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Do You Bully Yourself?

Are you your own worst enemy without even knowing it?

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  1. Check all the things you constantly do:

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    Say "sorry" when you really mean to say excuse me.
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    Tell others that you're a mess, or that you need to get your shit together.
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    Think of yourself as "undateable."
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    Or as the "ugly friend."
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    Call yourself a "bad person" when you eat foods you think you shouldn't.
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    Respond to compliments with anything other than a "Thank you!" (or a "Thank you, you too!" if it is warranted).
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    Start conversations with "I'm sorry to bother you."
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    Pinch your fat rolls (because you don't like them).
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    Talk shit on your body to another person ("My hairline is weird, etc.")
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    Let your whole day be dictated by what your weight was this morning.
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    Blame yourself when you're in an awkward conversation.
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    Rewind past conversations, and analyze what you did wrong.
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    Feel guilty about saying "no."
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    Let people have unlimited access to your time and energy.
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    Keep your "skinny clothes" around for years and years.
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    Assume you don't deserve a better job.
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    Compare yourself to other people who might seem "further along" in their careers.
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    Call yourself stupid.
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    Refuse to wear something because you're too fat to wear it.
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    Tell yourself not to cry. Ever.
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    Let yourself think that making mistakes means you are bad at things.
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    Refuse to let yourself make mistakes at all.
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    Tell yourself or anyone else that you are having a "bad hair day."
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    Let other people take opportunities you want without trying for them yourself.
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    Reject new friends before they've had a chance to reject you.
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    Reject prospective romantic partners before they've had a chance to reject you.
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    Get mad at yourself for not knowing the answer to every question.
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    Spend time in front of the mirror analyzing your flaws.
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    Stop yourself from being in pictures because of how you look.
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    Think that you're too ugly/fat/old/young/stupid to go for something that you want.

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