Gonna give this a shot

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-1999
Gonna give this a shot
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 12:29pm

Hi everyone,

I found this board today and I'm going to see about a post.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2006
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 10:24am
hey, mappers, it's nice to meet you. and i like what you wrote - it sounds like you're trying to figure yourself out. hopefully, we can help, but please bear with me, because i tend to ask a lot of questions :)

when/how did you start feeling inadequate?

are you miserable maybe because you're trying to be something you're not (e.g., you want to be extraverted but you're naturally introverted)?

what would it take for you to accept yourself?

looking forward to getting to know you better :)
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-20-2012
Mon, 02-20-2012 - 12:06pm

It sounds to me like there is some inner conflict going on inside of you. Accepting yourself for who you are not who you think you should or have to become appears the difficulty.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-02-2012
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 3:41pm

Hi. It sounds like you do what I do - pick at everything I do and compare it with other people. I often feel like there is a right way to be or behave and that I always get it wrong. My psych is sure that once I start to understand that there is no right or wrong way and that people are not judging me, I may be able to stop judging myself.

The fact that you are aware of the positive and wonderful things in your life is a really good start. Many, many people get so unwell that they can't see anything positive any more.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-23-2008
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 12:08pm
  1. Thank you for your honesty, a lot of people simply don't allow others to know their innermost feelings.