Mr. Potato Head: Why Do I Have So Much Inner Hate?
In therapy this week, we broached the subject of my self-loathing. Although it’s not the correct terminology since the term “self-hatred” or “self-loathing” is more often refereed to by psychologists and psychiatrists who would usually describe people who hate themselves as “persons with low self-esteem.”
Self-hatred and shame is a large factor in my mental health diagnosis. One I’ve struggled with as long as I can remember. It’s only the second time, during any type of therapy, that I’m focusing on it with a view to changing my own misperception. My Autophobia, is a self-fear that I may one day like myself! I’m happy to say that I’ve been able to work through a lot of the self-loathing but that is a day-to-day fight.