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I Always Felt Ugly

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 820 People

    All I See

    When I look in the mirror, I see some deformed monster that shouldn't be allowed to live. I hate seeing my reflection in the mirror, I always try to avoid mirrors, because they show all my imperfections.
    girlanonymous girlanonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2010

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    Plain

    Ever since elementary school, I felt awkward and unappealing. I was taller than everyone and was really skinny. As I went through my middle school years, I had issues with my nose and unruly hair. I entered high school with a better outlook since my body and face decided to...
    bookluv bookluv 18-21, F Dec 17, 2011

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    always ugly

    Ever since I was little I was ugly. I have a huge forehead and a giant nose. I did what I could but it ddnt help much. I was always teased about my looks. After a while I got used to it. I never cried about it tho. Its not like ppl were telling me anything I ddnt alredy kno. The...
    kenosis1 kenosis1 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    What I Was And What I Never Will Be...

    So growing up I had a step brother and sister. My sister is 3 years older than me and my brother was my age. All of my friends would come over to see my brother, and all of my brothers friends weren't interested in me, they wanted my sister. I was the fat one. My brother would do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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    Have i ever felt pretty

    or beautiful? No. Not once. Not too long ago, i was talking to this girl and we were talking at least a few hours and then she asks mee for a pic but she sent one of her first and then i sent mine. Like 2 minutes later she replies something and then blocks mee :c Another time...
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    To this day, I still feel this way.

    I don't know why I need the validation of being told "you're pretty." Even with being told that, I don't believe it. Maybe it stemmed from never having a boyfriend in school, I don't know. Although I am married, I still feel ugly. When I see myself, I see flaws that needs to be...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I'm Not Perfect But That Ok

    I'm a teen girl, 17.. I have friends who love me "for me".. But when it comes others.. There are always people who hate you out.. Well that's what I have.. People try to turn me down becoz they they don't like me, the way I look.. Which in term has always made feel "un pretty". I...
    Lilpopkiss Lilpopkiss 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    I Want To Change My Body

    Are you planning to change something about your appearance? Would you like to share your story? A leading UK production company is making an observational documentary for a major broadcaster about young people, aged 16-25, who are unhappy with their appearance and are ready to...
    Sarahhar Sarahhar 26-30, F Mar 13, 2012

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    Ugly

    I am ugly eversince was younger ive been considered the ugly girl sometimes i hate myself i wish i was never born but i am not so far gone as to commit suicide i just want to be happy to love myself to not care what other people think alot of times i just sit around and wonder...
    coapingbeauty coapingbeauty 16-17, F Feb 23, 2013

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    I never really thought of myself

    as ugly or beautiful until I was about 11. My father, who was always saying funny or witty things my whole life, told me that he thought my nose was too big. I didn't really have any opinion about at the time but felt slightly confused. I gave him a face that conveyed, "Whatever...
    Nijima Nijima 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    Fool To Cry

    Have you ever walked into a public bathroom and seen a group of ABSOLUTELY stunning people talking themselves down? I would like to assure you that I am NOT one of those people. However, I do not think I am the ugliest person to ever grace the earth. Yet, I do not feel pretty...
    TheTumblingDice TheTumblingDice 16-17, F 1 Response May 9, 2010

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    UndyingLovatic UndyingLovatic 13-15, F Jul 22

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    Unique

    I was never pretty. Other girls were; pretty, attractive, cute, dramatic, even striking. Me? I was puckish,different, unconventional,  and the worst...unique. I always took that to be a code word for wierd. Or ugly. I was always thin, then out of nowhere...thin with boobs...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    Its hard to be ugly. People always do second

    guess to me. When i see my friends with handsome face, it makes me jealous and hurt. But i cant change the faith.
    Biggbangg Biggbangg 16-17, M Aug 19

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    Ugly guys with beautiful girls You always know

    what the story is Beautiful girls with ugly guys What do they take us for anyway? Ugly guys, with beautiful girls Ugly guys with beautiful girls As they walk down the street arm in arm I see them And once again feel the need to ask myself the question The question that...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M Apr 5

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    Ugliness

     As a child, I felt ugly because I was too dark from hanging out at the beach all the time and I am just naturally tan. For those of you that don't know but in Asian countries, dark skin is looked down upon. My sister always made fun of me for it. Not only that, I had short...
    reset reset 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    Never Good Enough

     Some people have told me that I'm pretty and it makes me feel special, but I don't believe them. I have always felt like I could be prettier or that I was very ugly. I am African American, however, when I was in school, I was told that I looked like a hispanic girl. People made...
    seungwon seungwon 16-17, F Feb 10, 2012

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    I'M The Ugly Duckling

    I don't look at all like my sisters, they are both blonde haired blue eye'd skinny pretty tanned. And me the ugly duckling as my dad said when I was younger. Brown hair pale greyish eyes ok body my nose is funny as I broke it so I have a gap in my teeth. I'm different in so...
    potato11 potato11 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    I just know I am, people can tell me over

    and over that I'm not, but it doesn't help. I'm grateful for those people, they're amazing, but an hour after they say something I'll look in a mirror and realize that it isn't true. Then I'll wonder if they're lying and come to terms with the fact that they have to be because I...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    Championssssss

    i love man city.....wish they loved my ginger hair. the fans laugh at me :(
    gingerlloyd gingerlloyd 41-45, T Nov 9, 2012

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    Hey Beautiful,

    I always have. But i know now it was all in my head. Does that make me vain that i can see actually see I AM BEAUTIFUL? Does it sound WRONG that someone can say that about them self? Know body's perfect. Not even celebrities... And its kinda frustrating to have amazing TRULY...
    Richelle143 Richelle143 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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    Always

    Always felt ugly Ever since High school Always throught i was Always will Find it very hard to make Friends for that Reason no one likes Speaking to me i Droped out cos i was casted out i dont leave my house hardly I DO NOT like what i see in the mirroir
    alucardx alucardx 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    Will I Ever Be 'pretty'?

    I've never liked how I looked for as long as I can remember. I've always seen myself fat and ugly, even thought everyone says other wise. A few days ago I got rejected from my crush, which isn't the first time. I've never been in a relationship and when people ask I feel so...
    unluckyrabbit unluckyrabbit 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    Ugly...

    i allways felt ugly because i was different i had redhair and i was fair skinned people would call me a ginger and on top of it i have a rare eye condition called Duane syndrome which made me feel very ugly because people would make fun of me for that. I was pretty shy because of...
    atreyuxo atreyuxo 16-17 1 Response Dec 15, 2009

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    I Know I'm Ugly. My Facial Features Are Out Of Proportion Lol...big Nose, Blotchy Skin, Among Other Things

    I know I'm ugly:  never had a relationship, girls don't approach me, guys/girls usually walk a different direction or put their heads down when they see me or walk past me, and only friends that I can rely on or call true friends are ones that I've known since I was a kid...
    thisniceguy thisniceguy 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 24, 2010

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    growing up i always feel insecure about my

    appearance....i am always insecure...i feel so ugly i want to hide.... because of that i became an emotional eater which makes everything worse...i started to gain weight.... now i am trying to embrace who and what i am....i hope and pray that someday i will be able to be...
    eternallight351 eternallight351 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Some Days Better Than Others....

    i'm not fat but i'm chubby. I will be sixteen in august and i'm only 4ft. 8in. . I have short curly nappy hair. My breasts are bigger than my whole body. I have the fattest arms and thighs that i rip my clothes. I never fit in anywhere. And people make fun of me. I have no...
    RodsCupcake RodsCupcake 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2010

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    I just feel naked in public.

    I would graciously pay a great sum just to be invisible.
    Ren20020 Ren20020 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I Wanted To Kill My Classmates.

    http://youtu.be/2_YTIOvzY2g My story. -Big Mike
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M Jan 3, 2012

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    What Happened To Me???

    I actually dont want to toot my own horn but i used to be quite pretty, my hair was healthy, ringlets coming half way down my back, my skin was olive with a dark tan because my dads from papua new ginneau, my eyes had long curly eyelashes and they used to have a sort of twinkle...
    pss004 pss004 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2010

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    I always felt ugly

    I don't think there has ever been a time when I have thought 'I look pretty today' the most I give myself is probably 'Eh, it'll do' I would say I am my own worst enemy, when you're little you don't really care about that sort of stuff, but as I have gotten older I...
    xplanbx xplanbx 16-17, F May 22, 2010

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    Ib Or Ob?

    Inner beauty or outer beauty?  Both are what I desire, both are what I'm sorely missing. I'm trying to unlearn how I view myself but after 30+ years it's damn hard to rebuff what I see in the mirror every day and the more I find out about myself, the inner me, the more I...
    bucklevitch bucklevitch 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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    Never felt like a pretty girl,

    probably never will. But I've learned to love myself. Life's too short to sulk in my self criticizing.
    missylawl missylawl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Don't Know Why

    i don't recall any trauma or event that neatly explains why I became convinced I was at best plain and very probably hard to look at. Nor where I came up with the idea I was so weird and different. I've suggested the song "Weird Friendless Kid" by Emiliana Torrini for...
    fsmspup fsmspup 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    when i was little i was always the awkward shy

    little girl. i was always very self conscious. i did things to cover up or fix what made me feel self conscious. which made me look more awkward and drew more attention to what i was self conscious about. An easy target for people going through the same awkward thing we call...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F Dec 3, 2013

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    I Hide Behind My Smile

    I used to be a very quite person. Not because that was my personality But because I was afraid to be noticed. I'm. Fighting with the inner me. And it won't let me be happy. And I don't think it will ever change
    curiosity1221 curiosity1221 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    Like for example.....I feel ugly right now! But I always feel ugly it's something you can't change unless you have enough money for plastic surgery which I don't and even if I did...
    MaryAlias MaryAlias 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 13

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    I always felt different from the crowd but at the same time that could be a good thing or a bad thing its good one way cause its good to be different its boring if everyone was the...
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    and I have come to believe that is the greatest hindrance in my life. I try to rationalize with myself, and compensate my feelings of physical inferiority with my pretty great...
    opheliarevived opheliarevived 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 27

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    I have always lived my own life and by my rules. I have never found my place and therefor have created my own...I just don't fit in because I buck the trend and just go with the...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 9

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    Is it hard to ask to just be pretty for once.
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F Oct 11

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    I grew up on a farm with a dysfunctional family where I found enjoyment in the woods. I had few friends and ran away once. I learned in 09 that I have aspergers, explaining my...
    peridot27 peridot27 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So people always tell me that im pretty etc. But i always feel the opposite way, I look in the mirror and I am disgusted. I am always so envious of all the pretty/handsome people...
    sherr15 sherr15 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I found this on the Internet and its kind of long, but I think it sums up my feelings well. It also gave me a unique perspective that I never thought of before. Maybe God made me...
    boo864 boo864 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm okay, I'm good, I'm fine ... that's what I always say. I say it to just about everyone, even when I'm shattered and broken inside and absolutely at my darkest. . Last night I...
    SolitaireDiamond SolitaireDiamond 46-50, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I should really get rid of Facebook. At least the account that has "friends" on it. Somebody got back into their MySpace account so they were sharing all of the pictures from there...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F Oct 3

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    There really is no reason to explain it any further. I am the sister who is always alone on holidays and birthday parties and family vacations. I am the sister that everyone still...
    luvinbbygrl10 luvinbbygrl10 26-30, F Oct 7

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    I recently became a mom (my daughter will be turning 1 on Oct 17th) and lately I've been feeling more and more ugly. I'm a stay-at-home mom so I don't go out unless it's necessary...
    wish4love wish4love 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have days when I don't feel so ugly...when I could care less that people refuse to sit next to me on the bus, that no one will ever date me and that I'm stuck in a low paying...
    AnattheDestroyer AnattheDestroyer 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i feel down inside because people always make fun of me. even my parents. like im your daughter and you saying im ugly and im fat makes me sad,depressed, and lonely. people always...
    kcrosssss101 kcrosssss101 13-15 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate it. I wish there was a way that you could tell if your child was going to turn out ugly so they could just kill me while I'm a baby.I'm tired of getting called ugly almost...
    wassup305 wassup305 13-15, F 6 days ago

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