Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Not Confident In Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 270 People

    I Get Put Down... By My Mom.

    My mom calls me stupid. And I know its not true but it makes me think it is.   If theres anyone out there, please help me. 
    LuckyCharmsBabii LuckyCharmsBabii 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 25, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have never been confident.

    My entire life I have always second guessed myself, my choices, my actions. I don't know why, it's just the way that I've always been. I envy those that seem to never question themselves.
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Oct 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Know Yourself

    I was sitting in a conference today and the man speaking said something that really stuck with me. He said, "In order for others to know you, you must know yourself". I cant stop thinking about this. I used to be a very confident, out-going, likable person (or at least I thought...
    ZacharyThomas ZacharyThomas 22-25, M Aug 22, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am trying to be. I am not doing well in a

    class and I need it to graduate. I have trouble getting along with the teacher and I think she does not like me. I am not sure I will pass.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Moshi Moshi!

    It's extremely hard for me to feel confident. I don't feel confident. I often times (All of the time!) feel ugly. "The story is old but it goes on" I don't feel attractive at all. Which comes out being a huge problem as I have an extremely attractive older sister. I feel so...
    TheDarkPassenger337 TheDarkPassenger337 16-17, F Oct 13, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Feel Like A Failed Organism

    I just can't seem to find a female to carry out the life functions. Perhaps my greatest demise has been romance. Good Christ for some reason I have come to believe that if the union between a male and female is not "Ideal" It is probably not worthy of my interest. The story of...
    Alrez Alrez 26-30 Mar 2, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It Brings Others Down

    People only like those confident in themselves. Does that mean I'll always be alone?
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Im an amateur writer.

    i want to put my stories online but I always back out since I'm not confident enough. The only ones who read my stories are my friends and my little sister and some of my classmates. They say its good but maybe they're just saying that? Lol.. I think I'm going to build up the...
    ThinaElise ThinaElise 22-25, F Dec 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Wish I Could Say I Am Confident

    I thought I could be confident by talking to myself that I am confident. But for a long time later  I realise it is not true because it seems I have missed many good things, even all things because of not confident of myself. I am going to tell you the newest...
    dotan dotan 22-25, F 3 Responses May 5, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This Is Soooo Me

    I am terribly lacking in self confidence and i think it probably goes back to my childhood. I was brought up by parents who did nothing to instill confidence in me. My father is a very confident man. He believes he can do and get anything or anyone he wants, but he also tends to...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 22 Responses Feb 19, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Eeeeeeeee

    I thought I was ok, but even my music teacher thinks I have no confident! She wanted me to play a solo and I said no and she said why? And I said I'll probably mess up. Then she's like u have no confidence! I guess it's really obvious to me now.
    ilovenellyxoxo ilovenellyxoxo 16-17 Oct 20, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It seems like everyone expects

    so much of me. It just makes me so anxious. It's hard for me to start new projects because I'm afraid to let someone down.
    LF87 LF87 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I See No Reason To Be Confident In Myself...

    As I think I am a total freak. The only thing I have going for me is that I work with kids and am well respected and liked by the parents and of course the kids. Other then that, my life is pathetic. I am 25, single, no friends (Lost them through no fault of my own) and no social...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses May 14, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    English is my second language

    and still needs more improvement. I finally made a friend through my husbands friend and she is my only friend. We haven't known each other that long and met only a few times. However we seem get along well maybe because we both are Asian. I've only been here for a year and my...
    VogueChloe VogueChloe 26-30, F Sep 29

    Your Response

    Cancel

    You are all beautiful come see my blog to

    support one another!! http://bodyimageloveyourself.blogspot.com
    nata1013 nata1013 16-17, F Aug 15

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm learning, slowly

    that good does come from within. Peace isn't just something you read about in books, and trust is allowed to. If I let you in, I've given part of myself that few ever see. I don't do it lightly. I will do my utmost to do the same. Somewhere over the rainbow..
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F Dec 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I used to be so confident of myself, to a level that provoked everyone around me and perhaps made me come across as cocky, but I was really only confident, I never thought I was...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Confidence is an obstacle that separates me from fully being myself. I'm willing to be confident but then it's not as easy as will itself. Being quiet and an introvert is my way...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I sometimes feel like I shouldn't be this knowledgable, this openminded, this empowered and confident about myself. Throughout my childhood, my parents were too busy to interact...
    twelves twelves 22-25 1 Response Dec 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been given compliments of course. I know I am not thin or in good shape, not yet anyway! I have been given plenty of compliments on my features though that is for sure. I do...
    onewhosupplants onewhosupplants 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I do wonder to myself how would I look like if I keep on getting fatter. Due to family history, being fat would hurt my health later on. Due to not realizing early on that I would...
    tuberfan tuberfan 13-15, M 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a generally confident person. I have no problems presenting programs at the radio station or performing music that I've written in front of strangers. When I go out in public I...
    animageous animageous 22-25, M Dec 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have much respect for women who are strong and confident enough to know what they want in life and aren't afraid to pursue it, but at the same time, are also strong and confident...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I find that I have always been more aware of myself and mature than most people my age or in my generation. I always get the comment that I'm an old soul and people think I'm older...
    TigerStripedLady TigerStripedLady 18-21, F Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I admire strong and confident women, and I'm never afraid of them. Despite being confident, stubborn at times, they also have a feminine side. And that's what they wish a...
    Pasli45 Pasli45 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wanted to describe myself but I don't know how, so instead I used a hetalian paste up thing. I'll do more. The Allies America (Alfred F. Jones) You love hamburgers (x) You...
    AlabasterFrog AlabasterFrog 13-15 Nov 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Over time I've noticed, especially in times where I'm around friends, Sometimes I will be happy to help and some times I'm hesitant, but all the same I put others first. I'm...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Heard about the 90 Day Challenge (abstaining from sexual acts) in counseling. After MUCH debate with myself I'm glad I chose to do so. It can sometimes be difficult, as I have a...
    lackluster40 lackluster40 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love this site because writing is the best way I know to express myself. I can say what I feel and do it in a way I feel confident about. It's great.
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Im either way too nervous to talk to anyone and super self conscious and hate myself or i think im one of the greatest ******* people i know and i love myself not much in between
    Xychorite Xychorite 18-21, M 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Last night I had a dream I p**d myself in my elementary school and I was back in the principal office and my mom came to see what happens when I was in class and I was so nervous...
    Guywhopees Guywhopees 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love the spirituality of being naked, the braveness to be the real me and believe in the concept of living a normal life naked. I am confident in my body. I am the passive nudist...
    nudiepeople nudiepeople 56-60, M Nov 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    4 years ago - I had a career - confident woman, I have some kind of authority where I worked. I worked hard always give 110% and I never neglect my responsibilities at work. I've...
    Cinderella73 Cinderella73 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If I just meet you and you're shy, I'll be shy back. But if we just meet and you're outgoing, then I'll be outgoing back. I tend to go off of vibes lol I won't lie, most days I am...
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    okay so shy and fiesty if someone endangers my kids or granddaughter. mama bear syndrome. lol confident not so much unless it's about useless information. lol
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    That's horrible at had to screw up and miss shape the direction of your life forever! Being made to go to church right after that had to be a horrible experience I don't blame you...
    hard2hold0n hard2hold0n 51-55, M 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I try to avoid making decisions because I do not want to be held liable if I mess up. I have no clue if I chose the right major in college, or what I will even do with it. When I...
    mike1989r mike1989r 22-25, M Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm mean, sarcastic, passionate, a depressing pain in the butt, and totally weird. I can be a total b***h when it comes to me being overly honest but I'm real and I'm myself. I am...
    stardancer99 stardancer99 13-15, F Dec 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I joined this group as a result of lilreddress's post as I felt it also applied to me. It's fascinating how many facets of our personalities are displayed, depending on the...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Have you ever felt so confident to tell someone something , but when you try you can't speak . I know how that feels .
    zoeylove145 zoeylove145 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Every time I make any kind of mistake- even just getting a bad grade on a test or saying something stupid- I feel like I deserve to be punished for it by hurting myself. I cut my...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So i asked a question earlier about whether or not i should go out to hang with friends. ive been at home since im sort of overwhelemed at the moment and having a hard time...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a little worried.... I used to cut myself when I was around 18 or so , I accidentally cut myself and I liked the feeling. I began cutting because I liked the feeling and was...
    Honee86 Honee86 26-30, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For as long as I can remember I've never been comfortable in my own skin. Most of the little confidence I did have was shattered a few years ago, when the girls at my school...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I cut myself before cause I can't stand living here on earth like, I wanna kill myself cause I'm a mess. I'm depressed and I even decided to be dropped-out of school and then my...
    xxBoyishGirlxx xxBoyishGirlxx 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

    Your Response

    Cancel