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(sĕlf′hā′trĭd) or self-hate (-hāt′)
Hatred, disregard, and denigration of oneself.




a feeling of intense dislike for oneself: feelings of self-hatred.
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Noun1.self-hatred - shame resulting from strong dislike of yourself or your actions
shame - a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
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To accomplish this, Taylor offers a series of questions to explore the origins of shame and self-hatred, as well as a toolbox of techniques for addressing them in daily life.
The relationships she attracted only added to the self-hatred and lack of selflove.
Self-loathing, self-hatred 6 Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, shame, self-hatred or the feeling of being a burden.
He's correct to state that the US dropped atomic bombs; although in his self-hatred of the West, he conveniently neglected to mention that the US was not the aggressor, but responding to an attack.
Subsequent chapters give directions for meditations and other exercises for calming anxiety, healing old wounds, conquering fear, returning from dissociation, healing self-hatred, and letting go of addictions and compulsions.
Her dating preferences were clearly rooted in self-hatred and internalized racism,' she told the news site.
The official teaching of the Catholic church that homosexual acts are "intrinsically disordered" and "contrary to the natural law" instills shame and self-hatred.
Hence, the attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors that most humans exhibit are driven by fear and the self-hatred that accompanies this fear.
Her book, which is available in print-on-demand and in Kindle digital format, unveils a stigmatized world plagued by self-hatred, co-dependency on men, drug abuse, and sex work.
I suffer depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self-hatred.
Her therapist, Eve, through her warmth and acceptance, helped Jacqueline to rid herself of her guilt and self-hatred.
And you only read the bad ones, too, just to foster hatred, self-hatred, self-loathing.