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I Am Really Insecure

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    I know my boyfriend isn't hiding anything

    but I will always have this fear of him hurting me. I have been hurt before and i never want to feel that pain again. I know I am crazy. I'm clingy and I'm pushing him away. I don't want to be like this but I can't help it please somebody help me not be so clingy and insecure.
    Mangocupcakes Mangocupcakes 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I Need Advice :(

    I don't know if this is normal.. I have been hurt by every guy I've dated. I am also really worried that my current one might get bored of me. He says he never will and he promises but I still have that gut feeling because every guy has done this to me. Could this be the guy I've...
    notsureboutthis notsureboutthis 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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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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    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 9 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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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 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    .. In Weird Ways

    Sometimes I look in the mirror and say, wow I AM pretty, why do I get so down on myself? then other days I look and want to cry because I only see flaws. I know people think I'm pretty, and guys say I'm cute and hot depending on the guy, and sometimes I do see it, but that doesn...
    DaDri DaDri 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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    Body Issues

    When I turned seven, my mother took me to the doctor to have a lump on my chest examined. The doctor informed her that the lump was breast tissue, and that I was going through precocious puberty and that I must come in for regular check ups to monitor my developement. A year...
    Michelle01 Michelle01 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    So if you read my other story about

    when I got bullied ... You understand how that changed me . Basically I got bullied every single day physically and verbally and it really changed the way I felt about myself . It's hard to look in the mirror every day because everything people said to me and about me ... It all...
    Lala1177 Lala1177 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    Kidnap Me Today

    They scream. I scream back at them. Are we sreaming for the same reasons? No. We are not. I am so desperate to be loved that I want a pe do phile to kidnap me and abuse me. I'm screaming for "love". I've only ever been loved by a man as though I was a piece of property. I am my...
    roseshideinthemind roseshideinthemind 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Sitting With Haters In My Class....

    Im in 6th grade and im in a table that is a group of 4. The teacher decides the groupmates. I just told the teacher about the groupmate opposite to me, who hates me alot. Right next to me, is another groupmate who supports the groupmate sitting opposite me. I'm scared because the...
    LightCastle26778 LightCastle26778 13-15 2 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    It Seems To Control Everything

    I have always been aware of my insecurities, or at least those that are revolved around me as a person specifically, however recently more and more I am identifying how my insecurities control everything from; what I am going to wear that day, to general decision making, to...
    QuaintlyDeranged QuaintlyDeranged 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 3, 2012

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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 31-35, M Dec 6, 2013

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    I'm so insecure, it's hard to look in the mirror

    or decide on an outfit because I always find something wrong with how I look, or my make up, or my body. I just want to be happy :( I want to stop obsessing about how much I'm eating and how I shouldn't be eating because I've put on a kilo. It's not healthy I know that but I...
    Jkr92 Jkr92 18-21, F Dec 14, 2013

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    Ruining A Really Good Thing

    Hello, this is my first time posting here. I want to share my story and see if there is hope. I am a 36 year old husband and father of 2 wonderful children. I have been married for 13 years. Part of my trouble is, I had a horrible childhood, because I lived in a home with too...
    SecurelyInsecure SecurelyInsecure 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    Well where do I start?

    ! Firstly I'm a 26 year old mum originally from Essex, now living in Kent. I was touched inappropriately at the age of 6 by my cousin who is was early teens and is female, and to this day no one in my family knows! My parents separated when I was 16 after 15 years of marriage...
    cjaymac cjaymac 26-30, F Dec 9, 2013

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    What The F***!!???

    Seriously, I am so sick of my mother continuing to judge me and make up negative sh** that isn't even true about me. All she can ever talk about is what a "bad" person I am and how "plain" I am. Yeah, I guess in her eyes I am pretty much worthless. I never pretended to be a...
    AmyJustine AmyJustine 22-25, F Oct 8, 2013

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    Don't Know What To Do, Help?

    My insecurities are starting to affect my relationship and I don't know what to do about it. I've been insecure for a long time about how I look, how much I weigh etc. and I can't hide it from him as well as I would with other people. I can't accept any compliment he gives me...
    Bethie808 Bethie808 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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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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    Body Image

    I know im beautiful, everyone is beautiful in their own ways. But whenever i see myself on the mirror, all i can see is a fat ugly girl who will never be accepted nor loved. I have a pretty face, but fat ugly body. I have good personality but not a sexy body. This is a big deal...
    kaaat101 kaaat101 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    My Stomach :(

    im so insecure about my body, everyone thinks i'm skinny when i really don't think i am... i know people are probably saying it just to make me feel better about myself but it just makes EVERYTHING worse... today i was at work and a guy i work with said to me "can i ask you a...
    bellaababix33 bellaababix33 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    I Always Feel Fat

    So growing up i lived in a really small town where everyone knew eachother. In school i was never popular beacuse i was never into the same things people my age were. Everyone in that town was so skinny and i was one of the few chubby kids. This made me become insecure to the...
    aleetar aleetar 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Words Can Break You

    It all started when I became friends with CB. She didn't have that much friends. & I was sorta popular... so I though "hey ill help her out" well CB is Bisexual. And one day she was writing a note on my kindle and she said "love you wifey" and everyone took it wrong. They...
    Secretlydepressed1585 Secretlydepressed1585 22-25, F Oct 8, 2013

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    well ever since 5th grade ive been battling

    with being insecure and unsure of myself. it all started when i had started getting bullied(verbally) and i didnt really stand up for myself. At first........wait im gonna just say whats on my mind. *sighs* im unsure and dont believe im beautiful because society makes me seem...
    QueenOfAwesomeness QueenOfAwesomeness 16-17, F Feb 26

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    The Fattest Guy In The Room

    Good Evening- I always find it comforting to come here and read others stories to know that I am not alone- I recently shared my story with the world about growing up overweight and the challenges that go along with it. I wrote The Fattest Guy in the Room which is now...
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    I Could Use Your Advice..

    It's difficult for me to believe that people like me, but it's recently become much worse for me. I've always been a fidget and a picker. This is gonna sound gross, but, I pick my fingers and my headi'm under a lot of stress at the mo and the picking has become a compulsion.I've...
    charlie248 charlie248 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    Getting Tired of the Fight

    Where do I start?  Grew up always "2nd Best" in my mom's eyes, in my dad's eyes.  Teased at school growing up (and I still haven't figured out for what) through Freshman or Sophomore year.  Although I was insecure during these years, I ...
    sportygrly sportygrly 36-40 Jun 24, 2009

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    and it ******* ruins everything.

    i want to dress the way i want without feeling lile a bloated wale. i want to look in the mirror and see a beautiful lively girl with glowing skin, not a pale girl with bags under her eyes and skin peeling on her nose due to dehydration. i dont want that. i want to stop hurting...
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F Apr 12

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    Yes...

    ...I am really insecure about everything. I will never be good enough for myself unless I get plastic surgery.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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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 1 day ago

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    Look In The Mirror

    Look in the mirrorWhat do you see?Eyes, lips, noseAnd what else?She looks in the mirrorI know what she seesA perfect reflectionSo satisfied with herselfI look in the mirrorAnd I think to myselfWho could love me?No one, no one
    eris39 eris39 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2011

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    At times I am really really insecure about

    myself and totally down about everything that I do. Sometimes I'm so insecure that I don't feel good enough to talk or belong with anybody else. Like I'm not pretty enough to talk to he hot guys in my school. Idk how to get out of this funk....
    Sd6752 Sd6752 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I am really insecure.

    When I think about it my life is so blessed and wonderful and I usually am I pretty happy person. However I am scared and insecure of a lot of things. First I am terrified of school I know that I am smart (ish) and I usually do ok but I am scared to put effort into things that...
    texasgal1331 texasgal1331 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    Why Does She Keep Coming Around

    I really am upset that this girl my boyfriend is friends with keeps coming around. He let me block her on everything but she made an account on another messaging thing and now she's talking to him again and he won't block her. I'm so sick of feeling insecure. Why does she always...
    drowningdolly drowningdolly 22-25, F Jul 21, 2013

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    No I am not Totally Insecure I have very few

    insecurities matter of fact. BUT... I have one huge issue! I can bull-doze my way through most of life situations, events with the knowing...I have...I can! I am that confident in being a survivor. BUT ... When it comes to love relationships, I bomb-out, so insecure it's...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    My Insecurities,

    That moment when you think to yourself, of how bad of a person you are, how you look, or every action you take. your surrounded with so much hate and anger, of how much you want to scream at the top of your lungs for help, but there's nobody there. You want someone to care for...
    calvinjames3 calvinjames3 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2012

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    I Hate The Girl In The Mirror

    Sometimes people say she's pretty, but so many have said she's not, they say shes ugly, hideous, a ****, a b*tch, fat, unwanted, hated, a monster, just liked her parents in jailis she really all those things?does everyone really want her to die?does no one really love her?do they...
    onelittlecat onelittlecat 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    Sometimes

    The insecurity is intense when it visits me. I remember how in my University years I had the intense feeling of insecurity so often, especially at night. I feel lonely even when I am with people. I am very sensitive to unfair criticism, but how much ciriticisms are fair? I get...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 29, 2011

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    Diploma

    It took me more than a year to get my diploma. After I graduated, I attributed my reluctance to claim it to my social anxiety and insecurity. I never felt like a member of the community in my alma mater. Indeed, I consider myself an outcast. So when I finally graduated, it felt...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 Nov 1, 2013

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    Why Do I Look Like This?

    I look at my self in the mirror and start crying I say to myself why why am I this ugly why cant I be beautiful and happy skinny have every one like me some people call me pretty other call me ugly and I agree with the people who call me ugly and worthless I just wish I had some...
    belieber4life12 belieber4life12 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2013

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    I Want To Be Confident

    I'm embarrassed with myself. I'm completely insecure about myself. My face, my body, my personality, everything. It all makes me more disappointed in myself. I get annoyed every morning, trying to use makeup to hide the face that I'm so ashamed of, trying to find clothes that fit...
    lowellwolf lowellwolf 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    Insecurities

    All my life i have considered myself average not pretty but cute, as a young girl i never was skinny and hell i probably will never be but i like who i am and how i look most of the times. If i said i enjoyed the way i look all the time i would be lie-ing to myself i remember my...
    hitomisnow1 hitomisnow1 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    Should I?

    Should I care what other people say about me?. Cause the thing is that people are always judging me by my looks and because I'm weird. I'm the quite one at school the one of the "losers". I have always been sensitive and every time I hear those things it's like someone had...
    marylight098 marylight098 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2013

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    I feel ugly and chubby.

    I am so insecure that I feel like my husband will leave me for someone else.
    mamikeky mamikeky 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Being So Insecure

    I don't know how to start this so it will give justice to the way I am really feeling. I have never really had anyone other than my mum and family and all the people who have to love me. I am awkward and quiet and that doesn't really work with making friends and fitting in. I've...
    erinn1503 erinn1503 18-21 May 28, 2012

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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 mean i always feel ugly

    while i am not, and too afraid to talk to anyone. Why?
    greekguy24 greekguy24 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Why Are U Starring?

    I don't have any reason to be insecure....people say. I don't think I'm anything special so how could anyone else think differently. I don't know what people really think of me. One little negative thing that someone could say to me would make me feel bad about myself and make...
    NRF25 NRF25 26-30, F Nov 6, 2013

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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 4 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    Terrified.

    People make me so nervous. I am so afraid that everyone will instantly dislike me. That's why I don't show people the real me until I've known them for awhile and am positive they won't leave me. I'm trying to break out of this insecure state of being though. Wish me luck, I...
    SavedByHim SavedByHim 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    "and I Talk In The Mirror...

    to the stranger that appears..." i mask my insecurities with makeup and a smile. you will never know the things that tear me apart inside. you will never know who i am. i dont know i am. i self destruct in more ways then you can imagine. i will continue to do so until i feel...
    agentttorange agentttorange 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2011

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    Reptilian

    I get so insecure for no reason at all I have this all most primal desire for people to like me, even people I don’t know, it stupid because I know better. It’s ******* reptilian. I’m so scared of opening up to people for fear of rejection I’m sick...
    AnonymousMisfit AnonymousMisfit 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 31, 2010

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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 hate when people on E.

    P that I'm good looking or cute. Like you only see me on a picture not in real life so you don't really no how look I am. But I'm sure if someone said it in real life I will never believe this person. For me when someone said that I am beautiful they only said it because I said...
    HeyHeyitsEmilie HeyHeyitsEmilie 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    I dont like anything about myself

    and i dont like the way i look at all.
    musicismysalvation musicismysalvation 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    yepperz. one thing i'm most insecure about? My Body. i am a natural slim lady, who eats healthy and junk food at times. sounds fun? not really. for the past 3 years i've been...
    lexik123 lexik123 18-21, F 8 Responses