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I Have A Very Negative View Of Myself

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    It's A Hard Life.

    It's a hard life, being ugly and all.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F Oct 22, 2010

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    An Understatement

    You know I always feel that whenever i say I have a negative view of myself, it always feels like an understatement. I mean really, I could not be anymore vague on the whole idea of being self-hating? Man, it makes me laugh because no one can fathom the level of hatred I hold...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M Feb 3, 2013

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    But I'm Better Then Some!

    Some people just SERIOUSLY hate themselves, and I find that really sad to be honest. Sure, I've got a few negative things to say about myself but any normal human being does because no one is perfect! Including me! I'm far from the poster child of perfection and I don't mind that...
    nataliaangel nataliaangel 18-21, F Aug 25, 2011

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    When In Rome...

    I will be frank, however much I try to deny it, highschool does have the sterotypical affect on my so called 'fragile' teenage mind. It has been ingrained in me since birth that if I do not acheive total victory in the GPA race then I am worth nothing. Adding on another layer to...
    Techtress Techtress 16-17 1 Response Sep 7, 2010

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    Im a negative pessimistic person

    and thats nobody talks to me but i dont care i deserve it
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I developed BDD body Dysmorphic disorder months

    ago if anyone can relate please message me
    lifewithBDD lifewithBDD 22-25, F Mar 6

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    I Think I'm Pretty.

    But I can't really think of anything else I have going for me. I'm very shy, not particularly skilled at anything other than maybe writing short stories, I'm kinda lazy, and I think I'm really boring. I don't talk much, so I'm generally ignored once people realize there really...
    KaBe22 KaBe22 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    It Doesnt Matter

    even when i do something worthwhile, never seems to be any good, i never like being told when i have done something good as it always sounds patronizing so i push people away
    isitalwayslies isitalwayslies 22-25 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    Especially

    on days like today. back when i was lost in my dark life i hated myself beyond words. now that i've improved i usually don't hate myself so much but i still don't like myself either. i honestly don't see what you all see in me and doubt i ever will. but on days like today...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2011

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    It's a very unfortunate character trait :/ I

    don't find myself at all attractive, and I'm pretty sure I'm an ***-hole XD
    MrAwesomeKyle MrAwesomeKyle 18-21, M Jan 30

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    You shouldn't be depressed cause famous people

    like EINSTINE Walt Disney were told they would never amount to anything . Most famous celebrities were once depressed and didnt give up and became some of the greatest people in terms of talent success and money . Im goin i be positive all the time now cause i wil remember this...
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    A Series Of Missed Opportunities

    Ugh. Such a long, involved story to tell. My mother was twenty one years old when she died. I was two months old. I spent my childhood being raised by my mother's mother, who hated me. My grandmother died when I was 15. I was then left to fend for myself. I got an...
    truewinegoddess truewinegoddess 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    Ditto

    and i can't seem to shake it off. it's been with me for 4 years now but people have called me fat for 11 years. i think i am ugly and horrible and have a very negative view of myself.
    grapes305 grapes305 13-15, F Apr 16, 2010

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    I Wish

    My view of my self is not about looks i know in that way im what others think of as attractive. my negative view comes from a bit deeper i cant seem to get things right i seem to let people down alot, i dont do it on purpose it jhust happens I have a tumour that causes...
    gypsymae gypsymae 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 22, 2010

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    Hi I Definitly Have A Negative View Ofmyself

    hi there im kylee i cant see anything postive about myself,even though people tell me postive stuff i cant see it 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 31, 2011

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    Maybe Im Too Hard On Myself.

    i know there are things I really cant help. I'm having trouble with a car, i don't have a job and my family doesn't have much money. and when i had my chance to get a car, something i cant help got in the way. i really could try harder to get a job. but when living in such a...
    rawrxcupcake rawrxcupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2011

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    I Do...

    ....have a negative view of myself. One of the things I hate about me is my nose. I think its big and has a bump in it. I wish I could get rhinoplasty.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 9, 2010

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    This Will Help You.

    http://video.server.dhamma.org/video/intro/vintro.htm watch the videos on that page with an open mind. Peace.
    tyrian69 tyrian69 22-25, M Sep 12, 2012

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    People who don't has negative views on

    themselves are the ones who for some reason don't understand. It's not a choice feeling this negativity on ones self, it's something you feel over time over the things that have happened and after the way the mind thinks. Maybe it shows that we aren't very "strong" but there isn...
    deathnotlife deathnotlife 18-21, M 2 Responses May 17

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    Yeah...

    And I know I shouldn't, but its hard to change a view you have had your whole life.... Though in saying that, I am trying to change that....
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 28, 2010

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    Very

    I dislike almost everything about my physical appearance. I feel I will never be pretty, or feminine, or worthy. I'm not sure exactly where this view got started, but it has been reinforced by other people for years. When I look in the mirror, I see fat and ugly.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Nov 27, 2010

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    I Feel Extremely Negatively About Myself....

    I hate most things about myself: 1. The fact I look so ridiculously young (I am 25 nearly 26 but get told I look 16/18) 2. My looks in general, I have a big nose, flat chested and thin lips with stupidly small ears 3. I have a weird voice 4. I still live at home as can't afford...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F May 12, 2011

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    The Ugly Truth.

    I am unhappy. I wish I could die, but I can't I am fat and disgusting looking, I have an ugly smile, ugly eyes, ugly teeth, ugly hair, ugly ears, ugly piercings. I am ugly. My body is HORRIBLE, I am stupid, I am a moron. I have nothing going on. I should die alone.And everyone...
    myfairlady24 myfairlady24 18-21 2 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    A Piece Of Trash...

    Ugly, disgusting, worthless, untalented...these are the words I use to describe myself. Pretty much between the ages of five and 17 I was described as this by everyone around me so this became my identity. I knew the ugly thing must have been true because it is reinforced by the...
    Onedayacometwillfall Onedayacometwillfall 26-30 Sep 12, 2010

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    I'm a failure I'm a loser I don't matter I

    should die I'm broken and can never be fixed No one needs me for anything I'm useless I hurt everyone I know No one can help me
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F Jul 17

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    Daaaaah!

    I WAS CALLED JUDAS I FEEL I BETRAY GOD IF I SHARE WHAT HAS BEEN DEEP INSIDE FOR YEARS. I HAVE BEEN FALSELY ACCUSED FOR THINGS THAT NEVER TOOK PLACE, I NOW FEEL IF YOU ARE AROUND ME IT IS MY FAULT IF BAD THINGS HAPPEN.MY BIRTH DAD TOLD ME GET OUT OF HIS FACE I MADE HIM SICKARE YOU...
    thelambsink thelambsink 41-45, M Oct 23, 2010

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    Warped Perceptions

    .If one hundred people like me and one doesn't then I have a tendency to focus on that...ignoring all the positive messages I get from the majority. I have had what feels like a long hard time of it this life...and it is hard for me to accept praise or feel good about anything...
    greenlionburning greenlionburning 41-45 2 Responses Oct 5, 2011

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    Trying To Over Come It

    How do you undo close to 20 years of verbal, emotional, and physical abuse?   I mean, not all of it is my own doing.. you get told that your fat, ugly and worthless and you start to believe it don't you.  What I learnt, was that I was my own worse enemy.  ...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2010

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    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M Sep 7

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    Explains me perfectly haha. I do think negatively about myself at least once everyday. It sucks ):
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    I am not scared or anything, but hope someone makes it 667 soon.
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I treat myself like I'm a different person. I often have debates with myself, get mad at myself, and I even have different opinions. Conversations with myself could go like, "Haha...
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    I have been out of my abusive relationship for many years about 7 years now and it is still something that haunts me. I don’t really have an outlet to talk about it and try and...
    Ruger1212 Ruger1212 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    Im so sorry for my english im no good No right to fall inlove I have been raised in a very strict christian family, the rules and regulations are all bible base I do love God...
    natre natre 22-25, F Sep 5

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    I have always loved being around people and was always really sociable.. like literally the person who laughed the loudest, had the most fun and didn't care what others thought...
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    I have this weird thing I do... I have a tendency to talk to myself and have conversations with myself and pretend I have someone else I am talking to... I've been doing This since...
    riotrebel riotrebel 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I need help. I have to introduce myself to 7 and 8 year olds, because I'll be assisting their class at dance for the next year, But I don't know how to do it
    Swagaliciousk Swagaliciousk 13-15, F Sep 13

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    I don't want this pain anymore. I don't like this situation in which I have to lock myself inside the room and cry like a baby. I can't exactly explain my feelings right now but...
    smilemelove smilemelove 22-25, F Sep 17

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    I'm slowly fading away into the dark thoughts of my mind. I have not been myself recently.
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M a week ago

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    Im 17 and right before or around the time for my period i get really upset to the point of cutting and have even made myself not eat and made myself throw up. i get really angry at...
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    i dont have a role model. i wish i did, i use to but he passed away. i have no one to look up to or teach me. I dont care about my father especially since he disowned me but at...
    LunarDream LunarDream 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    A man inside me! There I've said it! I have only been sexual with girls. I have thought of myself as a lesbian. After my experiences with my teacher at school I thought I was a...
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I have to starve myself. But everytime I try to at school my friends force me to eat. And I cat throw up at school without someone finding out. What do I do I need to starve. I...
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    Why do some people I tAlk with on EP use like commas and periods and capital letters and full written words? Haha it's like omg now I have to make myself seem smart and shove some...
    PANDASAREAWESOME67 PANDASAREAWESOME67 13-15, M 5 Responses Sep 19

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    I've already posted about my self esteem so this will be about Confidence. My confidence is at minimum. BELOW even. It always is. I try to find reasons why I should have...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 20

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    So I saw the man I adore today and he started walking in pace with me and my instinct was to get as far away from him as I could so I just walked away. Is it bad that when I am...
    colourofmoonlight colourofmoonlight 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 23

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    I would probably relate this most to a non-human animal instinct, since many animals (including bears, felines, canids, etc) will kill and sometimes eat their young if they are...
    NostalgiaAndStars NostalgiaAndStars 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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