I Am Not As Confident As I Appear

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 215 People

    It Didn't Always Used to Be This Way!

    I've always been a little nervous meeting new people, guys and girls alike, and I'm still the shy, goofy, awkward kid I was back in middle school and high school.  The only difference is I just don't look like him anymore. In elementary school I was the...
    heyMayne heyMayne
    18-21, M
    Sep 3, 2009


    When people meet me they think, your such a confident young lady, and things like that. Then when they learn my story, they say You are strong girl to deal with that. When really on the inside I'm freaking out every single day, I'm scared and I have no self confidence at all. I...
    XxLoneFoxxX XxLoneFoxxX
    18-21, F
    Sep 3, 2011

    I'm not that confident,

    but I have some advice that helps me a bit, so here it is: First off, whatever you think others are thinking about you is probably just all in your head. If you noticed that you have a new tiny pimple or some left over Oreos on the side of your lip, it's probably only you who...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    16-17, M
    Jun 14, 2015

    I Was Reminded of This Today

    I was talking on the phone today with TexasLily.  I was having some troubles, and she discovered that I'm not as confident as I seem.  I had never really thought about it, but then I realized how I did unintentionally put on a mask of confidence with her (and really...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Sep 1, 2009

    I preach self-love a lot,

    because it's something I find very important, but it's hard in practice. I'm working on it though.
    aliadele aliadele
    18-21, F
    Aug 9, 2015

    I asked myself this Monday,

    "Have you ever really found yourself?" And because my best conversations are with myself, I answered without hesitation, "No, but you've known this your whole life." Until Monday, I didn't realize how lost I had become. Thinking back, anybody who knows me sees an independent...
    lavioletta lavioletta
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2014

    The World Is Hitting Me In The Face.

    I empathize too much. My empathy can actually really hurt me sometimes. It sounds impossible, but it isn't -- I am very upset with the way the world is. I often think about why we all have to live the way we do -- the people who suffer from hunger, disease, physical impairments...
    SylphNoir SylphNoir
    18-21, F
    Aug 17, 2011

    I Appear

    It all depends in which sector of my life.  I can be confident in certain parts and lack self-esteem in another.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Aug 17, 2011

    It Trips Me Out Sometimes

    People who only know what they physically see swear I am completely full of myself. And it's not like I don't know why.... I am a fashion designer, so I am ALWAYS best dressed & I love gorgeous people so I am always surrounded by them. But when you get down to it, I'm just a...
    dooWUttChAlyk14 dooWUttChAlyk14
    18-21, F
    Aug 17, 2010
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