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I Am Really Insecure

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    I was unpopular as a child.

    I was always told to 'be myself' and was isolated and bullied because of it. I've had to put on the 'mask' of someone who shoots back and forth between being the funny guy and the quiet guy, because that's the first 'fake' version of me that was accepted by enough people for me...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 31

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    Im insecure about anything

    and everything no matter what people tell me i well always think the same way
    sealare sealare 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    It is easy enough for someone to call you

    beautiful but it can be really hard to believe it. I get uncomfortable being around other people sometimes. I seriously struggle at being accepted for who I am which makes me become shy and paranoid. People say I look nice but I just don't see it.
    ForeverForsakened ForeverForsakened 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    I Hate The Girl In The Mirror

    I am insecure. I can never be satisfied with myself, I try to lose weight, hate my appearance, and actually believe I am not good at anything. Maybe it was because when I was in middle school I was severely bullied. Everyone including some teachers, called me ugly. I was the...
    onelittlecat onelittlecat 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    Insecurity for me is like riding a roller

    coaster... At times I am perfectly fine with myself. But then I realize, my love life is inexistent and there are about a million people that are prettier and skinnier then me.... I just really hate myself...
    Sd6752 Sd6752 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    This is sad.... The amount of people in this

    group. I see some really good looking people too.
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F Oct 28

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    I've recently been changing my lifestyle to

    really focus on myself because I have realized I have an insecurity when it comes to men. I don't want that anymore. I'm trying to learn to love myself and it's really hard. Some days are great, I'll be in the best mood ever but other days I just feel ******. If anybody relates...
    avebaby avebaby 18-21, F Sep 29

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    I think insecurity is the root cause of all my

    problems. If I can get over this, then I will feel as though I can overcome anything.
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F Apr 22

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    I im cause as a kid i was picked on still is

    due to my skin i dont really see why
    AnnaPrincess AnnaPrincess 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    all my life it's that way not my fault.

    my parents told never trust and down inside bothers me to feel that way.hate it my life was hard and always problems and abuse and more. yet am hanging on trying to become me.
    whitebow whitebow 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I'm so insecure that it just destroys every

    relationship I have...... :/
    hsch212 hsch212 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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    I don't really look at myself in the mirror

    anymore (except to brush my teeth and hair, etc) because as soon as I see myself I just feel disappointed. I don't think I'm expected to look like anything I just dislike most things about myself. Whenever I go shopping and stuff I get frustrated because no matter what I do, no...
    justalea justalea 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I'm not sure how to deal anymore.

    My insecurity is eating me up inside. I constantly think my husband is going to cheat and it has caused us to separate for 2 1/2 months. We got back together but I still have fears and I don't know how to get rid of this insecurity. He barely touches me now because my...
    nkgonzo nkgonzo 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I'm not happy with the way I look,

    sometimes I wish I could be something that I can never be..whether it's changing my eye color, skin color, nose...it's never going to happen
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    My aunt used to call me fat,

    everyone used to say "i'd be more prettier if i were thin", everyone used to laugh at my hair, now I almost never can feel good about myself, and because of this I started to be quieter and quieter. I wonder if I'll ever be able to feel good about myself the wat I did
    brzdreamer brzdreamer 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    My body... I'm a slow developer in the boob

    area... And as it just so happens the are growing at completely different rates... So one side is pretty much flat and the others just not ._. It's really awkward because I have to wear padding in one side of my bra and it's really awkward to get one that fits -.- as you can...
    Xxxshanxxx Xxxshanxxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I am about to go on a road trip with a friend

    and his friends. I have hung out with them before but somehow I feel nervous about going with them today. I don't usually get nervous about spending time with a group of people but I'm unusually nervous about this. I mean, they have all been friends for years and I'm like the...
    LionPrincess03 LionPrincess03 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Because of past relationships

    and an eating disorder, I am very insecure, to the point where I feel like I am ruining my relationship with the love of my life. We have 13 year age difference, but we have known each other for about 14 years now, been together 1.5 years. He is very friendly and outgoing. Hes...
    hopelesslove30 hopelesslove30 31-35, F Oct 1

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    I have never had a relationship

    because I can't get up the courage to try, my only female friend is a lesbian, and I am never comfortable around people, only my Xbox live friends I've known since about 4th grade.
    Billy6549 Billy6549 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    My self-confidence has improved somewhat in the

    last 10 years. Every time I got on well with someone new, I used to think: Once you really know me you won't like me. The other day I met someone nice and thought: Once you really know me you PROBABLY won't like me. Coming on in leaps and bounds aren't I?
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M Oct 28

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    I have severe stuttering

    and I really ******* hate it sometimes. I can't even talk around my friends or be myself because I'm so self-conscious about it. I can't even answer questions in school without fear of being laughed at or humiliated. And I really hate when people tell me to "slow down" or "relax...
    TheGuy147 TheGuy147 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Hey to all the ladies out there.

    . This is kinda clichéd but imma say it anyway.. You're beautiful.. Okay nomatter what anyone thinks.. Whether you're big, small, fat, skinny whatever shape you may be.. It doesn't matter what's on the outside but what's on the inside is what really counts.. you're far from...
    DopeAssFaggot47 DopeAssFaggot47 16-17, F May 18

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    I use to be extremely insecure about myself it

    use to be a big issue for me... Now I am not as insecure... Most times anyway. That's thanks to the fact that 10 months ago I got so lucky and ended up meeting the most incredible girl on this earth, she help me over come a lot of my insecurities and I try to help her and we...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I can't stand it anymore.

    I get home at the end of the day and just chill out, like you do, and in a few hours time I have spent so much time with myself I begin to hate myself so much. I can't get myself to do anything, like homework or laundry. I eat like a pig some days, and some days I avoid food...
    AO290 AO290 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I've always been insecure.

    Even as a child all I ever wanted to be was this "perfect" kid my parents were pushing me to be. And I think that's why I'm still insecure now, mainly because of how I look. Sometimes I just wish so, so badly I could be or look like someone else. Everyone assumes I'm very...
    joshbeaudoin joshbeaudoin 16-17, M Jul 13

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    You can't trust everyone ,

    you can't let people too close, which is kind of sad in a way , but it's completely true
    Toriwho Toriwho 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I am basically still in recovery from an

    "eating disorder," and I plan on sharing my story on here some day, but until then.. I am in my first relationship since the hospital,& I have very light stretch marks. Keep in mind I went from 200 to 98 pounds, to now a healthy 125. However, I am nervous about taking off my...
    ayeitsjessica ayeitsjessica 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    ToTheMoon28 ToTheMoon28 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    Mainly my insecurities are about my appearance.

    I'm 17 and not attractive - which is like the kiss of death in a look-obsessed society like this one. So many people have told me to "just smile" but I can't even do that right. My smile is ugly and weird. (I've been told that it looks like the Doggie Dentures commercial.) My...
    Apricity7 Apricity7 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 29

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    Pd - Pretty Disgraceful

    since i have had parkinson disease it has  caused me to feel insecure not because i have the disease but because of the way other people see me.  the other day a good friend of mine said he didnt care what people thought and he was never ashamed of me.  huh?  it never would...
    clarkee clarkee 51-55 6 Responses Jun 18, 2011

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    I bring myself down way too easily

    but i can't help it, i'm so insecure about everything
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 26

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    To insecure girls "I'm SO insecure.

    I need to have a boyfriend to feel like I'm worth something." I hear things like this all the time. So I have a message for you: You are insecure because you don't find enough about yourself to think you're awesome. So you look for it from men. No matter how much of it you get...
    ToughEddie ToughEddie 36-40, M Dec 6, 2013

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    I try so hard to be pretty,

    but it only takes one little thing. there's so many beautiful girls around me, but I'm not one of them. I just want to actually be beautiful to someone. I've never had a boyfriend, and sometimes I feel like I never will.
    jlee45 jlee45 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    Its ok. They're prettier,

    smarter, nicer, and skinnier. I wouldnt pick me either. I'm nothing special.
    Dontlookbackk Dontlookbackk 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 14

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    It seriously does my head in.

    For as long as I can remember I've been really insecure. I've always had low confidence and body image issues. It's a struggle but I'm getting by each day.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Oct 25

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    I can't love myself. I try

    so hard but I can't and it hurts. I just don't think I'll ever be pretty enough or smart enough or interesting enough or fun enough for anything or anyone. my emotions are out of whack. I hate myself. No one wants someone that can't even love themselves. I am that big of a...
    DesolateDestination DesolateDestination 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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    I feel horribly ugly ,

    I'm not as pretty as the other girls.
    canunaut canunaut 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    Insecure

    I never liked anything I did.  Even when people gave me sincere compliments.  I just feel as though everything I do seems so substandard.  Even though I know I tried my best, and that people are actually giving me positive remarks, I still maintain that tendency to...
    privateeye privateeye 21-25, F 3 Responses May 17, 2007

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    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 Nov 26

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    I am so insecure. I won't let anyone

    even touch me. I am so ugly and have too many flaws
    AmericanPie91 AmericanPie91 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm really insecure about some parts of my body,

    I get really jealous of other girls that at some points I have looked into surgery, the only reason I haven't is because of the cost
    rainbowmuffins rainbowmuffins 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 20

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    My Insecurities Are Ruining My Life

    I'm insecure about several things, but the biggest insecurity I have by far is being in a relationship. I've been cheated on before, so now I'm always scared they're going to leave or cheat. I'm fine when I'm with current boyfriend, but when I'm not with him, I start to get...
    billowmight33 billowmight33 26-30, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2011

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    I'm very insecure because of many things

    and i guess the main one is relationships . boys just used me for sex and i let them do whatever and thats y i turned bi. like I'm more into girls than boys and yes I've had sex with girls plenty of times and theres not a day that don't go by that i don't cut or try to kill...
    mckenziegeddings mckenziegeddings 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    I grew up being teased.

    .. About my skin tone and my weight. I've always wanted to make something of myself so I could brag but what I want to be seems impossible.. I want to model. But same time I can't show my body.. Not when my mind has been flipped inside out and all I see is scars and skinniness...
    YoungLovee15 YoungLovee15 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    I.

    I get self destructive.Really fast.I feel ugly.And some days. It makes me wanna puke. Cut. Cry. Die.I am insecure. I can't trust because of it. People. They're gonna hurt me. The smallest things. They set me off.I will die. But I swear i'll be skinny by the end of it.I was having...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    MielBrionne MielBrionne 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    And So Not Worth Anyones Time

    I always compare myself to other people and wish i looked more like them. I guess i'm not like other girls. I don't want to be, but sometimes i get really frustrated i'm not ''as good or as cute or have this or have that''. I see people, happy, kissing, in love. Why can't i have...
    Shyone2 Shyone2 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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    I look at myself in the mirror everyday

    and hate how i look. From head to toe, i only like my eyes. Besides that i hate every part of my body. My hair is black and dull, it's also very thin and falls off a lot. My nose is big. I have very small boobs (b cup), i wish i was a D cup (i blame genetics) ive been working...
    iyiceel iyiceel 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Ugh

    Being a male my age insecurity is not an endearing quality. My insecurity has ravaged my social life and possibly my professional life as well. Most conversations are performances, my smile is a mask. I am an actor. My insecurity has turned me into someone that nobody knows. I am...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M 2 Responses May 5, 2012

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    I really hate my body

    and my appearance especially since I'm very chubby. A few weeks ago I met my bf and he's been making me so happy that I forgot my insecurities. Problem is that since he's very skinny, my mind is telling me that I should be skinny like him. It gotten so bad to the point I woke...
    Brogann Brogann 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I am dreading going to the beach with my friends

    because I'm such a fat *** it's embarrassing
    Fickleheart Fickleheart 18-21, F Jul 15

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