Category Archives: Self-hatred

Physical Abuse Leading To Self-Hatred And Inability To Feel Empathy.

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Self-Acceptance More Helpful To Mental Health Than Self-Esteem.

We have already seen that most frequently because how they were made to feel about themselves by parents/primary care-givers whilst growing up, one of the most painful, demoralizing and soul-destroying symptoms those with borderline personality disorder (BPD) must strive to Read the rest

Unloving Mothers : Their Effects On Their Children

What Are The Effects Of Unloving Mothers?

The need of the infant for his/her mother’s love is one which is profound and fundamental. If this love is withheld by a cold, unloving mother, or is inconsistent and unreliable, the emotional Read the rest

Why Do People Self-Harm? Six Possible Reasons.

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In a previously published article I wrote about a specific type of self-harm known as compulsive skin picking disorder and how, in the most serious cases, it can necessitate skin grafts to repair the severe damage done to the flesh.Read the rest

Childhood Trauma Leading to Self-Hatred and Intense Self-Criticism

 

ORIGINS OF SELF-HATRED:

Following a childhood in which we had the experience of neglect, abuse, abandonment or a combination of these, it very frequently follows that we grow up to become intensely self-critical and even consumed by feelings Read the rest

BPD and the Science Behind Self-Harming Behavior


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Those who sought to stigmatize the very serious and distressing psychological condition known as borderline personality disorder, or BPD, used to like (and perhaps still do) to put forward the theory that self-harming behaviour in those suffering from BPD is Read the rest

Overcoming Guilt Caused by Childhood Trauma

 

 

 

If we have been mistreated as children, we may well grow up with a pervasive feeling that we are irredeemably ‘bad’ people (click here to read my article on why this happens). This can lead to Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: How The Child’s View Of Their Own ‘Badness’ Is Perpetuated.

Do You Ever Ask Yourself The Question: Am I A Bad Person?

When a child is continually mistreated, s/he will inevitably conclude that s/he must be innately bad. This is because s/he has a need (at an unconscious level) to Read the rest

Borderline Personality Disorder: Raising Our Self-Esteem.

 

WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF THINKING BADLY ABOUT OURSELVES?

Individuals with low self-esteem constantly criticize themselves. We may even META-CRITICIZE ourselves (criticize ourselves for criticizing ourselves). We often focus on mistakes and over-generalize from them, believing that these mistakes Read the rest