I Am Insecure About My Looks

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    It's not that i hate the way I look,

    it's rather, why can't I be prettier like all these other girls I see. I'm not here to fish for compliments or ask for sympathy or whatever I just needa get this off my chest for some reason, n if you guys wanna comment please feel free. I went on Instagram today after a long...
    champagneroses champagneroses
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 9, 2014
    kirby95 kirby95
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    I Am Not Photogenic

    I don't mind what i see in the mirror. But i absolutely can't stand looking at myself in photos. Trying to see myself in that dude in the picture feels so irritating!
    bizarreadventurer bizarreadventurer
    26-30, M
    12 Responses Oct 30, 2013

    I don't know, I feel awkward about posting my

    insecurities, even here where no one knows me. But I feel too shy.. Here goes nothing I'm really insecure about my face. I think I have one of those faces where you don't really know whether she is pretty or not it's just, oh yea hey.. I have to pluck my eyebrows... Kinda bushy...
    emidog emidog
    16-17, F
    Jul 3, 2014

    I always wear my hair in a ponytail bc am to

    scared about what peoples Will think if I wear it down what should I do?ughhh
    natalieexp natalieexp
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2015
    n0f1lt3r n0f1lt3r
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    I've heard the saying "80% of your life will be

    based of your looks," and I actually believe that ;-;
    jellyfishz jellyfishz
    13-15, T
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015

    Since the age of 13 Ive really struggled with

    my self esteem. I absolutely detested the way I looked, to the point where my attendance at school reached nearly 40% because I was so conscious of what people thought about me. I tried to not show my face as I saw it as hideous, and I was constantly having meetings with my...
    damnflanders damnflanders
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

    We all have our days.

    Some days are better than others. On those days I use make up, seems to boost my spirits. Normally not a make up wearer because at the end of the day, all that gotta come off so might as well not even put it on. Plus it's so hot where I live, it would all melt off. Haha!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    another night of crying myself too sleep my

    insecurities literally kill me I hate feeling so UGLY and DISGUSTING all the time. when does it end...
    livewhilewereeyoung livewhilewereeyoung
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2014

    Yes I have really let myself go.

    I have given my body an absolute beating by past substance abuse, I am skinny as a rake, I used to be fat, I have been all shapes and sizes, and never had the type of body I want, I am insecure about how my face looks because I have cheek bones that stick out like dogs balls...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    I think it took me 35 years to really

    understand my physical appearance. I always felt outside "the beautiful". It was when a dear friend made a this comment to me " you lost your glow" that I really understood how my happiness shines through me, and when I am not happy in my life I feel ugly and in return I don't...
    not4nothing not4nothing
    46-50, F
    Sep 3, 2015
    Yremo24 Yremo24
    18-21, F
    Jan 22

    I def belong to this group.

    I have really become insecure about myself. And to be honest the older I get the worse it is. I have this problem that I don't see what others see in the mirror. I am lucky than most woman. I have had lipo done and now breast enhancements with a breast lift. My breast are parky...
    excessbaggage excessbaggage
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2014
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2014

    I feel ugly almost like a monster sometimes,

    I don't show it but sometimes I cry because I feel so worthless
    samanthanime23 samanthanime23
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    I always have to be the nice guy

    because I look like a weirdo and no one will befriend me if I don't act nice. Plus even if I act nice, they just treat me as a..... half friend.
    Kezio Kezio
    16-17, M
    Aug 4, 2015

    I Never Really Fit The Mould

    Everything I seemed to do, everything I seemed to be, I never seemed to be the model person. I was a dancer, and yet I wasn't a petite waif, never had great extension nor perfectly arched feet. I was a runner, but never had the power to be great. I was a pianist, but never had...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2011

    Listen up...This is my point of view today we

    live in a society where for us females society has made it hard for us to just be us everyone is concerned with weightloss ( not saying it's bad cause it's good to be healthy) being a certain size fake silicone injected into your body. A certain look or skin color. It's just...
    whisperingcampaign whisperingcampaign
    31-35, F
    Aug 21, 2014

    I'm an Indian with dark skin

    who lives in a prodominantly(is that how it's spelled?) white society I am 1 of 2 indians that go to my school... I feel very out of place
    Kayshove Kayshove
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    It changes daily from love to loathe.

    Some days I think my cadaverous frame is perfectly brutal and I am happy to have it. Other days I feel like I just came back from the gulag and everyone is staring at me. Sometimes I think my face is sculpted properly. Other days I hate it to the point of wishing I could just...
    AleksandrovKvarforth AleksandrovKvarforth
    22-25, M
    Sep 28, 2015

    I've never been really conventionally pretty.

    I had no complaints about the way I looked, it's just that no one can compare to models and celebrities, you know? And I was fine with that. Idk maybe I'll get plastic surgery or I'll find a cream that'll actually help reduce the appearance of my scars. They're healed so I don't...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    People who know me would've probably noticed I

    cover a part of my face in like, every picture lol. I don't really get why I always find something wrong with my face hahaha. It could be my eyes look weird, my nose, my mouth, or my forehead. It just won't look...'good' as a whole hahaha. It's just weird. Lol. Js. *Don't ask...
    GummiBr GummiBr
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    I can agree to this. Ever

    since I was little, people have always made fun of me and called me names, and pointed out that I was fat (not obese, but not obviously skinny). It got to me. Made me super self-conscious. When I was in 10th grade, I started my fitness journey to achieve the body I've always...
    quietfighter quietfighter
    22-25, M
    Feb 24
    Maaren Maaren
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Feb 24

    I don't wear makeup or anything,

    although I am very insecure about my appearance:(I'm always worrying what ppl might say about the way I look..
    JaylaG57 JaylaG57
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2014

    I have had a few people block me

    after seeing my picture. I know I have lost a few chances because of my looks. If someone flirts with me in real life I feel insecure and like they are making fun of me.
    JRPM JRPM
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2015

    I always think iam ugly

    or average looking Idk why but I just feel like iam ugly
    cantstop1234 cantstop1234
    18-21
    5 Responses Aug 5, 2015

    My husband tells me how

    pretty/gorgeous/beautiful he thinks I am but I just don't see it. Instead I see a very plain looking woman who has boobs that are too large for her body and a fat tummy.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 22, 2015

    I hate the fact that girls have to go to the

    moon and back to be accepted. We have to wear makeup, shave, do our hair, wear fitted clothing, etc. I feel it's too much pressure. When I was younger I had guys falling head over heels for me, and even now a lot of guys (and girls) show interest in me. But I am so self...
    BVNG BVNG
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2014

    I am pretty insecure about them.

    But I don't dwell too much on how I look... Of course I don't think I'm the most stunning person ever... But I place more emphasis on my person. It's my persona I want to develop, it's my character I want to enhance.... Not my physical appearance. Yes sometimes I break down and...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 11, 2015

    I Feel Really Insecure About My Looks

    Whenever I meet someone on this website or wherever, they just stop talking to me all together as soon as I show them a pic of my face. Am I really that hideous that my face will keep you from talking to me? Some people just have no idea how much that hurts a person.
    EnchantingNightmares EnchantingNightmares
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2013

    Insecure is a doubt about a your self based on

    appearance or looks in a manner that can change or develop some sort of illness that causes stress to the brain, it's can lead to committing death to your self, change they way people look at you or see you, also it can have the positive out look to your appearance based on all...
    Amazon3 Amazon3
    31-35, M
    Sep 4, 2015

    I have skinny arms, short hair,

    body hair, dark spots, and my stomach isn't exactly flat. Too bad people won't go for personality instead of looks, because they're missing out on people who may seem ugly but could be the nicest person in the world, and because of that I'm insecure and now I can't keep a...
    TheFatOreoCat TheFatOreoCat
    13-15, F
    Aug 4, 2015

    My looks is a tricky aspect of life

    as I have days that bring me depression and stress and worry of situations that build a developed strain to your beauty, people have different views of how you are base on around your looks, as you can get a person thinking your ugly then you can get a person thinking that you...
    Amazon3 Amazon3
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    I used to be 'typically' insecure.

    I thought I was fat, ugly and worthless. Problem is, it became a self-fulfilling prophecy. Looking back on younger images of myself I can't remember the slim attractive girl in the pictures ever being me. I honestly saw a monster in the mirror and believed that no one could ever...
    RebeccaDeWinter RebeccaDeWinter
    31-35, F
    May 2, 2014

    Me too! I'm not sure why

    but I always compare myself to others in my culture. my small frame just doesn't fit.
    access0 access0
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 7, 2015

    Slight stretch marks on my butt,

    which are only visible if I wear a bikini. I didn't have much of a butt in highschool, but after I entered college that changed. Since my butt became bigger in such a short amount of time, the skin there couldn't adjust fast enough. So now I have these marks that makes me feel...
    snackings snackings
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2015

    Sometimes I wonder if I would be prettier

    if I had undergone a few plastic surgeries.I usually don't post pictures of myself, but that's me up there. I look like a potato.**EDIT** I removed the picture.
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 9, 2015

    I really can't look at my selfies

    and say that I look good. I really really do not like how I look. I know that everyone is beautiful in their own way but I'm simply just insecure about my looks. : P
    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

    Don't Like My Looks

    The last few days I have been feeling really bad about myself Wish I could change and feel better I don't like how I look at all I always just look other women and long to be them I am so uncomfortable in my own skin I don't even like being naked in the bath and wish I could...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2013

    I know everyone has features of their bodies

    they hate, even though others don't see them as that bad. People around me tell me I'm pretty and stuff, but every time I look in the mirror, I wonder why they think that:/
    Seblett Seblett
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2014

    All I seem to do is try to look better,

    exercising, diet, I never feel happy with how I look. I wonder if I ever will. People tell me I'm pretty, I don't see it though!
    xsignorinax xsignorinax
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2014

    I get insecure when my bf mentions how hot are

    this or other girl in a magazine (this he doesn't do often) or when he follows hot and pretty girls on instagram (that, he follows a bunch of them). Don't get me wrong, I'm not thinking he's cheating or something. I know he loves me a lot, I feel that in everything he does for...
    blackberries blackberries
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    people take me as granted

    because i donot look so cool nand handsome
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 4, 2015

    My ex boyfriend said

    if he saw my photo on a dating profile and he didnt know me he'd find me attractive but not as much as he'd find someone else. I swear he said if he had a choice of two he'd pick the other person! I have been worried since then. I feel like I don't know how attractive I am. That...
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 10

    I was terribly insecure with my body

    as a quad amputee a few months ago but then I got better and now I've slumped and I feel really insecure because my best friend has a better body than me even though she has small boobs and a small bum and I have a big bum and big boobs. I'm also on the thick side so I have...
    hannahtheamputee762 hannahtheamputee762
    16-17, F
    Apr 9

    Does anyone else think

    that their ugly… I'm only 13 and I'm so pressured to look good. What do I do? Because of the pressure I'm not happy about who I am and I can't just ignore them. Help
    mustachiogirl mustachiogirl
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

    How's is it possible

    that no matter how much I eat, i can't gain weight? I've been eating everything and anything for years yet I still cannot gain weight. Many people say that I look skinny and "good" but I think I'm too skinny :( Some people are trying to lose weight by starving themselves, But...
    snackings snackings
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    most people won't take everything I do

    and say seriously because I look like a kid and idk, too shallow (?). I think the way someone looks contributes to how people treat you.
    GummiBr GummiBr
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    I always have to be the nice guy

    because I look like a weirdo and no one will befriend me if I don't act nice. Plus even if I act nice, they just treat me as a..... half friend.
    Kezio Kezio
    16-17, M
    Aug 4, 2015

    i also dont look that grate

    but because of that i feel y did god gave me a life on this life and sometimes i blame my self
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    I've been confused for a girl before,

    and told that I'm too skinny. But my biggest worry is that people will just think I'm ugly.
    Louisboy17 Louisboy17
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015

    I tend to look at myself in the mirror,

    A LOT! I look at how little differences/changes here or there would make me look beautiful. I even make my face stretch a certain way, using the muscles in my face, to see what I'd look like that way. There are times, though, that I do like what I see. Usually when I face my...
    KnewBorn KnewBorn
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2014
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