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23 June 2011 @ 12:48 pm
Do you like yourself?  

Do you like yourself?

I'm feeling: curiouscurious
drwexdrwex on June 23rd, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
It's not a binary
I need a button that says "most of the time."
Jonathan Woodwardwoodwardiocom on June 23rd, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Or "on average".
Most > average - drwex on June 23rd, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: It's not a binary - taura_g on June 23rd, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on June 23rd, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
I think that even when I'm hating myself I like myself.
tickles, the angry lemurclara_girl on June 24th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)

i didn't used to though, and now.. i do. even when i'm hating myself. and that's pretty awesome.
Wild Ravenwildraven on June 23rd, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
This question made me realize how much I have changed in the past few decades. There was a time I would have said "no!" Now it's not even a thought.
I think I like how much I and my life have changed...
Brother Claymore of Desirable Mindfulnesslifecollage on June 24th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Re: Hate/Love
This, precisely.
Re: Hate/Love - curly_chick on June 29th, 2011 03:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Mizarchivist: Kaylee Smilesmizarchivist on June 23rd, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
Sometimes the mother of me in my head is very disappointed with what I do, how I behave, but unless I'm wholly unbalanced for whatever reason, I like myself. In fact, I am very happy with the person I am, my work, my family, my friends.
Sapere Audeprimal_pastry on June 23rd, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Lucky
born from jets!!!catness on June 23rd, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
I like me, and I like people who think and act like me, as well... but I can be very taxing to be around.
Renata Piperlyonesse on June 23rd, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
*lol* this. but i try to minimize time i spend with people who find me taxing, which i think is nice of me too. :)
whynotkaywhynotkay on June 23rd, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
On average, yes. At any given moment, perhaps.

It also depends on what you mean by "yourself".
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ruthless compassion: thinkyaroraborealis on June 23rd, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
I see a couple of problems with this question:

First, it implies that these people aren't in the process of doing that, which I suspect isn't the case.

But perhaps more importantly, it's a vast oversimplification of what I imagine must be quite a substantial process of rediscovery and relearning one's self.

I mean, hell, I like myself a great deal, and even inside of that frame, I find it's taking years and years to change some things about myself that I don't like! And that's with pretty concrete items to work on.
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Meaghansatyrgrl on June 23rd, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Man, that's a hard question. Mostly because of the asshole who lives in my head and tells me that fooling everyone else into liking me may work out okay, but if I've actually managed to fool myself into liking myself I am due for a harsh humbling.
Keys and locks, roots and branchesomnia_mutantur on June 23rd, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)

Thank you, this was a very succinct way of putting it.
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Doug Orleansdougo on June 23rd, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
I like myself but I don't "like like" myself.
evolution, and some other stuffjacflash on June 23rd, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)

But this is a relatively recent development, and it took a lot of work to get here.
sunstealer: Raccoonsunstealer on June 23rd, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
huh. I....huh.

I guess I don't really think about it. I do what I do, I do what I feel I have to, I do what I believe is right. Liking or disliking myself just doesn't seem to enter into it. But then again, I also don't think that happiness is a goal either so maybe I'm just a weirdo :)
David Policardpolicar on June 24th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
So, I rounded to "yes", but... well, it's complicated.
coorr on June 24th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)

I don't know if I like myself or not, but I'm not very pleased with my life right now and considering I got myself here and I can't seem to do anything productive to change it, I can't really say I'm all that happy with myself.

The Great Laurenhatsbylaurenhat on June 24th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
Where's the "hells yeah!" option? :)
Vinnie Teslavinnie_tesla on June 27th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
I feel like checkboxes might be more apt here than radio buttons.