Self Harmers have suffered so much they will cut themselves or injure themselves to relieve themselves of emotional pain. Sometimes a self harmer may think "yes, you can hurt me...But so can I..."*cuts arm/headbuts wall...etc*
Sexual abuse, bullying or just mental isolation could cause self harm. Many self harmers are pressured into dressing an calling themselves emo
so people will understand what is wrong with them...Which then leads to them being labelled attention seekers and feeling worse. It's a vicious cycle.
Self harm can sometimes go beyond cutting arms. I rub hairspray into them after which hurts like hell.
Sometimes self harmers stop before a certain using a cutting implement e.g razor, kitchen knife (but a craft knife seems to be fine...i should know)
Most self harmers are normal people who have suffered and have not "got over it" even if the event happened years ago. They may act manic depressive or paranoid, and have no trust. They act differently around people who they know, pretending to be happy and bubbly, or just very shy...
Me. I am a self harmer. I am not proud of my battle scars, and I wish you could see how f*cked up you left me. But I don't. You're happy, I'm not. What good would I do do by making you feel guilty and unhappy? I won't show you my blood, since I have no heart to bleed from anymore.
I'm not emo I just hate myself.