What do I like about myself?

This has always been a tough one for me. Having Borderline Personality Disorder means that I am constantly putting myself down, and my brain is always full of self-criticism and negative self-talk.

Today, as part of my recovery, I’ve decided to actively fight against that and come up with a list of reasons why I like myself. Here goes.

I am a good listener

If someone needs to chat or vent, I’m your person. I think I’m a good listener because I actively listen to people and make them feel truly heard.

I care about others intensely

Part of having BPD means that I feel emotions more intensely than the “average” person, and that’s not always a bad thing. When I care about someone, I care about them with my whole heart, and I think that’s a really good thing.

I have a way with animals

I’ve always loved animals, but I didn’t realise I had a way with them until my parents pointed it out. Whenever I meet a new animal, they seem to instantly become my friend! I don’t know if I give off cool vibes to them, or if I just seem chill, or if they can just tell that I love them so much – either way, they seem to like me.

I am always trying to improve myself and learn more

I consider myself a lifelong learner, and I’m always looking for ways to improve myself and learn more about myself and the world around me.

This might not seem like many reasons, but a year ago, I couldn’t even name one thing that I liked about myself. This exercise felt weird but good.

What do you like about yourself? Let me know in the comments.

Reasons Why I Like Myself (thepatchworkfox.com)

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Written by hazel

mental health blogger and advocate

4 comments

  1. This is a nice post. I liked reading it. To me, this post represents positive affirmation and positive thinking. So well done for that.

    A few things I like about myself are I am caring, kind and giving.

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  2. Yeah, I hate questions like that. I struggle with finding things to like about myself. I struggle with admitting that there are any. I hear that little voice in my head – “who are you to give yourself props like that”. that being said, i like my forearms. i like my kindness. i like my willingness to believe in odd things, even when the logical and science-y side of my brain insists it knows better (aka there might be fairies).

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  3. This is a lovely post. It’s a great idea to look at things that you like about yourself! The thing that I like most about myself is that I’m good at supporting other people. I like to make sure that everyone is doing okay and getting the best from life..

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  4. This post makes me happy! These are all wonderful qualities to have. I like the fact I am resilient and don’t let things keep me down for too long.

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