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I Am Self Conscious

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    A few years ago I was diagnosed with three

    different forms of skin cancer. They removed the different tumors which resided on my face, my neck, my back and my legs. I go for 3 month or 6 month checks ups to then discover a a type that is, for a lack of better words, breeding under my skin in my face. I receive...
    Thoughtprovoking19 Thoughtprovoking19 26-30, F Jul 11

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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, 2014

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    Self conscious about my lips

    and it's has caused me to miss out on relationships and having a good time with friends.
    ShyKidz ShyKidz 16-17, M Jun 26

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    so I've been putting on some weight.

    not a lot but enough to be noticed and the 2 people who r supossed to support me just make it worse. my parents both keep bugging me about my weight. my mom keeps asking if I'm pregnant (I'm not) and Idk what to do. they keep brining it up multiple times a day. I already don't...
    Cbryant25100 Cbryant25100 18-21, F Mar 7

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    I don't like when people look at me,

    I feel like they are judging me and laughing at me
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 2

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    milkandoreos milkandoreos 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I have always been a big a big girl,

    but recently big started getting bigger. I have scars in non visible places and like most people there are a few things about my appearance I don't like. I have never felt sexy or confident when I'm naked, I've been cheated on, used, and lied to so much...after a while I started...
    dkemama dkemama 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2014

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    My self-conscious problems,

    insecurities & anxiety have gotten so much worse over the past few months😔😓 I hate These scars, I hate these scars they are so ugly, they're always there to remind me of the bad times. I always have to cover them around people, but not my family - they already know I'm...
    SunshineH13 SunshineH13 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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 Dec 19, 2014

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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 Dec 13, 2014

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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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    From around age 9 my parents have what is

    considered mentally abused me. I have also been picked on from a very young age in school about my looks and weight. Even though my weight is okay, being 135 pounds with a lot of muscle from sports, I hate the way I look and feel. I have considered cutting but I decided not to...
    JordynLee013121 JordynLee013121 13-15, F 1 Response May 11

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    I know my face isn't hideous

    but my voice, the way I walk, the way I just am in general I just want to die
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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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 2 Responses Dec 5, 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, 2014

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    Ever since middle school I have hated the way

    my body looks and thought I was extremely ugly. I wish i didn't care what others think but I really do. Is there any tips for being less insecure?
    skinnygirlgonebad skinnygirlgonebad 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    This past year, I've been at the heaviest I've

    ever been. I was at a 162 lbs. 5 ft 4 in. I was losing all of my confidence if I even had any to begin with. Once I weighed myself at Halloween, I knew I needed change. Ever since I e been eating better. I cut out red meat & Ive cut out sodas. I've already brought myself down to...
    MariaSmiles17 MariaSmiles17 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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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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    I hate going out in public

    because I think that everyone is judging me or making fun of me behind my back. I feel like people are disgusted with how I look and that they wish I would just die
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7

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    StephanieWales25 StephanieWales25 16-17, F Nov 5, 2014

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    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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 May 5, 2014

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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 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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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, 2014

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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'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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 18-21, F 77 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    I don't accept much compliments

    and I don't take people serious when the do compliment me!
    GabriellaChenier GabriellaChenier 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I cry at night sometimes

    because I don't think I'm pretty enough. I get jealous of girls who talk to the cute guys . People treat me like I'm ugly and give me weird looks everyday . I always think people are staring at me or laughing at me. I get nervous when people stare at me because I think they are...
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I am very self conscious about myself.

    ... but when someone who you really like tells you what type of body style they like.... and the biggest parts are different from how thy prefer .... :'(
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    I really hate my body sometimes.

    I wish I could afford surgery..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 8 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F Mar 12

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    I hate my stomach so much.

    I can't do crunches cuz I have a bad back. thank god for lululemon pants!
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 8

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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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    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, 2014

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    I really feel self-conscious

    when I'm alone :( i feel like everyone is thinking: "omg look at her she has no friends" and although its not true i still feel self-conscious enough about it to drag one of my friends with me whenever i have to go somewhere :(
    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F Mar 21

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I have a curved finger it really weird

    but no one really says anything about it
    FuRyEU FuRyEU 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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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, 2014

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    One thing I'm very insecure about are simply my

    eyebrows because THEY'RE SO FRICKEN THICK. They're like caterpillars!! I feel like I have to get them waxed all the time, and try my best to keep them in shape or else they'll go crazy worms, and that looks horrible. I remember when I got teased back in elementary school because...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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