self-pity


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self-pity

A mental defense mechanism involving self-blame, negativism, feelings of rejection, worthlessness, hopelessness, or isolation.
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For a musician who could have (justifiably) wallowed in self-pity and sunk into depression following a double whammy of professional and personal setbacks the ebullient face of Black Label Society has never sounded better.
For these people to wallow in self-pity is ridiculous.
Some descend into pits of melancholy and self-pity.
We will be mired in self-pity, if not fear, if we focus on our own actions in these texts.
They've taken their toll, these tragedies, but there's no time for self-pity. "Cleo is a tower of strength," says Mary Hart, director of operations.
I didn't tell anyone about my morning exercise in self-pity, let alone Roberta.
Chapters tell of her meditations upon such things as self-pity vs.
Adoff dramatically captures the self-pity and self-centeredness of this eighth-grade boy, as well as his very real pain and doubt through the turbulent period after his father's death.
But I was consumed with depression and self-pity, not clever story ideas that would further the adventures of my gay protagonist.
"Too much time is wasted on self-pity and self-doubt," she says.
When I was working on Nickel and Dimed, one employer--a housecleaning service--administered a test asking whether I was subject to moods of self-pity. Hey, if you're applying for a job paying $6 and change an hour, you have a right to a little self-pity.
Scousers have been accused by outsiders of inhabiting self-pity city.