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I Act More Confident Than I Am

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    For me it Really depends on the subject,

    if I am interested in it or Have to know it for one reason or another, I get Deep into the subject matter and learn all I can and while I am learning "I fake it, 'til I make it" It is that way with a new job too, I go into the interview and/or the first day/week on the job and...
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy 31-35, M Jan 7, 2014

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    I have become more confident about talking

    about myself online here. I'm still pretty reserved (well, shy I guess) in real life which is ok. At first on ep I was quite nervous even tho I was hiding behind my pseudonym, and I deleted quite a few stories and comments that embarrased me. Now I'm more open, and explore...
    pat8709 pat8709 46-50, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Great Lesson...

    A teacher of mine once said a rather insightful thing during a lecture. He said that confidence and self-esteem are two very different things. To be confident is to project a certain self-assurance to those around you. To have self-esteem is to actually believe in yourself and...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    I Often Hear....

    ....that I am the bravest, strongest person that people know...how that can be true, when I am a quivering bowl full of jelly on the inside, I do not know... Yet, in true Gloria Gaynor fashion, I have survived all that life has thrown at me, and all that I have concocted out my...
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    I Am Always Surprised By How Confident I Appear To Be!

    People always says things to me like "your so confident you could do anything" or "your the most confident I know".  I'm always surprised by such remarks, i just don't realise just how confident I appear to be.  I always come across as being really enthusiastic and...
    eelarc eelarc 26-30, F Mar 8, 2010

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    Best Face Forward

    Call it pride nor predjudice I maintain the facade.  So weak, so flawed. Broken and bent, not quite spent. This whirlwind that changes the songs.   Not the snobbery of pretense, no that would be shallow To worship  the tangible things. Having...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 7, 2008

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    Is it possible to have the most confidence in

    yourself but at the same time but not feel confident ... If that makes sense to anyone ?
    SpaceGhost24 SpaceGhost24 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    “You crave the deepest connections with

    others, but you don’t trust to let anyone in.”
    heymaia heymaia 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2014

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    Acting

    i act overly confident with everything i do. but in my head im thinking im going to fail i just know i will. i think i do this more to make myself believe i can do it more than i am for other people. i have low self confidence in myself. but i try to just brush it off.
    bigc420 bigc420 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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    great point. I think you have a great point of view
    goldenwest goldenwest 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. No one...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    who knew closing your facebook down would be such a big deal ?OMG i walk into the mall to pick some things up say hi to one of my old class mates and they wouldnt get off the...
    MyraTomPhil MyraTomPhil 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Silent figures pass by me everyday, only some have more features than others. Faces of devils taunt me so, those quiet angels wipe my tears. Almost it seems as if I'm not truly...
    colorfulrainbow19 colorfulrainbow19 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I used to feel this way and I used to have very low confidence in myself. I refused to talk to anyone, I refused to include myself in anyone's conversations and anyone's parties. I...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    WARNING - this post may contain information distressing to younger female readers. I have not posted as unsuitable for those under eighteen as very young girls are at risk of FMG...
    Jerryattic Jerryattic 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    ...that some of those things I wished never came true. I'm thankful to the cosmos for the time lag between wishing and wish fulfilment. I am aware today that those things would...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Words are completely meaningless if a person does not mean them by showing it through their actions. Saying it is one thing, but actually meaning it, and proving that you mean it...
    RainEmbrace RainEmbrace 31-35, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    So here is my latest rant... I know for a fact my husband has snapchat, linked in, and other apps but he isn't adding me on them. Also he has dating apps. But always denies any...
    Elsi3 Elsi3 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    hmmmm so she says shes "sad all the time" , but in her photo she is smiling.... gee!
    misssuppression misssuppression 41-45, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    Many people think I'm just a chill, friendly person. COMPLETELY different on the inside. Every little criticism follows me forever. You looked at me weird? You must hate me omg I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    hi I am very sensitive in the emotional person with a click my finger can cry just like that & when I see little girls cry to
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Being sensitive towards other people makes me feel like they will look down on me and feel bad for me, and that is one thing I really fear. But I believe I need to be more...
    swik swik 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I think most people are I wish I was able to just block it out but I'm not
    ulonely2 ulonely2 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    It's true. I don't like wemon being too tan, pale wemon are more attractive to me. Though a little tan is okay.
    Himidio Himidio 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I look like I'm day dreaming or making small talk, my senses are absorbing everything. I wish I had an 'off' switch sometimes.
    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Words are powerful, they separate us from animalkind, connecting minds. If you actions speak louder, how pure must they be?
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M a week ago

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    When I'm on a stage,I become that character. I don't see public,just "me" in that little world that I play. I find comfort and I feel more confident there.
    Lyra42 Lyra42 13-15, F a week ago

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    i wish i can be more confident with my height. im a girl and i am really tall. i am 172 cm or 5'8", and thats really tall for asian girl right? and the average height of asian...
    osh0412 osh0412 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 30

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    And I feel happy doing so. I really value appreciation of giving. If someone, willingly or unwillingly fulfils your expectation or extends your vision, I believe their action...
    eternique eternique 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I've been realizing lately that the people who I will call first no matter the situation are my real friends. I've met alot of nice people who I like to talk to & laugh with but...
    HarmonyVents HarmonyVents 31-35, F Jan 28

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    To people who have given up: just remember that you have no idea what happened in the past and you have no idea what can happen in your future. Confide in the unknown rather than...
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 Jan 28

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    I may be the quiet guy but, I am observing pretty much everyone within my range. People tend to be really surprised when I actually give them advice and it works their reply is...
    MrBugsyMalone MrBugsyMalone 13-15, M Jan 27

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    It really annoys me when a user who is 18+ judges me, just based on the fact that I am under 18. They really do underestimate our knowledge. I've met other teens that understand...
    RainbowBlaze RainbowBlaze 13-15 6 Responses Jan 26

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    Well, I'm off to bed. Just shaved all over and now feeling so smooth. Slipping into a black short lacy baby doll with matching satin panties. I will keep my red nail polish on but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 25

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    Actions always Speaks louder than words
    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I have been wearing girls clothes whenever possible since i can remember,they feel so right wish i had the body and looks to be able to wear them allways
    denise6913 denise6913 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    I'm trying to be that person that is defined by my actions. I don't want be be pigeon-holed by anything. I want be defined by what I do with my life and what I choose to surround...
    justonelk justonelk 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Hence why I made http://live-another-day.boards.net/ to help people through. Sure, we can sit all day and say "I want to help those who are struggling". But talking won't help if...
    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F Jan 23

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    People who have a constant bad demeanor towards others of different cultures or who have something unique in them need to learn that just because people have there own way about...
    MorgansView MorgansView 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 23

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