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I Alway Feel Ugly

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    It's a habit. I don't actually remember a time

    I did feel pretty.y parents, friends, siblings, and enemies always told me I was ugly. So, eventually, I started to believe it.
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    When You Notice Your Imperfections,

    You Feel Discontentment - (Side note, isn't it supposed to be always, not alway? :O Never mind) It all started when I was 11. I was going through a difficult time in life, constantly arguing with my parents, bickering with my brothers, getting lower grades in school and I...
    jadetheloner jadetheloner 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    People always say that I'm cute,

    but I don't believe them. I never believe people when they say I am beautiful. I never thought I was, and I still don't think I am. I feel like I should be skinnier, and just better looking in general. I've been told that 130 lbs is a good weight for a 16 year old girl who is 5...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Feel Ugly?

    My name is Shira and I have been reading all your posts and have even reached out to some of you about a project I am working on. I am looking for people for a new documentary TV series that will follow women as they embark on the emotional journey toward changing their...
    11thstreetcasting 11thstreetcasting 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I can't help it. No one understands how I feel.

    I'm so ****** up. I never feel good about myself. I'm so insecure. I never show anyone tho. No one knows I have issues. Not even my boyfriend. I think I'm way pass the point to get help:( .I just wish I was beautiful. Is it too much to ask?
    Manooooo Manooooo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I'm Not Beautiful

    I've been called beautiful recently. To be honest i really dont see it. I can look through the pictures taken of me by friends and family and point out the flaws i see. I cant stand to look at pictures of me most of the time. I only like keeping the ones i think look okay...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 9, 2012

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    I am a staunch believer of the opinion

    that everyone is beautiful, even if not in the way that the world perceives beauty. But, I guess it comes down to it that I really am just an ugly guy who's not ready to accept his ugliness :(
    Aly1607 Aly1607 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    May I Die With Honour...or Live to See Better Days

    To mention an institution as horrific and seditious with regards to the life of a child is a task that goes against my better judgment. Positive efficacious existence is inundated by a tide of anguish, thrust upon those so innocent as to not recognize the in-evident fate about to...
    forlornhope forlornhope 16-17, M 9 Responses Oct 7, 2007

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    I'M Working On It.

    I used to hate how I looked. I have a large nose and I am very pale. My weight goes up and down. (Though I am not morbidly obese.) When people would compliment me on my looks, I would feel really awkward. Now I feel a little better. I had to work on it by pointing out...
    carlee1212 carlee1212 18-21, F Jun 1, 2013

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    I've got the best advice

    for this. Ok imagine yourself as a 10 year old child again..( if you can't imagine, get photograph to jog your memory ) now close your eyes and imagine yourself as child sat or standing next to you. Now tell that child they are ugly and worthless. Exactly you can't!!! You are...
    benzo12 benzo12 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    How Can I Not?

    when i look at picters and hear people talking about me i just think about how Ugly i really am! All my friends say im really pertty and alot of guys would love to go out with me, but i dont see it :( I feel so ugly Plus what would people see in me, my family dont have money...
    indigoangel3 indigoangel3 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Ugliest Woman Alive

    that's how i felt when he............... rejected me.     and i hate myself for feeling that way.  don't worry, guys.  i'll be fine.  i just need to get this off my chest.  :)  
    SweetAppleBlossom SweetAppleBlossom 26-30, F 21 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Even when people compliment me I don't feel

    anything. I've always been shy and quiet just so nobody will look at me. I'm always awkward around the guys I like because I don't want them looking at me cause I'm not good enough for them. It's not anything a compliment from people can change it's something I have to start to...
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 25

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    Quasimodo.

    I'm the type of girl you don't notice. I've never felt beautiful. Always had confidence and self esteem issues. I guess I have my home life to thank for that. My own father thinks I'm a piece of **** so I can only imagine what a complete stranger thinks of me. Growing up I was an...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I know I'm ugly,I'm not cute,

    different looking, pretty in the right light. I'm strait up ugly! I have droopy ugly eyes, big nose,mannish face.I've been yelled at in the street, told to kill my self as no one could ever love me. I'm a good person but no one sees this. I have Turner syndrome and people treat...
    RoseLaRose RoseLaRose 26-30, F 11 Responses Jan 22

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    I feel like I'm letting myself go again.

    I'm letting myself eat more, not treating my acne as much. I need to stop myself and turn this around right now I want to feel good about myself again, at least a little bit. I also gotta be looking good for the boys. ;)
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    When ever I look in the mirror I always am like

    "where is my make up bag!!!" because I feel like I look ugly with out it. And the only time I feel pretty is when I am am not looking in the mirrir
    regulare05 regulare05 13-15, F 10 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    People always tell me how attractive

    and handsome i am, but i just don't see it.
    hopefulhesitation hopefulhesitation 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 1

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    Bleh I know I'm not even

    that ugly but I always feel ugly and boys don't like me and I'm awkward n ****. :/
    yuuung yuuung 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    Looked Through, Instead Of Looked At

    I have spent my entire life feeling ugly. To the point that I don't even question it any more. From my parents telling me I would have to work harder than everyone else because I wasn't pretty like other girls, to my sister going through a ten year long stage where it was her...
    Minaarchangel Minaarchangel 26-30, F Sep 19, 2012

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    jacksonfactory jacksonfactory 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I always feel ugly I wish

    that I feel beautiful I wish someone would say that I am beautiful but I feel like they are lying, I feel so ugly I don't know why?! It sadden me, I can't help it, everytime I see my body I wanna vomit or cry, my mama keeps saying you just need to excise cuz I have lost tons...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think I'm pretty but by the way people look

    at me they tell me other wise
    iammee13 iammee13 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 18

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    People always say I am not ugly

    but I can't help but feel disgusted once I look in the mirror especially getting undressed and see my full body.. I am overweight. But that's not jut it, I have scars all over my body and thy makes me feel so disgusted with myself cause I am the one that put them there. I feel...
    itsjustbrit itsjustbrit 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 1

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    I always feel ugly when I talk to people

    and u fear that I'll never find someone
    shawni312 shawni312 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I Am Ugly

    Bad genes you might say. I've never been a pretty girl not because I have a bad hairstyle or makeup. My bone structure is awfully manly and if I had a short hairstyle and I was wearing a suit you would point fingers at me saying 'who's that ugly boy?'. I'm pretty used to my...
    BlindFate BlindFate 18-21, F Sep 24, 2012

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    I honestly can't help it,

    as much as I try. And I hate talking about it, because I feel like I seem needy.
    myrandomusername myrandomusername 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    So i do apologize to all of you

    that see my profile pic, i know it probably hurts your eyes.
    anton88 anton88 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Ugly!

    My entire life I have felt extremely ugly. I was never told that I was beautiful unless I brought up the subject. My family never told me I was beautiful and my friends would always say your cute but you could loose some weight. I have a thyorid problem that prevents me from...
    Randythots Randythots 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2011

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    I've always been so insecure about my looks.

    And I finally fell in love with a man that made me feel beautiful, until he left me and told me that he wasn't happy with me. I now feel that I will not find anybody that thinks I am beautiful enough to love. I think about it everyday and it hurts badly.
    GhostBusterAsh GhostBusterAsh 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 19

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    I always find it so ironic

    that I'm not happy with the way I am. I mean, I function, at the very least. But I'm not beautiful - at least wherever the hell I'm living right now. I'm never good looking enough for the people I go out with. And on top of which, I don't put out. I'm sorry for being so bitter...
    schemily03 schemily03 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 8

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    Unhappieness

      I always feel ugly...positively grotesque. The uglier I feel the more I stare into a mirror. I stare and stare until I appeal utterly repulsive. I feel inadequate as a result...almost a detriment to my friends. I don’t stare in the mirror anymore. The less I look at...
    forlornhope forlornhope 16-17, M 8 Responses Sep 5, 2007

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    I hate myself. I look in the mirror

    and wonder "Why do I have to look like this?" I look at the pretty girls in my school and think "Can't I just be them?" I have awesome friends. They tell me I'm pretty, but it's not true. I know they just say it because they're my friends... I've been called ugly by boys many...
    Dreamscape98x Dreamscape98x 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    I know this is probably a very cliche thing

    for a young women, but every second of the day I feel absolutely repulsive. I'm constantly comparing myself to other girls I see, and always wishing it were different. I feel like guys are automatically turned off by me, and always look at my friends. I know this is pathetic...
    rachh4321 rachh4321 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    feelinghelpless4 feelinghelpless4 16-17, F 8 Responses Jun 8

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    I wish I could tie you up in my shoes make you

    feel unpretty too, I was told that I was beautiful but what does that mean to you, look into the mirror who's inside there. The one with the long hair, same old me again today.
    AnonMily AnonMily 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I don't always feel confident

    and i feel like everyone is judging me. There are a lot of features that i hate on myself and those are the only ones i see
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    Abnormally Ugly

    i have felt ugly since i was 13.i have a big face on a short petite body.i am not very short but actually my legs are short.i look abnormal.i have always been made fun of by my relatives and friends. it was not a big issue for me when i was in school . i always knew that i...
    uglygirl2 uglygirl2 22-25, F 11 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    I think everyone finds themselves unattractive

    at some point in their life. Sometimes I feel like many people wait their whole lives just for someone to convince them otherwise.
    sammichs sammichs 16-17, F May 27

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    I Am Sick And Tired Of Being Ugly..............................

    Today has been a very bad day so I really need to vent!!!!!   I am 48 andI am so ugly. So I know personally how it is to be an "unattractive" woman. I think that most people would consider me as *Very* ugly, instead of simply *Ugly*, judging by the comments I have...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 17 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    it is true.. i always feel ugly.

    in fact, i am sure that i am ugly (i have seen myself in the mirror, after all).. but quite honestly, i no longer care.. it is just what i look like, it is not who i am.. i don't want to be liked for my appearance anyway. being ugly, i know that when someone likes me, loves me...
    inthebelljar inthebelljar 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 7

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    June4U June4U 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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    my insecurity has ruined everything

    for me. i can't look in a mirror without wanting to cry. i can't take a compliment because i feel like i'm being lied to. i am completely repulsed by my own body, and my family thinks its just a cry for attention. they don't understand what it's like to wake up and just hate...
    kr1sten kr1sten 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    imjustateenager imjustateenager 13-15, F 2 Responses May 27

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    I Wish I Were Pretty

    Someone told me once I was cute as a child. Then they added, matter-of-factly, 'but you're not pretty now'. Looks have always been an issue for me. Not that I'm hideous, realistically speaking, (though I sometimes think I am!) but it hurts to always be the one ignored when...
    xryss xryss 31-35, F 11 Responses May 19, 2008

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    Ugly Duckling

     yep thats me. the ugly duckling..and im gonna blame it all on the media and the pressure thats placed on girls from an early age. i dont stand a chance against someone with hair and make-up people and a sylist on constant standby. oh and i cant forget about photoshop....well...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    A million people could tell me I'm gorgeous

    but it wouldn't mean a thing because they don't mean anything.
    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I Am As Ugly As You Can Get

    I have no self esteem at all. I wish I did, but I just think so bad of myself. It has been a constant battle to gain some self esteem but I somehow manage to always think bad about myself. Everything and everyone makese me feel so ugly. I compare myself too much to everyone. I...
    ashelin ashelin 18-21 Oct 11, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have no confidence in myself I can't accept compliments I just feel like nobody can ever think I'm pretty because I'm not and I feel like they are lying to me if they do. I...
    findtheescape2 findtheescape2 13-15, F Jun 27

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    I feel ugly everyday I hate going into public because I don't want people to see my face I pray to god sometimes to make me feel good but at the end of the day I still feel ugly...
    jailaharper jailaharper 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I look ugly everyday I am 5'3 taller than the average height i weight 109 lbs I think I look fat i feel ugly :(
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    Not always "felt." It's always "feel."