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I Put Myself Down Way Too Much

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 hate how i like to get high and drunk to have fun. Oh gosh...
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    i could be on here for days...
    TheRainbowDino TheRainbowDino 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    Actually I don't care one bit unless they have significant value to me. Other than that, screw them we are all going to die one day so why bother caring what they think.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I don't exactly know why. I guess it's because I'm a very sensitive person. I'm fragile and my feelings hurt easily. I always wanted to be one of those people who didn't care what...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    I'm GREAT at pretending to not care what people think. But inside I am very fluid. It is important for me to realize that I am easy to influence because if I don't, then what...
    pinkcyclopsowl pinkcyclopsowl 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I dont care about physical comments but if someone talk about my 'life'(job, relationships etc.) it makes me so angry.
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'd love to have a tougher skin, and shrug things off, but I can't.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Yes, I absolutely think way too much. I find myself constantly critiquing myself or just wondering what could be or what could've been. As such, I find it incredibly difficult to...
    justfun86 justfun86 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    My mind is always going turning things around and around, trying to understand why i am alone again but head over heels in love with someone i can't have and may have already moved...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I am a person who thinks way TOO much as well! Sometimes I analyse and do the pros and cons exercise afraid if I do not cover every angle that i will make the wrong decision. Yes...
    fiery47 fiery47 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    It is one of the problems with my profession. I am a lawyer, so I spend way too much time during the day on my butt -- either at my desk, or in court, etc. I think I need to buy...
    aarontkdbball aarontkdbball 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I procaffinate way too much
    MyLifeOstaviMe MyLifeOstaviMe 36-40, F a week ago

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    The memories of my childhood are so special to me. Thanks to my father, he chose me to be his daughter. He could of had a son. He could of picked a girl with blonde hair...but he...
    Eyedontgiveahoot Eyedontgiveahoot 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I fall in love way too easily, and I am a very emotional person. My emotions get the best of me and I scare people away. I love people and I have so much love to give but no where...
    jalillian jalillian 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    In all honestly I'm having suicidal thoughts right now... My mother left me alone and hates me and my father is no we're near me I've been put thru so much and I put people in to...
    studdie studdie 18-21, T 2 Responses Sep 15

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    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Way too many thoughts on my new found "boy troubles". Curtis asked if we could "talk" and I never replied because I'm not sure how to tell him How much i hate that label without...
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been thinking of putting myself up for adoption because my parents fight non stop and my dad is verbally and mentally and emotionally abusive. He treats us like crap and he...
    nessamay1998 nessamay1998 16-17, F Sep 14

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    I've become too much of a perfectionist over the years... I used to think about how to better my life and such. Bit as of late all its been is how to best kill myself... All I...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    Idk how I'm going to go through my whole life with no one and everyone putting me down :P
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I care too much about others i go out my way for people and most don't even appreciate it.
    RoughLife88 RoughLife88 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Is it really too much to expect so much more from another person? I didn't use to think that expecting a spouse to love you, be there for you, or simply talk to you would be too...
    Lovinu0429 Lovinu0429 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    when i worry... i worry way to much, i think about it for hours and can´t get it out of my head. I know i worry to much, but it´s kinda who i am... careful at some times.
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    For a 14 year old I swear way to much xD i ******* love it<3
    Krystal666 Krystal666 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    What I like about drinking is that after a few drinks I don't care about the critics. They say I drink too much, I eat too much, beer has too many calories, I shouldn't wear this...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm guilty of caring too much about people. They see me as a nice giving person but no one ever stops to give to me in return. Once people get what they want or need from you, they...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 22-25, F Sep 13

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    I drink abit too much for my age but who cares ?! Who cares if one day i drink too much and don't wake up, no one would give a crap. It takes away memories and replace them with...
    georgia2001 georgia2001 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I hate when people shout, when they talk loud and even if they just close the door loudly. I can't stand too much noise, it just makes me uncomfortable. I get sad and scared at the...
    ParkerFewer ParkerFewer 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm just beginning to think I cared too much... That's what just happened....
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I think i think too much before i sleep!
    Fatemah97 Fatemah97 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Yea. I do get hurt often for caring too much. That's just my nature..
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F Sep 12

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    I tend to think too much .... There is nothing wrong with that .... It's a habit
    Guy1618 Guy1618 13-15, M Sep 21

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    I don't always say a lot of things about how I care too much about people who have been around me and I probably do the same thing when I realize they had already hurt me. This is...
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I think I trust too much actually. I use to, if I just met you, give you my complete trust. Until you broke it, you had it. A lot of people break things when they didn't have to...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't really see myself having a future anyways, I live no I breathe and dwell in the past. That's while several of my relationships have ended. I can't let go. I can't.
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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