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I Always Feel Not Good Enough

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    Even Though Everyone Else Has Grown, I Still Feel Small

    I used to think I was just a normal kid,  a normal smart kid if that makes sense. That means I've been in classes with many of the same kids for years. I thought it was fine to only take one or two AP/IB classes a year since I didn't want to overstress and try and have more of a...
    ForestTea ForestTea 18-21, F Apr 24, 2012

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    APPROVAL NEEDED! I don't know what it is

    or why I always feel I'm not good enough, but I think it has something to do with having a disability. The reason for this is because people look down on me and label me "more weakly and a loser" than them so I then feel this label and look up to these people because apparently...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    If I Could Cancel Every Appointment For The Next Month, Still Nothing Would Get Done

    I'm NEVER good enough for anyone. Whether they think so or I do I don't care but all I want is to feel like I'm succeeding in SOMETHING. It's not like I'm terrible at everything, I'm good at some things. But good isn't good enough. My grades are good, but they could he better...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    Tends To Creep Up

    I tend to look down on myself as life continues (seems, at least) to let me down. I can't say it is horrible, just wish it was better. I have been starting to get a bit more condifence in myself and it seems to be going well. It isn't moving quickly, though, and that can seem...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2012

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    Ms Nobody

    i've felt not good enough all my life and it's worse now i'm older.i feel like such a nonentity,there's nothing about me that stands out and i don't have any noticeable talent for anything.i'm not outgoing,not pretty and not clever.i'm also hopeless at all the things women are...
    purpleperil1 purpleperil1 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Im Not Good Enough I Guess

    i always feel like im never up to standards of others...but even when i give all of myself and try to be the best person to someone possible, i end up getting crapped on..grr...
    Br0kenAngel Br0kenAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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    I just feel like people tend to see

    that there's better out there. I see it happen too often. I've had to try and not rely on people TOO much so I do okay if/when that happens.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Jul 17

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    Why Can't Just Being Me Be Enough?

    Feeling alone,don't know what to do,all I can think about is how to be cool,but that's so cliche,that's not the kind of person I wanna be,because I just wanna be me,but just being me doesn't seem to cut it in this world,and I'm getting kinda lonely,yeah call me desperate,but if...
    Unbloomed Unbloomed 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2011

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    I feel like I can't ever get anyone

    because of the way I look or act. I'm self conscious about myself at times. I feel like I am overweight (170 lbs) and I feel ugly on the outside. I look at myself everyday in the mirror just looking at my flaws and looking past my best features. I feel like I'm not good enough...
    KenKitty KenKitty 16-17, F Aug 24

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    Yesterday evening. Mask ball.

    People were fun and were dancing but i was just sitting there, doing nothing. I was afraid of inviting anyone to dance. Felt i am not a good enough dancer... Not good looking enough... Not in the right mood... Only dance i got was when a nice girl invited me to a group folk...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M Sep 20

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    So Frustrated.....

    The last three years of my life have been the worst years of my life! I got married two years ago and see that was the worse thing I could have done he is verbaly abusive to me he puts me down and makes me feel worthless and not good enough for him.He says he was treated the same...
    doigivup66 doigivup66 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2012

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    Never Good Enough

    I was feeling good, but Ive fallen again. im worse. i feel so ugly and dead and i just want to give up. i say How much i want to be a mother, but How can i be a mother when im like this!? I cant. Why even try anymore? Why am i here? God put me here for a reason...Why!? Whats the...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    FloralSmoke18 FloralSmoke18 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    My Name Is Mike.

    My Name Is Mike. Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 10:45AM My name is Mike. As I'm writing this, I’m just two months away from turning 32 years old. The idea to write this book has been on my mind for a few years now. I always wanted to share my observations as a fat man in a...
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M Dec 3, 2011

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    Yes....

    I never feel I am good enough for my mother. I feel like she has all these expectations and ideals for me such as thinking I should be on the way to settling down, possibly thinking about kids and in a teaching job. I have started to feel angry at her as she should love and...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Jun 15, 2011

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    Living In A Love With A Broken Heart.

    She claims she loves me she hates my honesty about our love. She claims she is sorry then does it again. There is no betrayal but she hurts physically and emotionally. I surrender all my money my energy to her. Only to recieve scolding and abuse. She takes my love for granted it...
    draganaeros draganaeros 22-25, M Jan 30, 2013

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    Just Insecure

    i can't say i'm not confident. i do think i'm pretty and i do realise i'm not actually fat. BUT everytime i see boys looking at my friends and liking them, i feel rubbish. i immediately feel like i'm just a shadow and my friend is prettier. although, realistically, i think i am...
    romka romka 18-21 2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    I always seem to come second.

    I never get the guys I like (or any guy for that matter) or the jobs I want. I recently attended a job interview, and the next day they called me said I interviewed really well and they were so impressed with me, but I was unsuccessful. When I asked for some feedback for...
    angela81 angela81 31-35, F Jan 30

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    My Name Is Mike.

    My Name Is Mike. Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 10:45AM My name is Mike. As I'm writing this, I’m just two months away from turning 32 years old. The idea to write this book has been on my mind for a few years now. I always wanted to share my observations as a fat man in a...
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    Getting To Feeling Like I Am Good Enough Wasn't Easy

    I used to feel so ashamed of just being alive and so intense was my fear of saying something that was not good enough for someone to hear what I had to say that I started getting panic attacks. Maybe my family had something to do with it but I don't know if it was just me, you...
    invisiblyreal invisiblyreal 18-21, F Apr 7, 2012

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    I get almost straight A's in honors classes

    and I don't do drugs but I always feel like my parents are dissapointed in me
    macstman macstman 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    How Do I Prove I'm Good Enough When I Don't Even Believe That I Am?

    Never in my life,has someone told me that what I do is good enough,my parents always told me that every year will get harder,and that I need to put more effort into my work,I don't have many friends,everyone thinks I'm some sort of weird nerdy outcast,no one understands,in their...
    Unbloomed Unbloomed 16-17, F Jan 23, 2011

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    I've never been good enough

    for anybody. When my disabled parents asked me to take care of them, nothing was enough. When I worked hard in school, the homework I passed in was never enough. Nothing has ever been enough. At my first job, I'm constantly downed due to a boss who just plain doesn't like me...
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F Jun 26

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    Do I look fine with out makeup!

    Left is me without makeup , right is me with makeup. Be completely honest with me. Thanks.
    zebrastripes00 zebrastripes00 13-15, F 1 Response May 30

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    I really...I don't even know how to explain

    this. I just want to be enough for him...
    paintedblue paintedblue 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    deviness deviness 13-15, F Apr 23

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    Not good enough!

    I give everyone my time, effort, help and everything they need or want but its never good enough… I always think I'm not good enough now especially when people just leave me! I try my best and give it my all to stay with everyone and keep in contact but people just up and leave...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2012

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    I always feel not good enough.

    Nobody likes me, not even my parents want to see me. I have really bad trust issues and the small number of boyfriends I've had, all left me. They were bad break ups. One of them told me he loved me, but I found out, he lied and broke up with me because I wouldn't sleep with him...
    ThePastRiddlesMyMind ThePastRiddlesMyMind 16-17, F 4 Responses May 24

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    Me, Too!

    I think I spend more mental energy comparing myself to other people than I do on anything else. I hate that I am so petty and jealous of my friends that have more money than I do. Or are thinner than I am. Or prettier. Or seem to be happier than I am. I don't want to invite...
    chelle523 chelle523 41-45, F Oct 1, 2008

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    I Will Never Be Good Enough To Anybody. Ever.

    I am NEVER EVER gonna make my parents proud. My dad left me, now he wants me back, but for what? He lives in australia! I live in AMERICA. My stepdad is amazing, but he has 3 sons and a daughter. My mom has 2 daughters (me and my sis) like 31,30, 20 something, 14 and 18. I'm just...
    BlahBlahUNICORNS BlahBlahUNICORNS 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    I feel as if I'm not good enough

    for anyone and never will be and it's a **** feeling.
    abbie90 abbie90 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    My Shadow

    I have NEVER felt as though I were good enough. I'm sure it's the product of being treated that way - parents who expected perfection, didn't tollerate mistakes - whatever. Regardless of where it comes from it surely has followed me around, and affected every aspect of my life. I...
    sophrai sophrai 61-65, M Feb 15, 2011

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    Never Enough

    I'm constantly comparing my bodies to others, and it kills me inside because it makes me feel to ugly/fat/gross/not normal I know that i'm not that i'm not completely any of those things... but i can't help but become completley overtaken with depression and hoplesssness every...
    alexeprincess alexeprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7, 2011

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    I've spent most of my life being a strong

    independent person, overcoming all the crap thrown my way.... But there's always been this devil on my shoulder saying I'm not good enough. Which is why to others... I've always been this strong in dependant person. It's just the battle within myself leaking out over life
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I don't feel good enough for anything especially when it comes to relationships. My boyfriend is very successful and has a wonderful personality. I always seem to let him down...
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    I try to think otherwise but it does not work. I guess I've been limiting myself a lot by not giving myself a chance with people because I don't feel I'm good enough but I just do...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I can't excel in college, not in karate, not at home, not at work, not anywhere. I'm either a burden or just barely good enough. Like today, for example. It's sparring class. As...
    ForestTea ForestTea 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I was with my bf sometime I'm not good enough to him nc I feel I wasn't pleasing him, he always talk about his best friend wife blah blah, or other ppl I gets so mad! He help...
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't think I'll ever be good enough...I'll never amount to much...I'll always just be someones option...I'll never be good enough....
    throwawaychild throwawaychild 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 27

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    For what? I don't know...everything I guess. I'm not cool or interesting enough for friends. I'm not pretty and skinny enough for a boyfriend. I'm not smart enough to get straight...
    nikkiiic nikkiiic 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    Just sometimes i feel like i am not good enough for people. I do not know why i feel like that but it happens. I guess i just have to continue to work on myself and hopefully that...
    tristonRy tristonRy 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    My sister wants to go to the movies with her friends so she asks my mom and my m said she can go but she has to ask my dad for money. So the brat goes and asks for chores so she...
    secrets1can2be3told secrets1can2be3told 16-17, F Oct 3

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    Have you ever felt the horrible feeling where you feel like you aren't good enough? No matter how much the people who care about you say otherwise, you still feel that overwhelming...
    Julia22514 Julia22514 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    I am having a really emotional day today. I feel like I am not good enough for my mentor. he is awesome. He makes me laugh. He is a good person. He's amazing in every way and...
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    After my bf cheated on me I decided to forgive him and to work on us but ever since then I never feel like I'm good enough for him.
    jasou31 jasou31 18-21, F Sep 26

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    I feel like I'm not good enough for anyone or anything :/ :P
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    I feel like everything I do is wrong or not good enough. I never get the results I want and I fell like everyone is disappointed on me.
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F Oct 12

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    I'm not good enough for anyone. They all leave me. They love me for a while, but before things get going they dispose me like some kind of garbage. I don't open up very fast to...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    English men make me feel like I'm not good enough for them. I reach out to connect and make friends. They treat me like I am lowlife scum
    pawprints1968 pawprints1968 46-50, F Oct 8

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    Whenever I think someone is attractive the very next thought in my head is that you are so stupid stop thinking that Bcuz you are clearly not good enough.
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Im sorry im not good enough 😖
    bitchhtripinnXD bitchhtripinnXD 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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