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I Am Insecure

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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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 13 Responses May 13

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    I have my list of insecurities,

    and things that I hate about myself. I hate the fact that I have little to no talent. Anything that I can do, the average person can do it better. I hate my skinny pathetic body frame. I've spent years eating, working out with weights, and working a physical job. But I still...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I never actually thought

    that I am. Not until my mom said one day, 'you know you shouldn't be so insecure of yourself' that it hit me. But then again many are insecure of their looks, their body, how they speak and stuff. And I'm one of them. I can't help but to be afraid of being judged. Up to one...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F Jul 7

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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 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I hate takung selfies

    because im worried that i'll look stupid, additionally I never give a complete smile (I smile without showing my teeth) because I think it looks bad also....anyone felt the same?
    Aoakua Aoakua 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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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

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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 5 Responses Mar 21

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 25

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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 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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    So many insecurities,

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

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    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 9 Responses Jan 18

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    I've never been this insecure in my life,

    it's like I've hit rock bottom. Maybe it's cos I always feel so alone and rejected.
    ZamaSD ZamaSD 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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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 12 Responses Jan 30

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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 22-25, F Jan 11

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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.
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Recently I've been told I was insecure.

    And in the most insecure way I deflected those statements and tried to hide behind it with jokes that aren't funny, sexual statements that would make a pornstar blush and a unusually set of ThinSkin... So this person got me thinking... Am I really insecure?? I took a step back...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 27

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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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    Even though I've received a lot of validation

    and support from others in my life and EP, I can't seem to quiet the critical thoughts in my head. How do you cope with your insecurities?
    Afraid2Change Afraid2Change 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I admit i am insecure

    but not to the point that i wll curse the girl.I am insecure of everything about her , she has almost everything ,the beauty that every boy would admire her , y im not blessful?ha?Iam a girl with nothing to proud of.This is the first time that i feel so deeply insecure for the...
    davinesarah davinesarah 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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    Am I good enough? Am I woman enough?

    Am I pretty enough? Am I smart enough? Am I nice enough? I think most of us have these insecurities sometimes, I am no different.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Note before starting: I am very insecure about

    showing off the upper part of my chest (pec). I asked my mom to help me pick out outfits for the week. She kept showing me tops that would seriously expose my upper chest (or pec). And I kept turning them down for that reason. My mother had the nerve to say "You just need to get...
    ZiggyZebra ZiggyZebra 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am pretty much insecure about how I look.

    I mean I am transgender from MtoF. People are always staring at me, like I am a freak. Which makes me insecure about how I look. I always ask myself the same question; "Do I pass as a girl? Or not?" But after all I try to make the best of it and live my life. Just like I have...
    GirlyGirl1993 GirlyGirl1993 18-21, T 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Hi there. Ive never been to this type of

    website before so this is a new experience for me. I have a complicated issue so I'll try to be as short as I can and get the point across. I've been seeing this woman for a couple months now. We are officially a couple. Heres my problem. My whole life I have been insecure and...
    mab2037 mab2037 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I always feel insecure.

    I feel too skinny. Family would always tell me how long and skinny my legs are.....
    MarineWife1995 MarineWife1995 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    And I want you To forgive me For all my

    imperfections Skittish reflexes Broken complexion Everchanging moods Awkward demeanor You're so understanding I wish my aesthetic was cleaner Bright blue eyes Strong toned arms With no intentions of doing harm Thank for existing And for choosing me Even when I'm fickle Please...
    KristinaBeena KristinaBeena 18-21, F 4 Responses May 20

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    I can never get past it.

    I'm not even a bad looking person, it's just the constant slew of magazines, photoshopped models, all these ideas of "perfect" society shoves at people, that make me always feel like I can never be enough for anyone. I'm always so torn about this too, going back and forth from...
    sylphmugen sylphmugen 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I've been in a relationship

    for about 4 months now. It's my first ever relationship and it makes me feel so insecure sometimes. If I don't hear anything from him for a day, I am already telling myself that I am probably not good enough for him anyway. I've never been good enough for anybody, so why would I...
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 25

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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

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    People always tell me to believe in myself.

    But I already do in some way. The only problem is that I am afraid. Afraid of hurt, afraid of damage. i don't know if this is negative in any way. I always appreciate help.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I can resist anything

    but temptation.
    IAmGay777 IAmGay777 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    HisPrincessRach HisPrincessRach 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Sometime I feel so inscure about my body.

    I'm skinny I eat so much and never gain weight. I have no *** lol I got some boobs. But sometimes I get sad about how I look. And probably why my ex was embarrassed to be with me:( do all guys really just care about *** and boobs lol?
    sioma17 sioma17 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I wanna do so much, but my insecurities get in

    the way :c I have to ask like a bunch of people for approval before I do anything, which is a habit I'm trying to change.
    tonydoll tonydoll 16-17, M Jul 30

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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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    I'm a bit embarrassed.

    My girlfriend came over earlier and whilst looking at my phone discovered that I had searched her previous boyfriend. I don't know what possessed me to do it. I suppose I was feeling insecure after she had spoken about him to me the other day and curiosity got the better of me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 18

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    I am really insecure

    even though i get told im good looking and have a nice body by my girlfriend. I just dont believe her sometimes. Also my ex girlfriend used to have ago at me for looking in the direction of another female so i stopped looking and even stopped speaking to girls that i was friends...
    rog1289 rog1289 22-25, M Jul 12

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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

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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 22 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    First of all, thisn't to get attention,

    it's just something I've always had in the back of my mind. A lot of people say I'm pretty, but I can never believe them. It's not one of those "fishing for compliments" thing, I've just never really thought of myself as attractive, or pretty. So, I'm asking you guys.-Am I...
    AthenaVIP AthenaVIP 18-21, F 14 Responses May 9

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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've got different insecurity problems.

    1. The most thing I'm insecure about is my english. I was born here in the u.s but I grew up in a different country.right now I'm back in the u.s for college and I live in a small country town so its mostly white people here and not a lot of different race.I'm not white not...
    Pinkfour26 Pinkfour26 18-21, F Aug 9

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