I Battle My Own Lack of Self Confidence

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    A Constant Battle

    It has been a constant battle with me to stand up for myself and be confident in my own abilities and self worth. It has been a demon that has followed me through the years and has been a constant negative impact on my life and stunts my development as a person. Like the devil...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 19, 2011

    It Used To Be Easy

    I grew up in a pretty ****** up situation, my mother was an alcoholic with no self confidence still trying to cope with her repeated rapes by her own brother when she was young. She was ill suited for motherhood she told everyone so including us but she loved us so much and I try...
    flutterbyenight flutterbyenight
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2013

    Part Two

    The first time I remember my step father scaring me almost to death it was for a violation of the family trust that I hadn't known was a secret. I was late for school, midway through my third grade year, which I usually was and my teacher was aware there were issues at home but...
    flutterbyenight flutterbyenight
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2013
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Feb 3, 2013

    I believe that everyone goes through this at

    some point in their life. I just want to say, no matter what people say or think or how people look at you. Someone in this world will love you, and that will only happen when you love yourself. We are all human and we all have flaws, you just have to embrace them. You deserve...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    Changes

     i wanna know why its so hard to break yourself of things that are bad for you and could ultimately make you feel better about yourself ???? habit i suppose ???  i have horrible teeth i always have since i was a child .. i was on phenobarbitol as a child which ...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    Sep 23, 2007

    I heard something from a guy speaking about

    confidence and self esteem and he said "are you living for others, or yourself?" In other words, are you more worried about pleasing others and their acceptance over your own happiness? Gives you something to think about ;)
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast
    22-25
    Feb 28, 2015

    No Matter.

    What anyone says. They could say that I am the most beautiful girl in the world, or that I have the greatest body around, but I know they are lieing to me. What anyone says. They could say that I am the smartest person that they know, and that I know more about anything than...
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2007

    Why Is It So Hard.......

    So, I did something this weekend that I never said I would do.....I signed up to get Lipo Injections.  The past 2 years, I've not felt myself. I feel fat and for the most part pretty ugly.  I know I'm a beautiful person, inside and out, it's just hard convincing...
    sarboo sarboo
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2007

    Question For All Girls

    How do you like a guy to look at you? For example, if you are at work and you have to work with this guy, how would you want him to look at you and even just in passing, how do girls want guys to look at them, you know what I mean? Because I was working with this girl the other...
    yourefunny yourefunny
    18-21, M
    Nov 6, 2011

    Playin Guitar N Singin Live

    u was fine until sumun said out face flat "u suck and ur playin the same thing over and over !" .. while i was practicing sumthing, of course i was also at work, and he's my senior .. so .. yeah .. i couldnt relly say anything back .. it relly cut into me, coz he-s...
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2007

    I've battled a lack of self confidence

    for most of my life. It goes up and down. Ever since I was a kid I've always felt not good enough. I would love to be up to have a whole lot of confidence.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    Jan 25, 2015

    I've been bullied since grade school.

    Always grew up thinking I was hated and worthless and ugly. Few days ago a friend walked up to me and said I looked "******* sexy". I've been thinking about this all day and I HAVE to know. Is there any truth to his statement?
    Armyhopeful Armyhopeful
    18-21, M
    Nov 16, 2014
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