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I Am Self Conscious

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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 Just Don't Show It!

    I don't like to wear clothes that are too tight, or shirts that show cleavage, I don't like to show too much skin.. PERIOD. Why you may wonder? Because I am SELF CONSCIOUS of my body, and the sad thing is.. Few (aside from my Mother and Grandmothers) have told me that my body is...
    ilikejunkfood ilikejunkfood 16-17, F Jul 14, 2012

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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 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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    What Do I Say?

    I am generally quite a normal girl, I suppose.. I mean, I have friends, I do non-school activities, and I have a suitable house to live in. But there are some days where I just feel like crap.. There are these boys at school, who are always nasty to me. I may not be pretty. I may...
    WhatsWrongWithMee WhatsWrongWithMee 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 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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    Oh Gawd...

    It feels like high school all over again. I wasn't like this in high school. Being self-conscious in high school was different than how I feel self-conscious recently now. When I go to places alone or when I'm not familiar with an area I get self-conscious. I don't know if...
    CAnonymous CAnonymous 22-25, F Aug 23, 2012

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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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    Humph.

    I am EXTREMELY self-conscious. I only wear baggy sweatpants and t-shirts, and I prefer to stand rather than sit because of the way my thighs flatten out on the chair. I wish I didn't think the way I do. The only time I'm not worried about how I look is when I play my...
    clarinet4ever clarinet4ever 22-25, F Oct 24, 2008

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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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    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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    Perfection

    I have a realistic and reasonable concept of beauty when it comes to other people, but not myself. Growing up I was never the most beautiful girl within my group of friends, and this bothered me. Even my parents were and continue to be very attractive people, and always stressed...
    jess907 jess907 22-25, F Dec 29, 2012

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    Realisations.

    I have to put something out there... I think I´m always going to be just a little bit fat.My thighs are always going to jiggle the way they do and resemble Serena Williams´ (yes, mine are more fat than muscle, thanks for reminding me!). My cheeks are always going to be big...
    AmberRoth AmberRoth 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2011

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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 13-15, M Oct 13, 2013

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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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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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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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    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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    Self-conscious

    I used to be very self-conscious about almost everything on my body.  I guess, I changed the way I thought.  It doesn't mean, I like what I see or how its made but I accept myself better.  I am unique.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Oct 20, 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 2 Responses Mar 20

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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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    Micro-flaws

    Sometimes I feel good about myself, sometimes I don't. When I don't I start obsessing (obsess is a mild word) and feeling bad about these little details about my appearance and start thinking I'm undesirable or not pretty because of them. And I don't like feeling this way, and I...
    SilverLinedShadows SilverLinedShadows 22-25 3 Responses Aug 25, 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 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Insecure.

    I hate going out in public wearing sweatpants or any kind of sleepwear. If I decide to go out in public, I change into jeans and a decent looking shirt. I do my hair and make-up. Even if I'm just going to one place for a short amount of time or just going to a friends house. I...
    beautifulgoodbye beautifulgoodbye 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Everyone

    I'm pretty sure that everyone is a tad bit self-conscious in their own way... Even if they don't admit it. :P
    HoldMe HoldMe 18-21, F Jul 10, 2009

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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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    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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    I Used To Be More Self-conscious...

    Like I always thought people were looking at me and thinking I'm fat and I was scared people could tell that I;m bi for someone reason, lol. I had a lot of social anxiety but I'm really not as self-conscious as I used to be :D
    thecaptrap thecaptrap 16-17, F Mar 5, 2011

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    Stupid...

    I am really self conscious about myself. People always wonder why because I used to be a model. Well, there are multiple reasons: 1. boobs Ok I am a 34 C so not to small, not to big. Not bad right? Well I recently discovered this amazing bra called the WONDER BRA!! It boosted you...
    rain2sunshine rain2sunshine 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2012

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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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    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 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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    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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    Its Just Everything

    It's not that I have a specific thing I feel self conscious about -- I don't.  It's just that I get around people and every little thing I do or don't do or want to say or whatever - I picture it in my head & worry how people will see me - what they will think.  ...
    kylae77 kylae77 31-35, F 7 Responses May 1, 2009

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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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    Good Enough

    Am I good enough? What if I think I am, but really I'm not? What if I always tell myself I'm not, and I make it come true? How can I be sure? If people say I am, do they mean it? Is it just out of pity? I look at myself and I can't decide. How do I move forward when I don't know...
    MassyThePanda MassyThePanda 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2009

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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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    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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    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 7 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    I Feel Like Im Not Good Enough

    I gained like 80 lbs in a few months. I think my thyroid is messed up. I tried to diet an eat good and work out but no I got bigger. I started cryin and got depressed. The guy I'm with has a lot of ex girlfriends that are all skinny . He never dated a thick girl, and I'm bigger...
    Candimarie91 Candimarie91 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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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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    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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    Im So Conscoius About Myself

    Yes I am.. Even in health, I am.. In my actions, I am conscious I take vitamins and some supplements because I thought it can help me being healthy I am also conscious the way I look. I wanted to look great, wear sexy dresses BUT I'm too conscious that I'm afraid to try...
    mariz2209 mariz2209 18-21, F Mar 18, 2009

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    Not Fit to Be Seen

     I can't help but feel overly self conscious about myself. I can count more negative features about me than good ones. I keep finding things wrong with me. Am I just self consciously trying to find things to not like? I feel like I'm not good enough to be called beautiful...
    AngelWithin AngelWithin 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    People keep telling me I look like a mouse. I know it's because I have a pointy nose, big cheeks and big front teeth but it makes me feel bad about the way I look. They all laugh...
    thebutterflieslie thebutterflieslie 16-17, F Mar 24

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    Where do I begin. This whole story being my life is quite a long loopy one, and if anybody has the energy to read this and respond, I thank you - in return I will just cut to the...
    spiderchris spiderchris 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    It calls me closer, its calls me near "Just once and it'll be over" Death whispers in my ear Irresistible is its sweet entice Staring down, which one to slice, I observe my...
    butthumbs butthumbs 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Well, I don't really believe in it as a fact. It's just one of many possible scenarios. If I believed in anything with any certainty, I might buy the Universal Consciousness theory...
    RandomUniverse RandomUniverse 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    For you (many, girls), who cut yourselves. Please remember that some of us love you, care about you. ----- Food for thought (an article from Psychology Today) ----- Sax on Sex...
    Karll Karll 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Have you ever felt like your driving force in your mind made a bad turn? You off the right road and somehow got lost? Negative self talk can do damage to self esteem. It can have...
    aries3296 aries3296 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I self harm. I've been self harming since i was 11 years old i am now 14 and i am slowly starting to recover. A year ago i attempted suicide and nearly succeed, but my best mate...
    jayspiller1 jayspiller1 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It started when I was 10 or 11. Things were going badly at home and I was struggling with undiagnosed depression and anxiety. I'd cut to relieve my anxiety and keep me calm, to...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I don't know where to begin when It comes to my experience with self harm. I started cutting when I was 13, the first time I had ever self harmed was in my bathroom with a large...
    musicforthemorningafter musicforthemorningafter 13-15, F Apr 7

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    That night I was scrolling through tumblr. I recently searched up the words skinny, thigh gap, anorexia, collar bones, death, self harm,....etc. I decided I would film what goes...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    What is the journey of self discovery? How do you know when you've reached it? I don't believe you do know when you've reached it. The journey of self discovery is life. We get so...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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