Varying Types of Self-Abuse

Donald Pennington By Donald Pennington, 7th Dec 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This list is non-exclusive nor exhaustive. It's only intent is to bring-to-light these five types of self-abuse and the disillusionment of hopefully one or two more sufferers, as best we can. Again, this is only to “bring them up.” More details should be asked of actual professionals.

This is brought up in the hopes of helping someone else to stop their own suffering. Suffering damages the soul.

5. nail-biting

Nail-biting is the disgusting habit of exactly what it sounds like; the biting off of one's own fingernail and (urp) sometimes toenails. That might just be one of the hardest sentences this author has ever contributed.

It's a form of self-abuse, which seems to bring about some sort of bodily-painkillers, which (it's believed by some) help the abuser deal with stress and/or worry. Those with this affliction are as addicted to said painkillers as anything.

4. filth

I know this is going to sound ironic but, those who knowingly live in filth, although able-bodied, are actually wanting for a better life, in one way, or another. This behavior stems from not being in the “here” and “now,” or self-aware or of the reactions from others and can often be exacerbated by other factors.

3. verbal

Verbal self-abuse comes in the widest of ranges. It's everything from the raggedy-man screaming at himself in the center of the intersection down to those cute, little jokes about yourself all day.

The easiest solution is to daily, write down, five amazing things about yourself in a daily log-book or journal. Every once-in-awhile, go back and read through it from cover to cover.

2. relationships

These people who seem to have so many relationship problems - it is this contributor's opinion alone – do this by design. It's part self-abuse, yes but, it's also a handy reason to avoid deep commitment in any relationship, overall.

1. money

Simply put, monetary self-abuse and avoidance of prosperity is a result of religious “piety.” For some reason, some folks seem to believe a clean, healthy spirit and financial health are incompatible. This confuses most others.

BONUS!: chemical abuse! (It's always chemical abuse!)

Need I really say more or even go into how any sort of chemical self-abuse plays into all of these other arenas?

Okay, I will. The chemicals which sufferers are addicted to are either the drugs, so prevalent today or just as easily, one's own beta-endorphins.


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Donald contributes to a variety of sites, networks, blogs, and other publications. He sometimes writes in the dark, but longs for the light.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
7th Dec 2014 (#)

I know somebody who engages in the first two, biting nails and living in filth, very sad, hard to help somebody

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author avatar Donald Pennington
7th Dec 2014 (#)

I'd imagine millions do, Mark.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
9th Dec 2014 (#)

Interesting post and full of great facts!

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author avatar Donald Pennington
9th Dec 2014 (#)

Thank you Fern.

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