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I Am Not Confident In Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 277 People

    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 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 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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses a week ago

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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 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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    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, 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 22-25, F Dec 4, 2014

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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 will admit that I'm not entirely confident on everything about myself yet, but I've gotten a hell of a lot better at believing in myself and respecting myself than about a year...
    saeteurn saeteurn 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    i am body confident i love the way i look and i love who i am. if you decide i shouldn't love my body then you can leave out of my life the doors right there. yes i have scars and...
    xxpawprintsxx xxpawprintsxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I hated how I say to people that Im proud of myself and I loved it. I hated how **** I am. I hated how I can be so confident. I hated how I interact with others. I hated how I feel...
    shishishosho97 shishishosho97 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I feel like I do of course im a walking contradiction so maybe im not after all..uhhh I dont know why the hell it's so hard for me to give a crap about myself anymore unless I have...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Insecure people are offended by secure confident people. The insecure person will easily take offense by the confident tone of the emotionally secure individual. It's sad how there...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M Jan 13

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    We spend so much time and precious energy engaged in mutual animosity, hatred and hostility, and it all seems to come very naturally. I guess that's the nature of the human...
    MindBodySpirit MindBodySpirit 41-45, M 10 hrs ago

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    I think im not good enough. Im not pretty enough. Im not skinny enough. Im not smart enough. I can never stop hating myself and distancing myself from everyone who wants me to stop...
    maddieeeedrake maddieeeedrake 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Screaming at the window Watch me die another day Hopeless situation endless price I have to pay Sanity now it's beyond me there's no choice Diary of a madman Walk the line again...
    joophomme joophomme 41-45 1 hr ago

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    I have kept many things to myself. Now that I’m older and certain circumstances have occurred, I wished that I’ve have been more open. Now if I would talk about some of them...
    Raven57 Raven57 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    I ******* hate myself. Why can't I be a good person? Why can't I just be good at talking? Confident.
    Heyheyheyhey99 Heyheyheyhey99 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Very short poem: 'Note to self' There's something so ****** up about the 'ever creeping, but never confident enough in a million years to ever rear its head' presence of suicide...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 18-21, M Jan 18

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    That quiet confidence, that she can wear anything and still look great. There is a certain sexy about a confident woman.
    avgjoe71 avgjoe71 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    A woman that is strong and confident it very sexy that's the best thing a woman can have on
    luvps luvps 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    I feel confident every time I wear yoga pants. They're like push-up bras made especially for the butt.
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F Jan 8

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    It's something that is actually an attraction for me. Long story or explication about desire. Non sexual also. It's something I hold high and dear is a strong confident woman..
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    No matter what others think,,confidence is the most sexy thing a women can have..Ditch makeups and sttart being confident...
    donnome donnome 18-21, M a week ago

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    I am about to finally turn in my postgrad applications. I've been postponing it for far too long, my professors who have written letters of recommendations are waiting on me to...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    Have you ever thought about all the contradicting views the world forces on everyone? You can...but... You should, you shouldn’t. Too young, too old. You do, you don’t. Wait...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    There was a time I wasn't sure about my apparence but now I'm 35 I think I look OK for my age. Certainly I'm more confident than I was in my 20's, maybe have navigated 10 years of...
    Notsosure123 Notsosure123 31-35, M Jan 12

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    I've gone through some ugly things and been through some shudder-inducing, embarrassing experiences. I love where it has brought me though. I've never felt happier with myself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 13

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    I want to be more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to be more confident being uncertain. I don't want to shrink back just because something isn't easy. I want to push back...
    mostdaysaregood mostdaysaregood 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    No one can make you "feel" anything, you choose to react to your feelings. I refuse to let her actions get to me. She is an external now...I am gonna keep detaching...calm, cool...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    Hi ^u^. My name is Justin. So if u ever want to contact me say hi :). Background: read my featured story called~ i want to say thx you. :). But basically last year i was super...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 17 hrs ago

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    I have an urgent need to forgive myself for something I did in high school. For years I've been very harsh with myself about this mistake and I've been telling myself that what I...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Honestly I am 34 and no high school education. I had kids at 18,29,21 . Been married 2x and never done a damn thing for myself . I come from a place and daily that has the...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I'm fifteen. I'm a sophomore and I've been continually depressed since last summer when the first girl I legitimately fell for got really mad at me and then moved away. I just sent...
    GuiltyLover GuiltyLover 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    The title says it all. Well yeah, I really do hate myself. I've been hospitalized 3 times in the past year for suicide attempts, self-harm, and drug use. I've done so many things...
    shecancareless shecancareless 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Last year was a game changer for me..i left my boyfriend of five years last February. It was difficult to do but I don't regret it. It took me over a year to work up the courage...
    lambkin lambkin 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    …and I never get bored of myself or hate myself... I love being myself at all times; perhaps I am a little narcissistic... Oh well, better than self hating, no? Although I don't...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    It is when I find myself being negative that I dislike myself. Example, getting jealous. Jealousy or envy is such a pathetic and waste-of-energy human emotion. It eats away at your...
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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