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I Put Myself Down Way Too Much

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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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    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 31-35, M Aug 6, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I keep telling myself to stop caring anymore but still, every time someone says something that might be offensive about me, or someone tells me that I've been talked and gossiped...
    The1996 The1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I've never brought into the 'I don't care what people think of me', more often than not, I smell bullshit when people say it. There's nothing wrong with caring about it, just not...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I have always cared about what people thought about me. Even when I was a kid. I wanted to please everyone, be what everyone wanted me to be. It brought my self-esteem way down...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Nov 23

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    I'm a Teen and I never go out because I'm always scared of what others might think of me. I'm embarrassed to go to the Shopping Centre with my Mum because people from my school are...
    T055 T055 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I shouldnt but i do.I tell myself I am ugly and fat and noone can love me because of my weight.
    brandye brandye 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    This is true. I have been judged many times by the way I look and I hate it. Personality means a lot to me so why do people tell you your a great person but when they find out what...
    simple2468 simple2468 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    I like helping people, and being someone they can turn to without the fear of judgment. But at times I find people who get a bit too close to me. I to them am someone with enough...
    onewhosupplants onewhosupplants 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I have several essays I need to start on since they're due the end of this weekend and in two weeks. 20+ papers. I've started on one... Yeah you could say I'm screwed... Gosh, I...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    *******, I feel like I'm gonna die lol. I hate eating sometimes :/
    MusicJunkie6794 MusicJunkie6794 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    Sometimes you just have to forget how you feel and remember what you deserve
    paradox123 paradox123 16-17, F Dec 8

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    I watch maybe 30 mins a day is that considered a lot
    silentguy300 silentguy300 18-21, M Dec 12

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    One of my best friends are starting to get bad again. I told her to talk with her parents about it but she only tells me that they wouldn't understand. I know they wouldn't but I...
    Tiger047 Tiger047 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everyday, I always smile a lot. When I'm outside. When I'm talking to someone, I smile. When I'm alone or when nobody talks to me, they think I'm mad because I don't smile. Idk I...
    Weirdestone Weirdestone 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I've always been someone who overthinks, since childhood. I wonder about the 'what ifs' way too much and things consume my mind. The worst bit - they are very rarely positive and...
    IBleedBlue IBleedBlue 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    I don't know anymore. I find that there's always so much going on with me that I seem to neglect, all because I care more about others well-being than my own. "Are you okay?" seems...
    alexis3000 alexis3000 18-21, F Dec 11

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    Particularly people who think a "proper" adoption cost should be $50 at maximum. Wtf? To a drug dealer, or a better-off animal fighting person, that amount is like shopping at...
    DarkFireMoon DarkFireMoon 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I love my boyfriend, but sometimes I feel like I'm doing this because I don't want to be alone. I care for him when he's sick. I appreciate the little things he does and the big...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Almost?? I NEVER put myself first. you need me to drive you half way across the country? Sure!! I can't drive but ill be happy to carry you. the ex wants to talk? sure! Im suicidal...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Often I just sit and wonder... Think about how nights that turned to early mornings. Phone calls made to each other all day long. Laughing over the fact that you talk way too fast...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think too much....To that extent that I make myself depressed nd start crying...its the stories in my head that has made me sad...because reality didn't turn out that way( not...
    SecondChancesDoHappen SecondChancesDoHappen 18-21 Nov 22

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    I spend far, far too much time on EP. A lot of the time I'm not actually doing anything here, just refreshing the page in between youtube videos. :p I was going to take a break...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Dec 4

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    I remember, some months ago, I was late-night talking on the phone with a young lady I liked at the time. She asked what I was doing. She heard no music singing me to sleep, no...
    peacefulrebel peacefulrebel 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 21

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    I think too much time on EP makes me foggy. There are a bunch of things I want to write stories about and I've been staring at the screen for the last two hours waiting for that...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response Dec 8

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    Seems like every time I try to post, it reveals some aspect of myself I do not want to share. I think I am afraid to share too much and recognize things that I do not like about...
    crimm crimm 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    I feel like the human mind is both a beautiful blessing and a chaotic curse. I believe it can be the most dangerous thing in the world. That's why solitary confinement is such a...
    lphan lphan 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 30

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    I think too much. I always worry about things I shouldn't. I never stop and think "why is this my problem again?". I over-analyze and over-think everything. When I make a decision...
    curiousitykills57 curiousitykills57 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 5

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    I spend too much time thinking about bad things... I overthink every possible situation, and Always end up finding a way it could possibly go wrong. Therefore, I waste a lot of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 10

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    Oh boy! I drank way to much last night!! To the point my body could no longer contain all the alcohol and involuntarily spit it back up :-/
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I worry too much and too easy. Yet, I always tell my friends and other people here that worries are a waste of energy. I *am* aware though it's a waste of energy, but still... The...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F Dec 3

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    Every time when I'm in school, I get too many headaches when my teachers give me some hard question that I can't figure. Don't get me wrong, I'm a straight A student, but sometimes...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 1 Response a week ago

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    My boyfriend is 57 years old, and I'm 35. I'm worried about missing out on life experiences because he's been there done that already. I also know I have no idea what the future...
    phoebe1163 phoebe1163 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    According to the CDC 5+ drinks in one night is too much. 15 drinks a week is heavy drinking. By that definition I have been an alcoholic for a very long time.
    usmcdonkey usmcdonkey 26-30, M Dec 3

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    I just got told I over analyze things by my step dad, my friends used to tell me not to think about it too much...
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M Dec 4

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    I think i think too much !
    Asemeto Asemeto 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    Sooo... I am afraid I'm drinking too much to numb the pain from a chronic health problem.
    JD3108 JD3108 22-25, F a week ago

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    Yeah too much ******* water. I was up at 4 to go to the freaking toilet. True story.
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wish I had a girlfriend......but I'm just single for life. I hate it its embarrassing I hate it. I ve been looking for love for way too long
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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