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Each day.

Poll closed Mar 25, 2008.
  1. None or almost none.

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  2. 30 minutes to 1 hour a day.

    6 vote(s)
    46.2%
  3. 1 hour to 2 hours a day.

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. 2 hours to 3 hours a day.

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  5. 3 hours to 4 hours a day.

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  6. 5+ hours.

    0 vote(s)
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  1. Cicero
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    How often do you think about yourself?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cicero, Mar 24, 2008.

    In egotistical terms ( By, "in egotistical terms", I mean, "In a way that builds pride in yourself." ). We all do it. None of us are Buddha, here.

    edit: Think hard about it. Don't bias your vote in your favor, please.
     
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    1.) Introspection is an inevitable part of being a human being.
    2.) I have no idea how to separate time spent thinking of myself in "non-egotistical" vs. "egotistical" ways.
    3.) By thinking about this question, I'm skewing the results.
     
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    By thinking about the question, you aren't skewing the results. By, "in an egotistical way", I meant, "In a way that builds pride in yourself.". I'll clarify.
     
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    Egotistically? Not much to tell you the truth. I actually might have the unhealthy habit of belittling myself... is that egotistical? I do often think of myself as a pretty humble guy, but then again is it egotistical of me to say that? I don't know. I don't spend to much time thinking of myself in any sense anyway so I guess it doesn't matter much.
     
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    I don't do it officially, sometimes I'm happy or flattered so maybe that happens, so I've put an average of 30 - 60 mins. Otherwise, I'm more into insulting myself.
     
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    Hardly ever. Very low self esteem has been pounded into my actions and reactions.

    2 things I am proud of. Being a good wife to Don. #2 is being a good mother to my 2 wonderful children.
    Not much for 52 years of being on this planet.
     
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    I invest a severe amount of time building up my love for myself, but the notion is that by doing so I have more love to give to other people ...

    I'm not sure if that constitutes being 'selfish' or 'egotistical', but my aim in life is to higher my self- esteem to the extent where I can save the world or at least take a bullet for my friend without regret.
     
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    If by thinking about myself you mean constantly reminding myself of what I have to do then yes I do. But if you mean praising myself, I don't really have the time although I would be lying if I said I never did it.
     
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    I'm the same- but not always like that. I tend to force myself to think more positive about myself. I think it just depends.
     
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    Oh dammit, didn't read the post before I voted :rolleyes: In an egotistical way I'd say 10-20 minutes a day - talking in a general sense, I'd say 2-3 hours (which is how I accidentally voted). I generally have very poor self esteem so rarely think about myself in a positive way.
     
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    I don't give any thought to myself, my girl friend does that for me. :D

    Kidding... I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't a little Narcissistic and vain.
    I always look at myself when I walk past a shop window and stuff.
     
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    you said you'd 'clarify' and then did not... so, exactly what do you mean by 'think of yourself'???

    i clicked 'none or almost none' although that makes no sense with 'how much' in the question, as i took it to mean 'not at all'... as i divested myself of 'self' over a baker's dozen years ago, i've no reason to, no longer having any ambitions, personal emotional needs/wants, goals, et al. ...

    why do you want to know and what's your own amount?
     
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    I thought I clarified it in the reply to evizaer, so I pasted what I told him into my original post. Thoughts that build pride in yourself, I don't know how to make it simpler. "I did a good job on that.", "I'm pretty good at singing.", or something.

    Your second paragraph doesn't make much sense to me. Explain it to me better, please. I am kind of slow. :)

    I put 1 hour to 2, though in hindsight I think I should have put 30 minutes to 1 hour. I want to know because I'm just curious, for my own reasons.
     
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    Well I have always been very negative towards myself my whole life.

    It is a hard question.
     
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    I rarely think about myself in a positive light.
    I'm not very egotistic.

    If I'm thinking about myself, it's generally because I'm thinking about why I'm thinking about what I'm thinking about.
    It makes sense if you read it slowly. xD
     
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    I admit, I chose 3 to 4 hours daily. (I thought 5+ may be slightly over the top...)

    Sometimes you need to to keep yourself on your feet and moving. The other times can blame the teenage girl phase.
     
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    I am proud of myself whenever I remember the codes to things at work and I no longer have to look them up! I think Yay Doz! (so not my name:p) so yeah, I praise myself when I get something right.
     
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    Your're all full of baloney. :)

    You think about yourself all the time you're awake, at least far more than 5 hours a day. Whether it is positive or negative, it is thought and it is about yourself. I'm: hungry, sleepy, cold, hot, what will I have for lunch....what ever! It's impossible not to think about yourself, you'd die. (Well I guess I'm not thinking anything then so how would I know?)

    We just don't pay close attention to our thoughts. Their trickie little devils and hard to keep track of. Always distracting us from responsibility with pleasure.

    Pleasures, addictive pleasures. If I wasn't addicted to the internet I'd go out and get a bottle of Jack Daniels and get lost in it.

    Yup, we're all full of baloney just Like my lunch.

    :D

    Rickie


    oooopps I guess I missed the part about ego.
     
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    I thought I clarified it in the reply to evizaer, so I pasted what I told him into my original post. Thoughts that build pride in yourself, I don't know how to make it simpler. "I did a good job on that.", "I'm pretty good at singing.", or something.[that's the kind of info i needed... and what i went ahead and assumed, in answering the poll and in my posted reply]

    Your second paragraph doesn't make much sense to me. Explain it to me better, please. I am kind of slow. [sure... glad to oblige... see below]

    i clicked 'none or almost none' although that makes no sense with 'how much' in the question, as i took it to mean 'not at all'...[your poll is headed 'how often do you think about yourself?'... so the response 'none or almost none' makes no sense, since it should be 'not often or not at all' or 'never or next to never'to answer it correctly and grammatically...if you still can't get it, consider a conversation, that would go like this: How often do you talk to yourself?' he asked. 'None,' she answered. ... get it yet?]

    as i divested myself of 'self' over a baker's dozen years ago, i've no reason to, no longer having any ambitions, personal emotional needs/wants, goals, et al. ...if that confuses you, too, let me know and i'll draw you a picture... ;)

    hugs, m
     
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    Actually, I'm full of ham :rolleyes:.
     
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    Well, I see what you're saying. I don't know if you're grammatically correct or not, because all of the things you just said and the things I said in the original poll sound correct to me. Either way, it's not important, since we both understand what it means. :)

    Thanks.
     
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    I spend quite a lot of time being faux-arrogant. That's usually to make someone else laugh though...
     
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    I think about myself a lot. Who doesn't?

    It's not selfish, unless you're zealous about it. How can you not think about yourself? Everything happening, at every moment, interacts with you.
     
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    I try not to think about myself that much. It usually makes me think about things that really bother me, which causes more stress. I usually fill my time with thoughts about writing, lyrics to songs I like, and school.
     
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    I spent a while telling myself in my head that I am good and stuff, like uilding my pride I guess, then convince myself it is all nonsense. You can't win with me. :p
     

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