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 BSOD.

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.

Examples:
  • 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.
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