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I Am Horribly Insecure About My Appearance

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    I hate the way I look no matter what I do I

    feel disgusted with myself it's hard looking in the mirror when all you see is a big NOTHING I wish I could wake up and be one of the pretty girls with perfect hair and perfect skin but I'm just me sucks right. it's gotten to the point where I can't even look at myself anymore I...
    livewhilewereeyoung livewhilewereeyoung 18-21, F Oct 21, 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 25, 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 5 Responses Jan 4

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    Lately I've been feeling really insecure about

    my body. I've never really been a pretty girl but I haven't felt this bad when I look in the mirror in a while. I've been gaining weight and trying to be more physically active and not eating as much (I use to eat more than average the amount i should be) but I don't think it's...
    mclovin31321 mclovin31321 22-25, F Apr 30

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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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    imacoolguy14 imacoolguy14 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20, 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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jan 30

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    karinabrown2 karinabrown2 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    I think I dont have he right to find myself

    pretty. I mean most of the time I think that I am disgusting, but if at a moment I will think that I look good, then I will immediately have a voice saying things like "Is that a joke?? Who you are to find yourself pretty? Did you look at yourself, youre disgusting! Nobody will...
    Mirii Mirii 16-17, F Feb 28

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    i used to not care too much about my appearance

    but now i avoid mirrors and pictures everyday. i feel ugly everyday at school and i just stay home all day and night because i dont feel good about going out in public. my sisters always called me an ugly duckling since i was younger and it only bothered me a little but now im...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F Apr 13

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    My girlfriend is ******* gorgeous.

    My friends have told me, my family has told me, random people have told me, and I just say "I know". She's beautiful inside and out, but physically, what can make her believe she is attractive? She says she feels physically sick in the mirror, and doesn't believe any...
    SeeJayEss SeeJayEss 16-17, M May 18

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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 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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    Lately my insecurities with my appearance has

    gotten a lot worse. I am depressed all the time, I look in the mirror and hate what I see. I don't think I'm pretty, and I think I'm really fat. I look at myself and can't imagine anyone who would ever want to be with me. I'm not trying to sound overdramatic or like I'm...
    JessicaAlways JessicaAlways 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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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 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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    https://youtu.be/n1Te-3gZFLI great song

    for anyone who had ever felt angry, lost, betrayed, broken, anything negative. this song is for you helped me in my darkest hours. WARNING this song might not be to everyone's taste, has elements of rock rap style but great lyrics.enjoy
    pandaangel pandaangel 26-30, F Jun 26

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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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    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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    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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    My legs are too fat My skin is too pale My

    stomach is too round My arms are too big My face is too ugly My hair is too straight My hands are too long My toes are too short My scars are too scary My mouth never shuts up My heart is too damaged My soul is too black My brain is too stupid My mind is too depressing
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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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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    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 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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    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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    mountainseal mountainseal 16-17, F Oct 21, 2014

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    I know its un common in men

    but I'm kinda insecure especially when woman tell me I'm attractive I think there lying also sexually when they brag about my sexual performance or my "package" I think there just trying to be nice I've improve my appearance a lot started working out got tattoos changed wardrobe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 25

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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 14 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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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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    I am incredibly insecure about my short,

    pixie-style hair. I fear it diminishes my appearance.
    yoshmarie yoshmarie 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29, 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 1 Response Oct 5, 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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    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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    Semantics

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

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