I Am Afraid to Be Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 172 People

    Growing Up...

    ------------------------------- Be Strong! You have to be strong! Don’t cry! You are the oldest one, you should be strong! Protect your little brother! What do you mean a group of guys beat you up and your brother? Did you fight back? Why not? What do you mean they...
    frushax frushax
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 14, 2009

    Why Is It So Hard?

    I know who I used to be.  I know who I want to be.  Why is it so hard?  I want to have a clean house and have perfect children.  I want my boyfriend to accept me and love me for exactly the person I am.  The funny this is I don't have any idea who I am...
    StardustShimmer StardustShimmer
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2008

    Who Am I?

    I am a senior in high school and have never really felt like I've had a perfect place where I fit in. Because of this I tend to have different personalities and I act differently depending  on the people around me. Lately I have been pulling away from my best friends and...
    loho loho
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2008

    I Want to Be What's Best For Me.

    I was trying to admit... That I'm all tapped out.     I can hardly speak, let alone shout.     What good am I now? ____________________________________ When you came, I'm not sure who you expected to see. Me? Or the little girl I used to be...
    daisymaze daisymaze
    18-21, F
    Aug 28, 2009

    I am a very passionate person.

    But I am afraid to show this side of myself to people for fear that they will think I'm "weird" or "crazy". For example, if I was to tell people "Yes, when I create a website, I can be working on it for 5 days straight, 16-18 hour days until it's absolutely perfect. I have...
    iSpyce iSpyce
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2015

    I Want To Be Myself

    I want to be myself. I find hard. Other people want me to be someone else. I am still a people pleaser. I get other-esteem. I pretend to be in their reality and think like them because I get other-esteem. I need the courage to break away and stop being a slave and be myself.
    carag carag
    51-55, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2011

    I'm Afraid To Love...

    Its has always been difficult to for me to open up to people and show who I really am, but this is especially true with men. In the past I have been used, manipulated, and belittled by many men. I now tend to put on a strong and sarcastic front, it's an automatic reaction. It's a...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2012

    What I Want The Most, Is My Biggest Fear.

    Ive had a real rough up bringing.  I grew up on three rules, don't feel, don't cry, don't love.  If you do you will only weaken yourself.  When i was younger i was tossed around from foster care, group homes institution, my parents kept rinking and drinking and the state would...
    zeal514 zeal514
    Dec 25, 2010

    I Always Feel Different From Others

    I have always had this sense that I just have a very different personality. Not like I am a hipster or super creative or whatever. Just like I have a different viewpoint and my interests are different. I guess this site is the closest I've ever come to real acceptance because I...
    Veryrandomgirl8 Veryrandomgirl8
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 9, 2013

    It's Christmas Eve...

    joy. My mum and I have been arguing for months about me writing a story with my friend who I've known for two years, we get along really well but my mum hates me talking to my friend. I've tried to tell her that it's just who I am and mum calls my friend sad and stuff, I do have...
    Jadey156 Jadey156
    18-21, F
    Dec 24, 2013

    I'm Trying To Live The Way God Wants

    I love people just the way Christ wants of me, but sometimes it's rough in regards to others,. I truly do not want to judge anybody. But when one speaks badly  of my god, it offense me I would love nothing more than to be friends with everyone.. It actually hurts me to not only...
    peachfuzz68 peachfuzz68
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Mar 7, 2012

    Always a fantasy. I was raised to be a

    fantasy to people be this be that and I will love you and accept you. Be less than what I want you to be and you are nothing to me. That was drilled into my head very early on and was reinforced frequently. So how does one be who they want much less need to be when all they've...
    EnchantingMinx EnchantingMinx
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 13, 2013

    Afraid To Be Who I Really Am

    It all started on high school I guess. There was a classmate that made fun of others, laughed at things that really hurt them. I hated him for that and that's an understatement. I get angry easily when someone's not respectful. He started to make fun of me too. First I pretended...
    MiguelBain MiguelBain
    26-30, M
    Aug 25, 2011
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