What does self-hatred mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-disgust, self-hatred(noun)

    shame resulting from strong dislike of yourself or your actions


  1. self-hatred(Noun)

    Hatred of oneself.


  1. Self-hatred

    Self-hatred refers to an extreme dislike or hatred of oneself, or being angry at or even prejudiced against oneself. The term is also used to designate a dislike or hatred of a group, family, social class, mental illness, or stereotype to which one belongs and/or has. For instance, "ethnic self-hatred" is the extreme dislike of one's ethnic group or cultural classification. It may be associated with aspects of autophobia. The term "self-hatred" is used infrequently by psychologists and psychiatrists, who would usually describe people who hate themselves as "persons with low self-esteem". Self-hatred and shame are important factors in some or many mental disorders, especially disorders that involve a perceived defect of oneself. Self-hatred is also a symptom of many personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder, as well as depression. It can also be linked to guilt for someone's own actions that he or she views as wrongful, e.g. survivor guilt.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-hatred in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-hatred in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Basil W. Maturin:

    We never get to love by hate, least of all by self-hatred.

  2. Ezra Dolezal:

    When she applied they thought she was a black student, when she came there, they saw she was white and she wasn't treated that well, especially by people that worked there. She probably started developing this kind of dislike for being white and dislike for white people. She used to tell Izaiah ... that all white people are racists. She might have developed some self-hatred.

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