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I Am Self Conscious

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    Shouldn't Be Self Conscious

    I am very self conscious about what others think of me. I get embarrassed very easily and I blush at everything. However, I don't know why I am so self conscious. At age 15 I'm 5'5 and only about 105 pounds. Not only am I very skinny, but I have big...
    acidrayne acidrayne 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2009

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    So summer break is in four weeks

    which means pool parties and going to the beach and having to wear swimsuits... I'm a bit chubby and am always scared to wear a bikini and it sucks because allll the girls my age do I'm just so scared ill look awful and be made fun of >_< but bikinis are so cute but I'm so...
    MossPrincess MossPrincess 13-15, F May 26

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    So this Friday, one of my closest friends is

    having a birthday bonfire at the beach. There's gonna be about 15 of my good friends there. Now, I'm not morbidly obese, but I'm not the nicest to look at either. I just really wish I could go out in a two-piece bikini and feel somewhat confident...
    lolwhatslife lolwhatslife 13-15, F Jun 4

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    I have always been self conscious about myself

    since I can remember. Possibly because I was overweight for most of my life, now judgment carries on me everywhere. Even though I know 90% of the time no one really even cares what I'm doing, in my head I make things up that every one could be thinking about me. I try to ignore...
    thejman1002 thejman1002 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 28

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    I sit next to the most popular girl in school

    in 3rd hour and I can't even put my pencil in my bag,or get up and walk because it seems like she's judging my every move and how I look.i already don't like my body so this didn't help
    Greeneyes5227 Greeneyes5227 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    For the first time in my life I think I have

    gained something akin to self respect. Today I felt like shouting at the world, "I'am a man goddanm it! I need no money, a fancy car or women to prove what I'am!I'am what I'am and let the world do with me what it will."
    passion4writing passion4writing 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    I Don't Even Wnat My Boyfriend to Look At Me

    I've never liked how I looked, even when I was 7 years old. I had an accident a long time ago, and I broke my nose during this accident. Now I have a big bump on my nose. Kids used to call me a witch. Now I hate when people look at me, I hate my body, my face everything. I'm...
    Elyy Elyy 16-18, F 4 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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    Obsession

    it was strange because as a child even throughout primary school i was an extreamly confidant kid! i wouldn't worry about how i looked, EVER! and i would happily stand infrount of the whole school reading or preforming or whatever but things changed later on. i dont know what it...
    cutesigirl cutesigirl 18-21 Aug 22, 2008

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    Imperfection

    So what i'm not perfect? So what i'm not skinny? So what i'm not pretty? So what guys don't drool over me? So what? I can't take this anymore. I get that i'm not pretty, but when they call me ugly. it still hurts. I know i'm not skinny, but when they laugh i can't help but worry...
    TeenageDreamer32 TeenageDreamer32 16-17, F 1 Response May 23, 2012

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    My mom points out how skinny I am

    so frequently. Recently, I went to an indoor swimming pool and I was so self conscious, I just covered myself up the whole time with a towel. I barely even got into the pool. My mom also said that since I'm skinny, my long hair makes me look like her great grandmother. I...
    xjazzymainex xjazzymainex 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    grottymuffin grottymuffin 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I Don't Know Why

    Anytime I feel comfortable with coming out with an announcement i think of my family, I change my mind. I don't care what my friends think, but I do my family. I know they'll be supportive, but I just don't want their view of me to change.
    WrongfulAngel WrongfulAngel 18-21, F Oct 13, 2013

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    I have such a hard time accepting compliments.

    It's just crazy for me. It's confusing getting used to guys approaching me so often now. Today a guy came up to me and said that he was watching me from across the street and had to talk to me because I was beautiful, and he kept going on about my hair and eyes. Now I know those...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Jul 15

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    I Don't Want

    I don't want to  annoy them. I don't want them to think I'm weird. I dont want people to judge me. I don't want to be isolated. When I'm in groups of people I dont really know, I am quiet. I say little, even if I want to say something. I don't want them to outcast me because I...
    Elzalia Elzalia 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    It's sad because I see girls everyday

    that get treated better than me because they're prettier 😞😔
    aliyamay aliyamay 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I am in high school and

    so incredibly self-conscious. Every little move that someone makes, I am aware of. I call them signals. I try not to respond to signals so I try to be as rigid as possible. But that leads to twitching which makes me even more self conscious. I am aware of "negative signals...
    yrtoabc yrtoabc 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    Its taking over me, im wearing more make-up to

    hide my flaws. I'm wearing bagging close all the time to hide my figure. I fail at diets because I comfort eat! I don't know how to grow more in confidence it just seems to get worse and worse.
    MelissaJayne16 MelissaJayne16 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Sometimes I'm Ok....

    There are days when I wake up and feel ok with what looks back at me in the mirror. There are good pictures of me that portray a nice looking 29 year old. That being said......the other 75-90% of the time I am left wanting to change this or cover that. I have become the expert I...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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    I Hate Going Out In Public!

    I've come to terms with my looks over the last few years but I always get self conscious still. Especially when I'm out shopping by myself. I always feel like someone is watching me and so I always act like I'm on camera or something, being careful with what movements I make. I...
    FortuneCookies FortuneCookies 26-30, F 5 Responses May 18, 2011

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    I've always been self conscious about my weight

    and looks. I've always considered myself a plain, ordinary girl compared to most. I'm considered overweight. The only thing I like about my looks is my hair and my hazel eyes. Everything else I'd like to get rid of. People always tell me I'm "beautiful" or "pretty." But I really...
    rainbowdinosaurcx rainbowdinosaurcx 16-17, F 2 Responses May 5

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    Don't Know How To Get Past Being Insecure...

    I have always been self conscious my whole life. I went through foster care after my parents practically deserted me. So I was already on the mind set of "why am I not loved? What is wrong with me?" Foster Care only taught me that I was nothing but dirt and never worthy of things...
    missangelachristine missangelachristine 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2011

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    My Best Friend Caused It

    I never was self conscious untill last year. I learned that my best friend had been talking about me behind my back. She had said that the only reason why she brought me camping with her was because I made her look prettier and skinnier. Normally I wouldnt have cared, but it was...
    hjgirl94 hjgirl94 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2009

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    The Reason Im Self Concious...

    is because of people making fun of me because of my hight. Over the last few years I have felt so self concious and worthless because im short and people dont take me seriously. All they see is this weak little girl, an easy target to pick on.   No one even gets to know...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    I'm extremely self conscious over every thing

    imaginable. You name it, and I'll worry about it. I'll try to name everything. My hair, my eyebrows, my nose, the moles on my face, my sweating from my armpits excessively, my toes(I wear socks every chance I get). My voice, what I'm about to say(I worry if it'll make me look or...
    Gophillies8 Gophillies8 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    I think everyone feels self conscious at times

    whether you want to admit or not. Yes, I get self conscious sometimes, but it's because we live in a generation with so many judge mental people and it's sad. People are so quick to judge without knowing a person..
    XxMarxX XxMarxX 18-21, M Jul 5

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    I can't do anything without worrying

    if I look of, if what I'm doing is weird, or can be looked down upon by anyone, etc. I can't disappoint my parents because I'm afraid to. I can't speak my mind because I'm afraid that no one will agree. I have to act as the protector constantly with my friends, when I want to...
    syntheticlovex syntheticlovex 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I just can't stop thinking what others might

    think of me, everytime after i have a talk with someone ,I can't stop worrying about anything I said ,and feel so depressed and keep regretting if i realise i say anything wrong .
    Appolo123 Appolo123 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    My self confidence is

    so low that I can barely even post something on here about myself without feeling anxious about it or rethinking it and deleting it (that's why it says that I have 50 stories but I really only have like 13). I thought EP would help me open up and express myself more but nothing...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    They Don't Get It.

    Sooo.. since the day I was born, my parents told me that God made me the way I am for a reason. Everything about me was thought out and planned, so I would be unique. They told me I was beautiful... and I believed them. Then highschool came along. It might not be right to blame...
    TeenageDreamer32 TeenageDreamer32 16-17, F Apr 9, 2012

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    I've always been super self conscious about my

    looks. I'm really shy and don't like much attention. I can barely even talk to guys , and I make everything awkward. I get told by a lot of people that I shouldn't be self concious but I just can't change my own opinion of myself.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 1 Response May 5

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    Welp, there you have it.

    I am a self-conscious person. I can't stand it when my Mother or any family members tell me to go out and buy something for them 'cause that would mean I would usually have to go out by myself, surrounded by a bunch of strangers, who sometimes look at me. Then my self-conscious...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F Jun 6

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    Does the Labor Day Rule Still Apply?

    i bought a pair of white jeans the other day. i hope everyone reading this is aware that white makes u look larger. the whole entire time i wear them, i will no doubt be deluding myself with the hypotherical and potential things people may or may not be thinking about ME in...
    rylnn rylnn 18-21, F 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    Soo my boyfriend told his whole class

    that he would never want to have sex with me. They all laughed and after that class they all laughed at me.... I mean sex isn't important to me but it just hurts that I'm repulsive to him. How u could u " love" someone who you don't even like. I wish I was pretty and thin like...
    GeminiKali1920 GeminiKali1920 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    Everything

    I am self conscious of literally every part of me. I have days when I feel better about myself, but those days rarely occur. I have a habit of constantly comparing myself to others, and because of that I have a serious inferiority complex. The worst part is that I am always too...
    Sasayaku35 Sasayaku35 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    I always wear sleeves to cover my arms

    because I haaaaate them! I live in LA and it's always warm and sunny and I'm the only one wearing sleeves all the time!
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I think people think I'm too uptight at times

    but I can't always be full on free spirit that has never gone well for me. I have to be the responsible one . I just don't wanna be the boring one
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I Feel You..

    I have always felt self conscious... I don't know why and I really wish I was one of those people who love them selves from day one and celebrate their bodies but I feel like I almost don't quite fit in! I could give you a chin up and get over it comment but I really don't think...
    diamondruff2011 diamondruff2011 26-30 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    There is a ridiculous amount of people out there

    that are prettier than me, smarter than me, more athletic and more popular than me. I'm not referring to the hugely popular cliques you find in schools; I'm talking about most people in my city. I only have one friend in my city. I walk weirdly, I have a weird voice and I'm just...
    reversi reversi 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I can't even have someone stare at me without

    me starting to itch to get away. I can't brush past people, I can't even think about people without feeling like I need to get away.
    diddy591 diddy591 13-15, F Jun 13

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    Ever since I had surgery in middle school I

    have been extremely self conscious. It was a much needed surgery to remove a cyst with cancerous cells under my right eye. Now whenever I look in a mirror one side of my face looks more exhausted to me than the other because of this lovely scar. I hate it really, and I...
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F Dec 27, 2013

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    I'm really scared that

    when I take my senior pictures, they wont come out looking good/:
    ErikaT5 ErikaT5 16-17, F Jun 26

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    I always worry about what people think of me.

    Right before I do something I picture myself and think "what if they think I'm stupid" it keeps me from doing everything. I hate it and I'm fed up with it. But I can't not worry. If I'm not scared or worried I'm not anything and that's worse
    heyguysss heyguysss 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Self consciousness. A word

    that probably won't strike many but when it does, strikes hard. I've learnt to be self conscious since my childhood partly because I've always been a pessimist and partly because of the environment I had been brought up in. Insults and reprimanding were the norm whereas...
    sinnysinsins sinnysinsins 18-21, F Jun 11

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    Im Very Self Conscious

    i hate the way i look . i stay in the house most of the time because i hate everything about the way i look!!!!!!!! when i do go outside i feel like everyone is laughing at me!!!!!!!!! i feel so out of place i dont fit in!!!!!!! i think everyone looks better then me!!!!!!!! i...
    fedup9911 fedup9911 51-55, F 2 Responses May 31, 2010

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    Yep, around cute guys I like.

    If I like you, I would never make eye contact with you. I'll look at the floor. Lol
    Rosieeeee Rosieeeee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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