I Taught Myself

What Did You Teach Yourself How To Do? 261 People

    Quite a Few Things.

    I've always been a person who wants to know things and likes to try out anything (as long as there's no chance I will die doing it). I was a lonely and shy girl until I taught myself to make friends. I taught myself to speak up. I taught myself to read when I was younger and...
    sameswag sameswag
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2009

    Learning The Hard Way To Care For Others

    With such a strong-willed, strongly opinionated, but amazingly open mother, I would apperciate her as a person more. No...I apperciate one thing from her. She taught me the hard way to care for others...by not caring for me. She's got her favorite daughter (my older sister) And...
    sayaandtenshi sayaandtenshi
    18-21, F
    Aug 13, 2010

    Grade One

    I taught myself to skate when I was roughly six, maybe seven. I was in grade one and our grade eight buddies were supposed to help us but I was stubborn and my buddy wasn't a very good teacher, so she sort of watched me at a distance while I found my balance and got over my fear...
    Knabble Knabble
    18-21, F
    Oct 1, 2011

    A Lot

    everything from reading to my newest love photography(work in progress).   And yes, I really think I taught myself to read.  I mean sure my parents helped me learn letter sounds but bam I was reading by 4 and didn't slow down until about the end of high school
    shuttermagic shuttermagic
    36-40, F
    Jan 24, 2009

    I Teach Myself a Lot of Thi...

    I teach myself a lot of things, I do it through reading, trial and error, and other things.
    evilkittymew evilkittymew
    46-50, F
    Jan 22, 2009

    I Taught Myself...

    I taught myself how to pick friends. That didn't turn out so well! I taught myself how to control my emotions, and neither did that. I taught myself how to surf the web, and i got an A+. I taught myself alot about computers, and now im the computer Genious in my family...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 10, 2009

    I Taught Myself ...

    [1 year ago] ... Basic Cooking, to the point of improvising without help. [1 year ago] ... to shop for groceries (not so long ago, I was ignorant) [5 years ago] ... shopping [3 years ago] ... cleaning and housekeeping. [1 year ago] ... some plumbing [1 year ago] ... about home...
    sirscorpius sirscorpius
    31-35, M
    Feb 1, 2013

    Didnt Have A Choice

    I left home with my brother a few years ago, because of my dad and our mother just walking out on us. Me and my older bro have been living together for ages now and we have to d what we can to get food and things. Because we left when i was young, i didnt have time for school, I...
    XxLoneFoxxX XxLoneFoxxX
    18-21, F
    Aug 24, 2011

    34 Boat

    years ago i was a successful person house car flew light aircraft G-BAYP a cessna 150 a social life built bs 1320 11kv system; then head damage from a road when i was 17 and dpressed my scull kicked in i started to go mad so whent down south to lymington and swopped my house for...
    skerig097 skerig097
    Jun 6, 2012

    How many of us can say

    that we really truly know ourselves. There is lots of things people think that they know but actually doesn't know and they screw things. Most times we are overanalysing about our own potential and we lay back in accomplishing things because we feel we can't do as we are not...
    Andrieke Andrieke
    22-25, M
    Mar 3, 2014

    Through Life.

    I've had to teach myself how to do everything. But, some specific things I remember learning myself were, At age four, how to swim. At age five, having to teach myself how to get dressed. At age seven, how to tie my shoes and ride a bike. Through-out my life-- How to type, read...
    IAmNotHerezz IAmNotHerezz
    Nov 8, 2011

    Splash Splash!

      I taught myself how to swim! Just jumped in the pool w/o my floaties on at age 4 lol Scared the HELL outa my mom!!
    KayRox410 KayRox410
    22-25, F
    May 18, 2009

    To Write Backwards

    i was working in a telemarketers office and i was bored off my ***. so one day i took a piece of paper and started trying to wright backwards and now i can write backwards almost as fast as i can forwards lol .... i have fun with it
    theGirlwiththeSmile theGirlwiththeSmile
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2009

    Not As Easy As It Looks

    My parents never taught me really anything in life except to get along with others. I pretty much had to learn everything on my own. I learned how to cook just by watching dad. He was a better cook than mom. I learned how to repair some things just by watching or trying to figure...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 19, 2011


    I taught myself how to play keyboard and am teaching myself to play guitar...
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2008

    I Taught Myself....

    How to think, I think...I'm not sure ;)
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX
    18-21, F
    Jun 22, 2010

    Taught Myself...

    ...most of the things school was supposed to teach me, or, rather, is supposed to teach me. I always end up learning more, academically speaking, through my own research and discussions than sitting at the back of a classroom doodling in my notebook as the teacher's lips move...
    realitychallenged realitychallenged
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 14, 2008

    Some Things..

    Swedish, everything that has to do with the computer (well some things I learned from my older sister), how to tie shoelaces, how to tie a tie, how to use the video recorder.. and some more I guess
    deleted deleted
    Apr 12, 2008


    Most of what I know about drawing has been self-taught. I would watch lots of cartoons and draw my favorite characters. I'd walk around the house with a little stack of white printer paper, pencils, and an old chessboard to lean on.
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2008


    I taught myself how to play piano, well actually I just knew how I don't know how to read notes or anything like that but if I hear something I can play it I wouldn't mind learning how to read and write music I think I would better at anyways thats one of the things I taught...
    SkidlelyBoeBoe SkidlelyBoeBoe
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 19, 2012

    A Lot of Things.

    How to draw. How to paint. How to write. How to flirt. You name it.
    EPGrace EPGrace
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jun 26, 2008

    Hmm Let's See

    First I started as a kid I taught myself how to read.  Skip ahead a few years, and I taught myself how to ride a bike.  When I was ten I dismantled a VCR and put it back together in working order, and I'm not sure how I pulled that off.  At fourteen I taught...
    Roscosan Roscosan
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2009

    A Few Things

    I taught myself basic Irish Literature and history in my early teens, as it was discouraged in my segregated Protestant School. I taught myself basic conversational Romanian I taught myself that when I was unhappy, despite the advice of my father in sticking something out...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 24, 2009

    Many Different Things!

    When my birth-father did the right thing and gave my sister and I a large lump-sum of money, from his settlement check (erm, his lawyer had to convince him to...), my sister and I placed our money in the bank and spent part of it. I had two thousand dollars in the bank and let it...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 20, 2009

    When I was twelve my mother refused to pay

    for music lessons. So I saved up enough to buy a keyboard. It was $400 and it was my prize. I couldn't afford lessons but I could buy books. So I learned to play piano on my own. My friends all played an instrument and I want to feel involved. I now am amazing but I do take...
    Osiris45 Osiris45
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Mar 19, 2014

    Sometimes I guess it's just right to work hard

    and become busy so I can forget him. i've been hurt by the person I love the most when I found out that he already have the girl she's looking for... And I wake up in the dream that I thought it was me. I want to move on but yeah, it's hard! Really hard but I will help myself. I...
    betterber24 betterber24
    22-25, F
    Nov 6, 2015

    All This, and More

    I taught myself how to read. How to walk 2 miles to school by myself when I was 5 years old. How to fend off perverts when I was 5 years old. How to hide my tears. How not to make people angry. How to keep from being killed. How to be smarter than the other guy. How to survive...
    bluehaiku bluehaiku
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 22, 2009
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