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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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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    Sick of getting inappropriate messages sent to

    me on here.. This is supposed to be a community where people are able to talk about their thoughts, feelings and problems. NOT to help you get off. If you read my past experiences you'd know I'm emotionally unstable, pretty damn unhappy most of the time so what on earth makes...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 10

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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, 2015

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    I really am. There's no justifiable reason

    for my insecurity, but it's something I live with. I trust her. I know she accepts me as I am, well at least she says she does. And I open up and share the darkness. In no time I am worried sick. What did she think? What will she say? Have I ruined it? It's terrible...
    PauliesWalnuts PauliesWalnuts 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I have a boyfriend who tells me everyday how

    adorable I am, but I just can't help but feel like there's something wrong with me. He refuses to have sex with me yet, which makes me feel like he's just getting it from someone else on the low. I always wonder if he's talking to other girls, flirting with other girls. I just...
    insecure521 insecure521 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    hi everyone, I'm bella.

    i'm really insecure about my body image, and how I look in general. not to sound selfish or anything, but people do say that I'm attractive/pretty, I just wish that I could feel like that. my friends think i'm crazy for thinking like this, but when I look in the mirror I feel...
    BellaBlossoms BellaBlossoms 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 17, 2015

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    i am ugly. i am not close to anyone else.

    my relatives dont care about me. im shy. im useless. im nothing.
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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    I'm the kind of person

    who needs to be reminded that I matter. My best friend doesn't post about me online and it makes me feel like she's ashamed of me. I get upset over thinking that and cut her off for days. Why do I do that
    heartlesswind heartlesswind 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2015

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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 6 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    I am so tired of feeling like I will never be

    good enough for anyone and hearing that I'm not. I'm so sick of no one caring even though they say they do. I am so sick and tired of people saying they're here for me but when I actually need them they are too busy. Why can't someone say these things and actually mean them?
    angelbearlove angelbearlove 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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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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    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 20 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    but not anymore.....Even

    though I'm considered one of the most attractive girls in school...I always compare myself with the girls better looking than me and become insecure and depressed.Yes I have 8 things I'm insecure about1. My voice- I literally sound like a 5 year old2. I'm 156cm in height3. I...
    EarthGirl97 EarthGirl97 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2015

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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    There are days, like today,

    that I really don't like myself. And it makes it hard to believe anyone else could ever like me either. Even the people I'm close to, it feels like maybe they're just tolerating me for some unknown reason, but it's hard to feel like they really want me around.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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    EdBrit25 EdBrit25 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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    I wanna start wearing crop tops like I have some

    but I usually wear a skirt or some kinds of jeans to cover my tummy, I am average on weight and I don't feel comfortable to wear crop tops yet :( maybe when I start losing weight ..
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F Dec 31, 2015

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    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor 16-17, F Dec 9, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Have been crying for 30 minutes now.

    Sometimes I wonder why do I even get myself into such traumatising experiences. I'm so tired of people.
    ExperiencesAndNotMistakes ExperiencesAndNotMistakes 18-21, F 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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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've been told I'm good at singing,

    but I don't think I'm good enough Sometimes I wish I had more courage
    musicspeakstome musicspeakstome 18-21, F Dec 8, 2015

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    I found this amazing article on how to overcome

    your negative self-image when I was looking through tumblr, and I want to post it here because it was very helpful, and I feel like everyone who struggles with the self-image should read this! Here's the url- http://www.self-confidence.co.uk/articles/self-image/
    KarahXnichole KarahXnichole 16-17, F Jan 30

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    When it comes to me appearance I couldnt care

    less what people think of me, but I'm extremely insecure about my personality. I always feel like a terrible person and that I'm never good/smart enough or that I'm not funny or fun go be around.
    LBBitch LBBitch 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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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, 2015

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    Sometimes when I start revealing parts of

    myself I'm always afraid people will want to walk out and leave. Its just a part of me that thinks that my strive for perfection will never be attainable.
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Honestly, I don't remember how long I've been

    since I was clean.. My take its been 7-8 months since I self harm but last night I broke. I hate living alone and I hate being alone because just like how pink says it, "quiet scares me because it screams the truth." I can't run away from my insecurities or my past and frankly...
    Brogann Brogann 18-21 Nov 20, 2015

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    I have low muscle tone in my hands

    and especially my fingers. This makes every day activities really hard for me to do. Simple thinks like buttering bread or tying my shoelaces require preperation and thought. Every time I try to make myself a sandwhich my family especially my father criticises the fact that I...
    Freedgorgan Freedgorgan 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Sometimes I get crazy,

    stupid thoughts in my head. Take a lot of my friendships for example, I always end up having this sense that the people around me really don't like me and they only let me be around them because they feel sorry for me. I know myself that this isn't true as the people I'm around...
    Thisblobfishtho Thisblobfishtho 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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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 12 Responses May 13, 2015

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    It bothers me that people say I look 15

    when I'm really 20(almost 21). I know looking young should be a good thing but I feel like I'm treated like a kid. I don't like it when people call me skinny. Yeah I am small/thin but I have trouble gaining/losing weight. My weight stays the same, which is GREAT. :)One time I...
    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 6 Responses Jun 5, 2015

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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...
    EssScissorHands EssScissorHands 18-21, F 13 Responses Jan 30, 2015

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    I don't take compliments well.

    Maybe it's because i have always been feeling so insecure about myself i.e. my body and my appearance. Hence, whenever i receive compliments from others, i will often feel as if these people are just trying to be nice to me and the compliments given by them are neither genuine...
    SDaisyy SDaisyy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    idk y but I feel insecure

    when it about sex. like especially now in my current relationship. I am 22 and he is 17. Even tho he is younger than me he's actually more sexually experience then I am. he lost his virginity at 11 and me I was 19. so yeah he's been banging since the 6th grade and I waited too...
    the808heartbreak the808heartbreak 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    ILoveANuke ILoveANuke 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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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 18-21, F 30 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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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, 2015

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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.
    awesomefallenangel awesomefallenangel 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2015

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    I can share a lot of info about myself here,

    but I'm so insecure about myself that I won't even post a picture of myself. Been bullied for years, and would prefer it not happen here. why does this kinda stuff happen to me?
    RyxeRedfern RyxeRedfern 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 2015

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    In exchange for everything I'm confident in

    about myself, I have one major flaw: my looks. I've always had people tell me that I'm handsome or that I'm cute, but I've never believed them. There's so many standards in the dating community (especially the gay one where you have to be a gym junkie and have these unrealistic...
    EatMyWaffleTaco EatMyWaffleTaco 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    i'm insecure about my body

    and the way it looks, i feel like i can never look good naked. it makes me so upset sometimes and really insecure, i'm also 4'7" only so it makes me feel more inferior, and i have saggy br*ast and i totally hate it, i wish if i could do something to make them perky.... i'm just...
    loveiseverything18 loveiseverything18 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    Yes,I have but I guess it's normal I'm no

    longer very pretty due to the things that have happened to me but I try to ignore it I'm find alone I've been all my life
    musicspeakstome musicspeakstome 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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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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