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I Am Self Conscious

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    I feel super weird when I eat in front of

    people. I feel like a klutz. I don't have this problem, when I am by myself or close family. I feel like I eat like a pig. When I look in the mirror, i feel like I am overweight. My friends tell me I am skinny, but I feel fat.
    dogsareCute16 dogsareCute16 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    My Definition of Being Self-Conscious IS AS IT

    IS IN PHILOSOPHY: having knowledge of one's own existence, especially the knowledge of oneself as a conscious being. AND NOT AS IT IS IN SOCIAL TERMS: feeling undue awareness of oneself, one's appearance, or one's actions.
    Futuete Futuete 46-50, F Sep 23

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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 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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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 have gotten a lot better

    but i still feel like every one is staring at me and I have anxiety attacks often where I shake really badly and cry. About six months ago my hatred towards myself was indescribable, I had suicidal thoughts, self harm, eating disorders, I just thought of myself as fat and ugly...
    Iloveeverything12 Iloveeverything12 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 7

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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, T Oct 13, 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 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm not sure when it all started

    but I'm guessing it was during my first year of secondary school where I started feeling self conscious(of my looks, the way I talked, basically everything people could have an opinion about). Nowadays I tell myself how people think of me isn't important, but I still feel...
    VEGETAbles VEGETAbles 16-17, M Sep 23

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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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    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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    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 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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    For whatever reason, I constantly have this

    underlying feeling that I've done something wrong and I always think that people see me in a weird light. I can usually get around it by telling myself that I'm a good person and have many good qualities, but it still hard for me to go somewhere and not feel this way.
    lemmy2012 lemmy2012 18-21, M Sep 23

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    grottymuffin grottymuffin 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Yeah. Too much. I always feel like I'm the

    worst out of my group of friends. And I am. I'm rude. Mean. Suspicious. Annoying. Whiny.
    smallpancakes98 smallpancakes98 13-15, F 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F 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 Am Considered To Be Physically Very Attractive, But I Am Also Very Self Conscious!

    I can't say too much about my personality, since it's just going to be a biased opinion, but people often agree that I am a very physically attractive woman. I have naturally blonde hair, teal eyes, a small waist, a larger bust size, and I'm above average height. All my features...
    Nataliina Nataliina 18-21, F Jan 30, 2012

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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'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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    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 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 18-21, F Jul 30

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    Unno i just saw someone post something on

    instagram and its just so true i wanted to say it here because i thought it was relevant.. "When someones self concious everyone tells them they are beautiful e.t.c. But if i post something saying i look beautiful i get called egotistic" Being self concious is really horrible (i...
    pxxp pxxp 13-15, F Sep 12

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    hey how do i look????

    ??????????????????
    CURRYXBLAZE CURRYXBLAZE 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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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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    There are 2 things I'm extremely self conscious

    about, and both I was actually bullied for back in elementary school. 1. My voice. One thing that bothers me about my voice its not as 'girly' I guess you could say, as all the other girls. My 'friend' actually told me I sounded like a guy back in 6th grade because it was so...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 9

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 18

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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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    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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    I Don't Want

    I don't want to ย 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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    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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    I wish I didn't care

    so much about what other people think about me. It's too easy to get caught up in other people's opinions.
    Warren97 Warren97 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 6

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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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    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'm self-conscious with my body.

    I hate my face, height, weight, breasts size. Actually... Everything that has to do with me. I honestly wish I was someone else. Someone who's better looking than me.
    pingviniuks pingviniuks 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    Am I attractive? I'm not fishing

    for compliments, nor do I have a low self-esteem issue. I would just like to know your opinion. Thank you for your input๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’‹
    OriginalAthena OriginalAthena 16-17, F 100 Responses Sep 11

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    It's sad because I see girls everyday

    that get treated better than me because they're prettier ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜”
    aliyamay aliyamay 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 26

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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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    Some days, I wish mirrors did not exist.

    I gaze into a mirror, and see a face... But it is peculiar. One day, it is decent enough to look at... Another day, it is not. Yet at the end of the day, I realize that I am stuck with this face for the rest of my life. I try to learn how to love myself each day, but it is...
    lXxEssentialxXl lXxEssentialxXl 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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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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    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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    There are times that I find complete comfort in

    being invisible. But I also like to be heard, when I speak. I stroll in a pool of people as a spectator but never the participant. Some drag me into their businesses but I pull back. I am heavily awkward when I'm too lazy to even try. I am self conscious not with how I look...
    Bumblebeat Bumblebeat 66-70, F Sep 12

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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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    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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