bullying experience. In our institution, a Viber group was created for easy information dissemination and communication. But, for some, it is used otherwise. It is used as...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I am 29 and finally admitting to myself that I don't like or really love my father. On paper he's the perfect Dad. Despite the divorce with my Mum and periods of separation he...
    wombattle wombattle 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I really feel that ppl come here because they have their own problems. .they want to share their feelings with others. .or try to forget their pain for some items. ..sometimes they...
    Smunai Smunai 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I'm 57 years old and I still don't understand why "We" lie? Are we embarrassed? Are we ashamed? Or is it pride? What ever the reason, I don't like it and I really don't think...
    PhotoJose PhotoJose 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I worry about how people think of me a lot. I am a person who worries a lot. I usually don't like showing pictures of me, what I'm doing,or anything that has to do with me because...
    Musicgirl32558 Musicgirl32558 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I don't want to live with my relatives around.I don't like my neighbors. I don't like their fake bloody concern or probing, needle-like questions. I want to go away from them as...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I don't care, don't like me then move on with your life :) 
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 7

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    Look, my words and my stories actually mean something to me. These are my life experiences. They actually have great value to me. And as it turned out, by sharing my life...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I have big boobs for whatever reason, but I don't like bras at all. I was measured a couple of years ago, and I was a 34DD. However, I don't wear bras and other than the nipple...
    Nway581 Nway581 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Apparently people are messaging me because they have problems with my satanism. If you don't like it then stay FAR away from me and just ignore it okay?!! :) Most likely i won't...
    6Alexis6 6Alexis6 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't like calling single person pictures selfies anymore.. It's just WAY over used.. I'm calling them self portraits. #Waterbugs. 👌
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F Aug 4

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    I don't like to hold grudges but I do sometime anyways Im trying to be a goodsport on 'ep' not that I dont get good feedback and make a new friend here and there but theres always...
    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M Aug 9

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    It's draining to be around. And.... I just don't like it. I know it's obviously some deep rooted personal past problem and I have to let ppl grow at they're own pace but needy...
    RainbowLoveFire RainbowLoveFire 26-30, F Aug 11

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    I don't like calling people and having a conversation just to realize that while you are sharing your feelings about any subject, the other person is having a conversation with...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    well, i just have put some of pictures in some weblogs, ( and so do some of my friends) but i don't like to trade pictures. i deeply believe in inner beauties.
    Martin7470 Martin7470 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    People constantly need to be told why I don't like my birthday. Why's the reason such a big deal why dont people agree to just not celebrate it. They act like I'm depriving them...
    lex2414 lex2414 16-17, M Aug 20

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    I don't think there's any point in being on this site anymore. I have nothing to look forward to anymore, no friends to talk to everyday that want to talk to me anyway. The friends...
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F 38 mins ago

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    This past month has been an emotional rollercoaster. Sometimes I'm really happy, and hyper. I can't quit laughing and everything is so wonderful. But here lately it's like I'm...
    TheRisingPhoenix TheRisingPhoenix 16-17, F Aug 11

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    I'm pissed that I'm not as empathetic as I want to be. Sometimes I just truly don't are and think people shouldn't dwell on things so much and should just move on and that's...
    panthrax00 panthrax00 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    This are different types of bullying. I was bullied by other kids before I even started school. Mostly after I started school. I never knew why. I assumed they just "saw" something...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Aug 2

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    When did I go from outgoing and fun loving to an introverted shut in? I just sort of realized that I have systematically become a boring homebody. I used to be a social butterfly...
    Therealabbeyroad Therealabbeyroad 22-25, F Aug 21

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    It's because I believe in forgiveness. But if things get out of hand, and you continually harass or perv on me, I will block you. But that will take something serious for me to...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    sick and tired of all the dogs and cats in this province it seems almost a sickness with people. yet they think Im "untrustworthy" or "not a nice person"!! pile of crap. they keep...
    petfreeandhappy petfreeandhappy 51-55 1 Response Aug 13

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    What I know for sure is that, what you give comes back to you. Not that I wish other people harm. But this is my experience with a bully. A fellow worker; her office table next...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 14

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    I was in the US Army for 17 months before a knee injury took me out. I worked in air defense, but that's not really important. I was discharged back in June. During my brief time...
    Clicint Clicint 18-21, M Aug 16

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    Favor ? Help? Are they both the same? Most would say No but for some it may feel like asking for help is asking for favors. But there's a difference if we see it differently...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    When I was younger I was besotted with everything todo with babies! I wanted them so bad... When I grew up it was the first thing I tried to do, get pregnant when I got married...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 Aug 2

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    It often gives me the impression that no-one in my family seems to know me one iota! I suppose it doesn't help that I don't know what I want 95% of the time I'm asked. However...
    Sundance89 Sundance89 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I don't depend on friends because they come and go. Belief in myself is what is going to carry me through.
    EmiTru EmiTru 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5