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I Am Insecure

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    So many insecurities,

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

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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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    How can I learn to love myself it seems to be

    impossible... Everytime I look in the mirror all I see is flaws.
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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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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    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 can share a lot of info about myself here,

    but I'm so insecure about myself that I won't even post a picture of myself. Been bullied for years, and would prefer it not happen here. why does this kinda stuff happen to me?
    RyxeRedfern RyxeRedfern 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 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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    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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    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor 16-17, F Dec 9, 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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    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 3 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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    Sick of getting inappropriate messages sent to

    me on here.. This is supposed to be a community where people are able to talk about their thoughts, feelings and problems. NOT to help you get off. If you read my past experiences you'd know I'm emotionally unstable, pretty damn unhappy most of the time so what on earth makes...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 10

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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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    Sometimes I get crazy,

    stupid thoughts in my head. Take a lot of my friendships for example, I always end up having this sense that the people around me really don't like me and they only let me be around them because they feel sorry for me. I know myself that this isn't true as the people I'm around...
    Thisblobfishtho Thisblobfishtho 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 26, 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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    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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    And i hate it. I want to be the type of person

    who can look in the mirror and be happy with who is in the reflection. The worse part? People constantly down play it. I hear **** like "just change your attitude" all the time and I'm sick of it. Newsflash, it's not that simple.
    awesomefallenangel awesomefallenangel 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2015

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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

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    I've been told I'm good at singing,

    but I don't think I'm good enough Sometimes I wish I had more courage
    musicspeakstome musicspeakstome 18-21, F Dec 8, 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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    My insecurities drive me to do stupid things.

    For one, not speaking my mind.
    peacexpuppyx peacexpuppyx 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 11, 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 have a boyfriend who tells me everyday how

    adorable I am, but I just can't help but feel like there's something wrong with me. He refuses to have sex with me yet, which makes me feel like he's just getting it from someone else on the low. I always wonder if he's talking to other girls, flirting with other girls. I just...
    insecure521 insecure521 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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

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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 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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