I Am Horribly Insecure About My Appearance

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    justalittlehuman justalittlehuman
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2014

    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...
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    1 Response Apr 30, 2015

    I admit, sometimes I'll glance at someone

    and think to myself, "What are they wearing!" Then I remember, that's who they are. They're comfortable, and I'd feel bad if someone were thinking the same about me, which I'm sure people do. Now I hardly pay attention to appearance.
    Nirvanist Nirvanist
    18-21, F
    Mar 15, 2016

    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...
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2014

    This will be my last post in this group

    because I have finally found my "style" & confidence. After years of trying different looks out I found out I look good in just about anything I put on lol. I only buy clothes I know will look awesome on me & make me feel confident & hairstyles that actually fit my face
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    Sep 14, 2015

    I feel ugly, like nobody would find me

    attractive. my nose is too big, my proportions are messed up, I always look mad, I'm as hairy as a wookie. I wish i looked better
    Machina24 Machina24
    18-21, M
    Mar 3, 2016

    Tired of seeing extremely gorgeous girls

    everywhere around me and feeling completely inadequate. There's just way too many of them everywhere, too. I wish there was a way to not notice them or care.
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    1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    My insecurity started about 4 years ago.

    Before then i was ok i was never a concieted person but i knew i wasnt ugly i would always attract girls everywhere i went. People still tell me im not ugly but it doesnt matter what anyone says because the insecurity has taken over. Im type one diabetic and ive had this dumb...
    Grouch13 Grouch13
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    No one will ever understand how I feel.

    I have a mixed family who are all lighter skinned and I am the darkest. Out of everyone I am the darkest even my brother. Everyone in my family has nice silky hair and thin. Me on the other hand I'm curvy and I have coarse hair. I feel like I've been cursed. All through middle...
    Daivee74 Daivee74
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    There are some magnificent people

    that are insecure, but I won't hate them for that, I can't blame them. It's society that gives them that thought. And there are too many revolting people that would call anyone beautiful just to take advantage.
    Calamityy Calamityy
    26-30, M
    Aug 13, 2015

    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

    I am! I cry sometimes

    when no one is around.. I use to be so pretty and have a great body lol but surgery and health issues ****** it up bad! It's been 8 years since I've been naked infront of a man! And Idfk if I'll ever be able to!
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    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    Sometimes I am just so sick of my face

    and my body that I want to give up and hide in my room until the rest of my life. No one should have to look at me ever again o.o It's getting better, though. I am just a little bit more confident than before, but I'm still working on it.
    weirdcharlie weirdcharlie
    18-21, T
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    I always feel ugly even

    if someone says that I'm cute or pretty.
    cutekittycat cutekittycat
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    I am currently listening to a group of men

    talking about the attractive women they have seen in different states of the U.S. They are talking about the characteristics of what made these women hot, and I realize that I will never have any of them. Well, I could buy boobs...but I don't know if that would know if that...
    Myzery Myzery
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    did you ever felt that your boyfriend looks

    more cute, handsome, has a really nice skin I mean no acnes all over your face. Then you standing next to him, and felt..... you didn't worth for hin, you look too ugly for him. With all your acnes around your face, looking back to all his ex crush, of course they're look more...
    nefalune nefalune
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015


    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

    I hate how I look so much I don't want to go

    outside. I don't want to be seen by anyone. I'll put things off, avoid things, lately I've been finding it really hard to push myself out of it. I have no life and I'm majorly depressed. I know only I can help myself but I don't seem to want to accept myself. I keep just wanting...
    uselessreasons uselessreasons
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    Jul 7, 2014


    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...
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    3 Responses Mar 26, 2013

    It seems that no matter what I tell myself,

    the glaring reality that no woman has ever looked twice at me practically shouts at me that I am hideous.
    JohnVanderfrahm JohnVanderfrahm
    22-25, M
    Mar 15, 2016

    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

    I've become very insecure about my overall

    appearance. I still look and have to live like a boy, but i really want to look, be, and live like a girl.
    18-21, T
    Dec 2, 2015

    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...
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    Jun 25, 2015

    I don't understand why nobody's really into

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

    I wish I was pretty <|3 i am not beautiful

    at all... not like all these others girls.
    DaniBear69 DaniBear69
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    Yes I feel insecure ,

    of course people tell me I'm pretty or beautiful but I just don't see it. My hubby and other men have called me sexy but I know what that means . I've took a few pictures and thought about putting them here but just not enough courage. Ugh oh well
    Wantsfortomorrow Wantsfortomorrow
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2016

    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
    12 Responses Jun 25, 2012

    BDD sucks... it's the worst.

    I think I could have a real chance at life if I could just get rid of this awful disabling disorder. I wish I could just disappear...
    BoBeara BoBeara
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    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

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

    but I have insecure moments. I have moles and a crooked smile
    PomponL PomponL
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2014

    It's honestly funny how I can feel

    so good about myself one day.. and feel absolutely awful the next.. I compare myself like a maniac to the other girls at school... Their perfect hair.. Their perfect bodies.. Their perfect teeth/smile.. And then there's me.
    LoveMyMelanin LoveMyMelanin
    18-21, F
    Sep 26, 2015

    it's really consuming :( I sometimes think I am

    the most hideous person in the world. I feel like at my age I should be over the appearance part, or have a "everyone gets old and ugly; appearance isn't a big deal" mentality...but every time I try to feel good about myself, I see myself in the mirror and feel really bad again...
    msingenuous msingenuous
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2016

    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
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Feb 13, 2014

    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

    The affects of being bullied all your life

    for something you can't control and as simple as the way you look, I hate living with these ***** *** stereotypes. But I ******* hate being ugly. Fml.
    Summer147648 Summer147648
    18-21, F
    Mar 14, 2016

    Today, is one of those days.

    I feel ugly. like most days it's always on my mind. Will anyone love me for me. The true me without any make up. You look so hot in this picture, Don't you ever wear make up, You look so much better with make up. I look so hot in the picture because they soft touch so you can't...
    boo864 boo864
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    My friend said I dressed like a nerd today.

    I didn't think it would affect me as greatly as it did, but as soon as I came home, I looked at myself in the mirror and began to question if a sweatpants, sweater combo with a skullcap was that nerdy. I always wear sweat pants, and nobody ever commented about it until today. I...
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    1 Response Mar 18, 2016

    People only talk to/ get to know pretty people.

    I am ugly, I am fat! So no one ever wants to get to know me. Also, I've been getting told by my coworkers that I look Hispanic. I'm not Hispanic...(not that Hispanic is ugly, but knowing that I look Hispanic to others make me feel like I should do something about it to make me...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 1, 2015

    i hate when my boyfriend saus he likes the way

    i look because even if he does i dont ...i hate the body i have i hate it so much.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    I'm very insecure about my face,

    I used to be insecure about my height but that does not bother me much I always wear wedges or heels and my body slowly stopped being an issue because I grew up and it turned out good. But my face. It makes me teary everyday I can't look at my face. I covered my bathroom mirror...
    Fallenwings4 Fallenwings4
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 14, 2015

    I wish I was pretty. Even

    though people say I'm pretty. I don't see it. I'm just extremely hideous and can die in a hole.
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Mar 14, 2016

    I don't want to feel

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

    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
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    I think I might be lonely forever.

    I have been battling with myself for so long that I no longer know why I am fighting half the time. Picking a fight with anyone who shows remote interest because I am so self-conscious and insecure. Why does he want me to meet his friends? So they can laugh about how hideous I...
    UnicornsOfHope UnicornsOfHope
    Apr 14, 2016

    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.
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    5 Responses Jan 4, 2015

    it comes and it goes,

    depends on my mood. I'm really ocd, I don't feel right if my roots are showing, my nail polish is chopped, my eye brows arent waxed, my legs arent shaved, I have to take a bath before I go anywherez. my clothes have to match, even my undergarments. I know nobody can c em, but I...
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    2 Responses Aug 30, 2015
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