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I Am Uncomfortable In My Own Skin

it sometimes doesn't fit 292 People

    This Happens To Me At Work All The Time

    Someone will ask me what my race is... or what am I mixed with... or a guy will say my eyes are beautiful & ask me what nationality I am and when I tell them that as far as I know I am entirely Caucasian..they always answer the same way no matter how they frame the question: with...
    1sweetcookie 1sweetcookie 22-25, F Sep 27, 2013

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    Weight Room

    As my luck would have it, I'm stuck in a personal fitness class at my school. You might ask why I'm doing this. Maybe I love going to a gym. Maybe I want to get fit. Surprise---I'm in this class because, if I'm not, I'll never graduate. I've always been more...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    I Have Ana

    I have anorexia. I look at thinspiration and chat with girls like me everyday. They help me keep on track and help me be strong they are there for me. I cant stand my weight an want to be perfect i want to be someones thinspiration. all i think about is calories food my...
    DyingOnTheInside DyingOnTheInside 18-21 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Yesterday I moved all my jeans into our room.

    I had recently dropped a size, so I was bringing all the smaller sizes in. I must have been wearing yoga pants and leggings for too long, because I went to put some jeans on this morning, and surprisingly, NONE of them fit. Yay, right? But I have no idea how it happened...
    LookAwayLookAway LookAwayLookAway 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Own your life, you must take control.

    We live in a world based of fear and media as truth. When we let go of those things we can be open to be fearlessly us @lovemaven told you
    healthybeautysquad healthybeautysquad 22-25, F May 29

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    Polly

    One morning somebody was crying, but mornings were often noisy: fights about getting up on time and complaints about nightmares. Polly was so quiet, so unobtrusive a presence, that we didn't notice she wasn't at breakfast. After breakfast, we could still hear crying. "Who's...
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ 1 Response Jun 25, 2010

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    I'm... I Don't Know - But I Don't Like It

    It doesn't happen at a particular time or place or in any specific situations... Just sometimes, suddenly, I feel completely uncomfortable with myself, inside myself. I feel gross, ugly, disgusting, and extremely self-conscious of it. I feel like every bad thing about me...
    StuckSilent StuckSilent 22-25 Jan 16, 2013

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    The Woman In Me.

    I guess my delima is somewhat different than most.  I have DID (Dissociated Identy disorder) and have many different me's inside.  One is a woman named Brenda and she really feels like she is in the wrong body.  Sometimes I wake up at night and it feels like I have...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    It Makes Things Awkward

    It is hard to be in skin that doesn't seem to fit.  It makes you move in awkward ways.  If you are comfortable in your skin, you won't understand.  But, if you are, you know...  When the skin doesn't fit, it pulls in weird ways.  It stretches, and...
    skinnybitch skinnybitch 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    40 Not Dead

    I am a 40 year old woman who cleans up well. I have a man's job so I am somewhat in shape but still has no girlfriends to go shoping with.  There is so much that I really don't know where to start.I want  girlfriends!!! I want shopping buddies who want to have margarita...
    silverbed774 silverbed774 36-40 1 Response Oct 21, 2009

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    I Dont Know How to Do

    It just cant change I have tried many times I want to be loved I desire for affection I want to love myself I feel better when I can lose weight It sounds crazy and stupid but that is the way I feel I avoid dinner with friends because I'm scared of gaining weight I'm very...
    PinkZlollipopZ PinkZlollipopZ 22-25, F 2 Responses May 28, 2009

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    The Blue Pill Or the Red Pill

     I have always felt like I don't belong in it. I spent 16 years trying to make it fit how small I really feel.  I just wish i felt like i was one with myself like so many people i know seem to feel. I guess seem being the key word.
    sacredvision sacredvision 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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    Wanting To Change

    I've always been unhappy with my image. I'm short and look about 12 when i'm actually 19. I have boobs but they are tiny in comparision to everyone elses and boys point this out. I feel so uncomfortable that I hate going to college, because i;m aware that people can see me and am...
    brokenangel92 brokenangel92 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2012

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    I Wish I Could Change It

    No matter how much weight I lose or how much I exercise my body will still be disgusting. I am very short but not petite, I have gigantic broad shoulders, like no chest, and no neck. I am a girl but I feel and look like a man b/c of my body. I was not blessed with any nice...
    Readerblackchic Readerblackchic 18-21, F 5 Responses May 30, 2009

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    I think am to manly I lift weights

    and love doing sports Also because of genetics i got big legs I dont know, i just feel manly
    pistachog pistachog 18-21, F May 29

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    I am 21 and I feel like i need to understand

    this otherwise I'll never be happy. so if there is anyone out there who felt this way and no longer does please help. something is wrong but I don't know what. It's a little long so bear with me. I have always been the type of person that was uncomfortable with the way society...
    ariannechantelle ariannechantelle 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I don't have a therapist to talk to,

    so this will do. I absolutely cannot stand myself. The more I age, the less I can stand the physical, though that has always been an issue, lately it seems insurmountable. The internal part of me is ridiculous. I feel so empty, so nothing. I have no talents, no dreams. I have no...
    whoreallycares85 whoreallycares85 26-30, F Aug 4

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    I Have Rotten Skin I Hate It

    particularly since this rashI am ashamed of my skin and like to cover it upI feel unsexy and like no quality man would love me with this skinblotches, acne and pimples I am sick of it... I want beautiful skin .... and to be thin and lose some flab 
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    Why can't I find solitude within myself?

    So critical, like a blade against my skin, a bow pulling arrows through my heart strings. I can't ever feel okay in my own skin. Too fat. Too tall. Too pale. Too tan. I can't seem to satisfy myself. I don't want to disappoint. I watch myself eat, I watch myself starve...
    minidisaster minidisaster 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Not Quite Hating Myself, But...

    It's actually rather simple.I'm a quiet, shy person. I prefer hiding and being where others can't see me, like the internet. I'm shy of people and prefer doing silent things by myself, like reading, writing and drawing.My body and mind disagree with my soul. I am a large-boned...
    occasionalpessimist occasionalpessimist 13-15, F Mar 28, 2011

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    Need Self Confidence

    i have always been self concious since i can remeber. i feel manly around all my friends because of my big build and love being around boys because i feel more girly. i find my self hiding myself in class and biting my nails when i stand up trying to cover my face with my hands...
    ladelmonster ladelmonster 16-17 1 Response Dec 7, 2011

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    yes. do you know what its like to be

    uncomfortable with the person you are. that you cant even look in the mirror because you are embrassed of yourself. that you feel and see people judging you and you dont want to go outside. i have battled with this for 16 years now and it is wearing in on me. i feel like i can...
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Related Experiences

    It's taken me a hell of a long time but I think I'm starting to become more comfortable in my own skin. Growing up feeling "different and getting a lot of crap for it really had me...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Being in someone else's skin would be a bit too "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" for me. Lol. Seriously though, Leatherface aside, it is important to be comfortable with who we are...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I like me. I'm like John Candy's character Del in Planes, Trains, & Automobiles. It doesn't bother me if someone doesn't like me because I do. Of course I do like it if people do...
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I am and I think u all should be cause I believe you're beautiful just the way u r and never let anyone proves u the opposite stay happy ;)
    Lolaa7 Lolaa7 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Since I started my teen years I've been slender I eat like a cow but I don't grow at all and believe it or not people get teased for being skinny too and I'm naturally skinny I...
    UnconventionalBeauty UnconventionalBeauty 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Have you ever talked to someone and for the first time starting thinking, wow he/she's so beautiful.How didn't I see that before? Well thats how I feel about women with dark brown...
    goodgoliath goodgoliath 31-35, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I'm going to en up starving myself to death, and I don't care. I've only recently started starving myself but I feel better and worse. I hate that I'm not as skinny as other girls...
    sendhelp sendhelp 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    I sometimes get offended when I hear people say they prefer or don't date people of a certain color! They tell you that they're not racist but yet they immediately judge someone...
    Authentic921 Authentic921 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't know what I'm doing. I believe I am a smart easy going seventeen year old guy. I really hate conflict and negative things. I have very low self confidence and I really...
    SmartEasyGoingUpsetGuy SmartEasyGoingUpsetGuy 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    In my school... Chubby people pick on the skinny people. Yeah, they're just skinny----es! Everyone in my school says... "It's ok to be fat, what's not ok is to be skinny... skinny...
    ihatemylife236 ihatemylife236 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    It's weird how I feel like a grown-up among kids my age. It's not very uncomfortable but I can understand all of their problems and act like their parent and that worries me...
    HandaGabriella HandaGabriella 13-15, F Sep 28

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    We lived in a condo on the beach which had a swimming pool. My wife and I had made friends with another couple. One night it was late and the four of us decided to go skinny...
    mudguppy mudguppy 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    I should be driving to class right now. In fact, class starts in two minutes. However, my body has different ideas! Between tummy cramps and many trips to the bathroom, I haven't...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 Oct 6

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    she needs to stfu and have her own life or else i'll skin her alive and she'll burn in hell. EpAllie if you're reading this! You can suck my **** (don't have one)
    itsglysa22 itsglysa22 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    When I used to go to summer camp, I came home with that warm, sun baked deep brown color and I loved it, especially on my arms. I felt like a beautiful, brown, bronze goddess.I'm...
    CheyenneScott CheyenneScott 26-30, F 19 hrs ago

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    Last summer, I went skinny dipping for the first time! My parents both work. Last summer, my parents hired this really cool girl to spend time with me and my brother. We're too...
    Somethingcute Somethingcute 18-21, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    this mixture really should involving transluscent to white. vitamin c serum won't past extensive in the slightest degree. it will start to flip yellowish. you ought to toss it out...
    Ryan3704aod5 Ryan3704aod5 31-35, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    They are so ugly. They always think they are better than me just because they are fit and can run farther than 100 feet without getting tired. One time I was telling a skinny girl...
    noworries1223 noworries1223 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    For me. Yesterday I wore this crazy light-blue grayish skinny jeans with 3 buttons at the front, and it wasn't easy buttoning up either. I was at work,about after lunch I had a...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    I do i really do... i hate ao much what ive done to my skin over the years. Im 19 and ever since i remember getting my first pimple that i picked at i havnt stopped. That was...
    kimmay67 kimmay67 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Still the Hunter likes to throw his Bowe at me. Right at the 'left side of my Chest. WHat do you want anymore? I am dead. You have killed me. I am not scared of you hiding under my...
    DevineCOMEDY DevineCOMEDY 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I want to be skinny so badly... I just can't starve myself someone help me..
    silentdancer2014 silentdancer2014 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 30

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    Touch is so sensual. Fingertips moving gently over your skin. Producing goosebumps in expectation. Then your hand makes gentle contact with my skin and I shiver. Cool!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 20

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    Those of you that read my last post may remember my experience with becoming more comfortable with my body and the story I told about my family getting a pool and me getting a...
    LinkV LinkV 26-30, M Sep 22

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    I've recently lost twenty pounds...combination of smoking weed, being ill, medications I'm on, and starving myself. I want to be skinny so badly...I'd do almost anything to be...
    danixy danixy 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    The summer before my crush/best friend went away to college we did a lot of camping with my roommates, my god-sister and her boyfriend. We camped at a lake that was fed by 3...
    ausofbounds ausofbounds 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 25

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    I'm really petite and I noticed that a lot of people glorify it (as they do with many other body types). There have been times in my life where I wanted to have more weight to feel...
    jayinthebox jayinthebox 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 29

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