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I Am Horribly Insecure About My Appearance

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    The Way I Feel About Myself

    I just uploaded a picture or two on my profile. It was really hard for me to do. I don't like the way I look. Really the only reason I did it was I felt that if I truly wanted people to get to know me, then they should see what I really looked like. I've never lied about my...
    some2soon some2soon 41-45, F 15 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    As if I am not already insecure about my

    appearance my husband just recently told me that the spark is gone and isn't as attracted to me as he used to be when we first met, that since I`ve stopped getting acrylic nails and maintaining my hair color and wearing makeup daily and getting dressed in nice clothing that he...
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2014

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    For as long as I can remember I have always put

    myself down on my appearance and my earliest memory was when my mom got me a new dress when I was 4 and she told me I was pretty and I told her that I wasn't. I wish I could grow up and except that I can't change, no matter how much make up or clothes I wear.
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F Dec 25, 2014

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    I have a major issue.

    I don't need people to pity me though. I need everyone saying your beautiful unless you ACTUALLY think so. Anyway, damn what's wrong with me? I was happy with myself until 3rd grade then my confidence went up in 8th grade then, it's started crashing down in high school. I'm...
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    I usually don't but I do

    when It comes to wearing bikinis... I don't know why because I know I'm not like fat fat and I have a curvy body, but I hate it, I feel like me legs are to fat, I get how some people with more curves and more meat wear them and I wish I could have as much confidence like that. I...
    kayboo44 kayboo44 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    I try and find new ways

    so i can have a better looking appearance whether it be my body or my skin i always look at myself and all i see is that im skinny...i mean people say im a pretty awesome size but i feel as though i could gain some weight...also i have extra dry skin and idk if i can handle it
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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    I would like honest answers from people on how

    I look. I know that I may not like some of the responses I get but at least I will know what others think. I have been told several woman that I am not good looking so I wanted to get the truth here.
    NoOneImportantNow NoOneImportantNow 46-50, M 4 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    I Wonder If It's Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    The reason why I wonder this is, as I look at pictures of myself in the past, I think I was quite lovely. But at the time I did not think so. I never do in the present moment, I can look back at how I looked last year, or a year or two, or decade or two ago, and like my...
    nerdoleptic nerdoleptic 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 21, 2008

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    Tired of Being Treated Like Quasimodo...

    I Am Horribly Insecure About My Appearance   I will probably end up going in depth about my situation, but I don't want to show just how nitpicking I am about myself. If I do, I am sorry. I started feeling "ugly" around 12 or 13, when classmates made fun of my...
    MondoTeeno MondoTeeno 22-25 2 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    I Hate Being Good-looking (strange, I Know)

    I'm sure that it's is most common for people to complain about every little flaw they feel that they have. I say a person's flaws are part of what make them unique, special, an individual. Flaws keep a person modest, and often cause people to be less guarded around you. Moderate...
    YoungSpanko YoungSpanko 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    I am someone who' outright ignored in the gym,

    good looking gorls think i am demeaning and it is ill luck for a girl to be asked out by me, fuckintastic !
    ipulkit ipulkit 26-30, M Aug 16, 2014

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    Iv0ry Iv0ry 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    I'm not what you would call the most attractive

    guy. I don't think I'm 'ugly' by any means, but I'm not a pick-thin model either. I've struggled with my weight most of my life and would categorize myself as a Bear. But some people are attracted to manly cuddly bears. :)
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M Jul 7, 2014

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    All my life i have been insecure about the way

    i look. I'm in a wheelchair, i have a hump on my back and i honestly just feel like a freak most of the time. I hate that i seem to always feel this way.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    I am very insecure about the way I look.

    My facial features the whole shabang. I don't know why I think I'm beautiful somedays, and ugly others.
    CrystalMoonBitch CrystalMoonBitch 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2014

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    Not always, in fact I was fine with myself.

    I started working out again and eating better even though I never really ate badly and I've already lost weight :) But sometimes I just feel so ugly :( All these skinny girls that can eat loads and never gain weight is so annoying -_- I'm still losing weight but I'm still...
    TheFemaleGrimReaper TheFemaleGrimReaper 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Me Vs. Me

    Here i am sitting in my room once again trying not to run over, trying not to be that girl again. It's hard though. It's hard ignoring the temptation. The longing to start again. To not feel big. To get rid of my mistake. To pretend today didn't happen. There are too many...
    ElleSophia ElleSophia 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    I just hate how people just look at me like

    there's something wrong with me. I've had always hated my apperence ever since I got bullied for it. I often hide my body shape with nice fitting jackets and baggy jumpers . And my face I often wear hats to distract people who talk to me.
    starwarsisthebez starwarsisthebez 18-21, F Nov 4, 2014

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    I Don't Know Why I Even Bother...

       As so many have said on here in so many various stories, I'm going to say too. I feel just like most people do. I put on all this make up, and try to dress nice, and maintain a nice physical appearance, and it does me no good. The only ones who are ever attracted to me or...
    WanderingKitten313 WanderingKitten313 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Bdd

    OMG. I am so horribly insecure about my appearance that it is scary to even myself. There are times when i literally avoid mirrors because i hate looking at myself in them. People compliment me and tell me that i'm beautiful, i'm gorgeous but its like i don't see what they see. I...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    I am incredibly insecure about my short,

    pixie-style hair. I fear it diminishes my appearance.
    yoshmarie yoshmarie 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2014

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    I don't want to feel

    that way but I do. I've never thought I looked good enough or pretty enough for others.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2014

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    This morning I woke up to yelling.

    .again. My sisters boyfriend and my mother went at it. He is impatient and has a temper. (My mother too..) He is constantly snapping at my two nephews for any little thing. They aren't his kids and he's only been living here a few months. He can be mean, my sister stays quiet...
    krissybyul krissybyul 18-21 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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    So I have like chronic acne,

    but only on my chin and jaw. Any advice on how to get rid of it? What worked/has worked for you? Thanks!
    Caleb54 Caleb54 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    So insecure, i see a good looking girl

    or a couple, i get a severe anxiety attack ;(
    ipulkit ipulkit 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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    I don't understand why nobody's really into

    personality anymore. Can somebody explain ?
    prettiekittie5 prettiekittie5 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I'm extremely insecure about my appearance.

    People who aren't, just think people who are, are looking for attention.... AND WE'RE NOT! You will never freakin understand what it's like to look in the mirror and see a monster.
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    ipulkit ipulkit 26-30, M Aug 13, 2014

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    Disgusted When I Look In The Mirror

    I guess you could say that I was always pretty. Not gorgeous, certainly not stunning. But pretty. Blonde hair, green eyes and an athletic build growing up..... I started drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes and pot on a regular basis when I was only 12. By 17 I was a full...
    zaneselle zaneselle 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    Obsessed With My Weight

    I've been self-conscious for years and even though I've lost a lot of weight I'm ALWAYS in the mirror pinching my stomach and critiquing myself. I'm mad at myself for gaining 30 lbs in the first place. My goal is to be ripped and have a 4-pack and be able to wear shorts in the...
    Chubby411 Chubby411 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    Since My First Spinal Surgery

     when they stuck that stupid tube down my throat ,they broke off two front teeth.and now if someone stares when i speak,i shut down.it is  terrible to me.i was a lot better about opening up before that happened.now i just sit there for the most part.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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    I'm fat but I don't care

    but sometimes I do and I constantly flip flop between the 2 and I feel too tall and awkward. I'm weird I guess
    Billy6549 Billy6549 16-17, M Oct 22, 2014

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    Help me :( how do I teach myself

    that he will still love me and want me over other girls. I can't not look at every girl I see and think what if he would rather her. does it matter that I don't have as good a body as others, will he honestly care? I'm terrified for summer when all those beautiful girls come...
    laura0101 laura0101 18-21, F Sep 11, 2014

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    Guys who like blondes with big boobs

    and big *****, how do you see women with small chests and not big *****? My crush likes this and I'm nothing like. I'm worried he sees me as small and unnoticeable :(
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    Bag My Face.

    I cannot stand the sight of MYSELF. It is a horrible sight. I think I'm hideous, fat, and everything in between. Anything insulting about looks applies to me. I have a hard time going places, being around people, doing social activities, and I don't even go to school anymore. I...
    painkiller96 painkiller96 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    Semantics

    You call it insecure, I call it realistic.
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 30, 2008

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    i just want someone to call me beautiful i dont

    like my look i get bullied and im tired of hearing the word ugly
    ilovemyhaters ilovemyhaters 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    I really can't help but feel ugly 24/7.

    When people tell me I'm beautiful I feel like they're either being nice or they're lying to my face. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. No actually.. I hate me, I hate me, I hate me. I would exchange my inner beauty for outer beauty any time.
    CindereIIa CindereIIa 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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    I finally developed enough courage to change my

    profile picture to a picture of myself...ugh I feel awful now I think I should change it back Dx
    punicorn punicorn 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 13, 2014

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    mountainseal mountainseal 16-17, F Oct 21, 2014

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    sometimes I feel extremely ugly.

    sometimes I feel extremely fat. I already know I'm ugly and fat. it's just sometimes it feels.... idk.. extreme. people can tell me I'm just "chubby" and "beautiful". I don't feel that way. I gave up saying "no I'm hideous" and just started to give my fake smile and awkward...
    loui24 loui24 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Me Too!

    I have always felt like the ugly duckling .. the ugly duckling who never turned into a swan. I am so insecure about my appearance that I avoid taking public transport ect.. because I do not want to be made fun of. I just want to be like everyone else to enjoy life but im...
    kiwigirl89 kiwigirl89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    Mirror

    My closet doors are made of mirrors. Everyday I have avoided looking at myself. Until last night. I stared at myself and wondered why I had to be this insecure? I forced myself to take out all my cover up, comfort cloths and switch them with more appropriate summer wear. I told...
    SkyliteRouge SkyliteRouge 18-21, F Jul 16, 2013

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    justalittlehuman justalittlehuman 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2014

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    I'm don't think I'm hideous,

    but I have insecure moments. I have moles and a crooked smile
    PomponL PomponL 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    I have lost over 100 lbs,

    and that's great, but my body looks awful. Needs plastic surgery awful. I'm newly seperated from a long marriage and getting naked in front of a new man terrifies me. I was 18, athletic and hadn't had babies last time. Ugh!
    Oldhigh96 Oldhigh96 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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