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I Put Myself Down Way Too Much

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    4th of July was good to me :) we had help with the baby all day and I got to eat as much as I wanted! I wore a XL shirt just in case, but even that began to ride up on my belly...
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    Sometimes my mind goes off track and i tend to overthink times like this. I was thinking whether to post this on 'i think too much' or 'i overthink' group!!
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    I HATE eating too much and then getting sick afterward😐 it just looked so good to eat that I didn't stop myself.....now I'm paying the price😔
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    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.
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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 3 days 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 3 days ago

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    And then I blame myself for doing so.
    illjay illjay 18-21, F 3 days 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 4 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 5 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 a week 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 a week 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...
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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 Jun 28

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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 Jun 27

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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 Jun 26

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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 Jun 26

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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...
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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...
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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
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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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