I Can't Be Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 181 People

    i realized i can't be me with anyone

    because i'm afraid of saying the wrong thing and i talk a lot about nothing
    Hellokitty1313 Hellokitty1313
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2014

    Ever since I could remember everything inside

    of me just wanted to fit in.... whoa whoa whoa... I was never one for pretender everything I tried to be just wouldn't settle in... whoa whoa whoa... If I told you what I was would you turn your back me and if I seem dangerous would you be scared.
    thebrownbear thebrownbear
    16-17, M
    Aug 29, 2015

    I don't even know myself let alone able to be

    myself. I am so fake. I have social anxiety, which is getting better, but only because I force myself to behave more enthusiastic, or a certain way. I'm always adjusting my behavior to match the group, and I kind of do it unconsciously. I think my real self is generally too mean...
    WhereaboutsUnknown WhereaboutsUnknown
    26-30, F
    Aug 16, 2015
    XabyX XabyX
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    Deep Depression Has Become My Best Friend As Of

    Lately,Loneliness Has Been Overwhelming. Simply Because, I Can't Be Myself.. I Have All Of These Deeply Rooted Feelings Wantings and Desires To Not ONLY Present As Female and Experience Every Thing That A Genetic Female Experiences Outside Of Monthly Periods and Child Birth ,and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    I just love how the picture

    for this group is from an anime.
    EdgyEdge EdgyEdge
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    It's sad that you can't

    even be yourself around your family without being judged or embarrassed or called names.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    I Have To Be Perfect For My Parents.

    Ever since I started kindergarten my parents wanted for me to be top of the class. Now in highschool, if I don't make honors or principals list its all yelling from my parents. It's not even just in school, I play hockey. For years I wasn't good enough for my parents. At 10 years...
    Lostlover848 Lostlover848
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2013
    truthdtold truthdtold
    31-35, M
    Mar 1, 2015

    It seems that I care to much of how people

    think of me, regret too much of my past. Look at how people react to what I say and when It doesn't turn out the why I wanted, I would regret saying it. I feel stiff and rigid. I am awkward because of it. I can't think of a response to keep them "interested" in me. That's why I...
    InsanelyCrazy InsanelyCrazy
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2014

    Apparently Not Rules In My World

     Can't open up to people because they just can't handle it; can;t talk about what's on your mind because no one can deal, can't do anything but keep it all bottled up because otherwise i get painted the freak, turn your head and everyone...
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 15, 2008

    Emptiness is next to cleanliness.

    Cleanliness is next to godliness. God is empty. Just like me.
    coerietheraven coerietheraven
    22-25, M
    Aug 16, 2015

    hold up why is the I can't be myself background

    image an image of Hei from darker than black?
    Thtguywitglasses Thtguywitglasses
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    But I am anyway. You,

    deal with it.
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    I have trouble knowing

    who I am. I remember walking to elementary school thinking, "who am I supposed to be today? How am I supposed to walk across this room? Who can I be that people will be content enough with who I am to give me what I need and/or leave me alone?" It was a struggle even when I...
    Woody6 Woody6
    41-45, M
    Aug 16, 2015


    I am 21 years of age. I am near college graduation. I have been trying to interview like crazy to get those internships that I want/need to succeed in the world. Whenever I step into an interview, I can never be myself! I turn into some quiet, fake, dumb person that I know I am...
    mccartys mccartys
    18-21, F
    Oct 14, 2008

    I can't even be myself HERE!

    I keep getting flagged when I talk about what I like! I just say g rated things because it would be removed otherwise, but people post awful things here and get left alone. Do you all hate me?
    deleted deleted
    Oct 4, 2015
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