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Less introversion, more openness

I've solidified some tendencies over the last 10 years or so that I wish I could dissolve. It looks like introversion, but that's not a perfect label. It is not coping strategies that I seek, but ideas to really effect change, and any hope you can give me that such change is possible. [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing on Aug 6, 2016 - 22 answers

Credit as a copywriter?

My photographer client does not want to credit me for my accompanying copy or provide me with a testimonial for my work. Suck it up or cut him loose? [more inside]
posted by Caskeum on Jun 7, 2016 - 15 answers

Is he a narcissist, or just very self-centred?

I've been dating a guy (30) for half a year, and though I am blinded by love, I'm starting to see signs that he could be narcissistic, but am not sure. [more inside]
posted by palomago on Aug 18, 2014 - 45 answers

Everybody thinks they have good sense of humor but they can't all have..

I take everything seriously and overthink every last thing. How can I lighten the f- up? [Long, drawn out, unfun, over-thought more inside.] [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Jun 24, 2014 - 36 answers

My own personal ESPN Body Issue

I guess I have the body (and ego) to ask this: Does anyone have any advice or suggestions on getting nude photos in the style of the ESPN body issue taken of one's self? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Jul 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Ego pain and art: advice?

I'd like to spend more time reading serious literature or viewing art, but I find my ego keeps getting in the way. Advice, please? [more inside]
posted by Musashi Daryl on Jun 24, 2013 - 27 answers

What are some incredible self-love hip-hop anthems?

I want to collect hip-hop tracks where the message is "This MC is an incredible person and you should listen to what they're saying, doofus." I want the high-energy high-ego stuff. [more inside]
posted by insteadofapricots on Sep 7, 2012 - 21 answers

Help me learn to swallow my pride

How can I learn to not take others' success/intelligence as an affront to my own? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 - 22 answers

How to check the grass on both sides of the fence

How do I approach a competitor about applying for a job without jeopardizing my current position? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Keeping Your Soul Without Losing Your Edge

I have, unexpectedly, become something of a celebrity and I think it's changing my behavior for the worse. In short, I am worried I am becoming a complete pill because I now have the freedom to tell people to screw off. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 - 58 answers

Teach me to be a less of a jerk

My behaviour towards a friend of mine is sort of cruddy, and I'd like an outside perspective on how to change it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Apparently everyone in my class hates me.

Apparently I am very disliked by the majority of my class. This was only just revealed to me, and has upset me very much. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by althanis on Sep 14, 2009 - 39 answers

How do I give money to a friend who is too proud to accept it?

A friend of mine is coming in from a couple hours away (each way) for the night (halloween party), and money is tight on her end. I would go pick her up myself, but have to work late into the afternoon and wouldn't have time to drive up and back twice between today and tomorrow. I want to give her the money for gas (I am in a much better position financially), since I know this is a big expense for her and she is saving me the trip, but she is very independent and does not want me reimbursing her. How can I get her to accept it without making damaging her ego or seeming like this is out of pity?
posted by pennstatephil on Oct 31, 2008 - 21 answers

Help me not care.

How can I ignore my ego and feelings of self-importance? [more inside]
posted by PFL on Oct 30, 2008 - 19 answers

Lack of ego, whats that all about?

A woman i met off a dating site once told me I didnt have much ego. Looking on the internet I found something called "lack of ego mastery" in relation to "understanding psychological assessment" [more inside]
posted by browolf on Oct 28, 2007 - 24 answers

Extinguish My Ego

Help me extinguish my ego. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 22, 2007 - 29 answers

Comparing Achievements Site

Does anyone remember the name of a site where you would enter your achievements and then it would round-robin everyone's achievements and users would compare the two and vote on the better one? Kind of lot of "hot or not" for your life.
posted by FeldBum on Feb 21, 2006 - 1 answer

How can I tell my boyfriend that those things I thought were orgasms weren't?

My boyfriend and I met when I was very young and inexperienced, and we've been together for almost 10 years now. I've always enjoyed our sex life, especially my ability to have multiple orgasms. But wait. Now that I'm older and a bit more in touch with myself, so to speak, I've realized I hadn't really been having orgasms at all. Because I'm just starting to now. My boyfriend thinks he's losing his skills because I'm having one orgasm with him, if at all, and I've skirted around talking about it by saying that it's just different now. We're really open with each other and we talk about everything honestly, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to gently broach this topic since I didn't when I first became aware of it. How can I share the truth and preserve his ego?
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2004 - 18 answers

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