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    Yeah she's pretty don't get me wrong

    and I pull in the guys. But deep down I am insecure about myself it got so bad that avoid looking in mirrors. It's hard to not want to cry when I do look in the mirror bcz I am told not to like what I see so I try to change myself to be something I'm not and will never be for...
    PrincessMarina PrincessMarina 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    I don't usually complain about how I look out

    loud. I don't like the way I look. But if I were to tell someone that they would just answer "but your beautiful." Society Except you to love yourself and how you look but than make sure people know the imagine of what beauty is. Many of us are insecure because of what society...
    skyblue914 skyblue914 16-17, F Dec 22, 2014

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    I'm not a physically attractive person.

    Every day I get up look in the mirror and wish I had a different face.
    p0tat07 p0tat07 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    It's happening. Me I thought it would never

    happened to me but it's hitting me harder and harder each day. I am insecure about my looks better yet I'm ugly. U see me and u will scream I dare not to look in mirrors or anything else. I cry at night and smile during the day and act likes everything's okay but it's not I want...
    PrincessMarina PrincessMarina 13-15, F Dec 12, 2014

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    I'm so insecure I'm not

    even looking for a boyfriend anymore
    matttheinsomniac matttheinsomniac 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 18

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    I don't think im good enough

    for anybody my ex made that very clear by cheating and neglecting me.
    Alisha39 Alisha39 16-17, F Jan 18

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    I hear people compliment me most of the time

    saying I should be a model, actress, news reporter or something along the lines of that. I usually just blush and smile, but the voices in my head put me down so I never truly believe them. I hope one day that I can look in the mirror and not see this shy, insecure, depressed...
    ThePumpkinQueen ThePumpkinQueen 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Hiding

    This year I began to withdraw myself from all and any social situations. At school I am in my own little world. I'll rest my head and dream of other things, of better things. And people sometimes notice. And they ask me "why?" "Why are you always so checked out?" "What's wrong...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    I used to be. At a point,

    I hated different parts of my body... I'd complain about it all the time. Then when I heard other women complain about their body that was perfectly fine, it bugged me. They looked beautiful!! But they noticed the little flaws that I didn't notice. So I thought to myself, "am I...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    Ive just started dating this girl i really like

    but i find myself being too forward with her and sometimes needy of speaking to her so i know she likes me to if that makes sense. Its always a lot harder to not mess it up when its someone you really like :(
    PabLopez PabLopez 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm extremely insecure.

    . even when I know I shouldn't be.. but yet I still am. I seem to seek reassurance from men.. and because of that often end up in.. well.. not the best situations.. but where I let men have me because.. when they are using me.. i feel wanted.. and for that brief moment.. I don't...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Around strangers, around friends,

    even around family. I always feel like everyone else around me is better at everything. And when people notice that I am not feeling well and try to confront me, I shy away even more.
    Garafan Garafan 18-21, M Dec 24, 2014

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    I usually don't complain about how I look out

    loud. But to get straight to the point, I don't like how I look. Many of my insecurities are because of society and I'm trying to get past my looks and just love me the way am but I can't. But sometimes it just hard for me even look at myself in the mirror because all I see is a...
    jaydott jaydott 18-21, F Jan 1

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    I spent tonight looking at photos of myself

    from my childhood. Photos of this beautiful, happy, blonde little girl. The smile and beauty captured in those photos is timeless, effortless. What happened? At what age do girls stop seeing themselves as beautiful? When do the smiles seen on camera change from pure happiness...
    BabyBlondeOne BabyBlondeOne 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    I'm so insecure, and

    so afraid. I finally got physical with my boyfriend today, and when he got home to call me we didn't even talk all that much... to be honest we don't talk much anymore.. and I feel really guilty about a lot. I feel disconnected. I don't feel myself at the sometime it feels like...
    noonetalkstome noonetalkstome 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    It's Bringing Me Down

    I'm not sure if this is the right group for me to post this in, but I think this is the best fit with my story. My biggest insecurity is my looks. And, makes me kind of sick that I can't see what other people see in me. I feel like I should be a very confident person but I'm not...
    aj555 aj555 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    I Wish

    I wish I could just be myself. Relax and feel "normal". Secure. But I don't. I'm always nervous, always scared. I don't feel good enough, not by a long shot. And I don't feel secure in myself. I have always had problems with people. I learned from an early age that it was not...
    Alissa77 Alissa77 31-35, F 11 Responses May 20, 2013

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    I feel so insecure sometimes,

    I don't even wanna go outside. I feel like people will stare at me in horror and disgust. I'm insecure about all of me. Especially my appearance. I just think I look so gross and I repel people away from me. I'm also insecure about what others think. I find myself annoying and...
    yungnymphet yungnymphet 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    The people most important to me always have

    someone else they call who's That First Phone call when they don't know who to turn to. I know this because I've stood by and watched them call someone else
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    Something interesting I've come to learn about

    myself, and how i react to certain men. Those who have read through posts I've made have seen how, with certain guys, I struggle to turn down, or say no too. Something recent I've found with some guys who have tried to take advantage of that on here, when they push it into...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    So many insecurities,

    such little self esteem 😔
    ItsDawnHeree ItsDawnHeree 13-15, F Apr 17, 2014

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    The cause to my insecurities I guess the main

    problem is the fact that I have never felt good enough. It's been like that ever since my mother walked out and continued with her alcoholism, I couldn't ever impress her or make her proud of me so I eventually gave up. My relationships have all failed because no one can truly...
    JJSapphire JJSapphire 18-21, F Dec 21, 2013

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    Write about your experienceMy significant other

    is a psychologist. There is an ex-patient of hers whom she sees occasionally, who is bipolar. Also, he has told her that he loves her. To her this is not a reason to stop seeing him, and to me it is. It seems harmful to me (not to mention unprofessional) for her to be, in my...
    haskellbob haskellbob 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    To the public eye, I seem confident,

    even nonchalant, as if I don't care what they see or think. But when no one is looking, I sneak a glance at the mirror. But I don't see that confident, carefree girl they know. Instead I see a scared, nervous wreck. And I'm the only one who knows her
    Vivmlqian Vivmlqian 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    A Letter To Mom

    I know you will never be able to read this. But today I felt like I have lost the final shelter that I had on this earth. I know you are stressed because of all that is happening within the family and may be because of this you did what you did today. It wouldl be an arranged...
    FoundThenLostOnTheSameDay FoundThenLostOnTheSameDay 22-25 5 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    michellesydney michellesydney 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    broke up with him today.

    Friendships with exs are out... infidelity & betrayal has been forgiven one to many times with "her" in particular.
    shemarose shemarose 22-25, F Dec 8, 2014

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    ThatOtherGuy17 ThatOtherGuy17 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    How can I learn to love myself it seems to be

    impossible... Everytime I look in the mirror all I see is flaws.
    michellesydney michellesydney 18-21, F 26 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    I'm really insecure about myself.

    Always thinking I'm not good enough. I genuinely don't understand when someone likes me. Im not pretty or funny or fun to be around. I think I'm boring and everything. But my ex really wants me back and all, so it has to mean that I can actually be loved and missed right? I just...
    Feliciajake Feliciajake 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I Think I'M Ugly

    I don't believe ppl when they tell me I'm pretty. When I dress up, I only feel good for a min, then I worry if I look to fat. I'm very shy. I worry about what to say. I'm afraid I'll sound stupid. Does anyone feel like this? How do you cope with those feelings? Is there any hope...
    Emolover39 Emolover39 36-40, F 10 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    That moment when your out with your friends

    shopping for clothes and you get so self conscious you just want to curl up into a ball.
    InternetKid905 InternetKid905 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    I have a friend, a best friend,

    I think... We do homework together, we eat out together, we watch Netflix together, we hang out with each other...but we have secrets we don't share, we don't tell each other how we really feel when something dramatic happens, we wouldn't see each other as much if we didn't go...
    3039cc 3039cc 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    It seems everything I see in the mirror is ugly.

    Somedays it's all I can think about. I've always had self esteem issues. I've been battling an eating disorder for over half my life. There are days where I wish I was skin and bones due to the fact of being made fun of for my weight. Food is a comfort and enemy of mine. Food is...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Jan 7

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    My friend compared me to a man today.

    I was so upset. I mean, when you are being compared to man that means you don’t have something girly to be showed. I don’t know why I was upset though, or is it his opinion just always matters. Well I know I’m not attractive. I don’t care even I’m overweight about 30...
    indahnesia indahnesia 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    My Insecureness Makes Me Hide From Everyone...i Hate It.

         I'm a 14 year old girl and I am extremely insecure. I'm insecure about my huge mole on the middle of my chin like Chairman Mao, my mustache on the sides, my wrinkles around my mouth and under my eyes, my hairy arms legs belly and back, my frizzy hair, my scars, my...
    TheWeirdoGirl TheWeirdoGirl 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    I can't use dating sites like lgbt pride

    because all the people look so attractive and it feels like everyone is out of my league.
    jt1799 jt1799 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    If I had hair that reached my cheeks,

    body that can make the concrete squeak, could I have any guy then? I'm okay with not being approached or even acknowledged by every male I come across, but every now and then reassurance would be encouraging. Sexy isn't always an appropriate compliment.
    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F Jan 9

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    It's rare that I'm insecure.

    However one thing that I am insecure about is when me and a female friend would link arms while walking in public or holding hands. Or put their arm around my shoulders.I don't want people to get the wrong impression and think we're lesbian. It's cute when you're a kid, but when...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    There are so much better looking girls out

    there with bright personalities and good things going for them. I feel like I'm at the very bottom on a scale from 1 to 10 especially compared to those other girls.. I mean I'm not pretty and I don't have a personality to make up for it. I'm just a dark soul, tired and miserable...
    alliemamabear alliemamabear 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    Self-defeatist

    I can't seem to shake the feeling that everyone is watching everything I do, and thinking to themselves, god what a loser everything he does is WRONG. I think that too most of the time--how can I possibly do anything right. I know it's not necessarily true but that's how I feel...
    shaun0h shaun0h 26-30, T 7 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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    I know it's corny for a guy to say that,

    but guys never really let their emotions out, so this occasion is rare haha. I am insecure mostly about my face, height and personality, i never had a large group of friends like many people do, i never looked as good as my peers, i definitely never had a relationship, i have a...
    Flamee Flamee 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I wish I wouldn't care

    so much about what other people think of me.I'm trying but it's really hard. :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I'm tired of people looking at me,

    and thinking I'm twelve. I'm 19 dangit! I hate having a baby face. :(
    divaMary3 divaMary3 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    My family's really dysfunctional

    and we have silent dinners or awkward dinners for festivals. They are really traditional and misogynistic streak as well. But they have good reputations n jobs outside, especially my father so I feel like nobody would believe me if i told them i wasn't good with them, that I...
    Kletsgo Kletsgo 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I do not know where to start .

    .. But I am insecure.. Maybe some of you will say "You're beautiful," but that's just because I say I'm not. when I was younger, some peoples tell me I was fat, ugly and too sensitive. Today, peoples do not insult me ​​as much, but yeaah.. I do not want "dont worry, you...
    Tromal Tromal 16-17, F 30 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I made love to my wife the other night,

    but it was different. I had recently purchased a peni$ sleeve and used it during our last encounter. I was really happy that she enjoyed it and REALLY got off on it. But afterward, I couldn't help but feel self-conscious. She said that my size (I'm under 4 inches) doesn't...
    TinyPecker5 TinyPecker5 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I'm starting to become

    so freakin insecure about my boobs. they're so large. I just I don't know... I rarely felt insecure about them, not in this way at least. until I got a bra fitting and found out that I'm a 36DD. that was just so unexpected. I feel so huge. I don't kno w. I'm not overweight, I...
    nadsxo2 nadsxo2 16-17, F Jan 1

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    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I Want To Love Myself

    I know it's normal for there to be things you don't like about yourself. Almost everyone wishes they could change little things about their hair, bodies, or whatever. But for some reason, I feel like I am extremely insecure with myself and it just keeps getting worse as time goes...
    justbefree justbefree 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    I have a limp I'm fat I don't have use of

    both arms it kinda happens often especially when I'm given compliments
    annirawrmuffin annirawrmuffin 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2014

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    I USED TO BE VERY INSECURE.

    ...... It seemed that all my life I needed others to validate who I was. That was a real problem because everyone is so different. To live that way you have to be a chameleon, able to change constantly. That was very frustrating to say the least. As a young person I began to...