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I Am Insecure

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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 showers the next not know if water or toxic fumes will cover me.
    covernine covernine 46-50, F Feb 23

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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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    I'm very insecure because a lot of people call

    me ugly.. I have no self esteem and I don't feel good enough sometimes :(
    SuperDuperCactus SuperDuperCactus 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 4

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    chaarmaine chaarmaine 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 things. And people sometimes notice. And they ask me "why?" "Why are you always so checked out?" "What's wrong...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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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 **** together and leaving your punk ***
    imjustagirl81 imjustagirl81 31-35, F Mar 12

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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 16-17, F Dec 21, 2013

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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 noticed every single time I pass a mirror on purpose. I take certain ways in the hallways to pass mirrors which is so stupid and when I'm at home...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F 9 Responses Mar 23

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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 say. I'm afraid I'll sound stupid. Does anyone feel like this? How do you cope with those feelings? Is there any hope...
    Emolover39 Emolover39 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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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 to girls. Stupid I know, but its good to be wanted.
    Hidebehindtherain Hidebehindtherain 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 situations.. but where I let men have me because.. when they are using me.. i feel wanted.. and for that brief moment.. I don't...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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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'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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    Nobody Would Believe It

    Nobody would believe I'm insecure, especially not anyone who knows me. Not in the way I act or the way I dress or what I do. But that's part of my insecurity. I need everyone to think that I'm confident, I have to be the center of attention at the party, because if i'm not...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 21, 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 yourself. My friend always gets complimented on how pretty she is or how smart she is. I would always feel jealous and honestly I...
    ImagineSammy ImagineSammy 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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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 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 the world to them. LOVE me!
    jenniferof6 jenniferof6 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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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 5 Responses Jan 15

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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 personality is bland, boring or just plain weird. It makes it hard for me to meet new people or have the...
    Djiini Djiini 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    Jordy94 Jordy94 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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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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    Harbinger96 Harbinger96 18-21, M Mar 10

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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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    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, lol), witty (some of the time, lol), I believe I have the right principles, a kind, all embracing heart and mind...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 7 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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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 boyfriend for nearly two years now. We are in a loving, caring relationship, something that I haven't had for ages. In truth, I had...
    PinkLittleCherry PinkLittleCherry 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    I've always been a quiet not

    so secure person since my earliest memories I first discovered my body dysmorphic disorder in 9th grade (3 years ago) I just couldn't go to school my body was telling me no but I didn't know why yet after a few weeks of being house bound I saw true life: I hate my face on MTV...
    highheelsandtattoos highheelsandtattoos 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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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 good friends and we usually get along well. I love my sister very much so don't get the wrong idea about her. I've always been the bigger one out of...
    anastaisa anastaisa 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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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 am a more open person, I've always felt comfortable talking about my feelings and I LIKE doing that. So I send him soppy...
    LaniIrv LaniIrv 22-25 4 Responses Feb 20

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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 doing things. Long story short they came to where I and others were and not only did they laugh. They scooted away to leave me out of the...
    McDoodler McDoodler 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 1

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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. We'll barely talking anyway....... I feel like handsome guys don't need to be told that they're handsome, people just assume that they already...
    McDoodler McDoodler 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 1

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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 and loved, it gives me this warm feeling in my tummy that nothing else has given me.
    silvercobalt97 silvercobalt97 18-21, M Mar 5

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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 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 35 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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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 I see is their small faces, straight white teeth, long straight hair, smooth skin and great body. They we’re perfect...
    Caisus Caisus 18-21 4 Responses Jan 29

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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 5 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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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 the **** I put them through. I'm a disgrace to them because I can never make them proud. I wish I was. I wish I was beautiful inside and...
    wretchedgirl wretchedgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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. I guess I'm afraid nobody will ever want to stand by me for to long.
    xSweetPea xSweetPea 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    yepperz. one thing i'm most insecure about?

    My Body. i am a natural slim lady, who eats healthy and junk food at times. sounds fun? not really. for the past 3 years i've been trying to gain weight, by eating more healthy and less on the junk food, and also going to the gym. nothing seems to work. even my doctor told me I...
    lexik123 lexik123 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 31

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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. I get up- brush myself off- and then the feelings of doubt, fear, and memories come flooding back. Suddenly, I am...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 15 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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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 the thought of what others may or may not being thinking about me, affect how I go about doing things, or whether or not I do something. The way I feel about myself..... Over...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 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 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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    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 have the best intention and we can fight and make up. But at school... I begin to lose myself again, can't let my hair down and constantly...
    MrLorax MrLorax 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 23

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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, I missed him. He's wayyy more popular than me. I'm pretty introverted for the most part; he likes to talk to anyone and...
    CaptainHowdy21 CaptainHowdy21 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 correctly. So, I usually stop and rethink what I've said and try to clarify it. I don't want to hurt those people closest to...
    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 photography , so so much. This year is my freshman year, almost the end if the year heading to sophomore. I got to choose my classes...
    lauracejaa lauracejaa 13-15, F Mar 26

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    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    eccentricpython eccentricpython 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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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 even had a crush on me. I don't have many friends either. Recently on a school trip I became the joke of the whole school...
    Jaz399 Jaz399 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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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 second best all the time, I just want to be number one to someone. Whats so wrong with me that just spending time with me (and me only) isn't...
    justbelieve justbelieve 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    So many insecurities,

    such little self esteem 😔
    ItsDawnHeree ItsDawnHeree 13-15, F 1 day ago

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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 22-25, T 7 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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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 do I know im good enough to be uour friend or gf if you cant get pass my looks. What if im not what you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 18, 2012

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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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    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 about my physical image or how others digest me in any sense, really. Insecure of my mental health, past, quirks...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12, 2011

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    At times I am really really insecure about myself and totally down about everything that I do. Sometimes I'm so insecure that I don't feel good enough to talk or belong with...
    Sd6752 Sd6752 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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