Being sorry for himself - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be sorry for (oneself)
To be focused on one's own unhappiness. I know you're disappointed that opportunity didn't work out, but you need to stop being sorry for yourself and start auditioning again.
be/feel ˈsorry for yourself (informal, disapproving) be/feel unhappy because you think other people have treated you badly, etc: You can’t sit there feeling sorry for yourself all day.