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  • Be your own mental gatekeeper and lock the door on thoughts that are self-disparaging or self-destructive.

    Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.: Deep Happiness For The New Year

  • So much so that the reader begins to feel comfortable in the possibility that Berryman and Henry are one or share the same sensibility which the recorded moment requires — sad, sensitive, self-indulgent, self-disparaging, confessional roustabouts with something unsettling to say about life, art, the American dream:

    norbert blei | the poetry of persona and the divided self « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • In such conversations, girls use self-disparaging body talk as a way to bond with their peers, with talk about weight substituted for talk about feelings.


  • He seemed angry at me for being self-disparaging, and told me I was taking away from the professionalism of my site by cracking jokes about my weight.

    Archive 2005-06-29

  • He would paint such a bleak, self-disparaging picture of himself that within a short time all he wanted was some way to push away the discomfort—and thus the cycle of self-deception resumed.

    The Power of Full Engagement

  • Sometimes the haughty face of envy is disguised beneath a mask of excessive praise or admiration, often followed by a self-disparaging remark.

    Why is it Always About You?

  • Unhealthy: Fearing that they have ruined their security, they become panicky, volatile, and self-disparaging with acute inferiority feelings.

    hemopoetic Diary Entry

  • In response to their harangue, Darlene became increasingly withdrawn and self-disparaging, commenting on her having disappointed them because she was just not smart or independent enough.

    Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology in Social Work Practice

  • In 1913 Walser left Berlin and returned to Switzerland "a ridiculed and unsuccessful author" (his own self-disparaging words).

    The Genius of Robert Walser

  • As I have said before, no one cares to hear another say what in self-disparaging moments he often says about himself.

    Roger Trewinion


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