When I'm by myself, I'm dashing and sassy: two in one.
If you exchange my right for left, then your sticks and stones may hurt my skin.
Remove one of my parts and I'll be dependent on you, but you won't mind.
Changing my tail can change my appearance; that can be an extra benefit.
If I was as plush as a Beanie Baby, I might be wildly attractive.
Add a double letter and jostle me about, and I'll annoy you.
Switch one of me with its successor and I'll annoy you more.
Switch another one of me with its successor and you may stumble backwards.
Turn me around, cut off my head, figure me out and be rewarded.
Substitute me for an imminent part and I am essentially me inside me.

What am I?
What ten other things did I transform into?

  • $\begingroup$ Why did you write a riddle about yourself? $\endgroup$
    – n_plum
    Jun 15, 2017 at 21:57
  • $\begingroup$ It took you 27 seconds to add that comment. Stalker much? :) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Jun 15, 2017 at 21:58
  • $\begingroup$ New questions tab is usually open ;) $\endgroup$
    – n_plum
    Jun 15, 2017 at 22:21
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    $\begingroup$ This is seriously hard.... I get the whole thing, but unless I can get one word, I am not getting anywhere.... Well, I mean, the first line is obviously "Rubio" but somehow the other lines don't seem to work after that. $\endgroup$ Jun 16, 2017 at 0:23
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    $\begingroup$ @stackreader what about the lines where it's talking about annoying us :P $\endgroup$ Jun 16, 2017 at 6:18

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You are


and became


Of these

PRETTY and IMPERTINENT are due to suggestions in comments from MOehm and Hugh Meyers. (PRETTY is (PERT+TY)*, and IMPERTINENT is IMMINENT with one M replaced with PERT.) And TWERP is following a hint from Rubio himself in the comments. W is a double letter, don'tcha see?) I was in some doubt about these until confirmed by Rubio in comments :-).

  • $\begingroup$ Very good! Could the last one be some wordplay that involves substituting the m in imminent with pert to get impertinent -- I'm pert in ent? $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Jun 16, 2017 at 10:29
  • $\begingroup$ That's an extremely clever idea, but the "-ent" doesn't make any sense to me at present if it's right. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Jun 16, 2017 at 10:32
  • $\begingroup$ It didn't make sense to me either, but I had hoped that you could figure out how it might fit. $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Jun 16, 2017 at 10:34
  • $\begingroup$ Clearly you just finagle the word a bit and get Rubio! $\endgroup$
    – n_plum
    Jun 16, 2017 at 12:12
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    $\begingroup$ Hugh's proposals are all very plausible, especially with MOehm's modification. It's almost as if Hugh is good with riddles or something. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Jun 16, 2017 at 13:47

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