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I Am Self Conscious

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    When I was younger I was always playing sport,

    always going out running and I really looked after myself, and I still do! It's just my face. My face is awful, everytime I look in the mirror I see red. I get angry, frustrated and upset. I've never talked to anybody about this, people think I'm happy! But after 6 unnoticed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 28

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    I really hate my body sometimes.

    I wish I could afford surgery..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 11 Responses Dec 4

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    I am alot lol everytime I feel cute then I look

    around an I see cuter guys like people better looking then me an then it makes me feel ugly n like idk I hate being tho way I'm also sensitive like when someone says something mean to me even If they r playin around it still gets to me but yah idont think I'm cute
    max1998 max1998 16-17, M 3 days ago

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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 Oct 17

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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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    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'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 18-21, M Sep 23

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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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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    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 3 Responses Jun 11

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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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    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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    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 wish I wasn't but it is constant battle in my

    head. Going out in public can be horrible sometimes. I am proud of who I am but my appearance brings me down.
    nurse3813 nurse3813 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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 4 Responses May 18, 2011

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    lexiesempathy lexiesempathy 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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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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    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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    I probably look like a major player

    because of my friends list..... It's all girls and maybe two guys.... I swear I'm not XD I have a lot of guy friends in real life. I hardly talk to the other sex :p
    PokeCotard PokeCotard 13-15, M Nov 9

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    As a young teenager I was always super self

    conscious. I wouldn't even go swimming with friends, I got over it around the age of 15, but now it's starting to come back:(
    rainbowmuffins rainbowmuffins 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I just showed the one thing to my girlfriend

    that id never thought id show any one........my cuts. I hate these cuts because it shows how weak i am and it shows my darkest moments. But after lots of contemplating i showed them to her and im glad i did. It feels like a heavy weight is off my chest now that i can share my...
    nadia50 nadia50 16-17, M a week ago

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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 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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    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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    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.
    puppylove16 puppylove16 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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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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    hey how do i look????

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

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    I just am I don't really have a reason I just

    don't like pictures or videos or anything like that
    booklover14 booklover14 13-15, F Nov 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    If you always compare yourself to someone else

    you'll never be happy, because their will always be someone that's rocking it, but you'll be rocking it too in your own way<3
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    honestly i really am fat i wish i was skinny

    again. its so gross. Im bigger than my family (my sisters are a least 10 years older than)
    nekokitty13 nekokitty13 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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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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    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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    StephanieWales25 StephanieWales25 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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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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    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 input💘💋
    OriginalAthena OriginalAthena 16-17, F 88 Responses Sep 11

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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 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 12

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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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    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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    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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    grottymuffin grottymuffin 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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