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I Act More Confident Than I Am

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 156 People

    “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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    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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    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 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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    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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    A Front!

    I act more confident than I am a lot! I guess I do it to protect myself. I feel that if people knew how I really felt and let then see my vunerability they would take advantage. Most people who know me think I'm so confident, in fact they would probably say I'm the most confident...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    Sometimes I can pull it off sometimes I can't.

    I'm actually a decent actor in many situations though. i'll admit there were times in my past where my mentality was "act the role until you can own it or grow into it."
    greenrust greenrust 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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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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    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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    What are some things I can buy to feel more confident? Like hang a picture up on my wall or buy a book
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F May 6

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    Yes,I believe actions speak louder than words but actions can also be deceiving. A person can act a certain way to make you think they are what they act but I believe their actions...
    aloqui aloqui 18-21, F 6 Responses May 12

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    I don't know if this is the right board or forum to write this in so please excuse me if its not. Since the age of 12 i have required my son who is now 16 to wear girls clothes. At...
    Amywonders Amywonders 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    I don't know if this is the right board or forum to write this in so please excuse me if its not. Since the age of 12 i have required my son who is now 16 to wear girls clothes. At...
    Amywonders Amywonders 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 30

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    I failed more times than I’d like to remember. I failed as a son, a student, a worshipper, a friend, and as a member of society. Everything has became a reminder of my...
    thesontheheir thesontheheir 26-30, M May 21

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    Just before we fall asleep, I always experience this hormone release from the body. kind of like the sleep fairy has sprinkled its dust. It puts the body to asleep. As this...
    NobodyFrvr NobodyFrvr 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Actions speak louder that words and your actions have been speaking more and longer than your words...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F May 12

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    I am quite a shy person. I blush easily. I am socially awkward around new people and find it difficult to strike up friendships. I've always been comfortable in my own company. But...
    kellyloveslife kellyloveslife 18-21, F 1 Response May 20

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    Good afternoon everyone friends. This is more of a question. I have a girl who says she's me. But all day she's been begging me for money to pay for a class that she took that she...
    Miguel55 Miguel55 46-50, M 3 Responses May 2

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    i literally can't STAND people who think looks are what's important and then they act surprise when that 'good looking' person, turns out to have the personality of a sponge, and...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend listen to me cry on the phone for about 20 mins, because my grandpa is sick & dying. He seemed careless almost as if he had much better to do, but didn't communicate...
    IamGreat16 IamGreat16 22-25, F 20 Responses 2 days ago

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    Good evening everyone. Thank you for your positive words and support. Only to me grateful for all that you shared here. Thank you for helping me through this. Yes there's many...
    Miguel55 Miguel55 46-50, M May 2

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    Peeps, before you get enraged and swing a hatchet at me, PLEASE hear me out: this is just an observation. I do NOT hate men, or anybody for that matter. Anyway, from what I have...
    Bibiana554 Bibiana554 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    actions tell us things change. even if nothing is said. everything is different.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 7

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    Words are meaningless without an authentic action that follows it...
    ANELEGANTLADY ANELEGANTLADY 46-50, F 1 Response May 13

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    I have always believed strongly in this. I have seen way too many people describe themselves in such a way, and then the way they carried themselves and interacted with others...
    AKLady15 AKLady15 26-30, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    your actions speak so loudly, i can not hear what you say...
    mscindydfw mscindydfw 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I like personality more than looks. :)
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve 26-30, F 4 Responses May 6

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    Good morning everyone good morning good morning everyone we have an opportunity to go out there today and make a difference in the world with that. I hope all of you rested well...
    Miguel55 Miguel55 46-50, M 2 Responses May 13

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    Good evening everyone. So many stories of it tonight have been so touching. So many lives are being changed here. Thank you each and everyone for contributing. And the love in the...
    Miguel55 Miguel55 46-50, M May 13

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    Good evening everyone. Hope everyone is had a good day. Say this is my thing the other day I had a girl contact me on Facebook. We took it to messenger we were talking good and...
    Miguel55 Miguel55 46-50, M 4 Responses May 18

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    Social Media exposes a lot of things that wouldn't be exposed had it not existed. People post their every move. Relationships seem to be weaker due to outside influences. People...
    ATLsLadyLuck ATLsLadyLuck 36-40, F 3 Responses May 18

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    If only we realised this, it would save a lot of heartache.
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 14 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I am tired of Seeing Mr. cmmacneil's Blogs. And reading his story. Can someone help me how could I can read or be connected to other members? be friendzs with them?
    lifestopliving lifestopliving 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    We have to give Grandpa Viagra so that he doesn't roll out of bed
    1chuck2 1chuck2 31-35, M 1 Response May 3

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    Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people; before you tell me how much you love your God, Show me in how much you love all His...
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 4 Responses May 3

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    My son had a 3Musketeer bar... He offered me half. Surprise lit his eyes And a smile, his face, When I gave it back. Sometimes......... It IS the thought that counts.
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 5 Responses May 3

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    Good happy Monday morning everyone. I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend. This begins a new week. Well I hope we can go out to make a difference. Which is done his life going...
    Miguel55 Miguel55 46-50, M May 4

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    Yep. Lead by example! That's one of my mottos that I am working towards.
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F 6 Responses May 8

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    Say what you really mean, and really mean what you say. Then prove it.
    Danielle1011 Danielle1011 51-55, F 3 Responses May 9

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    For 19 years i never thought people could tell if your insecure just by looking at you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 11

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    18 years apart despite knows the exact location. Multiple lies told to avoid responsibility. Much reckless and selfish behavior concerned only with self gratifying. Family ties...
    SteppeChild SteppeChild 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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