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I Am Insecure About Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 30, 2014

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    I DonĀ“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, 2014

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    Like really really bad & I hate it

    when my family makes fun of something I'm the most insecure about....
    Queennnnnnn Queennnnnnn 13-15, F Dec 3, 2014

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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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    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...
    UnavoidableNaivety UnavoidableNaivety 18-21 Mar 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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    I do hate myself. This has been the way I have felt for as long as I can remember. I cannot even comprehend how it'd feel to like me for me. I don't know where this came from, but...
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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...
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    1. I'm from California born and raised. 2. English is my first language but I can speak some spanish and little portuguese. 3. I spend a lot of time alone. 4. I don't have any...
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Yep, cause I am bored ! I live in France and I absolutely love it here ! I'm literally in love with my town. I am turning 19 very soon, My clique told me they were going to do...
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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...
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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...
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    And indeed I'm still learning. I've had my eyes opened to a lot of things and I've had a lot to ponder about too. I've learned who l am and mostly accepted myself for who l am. I...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Everytime i'm out,I feel so insecure about my hair. I have curly hair and it can get a little messy at times, half the times i try to stay away from the camera if my hair looks...
    xoabelxo xoabelxo 18-21, F Jun 24

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    I am still leRning about thinks about myself. I learn some months ago I am far from normal in a really cool way but i don't know I would call myself. I hover over the labels of...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jun 22

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    Sometimes I feel so lonely
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M Jun 22

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    Music is my release i suffer with anxiety I play guitar I absolutley love real ale and cider (hard cider for usa folk) Id rather eat savoury than sweet I have 2 dogs I fantasise...
    tonystart86 tonystart86 26-30, M Jun 22

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    well I started writing this and then realized you could just find all that stuff out in the experience section (does it have a name??) so go look over there if you want to get to...
    KawaiiNeco KawaiiNeco 13-15, F Jun 22

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    1. I'm 6'4 2. I play football. 3. I would rather play basketball. 4. I love skittles. 5. I hate commitment. 6. I wish I could go back in time. 7. I hate what the world has...
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    I'm left handed, an artist, vegetarian, a weird mix between rocker and hippie, I like all things Japanese, I'm kind of in a complicated dating situation, I secretly visualize...
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    1. I like to read 2. I'm obsessed with music 3. I'm Christian 4. I like to write 5. I love the rain 6. My favorite colors are blue, pink, and black 7. I like fashion 8. I love...
    SummertimeSadness02 SummertimeSadness02 13-15, F Jun 21

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    1.i am 17, 2.I'm 5 ft, 3.I like to read, 4. I love coffee, 5. I like to dye my hair, 6. I love to travel, 7. I love the rain, 8. I am obsessed with music, 9. I am very shy when I...
    mynameiskris mynameiskris 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    1. Family and the supposid small things in life mean everything to me. 2. Im insecure about myself but you wouldnt know that about me unless you really knew me. 3. I want to find a...
    mkp86 mkp86 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    10. I love watching Giants baseball. 9. I am successfully working on losing 80 more lbs. 8. I really enjoy good beer. 7. My friends are my family. 6. I am going through some...
    WickedVagabond WickedVagabond 36-40 Jun 21

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    I collect Care Bear plush toys. I love to watch FRIENDS. My favorite actress is Julia Roberts. I wish I spoke better Spanish. I wish I could interpret Spanish. My favorite movie is...
    flshhrt76 flshhrt76 36-40, F Jun 21

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    I love cupnoodles but I don't eat them anymore I am currently learning french I have 4 siblings I love to write, read and paint I am a single lesbian I am tired of facebook I...
    leztat leztat 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    If anyone needs someone to talk to let me know! Feeling positive enough to spread it around
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    I am from England. I am 5"2. I have blonde hair and blue eyes. I have a boyfriend. I have a law degree. I love animals especially dogs. I love football and have a season ticket to...
    Muffin216 Muffin216 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I am a great dad. I am a good golfer. I am a small business owner. I was born and raised in Iowa. I like to listen to music while i shower.
    AlwaysGood AlwaysGood 51-55, M Jun 21

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