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A feeling of worthlessness where one decides that one does not deserve the esteem of others.

Often a sign of depression, if genuine. The person suffering from self-hate will berate themself for every mistake and faux-pas and use it as confirmation of their uselessness.

Those who show appreciation for someone experiencing an episode of self-hate may well be rejected, as having no taste.

Not to be confused with self-deprecation or fishing for compliments. The self-hater wants other people to concur with their low opinion of themselves, not deny it.

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