Created By: JakesBrain on November 17, 2012 Last Edited By: JakesBrain on November 17, 2012

I Can't Stand Me

Meet yourself, become annoyed by same things other people find annoying about you.

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So you've run into yourself. Maybe it's a clone, maybe it's you from an alternate dimension or whatever the case may be. Naturally, their personality is similar to yours -- uncomfortably similar, in fact. After dealing with him or her long enough, you realize you've become absolutely sick of their B.S.... but what you may or may not realize, however (and good for you if you do), is that it's exactly the same as the B.S. that you put out that makes other people sick and tired of you. This may lead, on occasion, to a minor Heroic B.S.O.D..

May be usefully compared and contrasted with Future Me Scares Me or I Hate Past Me; these latter two cases involve characters meeting themselves through time travel, and disliking one another as a result of the intervening years having differentiated their personalities.

  • In an episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Pinkie Pie finds a method of duplicating herself that she hopes to use as a means of more easily dividing her time between her friends. The clone Pinkies focus single-mindedly and obliviously on the goal of having fun -- an aspect of Pinkie's personality that has irritated other characters on several occasions -- and Pinkie herself winds up utterly frustrated with them.
Community Feedback Replies: 4
  • November 17, 2012
    We have this: Other Me Annoys Me
  • November 17, 2012
    That one is strictly about slightly different people. However, No New Stock Phrases.
  • November 17, 2012
  • November 17, 2012
    ^^ Not necessarily different. Even a perfect clone made a moment ago is technically slightly different than its source. "Alternate dimension version" seems like it's the most common Other Me Annoys Me example. Saying this is different from OMAM is way too fine a distinction. What is an example of this that's not an example of that?

    They're the same. The descriptions are even similar. (Though the other one is more elaborated.)