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I Am Insecure

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    i have been told that i am pretty,

    by many people. but why cant i feel it? why cant i see it? why do i refuse to accept that i am beautiful? at times i feel worthless, and plain. i feel like i am good for nothing. i walk through the streets seeing beautiful women, wishing i could look like them. envying them, and...
    insanityler insanityler 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 11

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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 really need to become more secure in myself I

    think. I have this bad self-image that stems from my parents telling me I was fat and ugly and then kids at school also told me that, and it didn't help that there weren't any boys that liked me haha. I try to believe people when they tell me something good about myself, but it...
    Oasisdawn3 Oasisdawn3 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    I have an okay look but I don't have a flat

    stomach and I hate it. I walk down the hall and sometimes it seems that everyone notices my flaws
    madibballbooks madibballbooks 13-15, F Jun 13

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    I haven't even hit 1000 today I don't think I

    hit 900 idk I suck with numbers but I think I only hit about 890 And I wish I hit less bit w.e. Tomorrow is a new day :P anyways it's weird the more I count calories the more insecure I get
    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    As a singer/songwriter it's kind of obvious

    that I'm insecure more than the average person. I use my music to express things that I can't in words, but sometimes I have to admit I do hide behind my songs so that I don't have to deal with reality.
    98corvette 98corvette 18-21, M Jun 20

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    I really hate the way my body looks.

    .. my thighs are fat and so are my arms... I hate everything, from my chubby face and neck to my disgusting stomach and lack of a figure. I always try to give out advice to others about depression, but when it comes to anorexic people, I find it hard to convince them to stop...
    BeautifulHurts BeautifulHurts 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    My friend thinks he's ugly how many comments

    can we get telling him he's beautiful
    Justashley Justashley 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Some days I'm very confident

    and I don't give a damn about how I look and who to impress, but other days I get jealous at most guys. I'm a very nice guy but I guess people care about appearance these days, whatever.
    apathyiswinning apathyiswinning 16-17, M Jun 7

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    Nobody is perfect, but insecurity is probably

    the most dangerous and the biggest flaw there is. If you are insecure people will blame you for it. You can't have a healthy relationship if you are insecure. That's what they said. That is exactly how i feel. Being insecure, especially if your childhood is what affected you...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    Im always worried that Im going to be replaced

    or Im not as special as people say I am to them. Turns out Im usually right.
    drowningmydemons drowningmydemons 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I feel like I could have an amazing fun time

    while I'm hanging out with people but I'm always scared? I guess of how I look. It's so stupid but I'm getting way to insecure. I've noticed every single time I pass a mirror on purpose. I take certain ways in the hallways to pass mirrors which is so stupid and when I'm at home...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F 9 Responses Mar 23

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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 9 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Nobody Would Believe It

    Nobody would believe I'm insecure, especially not anyone who knows me. Not in the way I act or the way I dress or what I do. But that's part of my insecurity. I need everyone to think that I'm confident, I have to be the center of attention at the party, because if i'm not...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    My boyfriend has a best friend who's a girl

    and I swear she loves him... What to do?! :/
    livelydreamer2 livelydreamer2 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 4

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    I hate everything about me,

    Ik it sounds vain but I have been called pretty but I can't see it, and now I can't say why but I can't even look up in public and I wear oversized hoodies and ugh it's to the point that thinspo is my best friend and I count calories (until I hit my period and **** it I will...
    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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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...
    anyablack anyablack 61-65, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    I'm very insecure because a lot of people call

    me ugly.. I have no self esteem and I don't feel good enough sometimes :(
    SuperDuperCactus SuperDuperCactus 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 4

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    ever sense i have been little,

    i have always been a little on the chubby side, now that i am in high school. I have more of a figure..A curvy type figure..but as I said before I am still insecure. I have a boyfriend and i love him. But im still unsure of my love for myself
    pigmommy11 pigmommy11 36-40, F Jun 2

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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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    Lost the boy I love because I was insecure .

    Felt like I wasn't good enough for him , he could tell me all he wants that I was but that didn't change anything . My insecurities got the best of me in the end.
    Highonlife95 Highonlife95 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    yepperz. one thing i'm most insecure about?

    My Body. i am a natural slim lady, who eats healthy and junk food at times. sounds fun? not really. for the past 3 years i've been trying to gain weight, by eating more healthy and less on the junk food, and also going to the gym. nothing seems to work. even my doctor told me I...
    lexik123 lexik123 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 31

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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 5 Responses Jan 15

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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 5 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    ohlookitsarah ohlookitsarah 13-15, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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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 33 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I am insecure. I always compare myself to

    others my breast aren't big enough, my stomach isn't flat enough. I'm tired of not feeling good about my self.
    missANONYMOUS13 missANONYMOUS13 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Hated By My Entire School

    Everyone at my school hates me and I know they do. They think I am ugly and dumb. None of the guys there have ever asked me out and I doubt any have even had a crush on me. I don't have many friends either. Recently on a school trip I became the joke of the whole school...
    Jaz399 Jaz399 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    About my body at timess

    but who knows people have different opinions
    SwimmerGuy22 SwimmerGuy22 18-21, M Jul 16

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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

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    My boyfriend runs a bar

    for a living , which, i know, for most people is not a big deal, and I knew everything that came with that when we decided to give our relationship another, proper go. But when your partner gets hit on night after night pretty much all night long, it does start to get to you. I...
    PepperF PepperF 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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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    eccentricpython eccentricpython 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I hate the way I look.

    Sometimes I cant even leave my house. It gets worse and worse. I've never been confident. Even as a kid I thought I was inferior so I never talked and walked around with my head down. I am always embarrassed of myself and I feel like everyone sees only my flaws. I so hate living...
    saddeena saddeena 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    I'm not insecure about my looks.

    It's everything else about me. I always feel like people are mad at me, even when they assure me they aren't. I always feel like people are just putting up with me, even when they say I'm their best friend. It's like I can't believe that anybody actually likes me, much less...
    Bluebutterflywings Bluebutterflywings 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 15

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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 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Truth is, we are all insecure.

    There isn't a person in this world, who doesn't have insecurities. :)
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 Jun 4

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    I've realized that I really have no particular

    interests or hobbies. I never have anything to talk about with people which makes it awkward, so I'm usually really quiet in groups. I wish I had hobbies tht I'm good at but I'm not a good at anything. Everyone says I have good style and that I'm really nice, but I've heard...
    elliecoolcat12 elliecoolcat12 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 6

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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 10 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    I am really insecure.

    I accept myself the way I am but I'm still very insecure about it. I don't like to draw attention to myself because I would feel self conceited... If I ever get any compliment about virtually anything my first reaction is to say thank you. But I always think it's a lie. I just...
    Raven628 Raven628 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    ThatOtherGuy17 ThatOtherGuy17 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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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 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 am extremely insecure about myself

    and today i got over it by buying my first bikini in years now when I get back home I'll start working out more so it looks better I'm so happy now I can show all those people who made fun of me they were wrong and prove to my ex that he just mad the worst decision of his life.
    Excuseme1357 Excuseme1357 13-15, F Jul 12

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    lovepixystix lovepixystix 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 27

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    So many insecurities,

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

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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Enjoy-Helping-Others/4382106
    converted converted 46-50, M Jun 8

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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

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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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    Is it too much to ask

    for my partner to tell me he loves me everyday? We don't spend an awful lot of time together because of work and we don't live together, and we text a lot. I am a more open person, I've always felt comfortable talking about my feelings and I LIKE doing that. So I send him soppy...
    LaniIrv LaniIrv 22-25 3 Responses Feb 20

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    I wicked insecure and food freaks me out

    (actually CALORIES freak me out) an on my period I binge.. I have resorted to chewing a sheet in attempt to like not eat fuckkkkk halppppp
    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Sometimes I look at myself & I see flaws.

    Or I'll go out & I see girls WAAAY prettier than me & I think, why can't I be blessed with their looks.
    oxxxmv oxxxmv 16-17, F 8 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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