I've never really been a "cutter", but I do self harm when I'm feeling extremely distressed, usually by punching myself, hitting myself with things, punching walls and other hard objects, even intentionally running my head into walls... I like to think that I'm a reasonably intelligent person, and I understand that this behavior is stupid and quite dangerous. I have my reasons for doing it, and usually when I'm that upset, I care little for the potential consequences. My question is, is it common for men and boys who suffered a lot of physical abuse in their childhood to resort to this form of self harm? Or am I just some kind of psychotic idiot?