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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i watch hentai too much maybe every 2 days its my guilty pleasure
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    Because it's what I was taught. That I am nothing. I've struggled to go against that by perfecting myself so I am worthy. When I say other have created my existence... I meant it...
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    My to-do list is so long. I'm on spring break this week and I planned to stay in bed and Netflix it up all week, not doing anything, but my list is so freaking long. From...
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    I am annoyed at vain people. I am the first person you'd find smirking at someone who always have a mirror/camera on hand so that they can take a good look at their "perfect" self...
    nve09 nve09 18-21, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Daily. Tiring. Painful. But can help others. So i dont bark much about it.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 10

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    that's the reason I'm on here so much. it stops the constant over thinking. i need something to keep my mind off of everything.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    This week I didn't studied for tomorrow's chemistry test, I know I'm unresponsive for that, at least I did study for physics and Spanish.... At least 😐
    Melotellixx Melotellixx 13-15, M Mar 9

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    I hate feeling scared to walk in the class room late because I feel that all the kids there are judging me that's why I'm always early
    Black15Camdy Black15Camdy 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    But am learning to only care for pals. Pals stay. Pals listen. Pals cherrish. Pals advise lovingly. Not monstrously.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 15

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    Trap music and fleetwood mac are my guilty pleasure
    LotusPsychosis LotusPsychosis 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm tired of thinking about it. My brain can't even keep up. This is the beginning of healing.
    Spike52189 Spike52189 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I can't go a day without smoking And I know it's bad for me. I'm a mess.
    whitedove42 whitedove42 26-30, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I always have to get someone's opinion on whatever buy in case I look bad with it or it doesn't suit me
    natashamoore natashamoore 16-17, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I think about things way too much I over analyze situations sometimes and makes me more confused than when I started. sometimes I will make myself late and missed the bus because I...
    me0883 me0883 18-21, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I work way too much I need to unwind and just get wild AF!!!!
    JF6960 JF6960 26-30, M Mar 19

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    I spend too much time alone and sometimes I think I'm losing my mind . It seems like all I do is think and imagine and contemplate and I know it's not healthy but sometimes what's...
    JoshRobin JoshRobin 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I've started catching myself analyzing more unrealistic scenarios than the ones that are ACTUALLY HAPPENING. I know it's not just a woman thing to think too much, because there are...
    katiebeth91 katiebeth91 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 15

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    Whilst doing the school run I met a lovely old lady named Barbara. She was such a sweet person who had a warm smile and little dog that she walked daily. Now my family and...
    lozzenbee lozzenbee 22-25, F Mar 16

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    I hate a girl, who means the world to me. I care about her despite how self centred and drowned in her own world she is, that I only ever exist to when she hits rock bottom. She is...
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 17

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    i see her face all over his facebook my body says dont worry but my mind thinks then over thinks. now im a jealous angry to the point i just want to... but its my fault for not...
    NomadxAngelx117 NomadxAngelx117 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 6

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    This might make me seem like I'm full of myself but I'm really not. How is it I care so much about you and would never hurt you but you wouldn't hesitate to hurt me? I will never...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Lately I've been thinking to much about my past and everything I've done wrong, i know i cant change it, but i can change myself right? I can change the way i think and feel & the...
    emiilyinnch emiilyinnch 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 13

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    I feel so dismayed .... I feel like I've wasted my time spending the past 2 years working on a degree in a field that I have no confidence in pursuing for a career. I feel lost...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I do. Just about everyday and actually, if I can go a few days without crying, I feel like I've accomplished something. But usually after a few days of dry eyes, I break down and...
    Jennifer337 Jennifer337 31-35, T 3 Responses Mar 20

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    The problem is that they use keywords to censor stories. If you write the wrong word, no matter how it is used, you are likely to have your story removed. There is no one at EP...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I absolutely hate it when people ask if I'm ok... YES! Just because I am quiet at times does NOT mean I'm upset or mad at anyone or any situation! Sometimes spoken words can put a...
    boyOhboy11 boyOhboy11 26-30, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm not feeling like myself and can't sleep. Too much going on and need counsel.... I dunno what to do with my life right now. I hate feeling lost.
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Living alone gives me too much time to think. I have plenty of friends I keep in touch with but I barely leave the house for social reasons. There just really isn't anything going...
    ChaoticAdvection ChaoticAdvection 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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    When my friends ask me what do you think you would get in your results and i always answer them i don't expect too much because i don't want to be disappointed to myself when i get...
    lauren510 lauren510 13-15, F Mar 13

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    Too much. But the thing is I'm tired. I'm really tired. I'm tired and I know I have the complete victim mentality. But in the end, I blame nobody except myself.
    Lunan0va Lunan0va 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I tend to think I have become this way because of my childhood, I have always been the only son, so I played mostly alone, hence I had to talk to my self, friends aren't...
    Iamdusk Iamdusk 36-40, M Mar 3

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    i think way to much e.c what the next days gonna be like what is my mom and dad gonna do about this one small tiny thing i did in that day i cant stop i want to clear my mind want...
    tazy2536 tazy2536 16-17, F Mar 12

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