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I Am Not Confident In Myself

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    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, 2014

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    so used to being told I was weird

    and that I was making it all up has lowered my confidence in my abilities and my self esteem. no idea what exactly that is.
    mundinger1992 mundinger1992 22-25, M 3 Responses May 12

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    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

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    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

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    I get very uncomfortable,

    sometimes angry, when people stare at me. Everywhere I go, it happens. Women stare at me and give me these bitchy looks and men, they just stare. And stare. Sometimes I feel like saying "What are you looking at?" whenever I'm out in public. Somewhere in my subconscious it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 13

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    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, 2014

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    How to boost up your confident,

    girls and ladies? Some people were born with confident and beauty. I was not the one in that case. Actually, was super contary to that. I was very timide and of course, I had oily skin before...not just that I was a nerd! Beauty comes from within that is true. But it is not...
    cherry2015 cherry2015 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    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 2 Responses May 5, 2009

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    Hurt people hurt people.

    I know because after years & years of hurt from different people I hurt the first person that ever actually cared about me. I couldn't trust him because I was used to fake people only. I was angry at them and all the pent up anger waste out slowly on that person. I don't ever...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 14

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    I'd like to leave the house

    and walk somewhere far away to a field full of flowers & just lay there forever. And not have to worry about anything or anyone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 14

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    Ughh I got presentations coming up

    and I'm not feeling as ready as I should be because of 1) My professor never give us a proper syllabus to begin with so this whole time I just butchered the entire project! >:( 2) It really doesn't help my class self-esteem when a professor shows favoritism making me or everyone...
    GeekyGangstaGirl GeekyGangstaGirl 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I'm never confident in myself mainly because

    for the past 3 years I have been mad fun of by everyone in my year so I tend to keep to myself but their are a few people I can trust
    finlaytl finlaytl 13-15, M 1 Response May 12

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    I hate my look, my laugh,

    my smile, my personality; so I hide it. I hide everything from everyone and maybe that's why I'm alone, but I'd rather be alone than have friends who don't care to find the real me.
    jaydamarie jaydamarie 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    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, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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, 2014

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    Ok my mom told me that one of the students at my school who watched my drama performance said I did excellent. This person is friends with a lot of people and I know them and they...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 16-17, M May 9

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    Totally agree with this! Confident people naturally stand out and you can't help but be drawn to them. I'm a very confident young lady and seeing someone else strong and confident...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I cant seem to combat against it for very long, my mind always seems to find its way trickling back into thoughts of him...He, who is my best friend. I felt awkward about the...
    SophisticatedPsychopath SophisticatedPsychopath 22-25, F a week ago

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    When you have an attitude of going with the flow you tend to not spend a lot of time worrying about how other people perceive you. I always assume the best about people and expect...
    LemonadeGrin LemonadeGrin 41-45, M 4 Responses May 15

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    Its weird because I am definitelt NOT confident with myself and like any normal human being, I feel insecure too. But weirdly alot of people tell me they envy how confident I am.
    sofiahafirda sofiahafirda 16-17, F May 17

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    I love touching myself it's so wonderful love playing with myself never get enough of it looking at women's **** just makes it worse talking about it turns me on even more with...
    starryeyes2008 starryeyes2008 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I don't really know how to explain this short so what the hell i'm going to tell my whole life story. I'm 16 year old guy. Love motorcycling and computer games. I have always been...
    Jackman333 Jackman333 16-17, M May 15

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    Over this past year I've changed.The truth is I can hardly recognise myself,I'm almost a completely different person from before.I'm not really sure what triggered this change,it...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M May 10

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    I'm ugly I have cancer I'm fat No one wants to e my friend And everything seems to be going wrong I don't have a million dollars to buy everything that I need I hate myself...
    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 8 Responses May 3

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    Nothing makes a woman truly feel like a woman when around a confident man! Confident men exude such an air of competence and leadership. I love a manly man with style, charisma...
    JesusReigns777 JesusReigns777 26-30, F a week ago

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    I like to work on myself like a mechanic works on a car.
    louisthe17th louisthe17th 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    On the train from Paris my feisty side agreed to Etienne's wish for me to remove my panties so he could look up my skirts. It resulted in some really satisfying sex at the hotel...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 6 Responses May 3

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    What are some things I can buy to feel more confident? Like hang a picture up on my wall or buy a book
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F May 6

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    Is the vulnerability displayed with full body exposure a beautiful thing? Julianne Hough said last night on Dancing with the Stars to Ryker that his vulnerability was beautiful...
    funkelly funkelly 51-55, M May 6

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    I can't even begin my fav list of strong, confident women but lately I have been a firm admirer of the phenomenal shonda rhimes. TOo amazing for words.
    lovroffinewine lovroffinewine 18-21, F May 7

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    I'm strong I'm powerful I'm fearless I'm confident
    wonderfulgrayce wonderfulgrayce 31-35, F 1 Response May 22

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    I sometimes look at those women who aren't really attractive physically but are very confident about the way they look and very focused on their work ... I sometimes wonder why I...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 2 Responses May 25

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    If you are confident and have self esteem.. Then this pictures speak all about you.
    SunshineDom SunshineDom 36-40, M May 25

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    I am. I won't admit itvto anyone. they all think I got it together. They think I'm strong, confident, smart and always "dialed in". I'm not. I'm broke, inside. Something happens...
    puddlejumper01 puddlejumper01 31-35, M a week ago

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    a confident woman is really really sexy, even if she is not a "top model" but it's a great turn on to me
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I like the saying goes "every saint has a past and every sinner has a future" Where you've been doesn't define you, just like someone's opinion of you isn't necessarily right. I...
    Pand0rasCharm Pand0rasCharm 70+, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wish I wasn't so hard on myself but I'm afraid if I stop I won't have any motivation to move forward. It's as if I have this real of all my shortcomings and it just plays again...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 3