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I Put Myself Down Way Too Much

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    I Get Told This Often By Ep Friends

    I am told I am too hard on myself. I am trying to fix this.. I am doing self-esteem exercises and trying to think more positively. It is not easy; it took decads to train me to self-hate; now it will take time for me to stop being over-critical of myself. I am making small...
    demonizd demonizd 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 3, 2009

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    Everyday

    I try not to, I mean its not good. But I can't help it. Sometimes im so angry with myself for doing things I shouldn't do. I know its wrong yet I still do it. I tried to stop leaving school early. I mean Im just hooked. But I REALLY REALLY REALLY DO...
    SourLove SourLove 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2009

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    Shod Be More Confident

    I am a gay and I am a cross dresser who wish I could just be myself. I wish I could tell people that I aam at least gay. I would love the idea of the real me be as confident as davinajane
    davinaJane11 davinaJane11 36-40, M Aug 6, 2013

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    My Good Qualities

    Here is a list of my good qualities on which I need to focus more often:   I am creative I am intelligent I can empathize with others I am a good cook I am very observant I am a strong person I am passionate I am good with children   Those are all that I can...
    beaniefiend beaniefiend 31-35, F 2 Responses May 15, 2009

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    Always

    Says it all; I have always put myself down for as long as I can remember, probably always will. Guessing it's a disease.
    Arual Arual 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2007

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    Self Esteem Problem

    its been habit of lifetime putting self down and certain people in my past havent exactly helped saying things to put me down heard certain things so much i believed them true and even though folk now try and boost me up it doesnt get through i dont believe it as i see self as...
    sweetcutie sweetcutie 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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    I Act Like I Dislike Myself

    i have had a problem with putting myself down for almost two years now.the sad thing is that i am a very likable person.i'm glad i got ep a place where i can talk about my problems.i also do things that do not benefit myself on purpose.the last thing i said is i am a moron.and it...
    act4 act4 18-21, M Jan 4, 2012

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    Yeah Like Everyday Of My Life

    I don't think theres a day where i don't shoot myself down. Im not gonna sit here and say i hate everything about myself because i don't, i like that i'm random and weird, i like that i'm a shoulder to lean on for friends, i like that i don't discriminate, but thats just about as...
    MiracleWhipTrickster MiracleWhipTrickster 18-21, M Oct 20, 2010

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    I Wish That I Was Someone Else!

    I don't want to be because all I ever do is screw up everything! Anything good in my life!! I don't deserve anything!
    beaniefiend beaniefiend 31-35, F 4 Responses May 13, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I am always online, unless I am at work, if I am not on Ep, I am on Facebook, and if I am not on Facebook, I am on Ep, and than, I also visit, Dailystrength.
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 29 mins ago

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    So I have identified paranoia and ego in myself, the question is what am I going to do to resolve this issue?
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I went sunbathing today and all the time I battled with thoughts of what the people around me might think about my body. Sometimes I think I'm f**king paranoid :(
    lindamerja lindamerja 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    so my mind is whirling ... nothing new for me. However, I just worked my last day in my current position and will move up to my boss' job effective Tuesday. The kicker is I had no...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 10 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I always give people too much credit. I believe that do until to others as you would have them do unto you but it never really works that way. People take my kindness for a...
    preppiboi preppiboi 31-35, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I always care too much about what other people have to say about me.
    somegirl000 somegirl000 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    And then I blame myself for doing so.
    illjay illjay 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I've outgrown my friends I feel like. And I work so much that most of my friends are co workers. All they want to do is drink and I am just not like that anymore. I don't put down...
    leexox leexox 22-25, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I do everything too much. I drink too much, I smoke too much, I have too much sex, I do too many drugs. But it's still fun.
    CigaretteEater CigaretteEater 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Without even realising, I look like such an angry person because of it! Grr way too many frown marks
    Tynax Tynax 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    its just too much so alone no one to talk too no to love me care for me all alone scared feeling loser i don't want to live i want help but who will oh god are you even there...
    evilkilllingme evilkilllingme 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Yes it's true, I drank too much! WATER! I beat the heat with a constant drink in my hand. The weekend was great! All people and animals made it through the terrible heat safely...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have a hard time of finding a middle ground. Either i care too much or not enough.. I can't stop thinking about things that most of the time i shouldn't even be worried about.. I...
    EternityF EternityF 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate this. I really bloody hate this awareness thing. I am just to damn sensitive and it ****** me off when I become worrisome and feel that everybody is paying attention to you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I tried I failed There is no safety in living my truth Only regret The explosion of my heart and mind The joy The sorrow The fascination The anger The love It is too much to...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 2 Responses a week ago

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    Make sure you sit around and complain about your life on the Internet while you spend another day doing absolutely nothing to change it
    1EPcat 1EPcat 70+, F 1 Response a week ago

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    To do list: 1. Not give a f@#k
    Lifetolive38 Lifetolive38 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    One of the things I ponder on too much is that like isn't it crazy that there is a possibility of of us actually being crazy. Like we think we have a family and a nice house and we...
    Unicornwhisperer03 Unicornwhisperer03 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    I've posted this before, a long time ago. I've struggled with a certain aspect of my personality a lot this year. It's going to be challenged again, to a greater extent, pretty...
    LolaRosa LolaRosa 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Waste Way Too Much Time On the Internet
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 21

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    Sleeping is never something that comes easy to me. Even as a child my mind was too full of unwanted thoughts. This last year has made sleep almost impossible. I have too much to...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    My heart hurts. I can't sleep. My eating... is weird. I don't eat as much as I did or if I eat at all.... I also seem to gorge myself on food too. I don't get it. It's both. How...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I just want to be accepted and even of I am I still don't feel I am, its an issue
    MrLazyCloud MrLazyCloud 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I barely feel conftible with my look in school. Its always like people's stares at me and I think that they are juding me.
    nemelabychtubyt nemelabychtubyt 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    How about you ask before talking dirty? No offense, but I always expect to know people, exchange a few more messages or you somehow letting me know before you go all: "wanna see my...
    KimKarlsson KimKarlsson 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    Sometimes, I feel like I think way too much for my own good. I wish I could be one of those people that just goes with the flow without worrying about unnecessary things. I wish...
    fatlover339 fatlover339 18-21, M Jun 18

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    Yes, :/ I do this WAYYYY too oftern. It leads to destructive results especially with bipolar and anxiety. I'm getting treatment soon but I do this, get my hopes way up too high.
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    Ive admitted to myself i dont want random hookups anymore.. Ive wanted something real once i knew i Was in love with you but i guess karma had its way with me and now you dont care...
    canabina canabina 18-21, F Jun 17

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    My friend told me I say sorry way too much and my response to that was "I know, sorry!"
    silence3412 silence3412 16-17, F Jun 16

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    I feel so anxious about going to school again. I. AM. SO. SCARED. law school is so stressful. :((
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Jun 16

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    Beauty is not your looks on the outside. Beauty is only the way others see you on the insides of their own minds. To be "beautiful" tells you nothing of yourself, only of the...
    Taynk Taynk 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    too much of anything is too much.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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