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10.
substitute problems for people who have no real life worries.

problems that would not exist if the "issuee" would only stop thinking about them, unlike authentic problems such as hunger, disease, poverty etc.
1: i need an excuse to listen to anti-conformist music
2: why?
1: so i can be cool
2: *SLAPS!!*

1: i cut myself...
2: why?!
1: it's my "self abusive coping strategy"
2: *ONE INCH SLAPZ!!!!*
by skunky December 26, 2004
 
1.
Fancy and elegant way to say "problems".
It is so used nowadays, that people often feel proud and want everyone to know about them.
Poor bastard... he has problems. I, have issues.
I don't have drug problems, I have chemical dependancy issues.
by BlackBMX January 30, 2006
 
2.
Euphemism used in human dynamics, including but not limited to romances, workplaces and general social discourse.
It is used by X, who is miffed at Y’s refusal to be manipulated by X or act in a way that X wishes them to. X is socially precluded from saying, “Damn! Y won’t bend to my will, which is the only thing that matters! Me! ME! MEEEEEE!!!!! Curses!”, and so, rather, quietly responds with the back of the verbal hand, slyly denigrating Y as having “issues”. The “issue”, of course, is that Y has enough character or determination not to dance like a monkey to X’s tune. The term is non-gender specific, as both men and women are likely to use it in some form or another.
Example 1: John Doe has tried to inveigle Jane Moe into bed. She says no. Thwarted, John Doe sneers that, “well, you know, Jane Moe has Issues regarding strong men”, pejoratively implying lesbian tendencies . Reality: John Doe is an irritating, self-satisfied blowhard and well worth avoiding.

Example 2: Jane Fictional has tried to alter the conduct of her boyfriend, John Examplefellow. He refuses to make changes that are, in her view, necessary to improve the relationship; he has reasons for doing so, based on his experience(s) and/or view(s), and presents them. Jane will complain to her friends that John “can’t move forward because he has Issues”. Reality: she is nettled that she is unable to “fix the rules” of the relationship, and ascribes this not to controlling tendencies on her part but to nonexistent problems on his.

Translation Assistance. When one hears the phrase “(s)he has issues…”, mentally edit the phrase to read “(s)he won’t do what I want” and see if that more accurately describes the real outlook of the speaker. If it does, you have identified and isolated the Euphemism, and can run for shelter at your best speed.
by seeker6079 October 26, 2005
 
3.
revenge, or payback. This form originated in South East Louisiana.
Oh, that boy shot my cousin?! He gon get his issue!
by Adrienne B. November 06, 2004
 
4.
1. Topics for discussion or debate.

2. Euphemism for "problems" used by women and effeminate men. These people want to appear to be too polite to say
"problems," so they say "issues."
Joe: "I have issues."
Schmoe: "You have ISSUES?! What are you, some kind of girly man? Women have issues. Men have PROBLEMS."
Joe: "Oh, you're such an issuephobe!"
by Sneaky Snyde June 07, 2005
 
5.
a problem,(a colloquialism)
I had an issue with the control panel.
by The Return of Light Joker July 23, 2008
 
6.
word that is used to descirbe your feelings that someone should be seeking help in the mental sence
you got some issues man!
by Mutley the dog December 19, 1999
 
7.
Type One Issue: That component of a your character that is screwed up due to a previous relationship.
Type Two Issue: That component of a your character which will be screwed up due to your current relationship.
Type Three Issue: What your current boyfriend or girlfriend has when your Type One Issue gets in the way of their attempts to give you a Type Two Issue.
Example: Any furious domestic argument; see your own life for examples. You probably have issues about it.
by Seeker6079 January 21, 2006