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I Am Insecure

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    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 8 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    I always have been. Most of my insecurities

    have little-to-no basis in reality; of that I am aware. Still, I constantly worry about how other people perceive me. I am very insecure about my voice and my body, because I have always been very small, with a high-pitched voice. People often mistake me for much younger than I...
    TryingMyBestToSmile TryingMyBestToSmile 18-21, F Jan 23

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    I wanna start wearing crop tops like I have some

    but I usually wear a skirt or some kinds of jeans to cover my tummy, I am average on weight and I don't feel comfortable to wear crop tops yet :( maybe when I start losing weight ..
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F Dec 31, 2015

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    I don't take compliments well.

    Maybe it's because i have always been feeling so insecure about myself i.e. my body and my appearance. Hence, whenever i receive compliments from others, i will often feel as if these people are just trying to be nice to me and the compliments given by them are neither genuine...
    SDaisyy SDaisyy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    When it comes to me appearance I couldnt care

    less what people think of me, but I'm extremely insecure about my personality. I always feel like a terrible person and that I'm never good/smart enough or that I'm not funny or fun go be around.
    LBBitch LBBitch 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I always think I'm not pretty

    or good enough and I honestly hate feeling that way . " She's prettier " " He can do so much better than me " " He can have who ever he wants" and it's not only physical attraction that he has , he has a great personality . I guess I need to stop worrying about things and just...
    EssScissorHands EssScissorHands 18-21, F 13 Responses Jan 30, 2015

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    In exchange for everything I'm confident in

    about myself, I have one major flaw: my looks. I've always had people tell me that I'm handsome or that I'm cute, but I've never believed them. There's so many standards in the dating community (especially the gay one where you have to be a gym junkie and have these unrealistic...
    EatMyWaffleTaco EatMyWaffleTaco 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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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 18-21, F 30 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I have low muscle tone in my hands

    and especially my fingers. This makes every day activities really hard for me to do. Simple thinks like buttering bread or tying my shoelaces require preperation and thought. Every time I try to make myself a sandwhich my family especially my father criticises the fact that I...
    Freedgorgan Freedgorgan 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    It makes me so upset

    that this guy deliberately avoids me like I small bad. When I first meet him I wanted to be his friend. I was new to the class and he's in my year. I did not come off strong and I was very friendly. We talked once I made him laugh because I'm a hilarious person! Then the next...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a confident side too.

    It's just every now and again the insecurity rears its head, it's an after-effect of my upbringing, of course. I enjoy being around people who don't bring self-doubt to my mind, but I also take responsibility when I get those feelings, and try to work through it.
    iamnotatherapist iamnotatherapist 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I really am. There's no justifiable reason

    for my insecurity, but it's something I live with. I trust her. I know she accepts me as I am, well at least she says she does. And I open up and share the darkness. In no time I am worried sick. What did she think? What will she say? Have I ruined it? It's terrible...
    PauliesWalnuts PauliesWalnuts 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    ILoveANuke ILoveANuke 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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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 don't care what people think of me it's what

    I think of myself that makes me insecure.
    iRot iRot 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2015

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    It's why I don't have a profile picture of

    myself and why I don't have Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and social medias like that.
    WanderLustAlethiology WanderLustAlethiology 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Have been crying for 30 minutes now.

    Sometimes I wonder why do I even get myself into such traumatising experiences. I'm so tired of people.
    ExperiencesAndNotMistakes ExperiencesAndNotMistakes 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    There are days, like today,

    that I really don't like myself. And it makes it hard to believe anyone else could ever like me either. Even the people I'm close to, it feels like maybe they're just tolerating me for some unknown reason, but it's hard to feel like they really want me around.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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    Yes,I have but I guess it's normal I'm no

    longer very pretty due to the things that have happened to me but I try to ignore it I'm find alone I've been all my life
    musicspeakstome musicspeakstome 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2015

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    I'm the kind of person

    who needs to be reminded that I matter. My best friend doesn't post about me online and it makes me feel like she's ashamed of me. I get upset over thinking that and cut her off for days. Why do I do that
    heartlesswind heartlesswind 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    I just watched a video about women

    who are trying to break social norms to make topless women acceptable. I really don't think it is that bad of an idea, but the problem is I don't really have boobs and they aren't what MOST men think are beautiful . This sucks for me because it means whatever man I am with would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses May 13, 2015

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    I have a high sex drive

    and want to have fun, but am too afraid to because of my insecurities. :|
    luxnlicious luxnlicious 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2015

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    Sometimes when I start revealing parts of

    myself I'm always afraid people will want to walk out and leave. Its just a part of me that thinks that my strive for perfection will never be attainable.
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    idk y but I feel insecure

    when it about sex. like especially now in my current relationship. I am 22 and he is 17. Even tho he is younger than me he's actually more sexually experience then I am. he lost his virginity at 11 and me I was 19. so yeah he's been banging since the 6th grade and I waited too...
    the808heartbreak the808heartbreak 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Well, I'm not really insecure,

    but I didn't really know what other group to put it, or perhaps it is insecurity. I wanted to share a story about something about my personality that I do not like at all... Due to my past, I place high value on friends, but those selfsame friends have often left me to rot...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M Feb 1

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    Does anyone else think like i do,

    I have a mind that keeps me awake at night, I have that mind when im in school i get hard questions right and easy ones wrong, does anyone look at their outfits in the morning too long and think you will never pull it off like everyone around you can, in my mind my insecurities...
    Eroticwriter34 Eroticwriter34 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 21, 2015

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    i am ugly. i am not close to anyone else.

    my relatives dont care about me. im shy. im useless. im nothing.
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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    I really take what others say

    or their actions toward me to my heart... I don't know why. It's like as if my spirit gets elevated or depressed depending on their evaluation (of me). I don't know why. I should stop doing this.
    astro00 astro00 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    Being insecure is like drawing a picture.

    All you ever see are the mistakes but others may not even notice them. Don't let one tiny mistake ruin your whole picture.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 5, 2015

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    I found this amazing article on how to overcome

    your negative self-image when I was looking through tumblr, and I want to post it here because it was very helpful, and I feel like everyone who struggles with the self-image should read this! Here's the url- http://www.self-confidence.co.uk/articles/self-image/
    KarahXnichole KarahXnichole 16-17, F Jan 30

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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    i'm insecure about my body

    and the way it looks, i feel like i can never look good naked. it makes me so upset sometimes and really insecure, i'm also 4'7" only so it makes me feel more inferior, and i have saggy br*ast and i totally hate it, i wish if i could do something to make them perky.... i'm just...
    loveiseverything18 loveiseverything18 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    but not anymore.....Even

    though I'm considered one of the most attractive girls in school...I always compare myself with the girls better looking than me and become insecure and depressed.Yes I have 8 things I'm insecure about1. My voice- I literally sound like a 5 year old2. I'm 156cm in height3. I...
    EarthGirl97 EarthGirl97 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2015

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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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    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor 16-17, F Dec 9, 2015

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    hi everyone, I'm bella.

    i'm really insecure about my body image, and how I look in general. not to sound selfish or anything, but people do say that I'm attractive/pretty, I just wish that I could feel like that. my friends think i'm crazy for thinking like this, but when I look in the mirror I feel...
    BellaBlossoms BellaBlossoms 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 17, 2015

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    EdBrit25 EdBrit25 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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    I was eating pizza with my mom laughing at all

    the crazy things she was saying and randomly a girl came up to me and told me ur really pretty i smiled and said thank u but lately ive been battling alot with my self and all these thoughts going through my head but that was really cool that she thought i was pretty and the...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F Feb 13, 2015

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    So, I'm in a relationship right?

    Well I wanna Be the only girl he looks at in that one way. Like "Damn". But, he goes and followed half naked ******* girls. And likes those pictures on Instagram.. If only there wasn't that one following thing where it shows you what most of everyone is doing... I hate it so...
    ThatOneSadTeen ThatOneSadTeen 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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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 6 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    I apologize to whoever Im gonna marry

    if I even get married. It's gonna be our 10 year anniversary of getting married and I'm still gonna ask him if he still likes me. Ugh Jeeze.
    Nyx5 Nyx5 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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    It bothers me that people say I look 15

    when I'm really 20(almost 21). I know looking young should be a good thing but I feel like I'm treated like a kid. I don't like it when people call me skinny. Yeah I am small/thin but I have trouble gaining/losing weight. My weight stays the same, which is GREAT. :)One time I...
    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 6 Responses Jun 5, 2015

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    So many insecurities,

    such little self esteem 😔
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 17, 2014

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    I am so tired of feeling like I will never be

    good enough for anyone and hearing that I'm not. I'm so sick of no one caring even though they say they do. I am so sick and tired of people saying they're here for me but when I actually need them they are too busy. Why can't someone say these things and actually mean them?
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