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Synonyms for self-torment

self-imposed distress

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Meanwhile, the melancholic would neutralize the phlegmatic and the sanguine would neutralize the choleric, since the good-natured cheerfulness of the passive sanguine could not be conceived as being fused with the forbidding anger of the active choleric, any more than the pain and self-torment of the passive melancholic could be conceived as being fused with the contentment and mental self-sufficiency of the active phlegmatic.
I believe "self-judgement" is truer and paradoxically scarier because not everybody is subject to self-torment but no human is immune from self-judgement.
Because a clean sheet at least means the boss can go home and not risk a bout of simmering self-torment -- or find himself gnawing his knuckles to the bone in pained regret.
The Playwright,'' as he is called, celebrates a deep but often turbulent and frustrating friendship with the celebrated South African actor Andre Huguenet, a man who could teach a master class on self-torment.
These patterns may indeed bespeak the intricacy of a grand scheme, but they also suggest that Hemingway had committed himself, for whatever private self-torment, to an infinite deferral of narrative closure, as if he wished on some level to avoid killing off what remained of himself by completing another book.
But one critic despaired: "Robbie's Fitz was a majestic, rumpled hunk of self-torment.
Rachel Brand QC, defending, said Casson, now of Torquay, Devon, has suffered "52 years of self-torment and 52 years of self-loathing".
Bailey, tearing into a dual role of self-torment and bombast, is the obvious example.
Robards ushers in Jung's self-torment gradually; this is not, as written, a likable man.