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I Read Alot Of Psychology And Self Help Books

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    I'M Not Trying To Be Happy Anymore.

    I'm tired of trying to be a positive person and trying to improve myself, it's a total facade and it's ******* exhausting. I do want the pain to stop, in some way or another, but I feel like self help is a cult and that it just makes me feel worse. Instead of affirmations and...
    Sweetfig Sweetfig 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    Recommendations.

    I have a few self help books which have helped to be hugely helpful. My favourite one's have to be; The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris based on Act(Acceptance Commitment Therapy) a mindfulness therapy that is very proactive that involves realistic problem solving...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F Mar 11, 2010

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    I cant help myself but to count them. I know it is the content that should matter, not the number.. And I have wondered why I do that.. count them.. It is not that I set out to...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    As a part of a national service organization that works with children you're trained and prepped for a lot of situations, most of which you pay you never encounter. On my "focus...
    farinpages farinpages 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm normally a non-fiction/self help type reader and whilst I await the arrival of a book called The Vortex (laws of attraction and flow), I kind of have the urge to read something...
    dafunkofamadhatter dafunkofamadhatter 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    Oh, wow, someone hasn't made a pointless entry on here in a few days. Anyway I want to discuss Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I nominated this book for my book club as part of Banned...
    dustypork dustypork 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 1

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    I read tarot professionally now and have been for the last year. When I started I didn't have any experience and my spirit guide Mystical Nannette taught me how to read and...
    hcanderson77 hcanderson77 36-40, F Sep 30

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    I really do, but I'm not good at it. In fact, the only place I've actually read most books and finished them was at school. I really do want to read a bunch of books! I want to...
    TheSpookyPotato TheSpookyPotato 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    I guess it's not really a "book" though is it? It's just when I try reading and actual book or on the computer I just get to distracted and can't focus. I blame my ADHD for that...
    TheSpookyPotato TheSpookyPotato 18-21, F Oct 1

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    I love read. All kinds of books, any genre. anything. I think I have more books than I do friends. I'm not sure if that's good or bad lol. So if anyone has any suggestions of good...
    kdgirl722 kdgirl722 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 24

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    I'm trying to read all of her books. So far I've read about 50. My favourite is And Then There Were None
    Janeoram Janeoram 18-21, F Oct 8

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    I love reading Agatha Christie and consider her to be, in my opinion, the Queen of crime. I have read all of her books and my favourite character is Miss Marple (Murder at the...
    Neil1972 Neil1972 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    Books are another worl, who offer us, when we open book. The love of reading came to me, when our teacher conducted a "Reading lesson". Then I understood, How I need in reading...
    VikaS2 VikaS2 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I go absolutely bonkers when I see a book store..specially the vendors who sell second hand books in the flea market.... i am like"what to buy...what to buy.". I end up reading...
    sasunaruizlove sasunaruizlove 22-25, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    They'd think I was nuts! I study about European travel almost everyday, study psychology all the time, I'm obsessed with big trucks and big boats, dream of camping and being at the...
    lakerat66 lakerat66 46-50, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Reading is dreaming with open eyes <3
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    When everything else is going bad in life I always turn to poetry or even books. It's nice to get lost in a fantasy world once in a while because then just for a short amount of...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I'm a 16 year old in high school, and I LOVE reading books! A good book is my "happy place", and it helps keep me away from depression. I read mostly fiction, to escape from the...
    kaitlynnicole98 kaitlynnicole98 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 5

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    Self worth - it is the pinnacle and reason for our drive in life. It's is the thing we need most for us be able to get up and live with another day. Some people seek it in their...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 26

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    Studying the minds of others is interesting considering you yourself are only human. We are pretty flawed so the fact that others seek help from a therapist is sort of amusing...
    FeelAgain FeelAgain 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    Looking for Psychology Research participants ! Do you have a few minutes to spare ? If so, consider taking part in this short online study about person perception. Your...
    Gagushazzz Gagushazzz 18-21, F Oct 11

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    I've been very fortunate to have some great teachers throughout my life. My parents, of course, but also so many people who have touched my life and shared everything they knew...
    dadhereforyou dadhereforyou 51-55, M Oct 14

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    I just started reading comic books. So far, just Marvel, and I really love them! If you could recommend some other comic books for me to read, Marvel or not, I would be really...
    WinterSoldierBucky WinterSoldierBucky 13-15, F Oct 11

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    reading some experiences on this makes me feel I had a great life so far. wish I could help as some these stories really annoy me. be strong all yous men and women
    gamer3613 gamer3613 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    It started when I was young, I loved to read girls annuals. And I use to collect Nancy Drew detective books. Loved reading them and would dream about being a detective. It is not...
    katyarty katyarty 51-55, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I was younger I avoided reading. I never wanted anyone to feel I was a nerd. Even though I was. My grades never showed that because I was trying to be one of the bad boys...
    HONAW HONAW 41-45, M Sep 24

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    One act of kindness a day. whether you find this selfish or not, helping others makes me feel good, so not only i'm i helping others but i'm helping myself as well. being a...
    thezenmaster thezenmaster 22-25, M Oct 3

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    If you like to read books that make challenge your morals, help you discover why you believe what you believe, or leave yourself asking "why do I want this to work when I shouldn't...
    cici0307 cici0307 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    I have read several books about law/crime, and I absolutely love them all! It's always been a fascination of mine, I don't really remember how I even got into such books but I'll...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Hi i recently found out my partner has been seeking erotic stories from ransoms behind my back. He finally divulged that he prefers reading about sex rather than having sex...
    Vicclaire Vicclaire 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I really love to read and go to the local bookstores a couple times a month for new books to read. I enjoy the classics and so many other quality books for pleasurable reading.
    familyatresort familyatresort 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    Books are there not just to help to improve your reading or gain knowledge. It is also their to help live and experience another life in an another world
    MsMightyMe MsMightyMe 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    My favorite book is David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Dickens is a fantastic story teller and while reading David Copperfield Dickens makes you feel like you are walking...
    BustingFree BustingFree 26-30, F Oct 5

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    1. All Harry Potter books 2. All Percy Jackson books 3. Paper Towns 4. The Kane Chronicles 4. All of the Narnia books 5. The beautiful creatures books. That adds up to way more...
    PointlessSafety PointlessSafety 13-15, F Oct 14

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    There are few joys greater than an old bookstore. Walking into the door and smelling the aroma of time. Hard covered books missing their sleeves, broken bindings from others...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I love books and I read all the time but I don't know what to read anymore. I read adult books or young adult books. Any recommendations?
    Bm489 Bm489 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I started selfharming August 27, 2013 It was just a few little scratches on my wrist and I liked it, so I kept doing it. They hardly even bled but it helped alot my mom saw them...
    Fatteristheshit Fatteristheshit 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    So, I got all the books for "The Maze Runner" series, thanks to my awesome boyfriend. :) Can't wait to start reading these! It's hard to find good books these days, and since I...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I read all three books at the beginning of the year. It makes sense to me now after reading books after I had watched first two movies. I know i will need a hanky for the next two...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I don't know what book to read, I am almost done REreading twilight, should I reread New Moon, go on to another series? Some other popular books I've read are -The Hunger Games...
    pinkhappysparkle pinkhappysparkle 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 14

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    Book nerd confessions: I get so excited in bookstores that I start running around like a kid getting to pick out a new toy. I waited five months to let my boyfriend take me to the...
    livefreensing livefreensing 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't recomend Stephen King's The Dark Tower series enough, begining with The Gunslinger. The last of which is Roland Deschain on a quest for the Dark Tower, a portal and centre...
    teabookbliss teabookbliss 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Nothing beats a good book! I love the fact that it can literally take you to a whole different world. Sometimes we all just need a break from this world and a good book can do just...
    SkyThunderstorms SkyThunderstorms 22-25, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Books are one of my only get aways, when I ever I can't get a hold of my sister(BFF) Kaity I read until I can, it has surprisingly helped me though a lot of ****.
    BrokenBeyondRecognition BrokenBeyondRecognition 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Yup I do! And I looooooove it! It's so amazing learning about the mind and how things work. I love carrying out experiments :) it's like being a little scientist! But hardly got...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Today I went to the book store with my mom and little brother. Today’s experience was a little different. I’ve learned to speed read, and well practice makes perfect. I was...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    I'm a Psychology student. Hi to other psychology majors out there. Good luck! :)
    CM04 CM04 18-21, F Oct 7

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