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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 really wish my mind had an off button. I always have these deep thoughts about myself, the what, when, where, and why, I go through the process of simultaneously tearing myself...
    geminixleo geminixleo 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    its so bad that i shut down and dont want go to the store, work, mall, or anywhere for that matter. sometimes i think people think im stupid or cant so anything for myself and when...
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yeah, this would be me procrastinating as to whether or not I should keep reading this book... Should I just get on with it?
    AlbertTesla AlbertTesla 22-25 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is main reason that most of my projects for school are late. ~ Lys ♪
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love the feeling I get when I've completed everything I've been procrastinating about, so when I finally relax, I don't feel subconsciously guilty!
    SunshineSplash SunshineSplash 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Look, I'd love not to be, but I care. Sure, people I dislike not liking me back? fine, that doesn't fuss one bit. But I am insecure, I want to be liked and the slightest bit of...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I suppose I could sit here and whine and make excuses for all my bad behavior... all the mistakes I have made in my life... but I would only be preaching to the choir. Make no...
    orewinelover orewinelover 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Way too much that sometimes i get confused if something really happened in real life or it's just something that i fantasized or imagined. I guess it's also the reason why i get...
    katnis21 katnis21 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I find my self depressed knowing what people say about me ...
    TinaAlways TinaAlways 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I think it's not normal... Whenever I have a problem with someone, instead of talking to him/her for solving the problem, I keep arguing in my own head... Even after talking to the...
    Mikala88 Mikala88 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I live in my head WAY too much. I haven't really gotten much sleep over the past 2 months because my mind won't let me relax. My mind just keeps racing all my stressful thoughts so...
    KeepItSimple98 KeepItSimple98 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    After much consideration based on the people I've met recently I guess that I really do expect too much. Honesty, openness, acceptance, trust, communication, mutual understanding...
    BrandysGood BrandysGood 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    Is it bad that I care too much about people who are in my life, or have been in my life?
    JonnySlackMallon JonnySlackMallon 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    You know you work too much when you ask for a day off and your boss asks, "are you okay??" 😝
    Recklessdesires Recklessdesires 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 22

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    School day be like: Go home, do whatever you want. 10:45 comes by and I be like: Oh look, I need to write two essays, solve 50 equations with at least 4 variables, determine the...
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato 13-15, M Jul 21

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    I'm great at making friends but not great at keeping friends. I'm great at dating but I suck at relationships. I feel loved but I don't know how to give it. I lose interest in...
    LanaKane LanaKane 70+, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Please don't be nice by chatting with me, I'm falling in love way too fast.! I'm an unquestioning women lover......
    ricko164 ricko164 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I am a pro at procrastinating ok and I blame the internet and Dan Howell c:
    ayethatscool ayethatscool 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Ohhh Gosh way to much, seriously why do we do that is it like a disorder or a pshicological thing!?? Ok please reply I´ll come back when I remember I ran into this web site while...
    Molins Molins 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I have been procrastinating about cleaning my room for a few weeks. It's like a bomb went off. I will get to it eventually.
    SammyPoo91 SammyPoo91 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Its just easier than actually doing something productive!
    Annmarie94 Annmarie94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    My top 10 rules to help prevent procrastination! 1.
    trish95 trish95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Anyone that is part of this ^ group is not a procrastinator. Otherwise they would have put off joining.
    CodeyL CodeyL 18-21, M Jul 19

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    and I will tell you all about it just as soon as I have rearranged my cd's, movies and video game collection
    Tox1979 Tox1979 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I should be sleeping since I have work in the morning but have no motivation to do so
    dxssipate dxssipate 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    That horrid moment when you think you talk too much and then send an essay for a text message. Aaaahhhhh!!!
    Xtinabytch Xtinabytch 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Sometimes even starts making me think about Scenarios thats not even true... And makes me get angry about situations that didnt even happen lol but just because i over think i...
    beautifulego beautifulego 16-17 Jul 18

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    I really do, and I may be a hypocrite to be saying this, but here it goes... Why do we so willingly agree to be ruled by our devices? What good will they do us in the end...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I was five.....she put it down the back of my shirt.....i could feel the ooze.....i was jumping around.....hysterical.....crying.....it had hung on my shirt....wouldnt fall out...
    Darkmoonshadow Darkmoonshadow 46-50 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I'd rather have someone teach me why something went wrong and then get it right next time instead of already understanding why it went wrong but can't do anything about it because...
    SkyBeaST SkyBeaST 18-21, M Jul 17