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I Doubt Myself

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    I Don't Feel Like I Matter To Anyone

    I doubt myself all the time. I know I am not as smart as my sister nor will I ever be able to work like my sister does. I think I compare myself to her because it has been that way since the day I was born. I wonder who would miss me if I died tommorrow.  This is the first place...
    Paige42986 Paige42986 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2011

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    I Doubt I'm Enough

    I am never quite sure where I belong or where I fit.  It is very apparent to me that each person is unique in their own way, and to find that place where you perfectly fit is seemingly a difficult task.  Who's heart is shaped exactly like mine, where I will fit perfectly?  I'm...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    I was about to buy a copy of The Power of

    Positive Thinking, then I thought what the hell good would that do?
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 26

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    I Am Doubting Myself Right Now

    One of my lifelong problems would be this, doubting myself. I know how great believing in yourself can be. It makes you happy knowing that no one can stops you and those obstacles you can easily overcome. It is like everything is 'no problem' and keep on walking forward though...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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    What If...?

    Doubts are like mosquitoes. They're horrible, soul-sucking creatures that drain happiness and comfort. They attack so stealthily that you don't notice until afterwards that you've been bitten. The mark is comparative to the wound it leaves. It swells up and nags at you until you...
    Pretzel Pretzel 18-21, F Mar 27, 2008

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    I Don't Think I Can Do This

    There is so much that is going on right now in my life. Living in my home with my grandparents and brother is right back to how it was before...pure hell. Grandma is always yelling at me for stupid crap. I can NEVER be good enough for her. She's always mad at me for god knows...
    MaggotGirl666 MaggotGirl666 16-17, F Oct 20, 2010

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    Creeping...

    Doubt crawls in to my mind. It makes a bed in the crevices.... It waits. It creeps out as time passes. The longer the space of time the more it stretches from its warm bed... The more it seeps across all of the trustful areas and starts to chip away at them. It starts to play...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F Apr 9, 2013

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    Something That I'm Not

    Keeping so many thoughts in my head hurts too much. I wish I had someone to spill it all too. Someone who didn't care, but did enough to be there. But I dont. I dont have anyone anymore. Did I ever? You love me? I want to believe that's true. But your actions tell me you don't...
    bonesx31 bonesx31 18-21, F Apr 7, 2012

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    When Im Happy

     im goal oriented .. but when im depressed ... its a totally different situation . Im so down on myself .. I cant do this i cant do that . I cant do anything right .. how am i gonna do this ... Well you guys get the drift .  Im tryin to work really hard to keep myself...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2007

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    I Often Doubt Myself

    I seem to doubt myself alot especially when there are people around me. Like at work I dont stop and think and try and work through the issue I having, bit by bit. I automatically get up and go and ask someone, like I am too stupid to have a thought. But put me by...
    Supagloo Supagloo 41-45, F May 12, 2009

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    Sometimes

    I do not know how important I am to some and how unimportant I am to others
    rpw123 rpw123 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    I Used To Doubt Myself Not Anymore

    To the young lady who wrote the last story about living with her grandmother. Young lady. Receive this in love. First Stop doubting yourself. You can do anything. What you are going through is a testimony where you will be able to help other people that are going through the same...
    iamchanging iamchanging 36-40, F Oct 21, 2010

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    Always

    ive doubted my self for a long long time i always think i can't do anything right my mom hates me because i sufferd from eating disorder for 2 and half years and people know it's hard get over but i cant quick enough forher.i doubt my self im not smart yet my school says i do...
    xkity123x xkity123x 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 20, 2011

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    Because I Am So Awfully Forgetful.

    I cannot trust my memory, even tough I feel sure of the truth. The next moment I would doubt what I believe to be true. There have been times that I have been right and others wrong. However most of the time it is the other way round. This is particular annoying when arguing...
    Likewhatido Likewhatido 36-40, F Jan 21, 2013

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    I Am Never 100% Sure of Myself

    Yeah sure, I'll have confidence in myself most of the time but I don't know. I think I'm scared of the possibility that I might be wrong even though I'm wrong almost half the time. If someone asks me, "Whats 8+6?" I'll take a moment before answering. I'll say, "14...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Jul 17, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I have been held back, turned down by job interviews (potential bosses) & romantic partners a lot in the past due to my extreme self-doubt. I am a very hard-working ambitious...
    greensanctuary greensanctuary 22-25, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I'm graduating from my university in December, and I'm worried about finding a full time job. I have a lot of trust in the universe and myself so I try to keep my doubts from...
    terrified2 terrified2 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    What I don't understand is how people take the pain Its the emotional pain that gets me It shakes me down to the core I start thinking very irrationally. I start jumping from ledge...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F Aug 28

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    You have ever walked through the rocky mountain. There are uneven passages, large boulders, little green, no life. That is more brutal when it is 115F and you have no water. Your...
    deltaofvenus deltaofvenus 22-25, M Sep 6

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    I helped with an event at work today that I was really nervous about. I felt proud of myself for not running away but now the familiar doubts are creeping in. Even though I know I...
    lucysnowe lucysnowe 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 9

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    You asked me to believe in your love Which you never showed I tried to tell how much i were in love That you always doubted I did not know what was wrong I had no clue what was my...
    ItsAnnaLena ItsAnnaLena 26-30, F Aug 25

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    When I was a young man in college, my wise gf at the time told me that I ought to give people the benefit of the doubt because you never know what someone else is going through or...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M Aug 28

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    I will admit that I am a "patsy". A "patsy", a "sap" and a "sucker". I have in the past been known to say "if I have it and you need it, I'll give it to you because that's just the...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 30

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    Hills of heather Will someday wave hello In a land filled with flowers A buttercup girl and a thistle fellow Setting up canvas' Beside each other Laughing, drinking, and learning...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm sorry I'm sorry I fell so hard and so fast That was certainly not my intent Quite suddenly it happened Foolish, I was, thinking you felt it too One look, that first gentle...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It is so fulfilling to write, I could write for hours. It is so great we could share this here. “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing...
    1plum 1plum 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My story is that I have a sickness inside that I don't know how to make go away. It's hard to define this sickness other than a pervading poison that is eating me from the inside...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    The group "I want to kill myself" is not available to me on EP. That is bullshit. So I'm here. There's not much I can think of to say. I have been wanting to kill myself for a...
    Orange666 Orange666 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I'm depressed and it's hard. It's gotten bad enough that I started cutting myself for tons of different reasons. Sometimes I feel so numb inside that I cut myself so I can feel...
    benjamintkw benjamintkw 13-15, M Sep 10

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    Do I love myself?! I have started wondering do I really love myself? I mean of course I do I'm adorable! At least that's what I always say. But do I really love who I am, am I...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    There are days when I won't be able to do anything but feel. (I say only "feel" because I can't quite find the words. I feel bad about myself and everything else, but not really...
    TwoWastedCigarettes TwoWastedCigarettes 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I have accepted myself, not in a way that I know myself therefore I should change everything to fit in the society and #yolo. No not that, but simply I have accepted that, me, who...
    anon152 anon152 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I think I have always believed that I am not a complete person, that my life is about making up for that, becoming 'better'. Life has seemed to me to be the task of becoming a...
    Angiethebrave Angiethebrave 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    It's therapy to me. The relaxing part of the day. If I don't talk to myself, I think that would make me even crazier than how society already sees me. I'm an introvert. I hate...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F Aug 20

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    I hate myself the pain and humiliation I caused my parents by marrying outside my religion. I hate myself for for forcing my husband to convert to my religion albeit for show...
    Hbee1980 Hbee1980 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm trying to find my own version of happiness and a life that feels right for me. I have so many sides of me I'm trying to fit all together. I consider myself relatively traveled...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 28

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    Partly by myself.. Havent done it active-active.. But active/passively or call it passively-active. I sort of have the belief, that when everyone is gone. Just by myself. Then I...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Aug 29

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    Today I went for a swim at my local lake. As I jumped into the water with enthusiasm, I was determined to swim to the little island far off in distance. I paddled and paddled and I...
    BLVLFreeSwim BLVLFreeSwim 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    This is the first time I am opening up about myself, and I truly cannot stand the person I am, all for one small aspect of me that in reality should not be as big of a deal as I...
    skh22 skh22 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Especially when other people are in the picture. When others speak fondly of me, I get upset. I want them to just shut up, and that makes me feel like a bad person. Some days I...
    iKitKat iKitKat 18-21, F Sep 10

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    Leave me alone for now I'm deep in thought, treacherous territory I know It's what I must do to decompress from a day of scattered thought I never thought I'd get to a stage where...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 10

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    I hate myself for all the lies and deception I inflicted on my current boyfriend. I blame my family particularly. I am a cheater and this means I have broken my own value system. I...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I have cut myself multiple times. I used to insert safety pins into my wrists whenever I was suffering. I tried to overdose myself with glucophage and adol, that I've lost count.I...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I look at myself sometimes and wonder why I'm still here. Many moments in my past I could have easily stumbled further than I have. It has become quite a battle to journey through...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    You know you’ve come to a low point in your life where you’d wish, practically begged, that your mother should have swallowed you, or aborted you when she had the chance. A...
    EatingSheep EatingSheep 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Looming thought's yet to be processed have me considering ideas that shouldn't Why do these happen I don't know, my understanding is just that from where I sit I dwell On the...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 20 hrs ago

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    I am 5'7 and 205 pounds. In high school I used to be 120 pounds and looked sick, but I felt beautiful. I hate myself so much for how much weight I put on. I hate going outside...
    Calicogirl20 Calicogirl20 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Umm this started when 9 idk how well i stared talking to myself my room LOL Kun idk know how i stared but i talk to myself alot alot and its normal for me i get caught by my little...
    Deeshnay Deeshnay 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 21

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