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I Am Insecure

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    Have my insecurities made me a narcissistic

    fool? Do I beg for friends and drive everyone away? Will I ever be worth even being?
    lizardking187 lizardking187 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 24

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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 have done a lot to mess up something very

    good in my life. I do not have the confidence within myself to feel okay with the situation. I am allowing chaos within myself and now I am freaking out...I just tried to call the person that I have this situation with and they immediately declined my call. I can't help but feel...
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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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

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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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    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 11 Responses Jan 18

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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 Jan 24

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    Ive been in sports since I was nine,

    I have multiple national titles and ive attended world championships. Despite everyone telling me im attractive, I have a six pack, etc. I feel really fat a lot. Also I usually feel insecure about my intellect to the point where I fake errors on assignments. I even botched a...
    Tapdancer Tapdancer 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    I am very insecure and have a hard time

    blocking out negative thoughts. My insecurities are getting in the way of my life; I can't make friends, secure a job, or be myself because of them... I need to regain my confidence, but I don't know where to start... Help??
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2

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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 feel like my face is fat.

    I feel like when people look at me, they probably think I'm this short, chubby girl. I've been the same weight since I was in high school. Some days I'm confident and don't feel as bad about my looks, others, I'm like ugh, so bloated looking. I've never done anything with my...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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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 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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    Person: OMG I HAVEN'T SEEN YOU IN SO LONG!

    ITS GOOD TO SEE YOU! YOU LOOK- Me: -does some over the top anime gesture bullsh*t as though I was casting a spell or some sh*t- HUMOR! Person: -stares in silence- Me: Get your f***ing compliments away from me bro. I'm worthless.
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    I hate myself, I do not cut,

    or harm myself, I just don't like me. The way that I am, I hate it. I can't talk to anyone new unless they talk to me first, and if I were to talk first, it would be simply awkward, especially if it's a boy. I always have my head down, but at the same time I have it up. Not...
    jeidy jeidy 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Jan 30

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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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    A few weeks ago, i just find myself

    that my weird thoughts and sadness is because of the thing called insecurity. I firstly knew the name because one of my crush (whom i hv told that i like him, and got rejected) tell me i hv insecure personality. Everyday in the past, i struggle with people i've known, friends...
    littlethought littlethought 22-25, F Feb 8

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    why do I always judge myself

    so harshly? I don't do it constantly, but when I do I dwell on the tiniest little thing I couldve done differently until I forget what the initial fault was. its starting to affect my relationship with my girlfriend of three years. she says it doesn't matter what it is, I...
    redmix6 redmix6 26-30, M Mar 19

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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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    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 Jan 20

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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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    How great for you. You're safe in a little cell,

    learning how to be a good citizen, 'paying' for what you've done, and I'm stuck here in a mental hospital suffering for life because of what you've done to me. Depression, anxiety, you name it. Reliant on medication so that I don't top myself.
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F Feb 27

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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 usually hide it pretty well.

    ..but lately It's been getting the best of me
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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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

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    Funny how your words mean everything at first

    to them, and then they just slowly stop caring
    sommer02 sommer02 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I'm trying to loose weight

    for a girl I like
    Fluffyrainbow14 Fluffyrainbow14 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    I feel like no matter what,

    I'll never be good enough. I know it's true. There are people better than me, yes, I understand that. But just I don't understand how I (and while I do have flaws) am always honest and nice and people like other people that are mean. It's just bad. I'm working on my insecurity...
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    I hate myself. Sometimes I feel like I don't

    deserve to be a woman. I mostly hate it looking at the mirror, seeing my face or body as a whole. Am I really a woman? why do I feel that I don't fit in to the right standard of what a woman should look like. The scars on my face, my ugly fingers, my dry wavy hair, and my...
    camille18 camille18 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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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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    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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    Im not tall enough, legs not long enough,

    not intelligent enough, not talented enough never enough. Why would society base being loved on looks? Should I be tall, long legged and smart and talented to be loved and accepted and understood? Why should I be someone I cant? I want to try to model and I cant be enough, I...
    outcastRebel outcastRebel 22-25, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    So I live and work in a hotel (intern),

    and yesterday I wanted to go to the spa of the hotel. I was in my room changing and when I looked at my body I was like iewl, look at those boobs and fat. Hell nah I'm gonna show anyone that body. So I changed again and didn't go:) Anyway, just wanted to let you know
    Jordy94 Jordy94 18-21, M Feb 28

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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 Jan 23

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    So many insecurities,

    such little self esteem 😔
    ItsDawnHeree ItsDawnHeree 16-17, F Apr 17, 2014

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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 actually don't know

    if im technically insecure, maybe I am in a small way? Im pretty confident when it comes to talking to people and stuff for the most part, and I know im well liked by ALOT of people. I consider myself to be a pretty, cool, fun, smart, funny, and an overall nice person in...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F Feb 19

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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...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 14 Responses Jan 30

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

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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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    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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    I just realize that guys are

    so superficial. I hate the fact that keep on teasing me that I'm too chubby. I hate that they keep on pinching me. I know they meant it as a joke but deep inside it hurts.
    sillyliz777 sillyliz777 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    The reason we struggle with insecurity is

    because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    ThatOtherGuy17 ThatOtherGuy17 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2014