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I Am Not Confident In Myself

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 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 26-30, F 2 Responses May 5, 2009

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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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    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, 2015

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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 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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    You know your not confident

    when you have beautiful clothing to wear but your just afraid people will look and judge you if you wear it
    whenyourinmyshoes whenyourinmyshoes 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 4, 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 4 Responses May 14, 2011

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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...
    EyeHeartCheesecake EyeHeartCheesecake 22-25, F 1 Response May 11, 2015

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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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    I am not confident at all.

    I feel like such an unlucky person. I hate my life and I just feel like ignoring myself and everybody else. I can hardly remember the last time I felt confident. Maybe that was 27 yrs ago.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 4

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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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    Every time I get confident in something,

    it backfires on me. I wonder why??
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Jul 27, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 27, 2015

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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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    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...
    Swanlake78 Swanlake78 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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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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    I want to wear sexier clothes sometimes

    but I don't have the body confidence to actually do it.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F Jul 27, 2015

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    I am having a hard time being confident in

    myself....... There are days where I cry myself to sleep because I do not believe in myself
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Sep 16, 2015

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    No, I'm not confident at all.

    At least not in my abilities. I consider myself good at some things, but when I see a person who does better than me in that field, instead of being motivated to do better, I feel like I shouldn't even bother trying anymore. For example, if I see someone who is really fit, I...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15 1 Response Jul 23, 2015

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    I usually back myself it's weird :(

    because I fake it until I make it
    tornbetween2 tornbetween2 26-30, M Aug 25, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    You know your not confident

    when you grade yourself in school test of rubrics.
    whenyourinmyshoes whenyourinmyshoes 18-21, F Jul 26, 2015

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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 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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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, 2015

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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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