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I Am Not Confident In Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 working on myself I have just figured out that I have never truly loved myself. Each day now I am loving myself and things are looking up. It's been hard to look at yourself...
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    I do sometimes, like here are five things I like about myself: 1. I like how my hair looks different everyday without me trying. 2. I like that I try so hard not to follow the...
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I do hate myself. This has been the way I have felt for as long as I can remember. I cannot even comprehend how it'd feel to like me for me. I don't know where this came from, but...
    Littlepigisabitlow Littlepigisabitlow 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    Starting to accept myself & even love the person I am today. Took a long time let me tell you!😂 , but hey! Better late than never. Just a great feeling all around when you stop...
    lifeofkiya lifeofkiya 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    So, seriously, I am working on myself in every way imaginable. I have recently started TG therapy to go on hormone therapy with the end result being a complete sex change. I was...
    Abigalye Abigalye 46-50, T 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I've always give through this and I find it extremely hard it believe someone when they give me a compliment. I find that hating myself happens when people exclude me and leave me...
    Stevestonite Stevestonite 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    I'm starving myself. It's not as bad as it seems. It summer time. And no, I don't want to have a bikini body to strut at the beach. I just want to go back to the school and not be...
    Regi0215 Regi0215 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    The person I am. The way I think. The way I look. I hate everything about myself I constantly question my whole existence. I wanna look pretty and not be lied to I wanna feel...
    loveyourselmore loveyourselmore 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    I can't help it, I....just can't look at myself without feeling pure revolution. What the hell is this thing.
    Kanashimisama Kanashimisama 18-21, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    so I read that people will talk to themselves to help think or to get rid of anxiety but I will talk to myself as if I am other person just to. I do not always do Otto think. is...
    PietroMaklakov PietroMaklakov 16-17, M 23 hrs ago

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    Wow. Just. Wow. I'm still a little shocked at myself. I wonder if he is too... He made me mad, you see. Not like it's the first time he's made me mad in 15 years, of course...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    1. I'm afraid of people and can't socialize. 2. I have hurt people in the past to make me feel better about myself. 3. I'm the ugliest person I have ever seen. 4. I'm not skinny...
    brokenxwings0 brokenxwings0 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just checked my grades on the site, and I've failed two classes this semester. My GPA is officially the lowest possible, and I'm going to be put on academic probation yet again...
    girlinwhite girlinwhite 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    We sometimes mix up being CONFIDENT with having EGO and being COCKY. If you don't believe in yourself, who will?
    buddiesj buddiesj 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Walking around in nature. I could walk forever. In this national park that I find myself in, like so many hikes I've done before but, this one is different. I'm alone as I walk and...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I think it's funny when people think I'm not confident just because I asked for someone's opinion . I'm one of the most confident people you will meet . Especially on here . I won...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 23 Responses 6 days ago

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    Growing up I always felt as if something was wrong with me. I actually got to the point where I hated myself. Due to bad family members and associating myself with bad people, I...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am striving to be one 100% for myself and my own happiness.
    AmayaHoo AmayaHoo 22-25, F Jun 25

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    I hate when people comment on how skinny I am. Really bums me out. Every time I feel good and confident someone brings up my weight and I get down on myself. If I had 20-30 pounds...
    nothingfeelsgreat nothingfeelsgreat 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Im really starting to hate my scars I use to think they were beautiful but I don't think that anymore because now every time I look at them it reminds me how much I hate myself i...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Why am I so upfront and talkative with people but avoid a relationship at all cost -.- I'm not afraid of asking people out, I'm not insecure about myself. In fact my confidence is...
    Spagoodles Spagoodles 18-21, M Jun 23

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