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I Am Insecure

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    Is there a pill I can take for this? Heh. I've been so busy. That time of the year. John wanted to go out for dinner and drinks last night, and I hadn't seen him since Sunday. God...
    CaptainHowdy21 CaptainHowdy21 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm always feeling inadequate, I'm my own worst critic - enough is never enough. When will I be good enough for my job, for school, for a potential romantic relationship? Goddangit...
    moonlightturk moonlightturk 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    My insecurity eats me up and drags me down. I was never ashamed of my face before until I became well aware of the people around me. Before girls looked all the same to me, now all...
    Caisus Caisus 18-21 4 Responses Jan 29

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    Every day I cry about how pathetic I am. I just can't take this anymore. I really hate myself. Why can't I be the perfect daughter to my parents? They deserve a break from all...
    wretchedgirl wretchedgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Having some tough feelings now.
    eccentricpython eccentricpython 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    Others have security blankets, or plushies that help deal with their insecurity. For me its always been a soft warm diaper, not sure what exactly it is but they make me feel whole...
    silvercobalt97 silvercobalt97 18-21, M Mar 5

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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...
    Tromal Tromal 16-17, F 35 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    All the insecure bundled up inside me
    Harbinger96 Harbinger96 18-21, M Mar 10

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    I think everyone is. Everyone. In some way. Our insecurities cause so many problems. They affect the way we behave and have an impact on all of our relationships.
    ThomasYep ThomasYep 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    I know that I'm better then this and I should walk away ... I don't have proof of you cheating but I have every reason to think it ... You make me so insecure . I'm getting my...
    imjustagirl81 imjustagirl81 31-35, F Mar 12

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    Having a D of 13 cm :( why me...
    Jordy94 Jordy94 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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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 8 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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...
    JJSapphire JJSapphire 16-17, F Dec 21, 2013

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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...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Sometimes I just sit there and criticize myself to tears. Cutting has been my release for 3years now. I just feel so inadequate, dumb, ugly and fake. I'm Wierd... I know
    Michellexox Michellexox 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I think every girl is about something
    ellaaababy ellaaababy 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    Me - I know I am attractive but why is that all anybody sees. Good looks dont get you everything. I wish people would get to know me for my personality not because of my looks. How...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 18, 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...
    Alissa77 Alissa77 31-35, F 11 Responses May 20, 2013

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    You have never let me fell secure in our relationship. I get as nervous and sleep deprived as a Jew in a concentration camp. You give me nourishment one day then lead me to the...
    covernine covernine 46-50, F Feb 23

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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...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Most Of The Time - I'm getting sick of it, to be honest. I have people who love me, I am well liked at work by staff and students, I'm intelligent, erudite (most of the time...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 7 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    I am about to go swimming with my friends and I'm so scared. I'm afraid people will think I'm fat. I'm really nervous
    xSweetPea xSweetPea 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I am trying to forgive my cheating husband. I can't stop feeling like I'm the lesser one. Like he settled for less. At the moment I need someone to care about ME! To show me I mean...
    jenniferof6 jenniferof6 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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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 9 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    I feel like I don't let people get to close to me because I assume that they will just leave in the end anyway. I feel like I'm the type of person people eventually get bored of...
    xSweetPea xSweetPea 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Call me shallow but I've just always wanted
    chaarmaine chaarmaine 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So my sister recently came home from college to visit and she just said something that just completely cut me down. Lets get something straight first, me and my sister are very...
    anastaisa anastaisa 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Well, time to get this out. I have no where else to turn to and I feel as if the community here might be of some help to me through this ordeal. I have been with my current...
    PinkLittleCherry PinkLittleCherry 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    I hate myself...I was a prostitute and I can't erase it from my mind. What can I do?? Please please help me
    iamgod1 iamgod1 26-30, M 6 Responses Mar 21

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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...
    Vivmlqian Vivmlqian 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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

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    Not Completely But Pretty Close To Being Totally Insecure About Myself - With things that have been going on with me recently, I'm beginning to really acknowledge how much I let...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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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...
    shaun0h shaun0h 22-25, T 7 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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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...
    Jaz399 Jaz399 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    Today I was feeling very photogenic and snapped a whole bunch of pics. Then I went "somewhere" with "some people" and one of them where taking pictures of everyone at the event...
    McDoodler McDoodler 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    I feel like new people only want to hang out with me to meet my friends. I meet someone and bring them out to a party and they spend the whole time ignoring me. I'm tired of being...
    justbelieve justbelieve 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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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...
    aj555 aj555 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    And Want to Change - I feel weak, scared, and frustrated with myself. I can see the path ahead of me, follow along quite nicely- until a bump in the road knocks me on my butt...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 15 Responses Nov 17, 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...
    justbefree justbefree 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    I often wonder what other people think of me, people that have no bearing on my life whatsoever. It shouldn't matter but the insecurity is often there. particularly when it comes...
    Hidebehindtherain Hidebehindtherain 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When people tell me "you're a handsome young man" it irritates me because if it was true people wouldn't pick at flaws, and from what I hear, I'm basically a walking talking flaw...
    McDoodler McDoodler 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    I hate feeling insecure. You know, I think about the people that mean a lot to me and there are times I say things and I recognize that possibly they might not take what I say...
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer 41-45, F Mar 1

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    I have a brown dot on my chin. I have always been so insecure about this. I see people just stare at it and say nothing. I feel like they feel bad for me. I have always loved...
    lauracejaa lauracejaa 13-15, F Mar 26

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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...
    FoundThenLostOnTheSameDay FoundThenLostOnTheSameDay 22-25 5 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    Insecurity - My insecurity is a huge part of my life and has really almost taken over my life. Physically I feel that I'm ugly and almost repulsive, while socially I feel as if my...
    Djiini Djiini 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    Insecure. I thought it was getting better but I seem to be dogged by doubt. It's better with my family, I don't have to moderate and worry about what I let out, cos they know I...
    MrLorax MrLorax 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 23

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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...
    LaniIrv LaniIrv 22-25 4 Responses Feb 20

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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...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F 9 Responses Mar 23

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    Miserably So... - Insecurity is crippling for me. It plays upon my sensitivity and works its way into my well being. I am insecure in many facets; whether being self-conscious...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12, 2011

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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...
    Emolover39 Emolover39 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    I am insecure in so many ways. I know that I'm not pretty or skinny like other girls. I wasn't always like this, but I guess this is part of being a teenager, being insecure of...
    ImagineSammy ImagineSammy 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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