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I Am Insecure About Myself

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    Insecurity

    I don't share this to tell a story, but rather ask a question that I hope will help me and everyone else here too. How do you learn to accept yourself unconditionally? How can it be easier for me to do this to others, but not myself?
    marx5 marx5 22-25, M Jun 21, 2013

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    A Sad and Lonely Place

    I have little or no self-confidence when it comes to relationships. I have really big commitment issues. I'm unusually shy which makes it difficult to make any friends. I don't have very many and I spend most of time alone. I don't have any special talents. I don't excel at...
    typicalamerican typicalamerican 18-21 3 Responses Dec 22, 2008

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    It's Starting To Affect My Friendships

    My girlfriend and i were together for a year, we were deeply in love (or at least i was) and even discussed our future together numerous times. One day however, i caught her cheating on me, and if that wasnt enough i then had to find out through one of my friends who she was...
    benith benith 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2012

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    I Hate It!!

    I have always been very insecure about my self. I dont know why i feel that way, but its so hard to control. I have really tried to change been insecure about my self, because i feel like it has been affecting my relationships. I really hate been so insecure i just wish i didnt...
    cynthiaeliza cynthiaeliza 22-25, F Aug 14, 2011

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    Grrr..

    I haven't been this insecure in years; since high school.  I finally found away to love myself, without a care of my appearance.  I found people were more genuinely attracted to me when I was secure and loved myself.  I have moved to a new town recently, had a...
    megpan megpan 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2010

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    Feeling Ugly

    I've always had issues, from anxiety to family to trust but I feel my worst issue is my insecurity. "You're pretty", "Why are you even worrying about that?" "Get over it" and more things similar to the previously listed. I don't know what exactly started the insecurity. I mean I...
    SilentInsecurities SilentInsecurities 18-21 Aug 29, 2012

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    I DonΒ΄t Know How Not To Doubt Myself

    I need serious help. This thing is affecting me to much already here's the thing: I don't trust myself, I doubt my capabilities and that makes me super shy. I have no issues making friends, in fact I usually take the first step... ok but, I can't talk to a receptionist or to...
    candrea candrea 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2012

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    There are times when i just feel good

    and a single thing ruin it and it triggers all of my insecurities. Even though i talk to myself that i should be thankful and think about the less fortunate children than i am, i still can't get rid of this insecurities that i have. I always feel that there are a lot out there...
    DauntlessWallflower DauntlessWallflower 18-21, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Self Doubt.

    I know noone should be insecure about themselves. everyone is to some point though, no matter how much they try. I try so hard not to be, but it doesn't do much good. I still am. I know I'm not the hottest girl on the planet. Wouldn't want to be. but sometime it would be...
    UndeniablyConfused UndeniablyConfused 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2008

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    Everyone has their insecurities,

    so do I, but i spend time trying to hide them. I dont like being perceived as weak, an insecure little girl with issues. I don't want to be seen that way, although sometimes I wish I did. I feel so lonely sometimes and I'm stuck with this voice in my head always judging me...
    DreamingMarionette DreamingMarionette 16-17 Mar 30

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    The Green Eyes

    I, like many of us, have moments of insecurity. However, my moments are not few and far between, no no. The feelings come when I wake up, through the day, in the evening, when I go to bed, and in my dreams. I have always been shy at first, until I get comfortable, but even then...
    SilentScreams66 SilentScreams66 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2011

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    What Helped Me

    "When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer." Psalm 94:19I am writing this today for everyone reading this who deep down feels less than, who feels like they might not be somehow "eligible" for healing and blessings, who feel like God is there for...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Feb 24, 2012

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    I hate to see the other girls at school.

    I'm flabby and chubby. while other are flat and thin. They have nothing to worry about but their hair. And how I worry about my weight and hair and my appearance too. How I tried to look pretty and dress better, no matter what I do. They're always better looking. I wish they had...
    pomtonic1109 pomtonic1109 16-17, F 1 Response May 30

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    From Failure To Fruitful

    Often our plans fail that God's plans for us may succeed. - Ellen G. White I have had many so called "good" ideas or plans that failed and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I have also had experiences in my life that appeared to be a complete failure and turned...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Mar 2, 2012

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    Whenever I'm on Instagram

    or tumblr I somehow come across supermodels or just extremely attractive people and I know it's easy to just say "avoid social networking sites" but it's not that simple. it's almost like an addiction to remind yourself that you'll never look like them. Torturing yourself...
    lifecanbebeautiful lifecanbebeautiful 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 5

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    Why make me feel insecure about myself for gaining 7 pounds? I never thought 129 pounds pounds was fat until now because of the comments I'm getting. Yes I know they are just...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Sep 8

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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 17 hrs ago

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    Hi :) My name is April Ann, and I wanted to tell you about myself. I was born in 1993 in TN. I have 4 brothers; 1 biological and 3 by marriage. My parents divorced when I was about...
    aprilanne4 aprilanne4 18-21, F Sep 22

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    Check out my experiences :/ I'm very negative about myself. I can't help it though.
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M Sep 7

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    Explains me perfectly haha. I do think negatively about myself at least once everyday. It sucks ):
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M Sep 13

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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...
    laura0101 laura0101 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11

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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...
    krissybyul krissybyul 18-21 1 Response Sep 8

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    I'm thinking about getting non prescription contacts, what color would go with me?
    xsimplysara xsimplysara 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 14

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    I almost crashed my car today. I tried to overtake a Mack truck on a u turn with a double lane, and floored it. I realized there was no way in hell I was gonna make it so I slammed...
    elleke elleke 31-35, F Sep 3

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    I wanted to say this because I want people to know something about me. For as long as I can remember I have been alone. I have been treated like a mutant and feel like one...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    1. I always try to order something different, but always end up ordering the same thing. 2. People love to share their troubles with me; I hate sharing my troubles with anyone 3...
    aksil aksil 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Truth Hurts! At my age, with my lack of accomplishments In my situation (STILL) and no improvement I was so stressed out by an event tonight I really needed to get it off my chest...
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Looking at all my friends on Facebook, them tagging themselves travelling and posting posts about themselves showing them happy and charming, is killing me. I was the one to be...
    Tommtomy Tommtomy 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 19

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    I am learning to love myself more than ever before. I thank God for my second chance at life, and I know that special woman is around the corner.
    cainjo1994 cainjo1994 18-21, M Sep 1

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    1. I am American, born and raised. 2. I am female, born and raised. 3. I am straight, in sexual orientation. 4. I am Chinese Cantonese. 5. I am Black African. 6. I am Native...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 3

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    i'm getting to know myself... my hesitation will disappear soon....
    emily036 emily036 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    My name is Chris. I'm 14 in my Freshmen year of High School. I have long brown hair blue-green eyes. I'm 5 foot 9. I weigh about 167 pounds working to get that number lower. I like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 18

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    Everynight I plan to read books in the whole night but I often fall asleep. today also ,you know I feel madly and my mom also abuses me that I wake up after wee time. Bad luck...
    Afour Afour 18-21, F Sep 17

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    1. I have brown eyes 2. I'm part Irish, Scottish, First Nation, and part English 3. I'm part emo 4. I have a BFF that moved away to Alberta (not going to tell why) 5. I have...
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 16-17, F Sep 17

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    1) I'm half chinese 2) I wish I had siblings 3) my cat died last year September 11th but I didn't think I could make a post on Instagram for her because so many people died on that...
    Helloreiko Helloreiko 18-21 Sep 18

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    I have REALLY curly hair and I think I look TERRIBLE with it pulled back. It makes me feel like I'm so exposed, and that my face is big, but when I wear my hair down, it makes me...
    malakhkhalil malakhkhalil 13-15, F Sep 3

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    I don't know why. I've been told that I was ugly
    karinabrown2 karinabrown2 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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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...
    NoOneImportantNow NoOneImportantNow 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 4

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    Hi, I'm Elly! 1: I'm 13 2: I have one friend who goes to my school, one friend here (HI SCOTT), and friend from Hawaii, and 2 friends from church and I'm perfectly fine with it. 3...
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F Aug 30

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    I love European men.. I'm body postive.. I love FOOOOOD and chocolate Ice cream. I like watching videogame 'let's plays' on YouTube. I hate bugs. I don't like oversleeping. I love...
    naddo630 naddo630 18-21, F Aug 30

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    I LOVE FUNNY GUYSSSS πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ if a guy is funny,I'm naturally attracted to him
    hiitslily hiitslily 13-15, F Aug 30

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    I have a scar from a pretzel stick on my face.
    Soozkat Soozkat 22-25, F Aug 30

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    i have too much swag. and my yolo levels are off the charts.
    CURRYXBLAZE CURRYXBLAZE 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I Enjoy the bread of the bun more than the meat of the burger.
    TeddyOrTeddie TeddyOrTeddie 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I would love to be in noncrowded beach , not in my bed :(
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Sep 3

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    Hi, I'm Jo-lena and I'm 16 yrs old. I live in the United States with my mum and dad and sister. I live on a ranch (family ranch). I'm in the 10th grade and I want to be either a...
    jolenaoliver jolenaoliver 16-17, F Sep 4

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    1. I work as a manager in a pizzeria. 2. I have a cute kitten named Luna. 3. I have a love/ hate relationship with my boyfriend. 4. Im almost 21. 5. I own my own home and car. 6. I...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F Sep 7

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    I don't really know what to say... I've never been good enough for anything, and I never will.
    imhidinginplainsight imhidinginplainsight 18-21, F