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I Am Horribly Insecure About My Appearance

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    I'm insecure but I don't want to be.

    I am, I know that I am insecure. I'm 19, turning 20 this coming May. I look normal, I have long black hair, my nose is okay, my eyes are okay, my lips are okay, my body is alright, but all only during first glance. I hate my body. I'm 5'2, my arms are huge. My stomach is...
    midnightsaturnine midnightsaturnine 18-21, F Apr 29

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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.
    LunarBeam LunarBeam 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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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.
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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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

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    My friends and I all joke about how beautiful

    and hot we are, but I'm pretty sure i'm the ugly smart fat friend.
    Jambiana Jambiana 13-15, F May 12

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    I have always been insecure about my appearance.

    I just recently started sending my pics to guys on apps because if rather be turned down first off instead of create something and be emotionally hurt later!
    Jbsc21 Jbsc21 22-25, M Jul 20

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    I Define My Own Perfection<3

    Looking in the mirror I see a war between the mirror and my image. Everyday I struggle with these insecurities, i hate my body, my hair, my confidence and I envy celebrities for there perfection. So young and so depressed! That's how I was! If there was only someone there for me...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 3 Responses Oct 4, 2012

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    I Just Hate My Body.

    I hate my face. I hate my thighs. I hate my arms. I hate my belly. Just feeling really, really insecure right now. I hate the urges I get to want to vomit. I hate the urges I get not to eat the whole day. I hate the crying. I just hate being insecure.
    L0nely L0nely 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2013

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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

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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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    ipulkit ipulkit 26-30, M Aug 13

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    Iv0ry Iv0ry 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 15

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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 have never really accepted the way I look,

    It didn't help that throughout my entire life I was bullied and insulted because of my looks, I hate showing my face and I hate being seen in public because I'm scared I look as bad as I feel.
    LunaValentine LunaValentine 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Yes, yes I am. Let's start from top to bottom.

    My hair is short. I want long hair, like all those pretty and perfect girls. My hair is unpredictable. One day it's straight, one day it's wavy, one day it's everywhere. My eyebrows are too bushy. I have too many pimples. My eye color is too dark, boring and ugly. My nose is...
    iUnicaHija iUnicaHija 16-17, F May 16

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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 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

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    How Do We Make The Best With Our Appearance?

    I know that you must have heard this story thousands of times.. people who are insecure and shouldn't be.. the whole u are beautiful inside deal... I had a friend who would ask me if I combed my hair every time I saw he. Then, in front of everyone she would fix it, which was...
    sunshinelippi sunshinelippi 16-17 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    Weird

    I wish I looked white. I wish I had straight hair and blue or green eyes. I wish I looked delicate and feminine in that typically western way. 
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F Feb 17, 2012

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    Insecurity

    I fell really bad about how I look.When I was young I got called fat & ugly all the time & even though I've lost the weight it still seems to me that I'm still that way.it makes me really sad.i feel like if I wear clothes in a small size it doesn't cover me at all.i always cover...
    zar13 zar13 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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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'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

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    The Girl I Want To Be

    I see her, the girl I want to be. She's flawless, delicate, feminine. Her lips are soft, her skin sleek, her body slim. Her eyes say it all. Why can't I look like her? Why did the world have to punish me with 'this'? This face, this skin, this body? Why can't I be her, the girl...
    takethispain takethispain 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 6, 2010

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    " Everything Is Not What It Seems..."

    To look at the pictures of me on ep, to really look at myself, makes me sad and more hideous than ever. I'm not really beautiful. I don't look like this everyday. I mean, my pictures are not fake, there definitely me, but I only look nice in the pictures because I managed to pose...
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2012

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    I've recently had my divorce come through

    and I know I'm ready to start meeting people and dating again. The thing holding me back is my appearance. I want to join a dating site but I can't stand having my photo taken to create a profile and I don't think any man could find me attractive! I was never what you would...
    beinlovewithlife beinlovewithlife 36-40, F 8 Responses May 9

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    Even though I've never really cared about what

    other people think of me, my appearance has never bothered me too much. I was raised to accept myself for who I am and i'm grateful for it... But lately (i'm just getting out of Middle School and into High School), I've noticed the laughter and the looks and the pointing, and I...
    MaroonMandy19 MaroonMandy19 13-15, F Jun 13

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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

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    Tjw241 Tjw241 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I am insecure about a lot of things.

    First, my arms I don't like showing my arms and I don't like looking at myself in the mirror. I keep looking down every mirror see to avoid looking at myself. I also get insecure about my man looking at other girls and get jealous easily. I have had bad encounters with...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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

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    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 17

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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

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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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    I'm not hideous but I'm not the prettiest girl

    either. My face gets red all the time and my nose isn't straight. Also, my stomach puffs out and I have a weird back😢
    CyDt CyDt 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I miss when I didn't care.

    Now I can't leave the house without doing my makeup and putting in extensions, I think my hair is too short and there's so many girls here that look the same: blonde, skinny, beautiful. And I'm not that at all. My skin is too tan to pass as white so automatically I don't fit in...
    NonexistantSoul NonexistantSoul 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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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
    AlyAngel AlyAngel 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Living Trapped In This Body That Im In

        Living trapped inside this body that it's hard for me to live in has gotten worse for me through out school. It's only gotten worse with all the comments from everyone at school from the little things to the big things. In the mirror I see a Girl with a nice chest, but has...
    younglover2012 younglover2012 18-21, F Sep 27, 2011

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    Ever since I was little I've been super

    insecure about my body. No matter what anyone says, I still wish I could change how I look everyday. Sometimes I wish I could change my entire body structure. It's bad, but I'm working on changing my views on my appearance everyday.
    nordicgirl nordicgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I honestly think I'm pretty disgusting to look

    at haha. I've been told I'm not, but I don't really believe it. I wish my confidence was higher.
    xPrincessMia xPrincessMia 16-17, F Aug 17

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    If I get one more lecture about how I "need to

    be putting more effort" into my appearance I'm probably going to cry. I wear what I'm comfortable in and I don't like wearing makeup. I'm sorry if that's not good enough, but that's the best I can do. Lecturing me doesn't help. It hurts.
    shortgirl4 shortgirl4 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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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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    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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    justalittlehuman justalittlehuman 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15

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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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    Insecure For Good Reason

    I posted a picture online and a commenter told me I was a two. Then he said I had a "Jew nose." Just a little internet trolling is all. But... It still ******* hurts. I know I'm not very attractive. I realize I have a big nose. Okay? Do you have to come up to me and say it? Do...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    I think I'm ugly, I look in the mirror

    and hate what I see, it's not me, it's a stranger
    Wi5huponastar Wi5huponastar 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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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 2 Responses Apr 29

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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 7 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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