I Am Very Self Conscious, But I Fake Self Confidence Very Well

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 234 People

    I was just in a meeting with my advisor

    discussing a major project. She said, "love the project, love the thinking, but reorganize the whole thing." We talked. I smiled and said, "yeah, no problem," but inside I am freaking out and exhausted. True story. I love what I do, but I am worn. out.
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    Feb 26, 2015

    One day... I will be free of this horrible

    feeling... Whether I'll be free by over coming it or by death, my salvation will eventually come
    blacksoldier43 blacksoldier43
    26-30, M
    Aug 17, 2015

    I am suffering from work related anxiety

    and depression. I could not return to the job after sick leave due to extreme anxiety. I have since left and they don't believe I was even sick during my time off. I have been fighting with them to get paid out my vacation and overtime pay for the last 3 weeks, and they are...
    vintagevixen19 vintagevixen19
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 27, 2014

    I can turn completely red,

    but still have a normal look on my face.
    icanhasover9000 icanhasover9000
    22-25, M
    Aug 8, 2015

    I Had No Idea!

    Many people that meet me (online or in person) could never imagine the self-conscious, shy side of me within. I have had many people start in my office, and after a few months of getting to know them, they confess that I appear confident and even intimidating. What???? Are they...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2011

    I've never been very confident in myself

    and ever since I started wearing this stupid headgear hasn't help matters at all. I know you don't see many people wearing it anymore especially all the time. Most people if they even have to wear it only wear it at night. For me it's a bit of a different story because for one I...
    Emilybear16 Emilybear16
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jun 29, 2015
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