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I Lack Self Control

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    ~ In Certain Areas of My Life/personality ~

       In love, with certain emotions.... I can come off a bit 'much'. Most of my lack of self control is with food. Especially if I'm depressed about something. I am trying to work on that, & for the most part I think I'm achieving it, but I still have setbacks. That's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Working on self control

    and and the fact that I may have anger issues is something i need to learn to cope with
    markmcparker markmcparker 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    The Chemical Reality Of The Body

    I just turned 23. My name is Sierra, and I am a senior at Cornell. I'm graduating in May. Instead of pursuing academic aspirations these years at College, I chased severe, chronic, and degenerative health conditions/symptoms. I took a number of biology courses, pursued...
    skh66 skh66 22-25 2 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    Don't Go to Sleep Until 4-6am, Sleep Until 3pm

    It's retarded, ridiculous, and frustrating. I'll stay up till all hours of the morning wasting my time away not doing anything productive or meaningful, and then finally go to bed between 3am and 7am and sleep ten hours (waking between 3pm and 5pm). Two things bother me about...
    liferiot liferiot 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 14, 2007

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    But Only With Certain Things

    I actually have tremendous self-control with some things that many people have a hard time with. When I was a kid, I could limit myself to one halloween candy per day no problem. If I need to limit myself to one drink because I'm driving or I need to be fresh the...
    anonyc anonyc 36-40, M 6 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    Emotional Outbursts

    I'm a little too impulsive, too impatient and emotional to have a lot of self control, i like to express emotion and externalise my feelings.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 30, 2010

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    Self Control

    Self control,Sometimes,It's lacking,As a result,When I blow,You'd better be clear!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Self Control

    I feel so bad about myself for not having enough self control to do what I need to do. For the past few weeks, I have been spending more and more time watching TV and doing random BS instead of doing my work. The work itself is challenging, and I often find myself avoiding it...
    Elaria Elaria 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I Figured Out Self-control But...

    So I get it. I get self-control, but now it seems like I'm procrastinating the very means by which I get it. First let me explain what I got:- so there is the prefrontal cortex and the limbic system. the prefrontal cortex is the strong disciplined one with a lot of motivation...
    BruceALi BruceALi 18-21 1 Response Mar 8, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Am slowly but surely beating no/lack of confidence and going back to trying new thins and being my self as well as being happy again for the 1st time in years
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's on the rise, but still low. I got enough courage recently to approach someone else and start a conversation with. It has now started to move in the right direction. I was...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    I want one of my friends to contact me first. Just once. I feel like they only talk to me to be polite. I'm tired of feeling like a burden
    PrettyEyesBrokenSmile PrettyEyesBrokenSmile 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    My confidence is so very low. I just don't know why. I use to be a very happy and confident person but people kept shutting me down and question my happiness. Like what reason isn...
    HiImDrekd HiImDrekd 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    ....I want a burrito. Nothing else.
    Arelia Arelia 18-21, F Jul 16

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    ~This is one of the blades that I use. And this is one of the reasons why.~ Have you ever felt like you have absolutely no one in your life? Well that's how I feel. I mean I have...
    HopelesslyInLoveWithHer HopelesslyInLoveWithHer 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Sometimes the need to kill others gets so bad so I kill myself instead and wake up in the morning and start over. But what if one day the need over powers my self control and I...
    KatIsCrazy KatIsCrazy 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    More like I need to be controlled. I'm always touching and pleasuring myself. I want someone who will discipline me when I do those things when I'm not allowed. I want her to tell...
    mrfister1967 mrfister1967 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    I started cutting my freshman year of high school, in a crowded student center, unnoticed. At the time, my boyfriend had let me down. It was such a SMALL thing, but it got to me. I...
    thecellist thecellist 18-21, F Jul 17

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    The Scar's Are Where I Have Been.. I first self harmed when i was about 11, i remember what i used too. I was alone and crying my eyes out i think it was the time my mum got rid of...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jun 29

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    I have no self confidence. I have always sucked at social relationships or any social encounter. I'm 5'4 always been shorter then everyone at school. People would make fun of me. I...
    furquijo101 furquijo101 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Here I am, a single overweight mom and teacher at the age of 38. Been single since ex H left me for office **** at 7 months pregnant. So yeah that is depressing and I used to be...
    smcordova smcordova 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm a shy person. I want more self-confidence. well, I had joined a theater club in my school to boost up my self-confidence. It worked tough, but sometimes I think I'm still lack...
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Growing up I felt like a prisoner in my own home. The only time I really ever left the house was to go to school or to go shopping with my parents. Whenever I tried to do something...
    dokkyo dokkyo 22-25 2 Responses Jul 13

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    A couple months ago, there was a time in my life that I felt worthless. I was depressed, I had no friends, and I just felt like I didn't deserve to be on this earth. So I cut...
    freesoul01 freesoul01 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I do not romanticize self harm, or believe it to be good. This is just my experience with it. I've never been a "hard-core" self harmer, but it's still an addiction that I...
    terribletaytor terribletaytor 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I'm not all too sure how to build up confidence. I sort of always struggled with going up to talk to people out of fear of looking weird and a lack of both self respect and I don't...
    JustTipton JustTipton 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    Nothing to do with selfishness but lack of energy and power to do things or be there for others.Depression is a b**ch.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 16

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    We all can be selfish to an extent, but Jesus Christ I can't stand people who are completely preoccupied with themselves. There's more to life than your ******* problems...
    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    My boyfriend won't let me express myself. When I turn 18, if I'm still with him, he won't "let" me get tattoos or piercings. Well, I refuse to abide in his stupid, controlling...
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So I've been dating this girl for about 8 months now. Things have been great, including in the bedroom, until recently. Now I don't fault her for this, but it's been a week since...
    MisterWho MisterWho 31-35, M Jul 2

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    I must confess there was a time when I enjoyed making fun of others...so mean.It was pure act of creativity how I would analize stuff others worn or behaviours I found odd.It...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 10

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    Lol. Yep. Due to allergies. Allergic to jerks. And lies. And egos. And selfishness. And dominance. And moronic trends. Or other traditions just as...
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    The advent of the selfie means you now have control over how others perceive you. Plus it's a good way to spend time ... as long as you don't tell anyone what your hobby is, they...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    KD900 Remote Control duplicator is handle Remote Control Generate tool. KD900 remote cloner is able to duplicate Multi-Frequency 312Mhz-868MHz types of remote control. 312Mhz...
    autodiagnosticobd autodiagnosticobd 22-25, F Jul 4

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    It helps me to relax when I can't control my life anymore, which happens all the time...
    JuliaAnderson JuliaAnderson 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Looking through old notes on my phone, found one that said "It was the only pain I could control." Obviously I was referring to the pain I used to inflict on myself when I was...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    ..and it is time to do something about it. Today I weighed 190 pounds and decided that because I have increased my weight by 25 pound in the last 18 months I need to do something...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 10 Responses Jun 30

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    over a month of hard work wasted and completely ruined just a few mins ago and you know what i dont regret it my arm feels amazing theres no pain just pleasure and that sares me...
    maylane maylane 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Have been considering this again. Everything else is scary and out of control. No one to rely on. Just seems comforting. 20 years clean of this... But I am so considering it
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M Jul 9

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    I have a huge tolerance for pain. It's made me tougher, but I'm looking for the next rush. Experimenting and finding what I like. I have to control myself. People will freak I know...
    alkaem alkaem 18-21, M Jul 10

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    Reading old poetry. So many, most dark. One year I compiled them into a book. I think some are fairly good. I bet no one has ever picked the book up since it was gifted. Today I...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I'm sorry. I wanted to cut deeper but my hands were shaking to bad and I knew I would lose control
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F Jul 13

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    We took all the goes away from her the other night Report for illegal tapping now Your fat, your lazy, your jealous, separated, sloppy, dirty looking, controller and a dirt bag...
    shessicko44 shessicko44 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    The last time I cut myself was yesterday. I regret it, and I'm trying so hard to recover. But I black out and my mind just shuts down and I lose control. Then I can't remember what...
    pennyly pennyly 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Just ended a day's worth of not cutting. On one hip, I lost control and the scratches are shallow, but there are enough in one spot to make it look like its one big scrape. On the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    My whole life i have been just a shy wreck! Ive missed out on a lot of opportunities because i am afraid of nothing, but myself. My mind seems to control me, telling myself that I...
    happyconfused212 happyconfused212 18-21, T 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well since I was younger I've always been shy and didn't know how to express what I wanted! So I grew up lacking of confidence and feeling too ugly dumb and inattractive to talk to...
    thatnigga19 thatnigga19 18-21, M Jul 7

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    Selfish, and Very Proud! Of course I'm selfish. Everyone is selfish if you really think about it, I'm just going to be upfront honest with you about the fact that I'm selfish and...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F Jun 28

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