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I Am Insecure

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    His words flurry through my mind.

    I wish they'd just hurry up and escape. But now? Now, they're joined up with her words too. Both of their words clashing together, haunting me, playing with my mind. Why can't it stop? They've stopped being said, so why can't they stop going over and over in my mind? Why am I...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 feel as though all my memories of a childhood

    have just been completely tarnished. As though I've never been happy, and never will be. As though I don't deserve happiness, that all I'm good for is all the sh*t they put me through. Before I remembered fully, it hurt, of course it did. Anyone who's been forced to do that...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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

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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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    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 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 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 2 Responses Mar 1

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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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    I sometimes just look in the mirror

    and think about how disgusting I am. I can barely look at myself without feeling sick to the bones. It sounds ridiculous, I know, and I'm not looking for sympathy. I'm not looking for people to tell me I'm beautiful. This isn't about looks. It's about how I feel within myself...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    AlmostEmpty AlmostEmpty 13-15, F 2 days ago

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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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    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 Mar 23

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    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Apr 6

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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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    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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    Have my insecurities made me a narcissistic

    fool? Do I beg for friends and drive everyone away? Will I ever be worth even being?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 24

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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 usually hide it pretty well.

    ..but lately It's been getting the best of me
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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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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    I don't care what people think of me it's what

    I think of myself that makes me insecure.
    HatingYouSince99 HatingYouSince99 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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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    I'm an insecure person.

    I never believe that someone is attracted to me . I know my strength's and I know my weaknesses, but, it doesn't mean I'm confident. I know I have great hair, and great eyes. But, that's about it. I'm caught up in how I have to be in a wheelchair or walker, or how I have acne...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 11

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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.
    michellerozsa michellerozsa 18-21, F 26 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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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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    I let the bitterness of my family cause anger

    and emotional instability with strangers.
    undeniablyMe undeniablyMe 22-25, F Apr 3

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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 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 hate to be and its ruining my social life.

    I don't like the way I look and I just lack so much self esteem (god knows how much I am lacking :/) Anyways I always get compliments that I'm pretty and stuf , but I don't feel pretty. I feel fat, ugly, stupid, etc. I tried cheerleading, but it didn't boost my confidence. I...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 11

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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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    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 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 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'm trying to loose weight

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

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    So many insecurities,

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

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    Sometimes the expectations are just exhausting.

    I'm expected to be a independent and confident woman that shouldn't care or need about anything or anyone. But sometimes things just get to you and you can't help but want certain things or feel certain ways.
    Viviq66 Viviq66 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am this way because of past experiences,

    one was I was in love with someone who was using, playing and cheating me the whole time. I guess its my fault I got hurt tho, I was in denial of what I knew she was doing from the start because I didn't want to believe she was. I wanted to believe that she was the one when I...
    Zachery874 Zachery874 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 3

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