I Feel I Have to Prove Myself All the Time

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 343 People

    Why Not?

    Hey all. So yeah, I feel I need to prove myself to people all the time. I only really realised this after a few friends pointed out some of my personality quirks. 1) I always want to be seen as a badass. Or as my friend put it, "You're like a little puppy who wants to be a...
    Todyo Todyo
    18-21, M
    Jan 7, 2013

    Myself. My Family. My Friends.

    I always feel like I'm not good enough. My family: They are the judgemental types. The hypocrites that even though they have made numerous mistakes in their lives, they like to look at my own and judge mine. Like they have the right... Nothing I do is ever good enough. Yes, my...
    PositivelySure100 PositivelySure100
    22-25, F
    Nov 17, 2013

    To those who expect more from me.

    They've stretched me out into this ideal teen.
    JustScout JustScout
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2014

    Waiting For His Return

    Once more I have to wait. Wait for you to come back. Even when your home. You yell because I fall, Then you turn your back on me. Like I'm an embarrassment to you.But you never see me get back up. Please save yourself the stress. I'm loving you less and less. As each day passes...
    IamDOT IamDOT
    13-15, M
    Jan 14, 2013

    I Can Do More Than People Think

    I have multiple illnesses, some worse than the others, so I always feel like I have to prove myself because some people only see my illnesses, they don't see the real me.  They don't see what I have accomplished or what I can accomplish.  I am limited in some areas, but...
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2008

    Pinching Myself

    I seem to have acquired a job and good marks in a Masters Degree which really put me in a state of awe, as to how I actually deserved to get this far.  I didn't do very well throughout Primary or High School, was not very keen on studying and my desire to study...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 30, 2008

    Try Try Again

    People don't see what they do to me when they say that I can't do something. What happens is when they say that I can't do something that is when I try untill I can. It is like they are challenging me! When they challenge me to something I won't back down unless I know that it...
    bloodmoon777 bloodmoon777
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2011

    Ive Always Been " the Good One "

    all my life ive felt like ive had these expectations placed on me ....  I was supposed to be the one to go to college , i had to get good grades in school  basically ive always felt like ive had to be perfect and live up to everyones expectations except my own ... ...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    Dec 29, 2007

    Why Me?

    It's been like this all my life. Some people would walk in a room, and be instantly liked and trusted, and be listened to. But not me. I would walk in quietly and be hardly noticed, and the scrape through. Then would have to prove that I am capable of something to get noticed...
    sgcray sgcray
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Apr 11, 2010

    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2014

    Just remember that you don't ever have to seek

    approval from anybody. I was never loved as a child and now I'm always seeking for approval. It seems as though the world says that you have to win to get love. That's false. You just need to go out there and do it. No matter what anybody wants out of you. It's what you want...
    TheOnetheOnly8414 TheOnetheOnly8414
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015

    I Always Have to Prove I Ca...

    I always have to prove I can do what everyone else can. i always have to make people around me know that I am a person with valid opinions. It may be because I am part of a huge family.
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28
    26-30, F
    Apr 14, 2008

    I Feel I Have To Prove My Self All The Time O_o

    i feel i have to prove myself all the time, to my partner, to my friends, & even to my family ... i dont know why, but i find it SO SO SO hard to trust people, even family members, i hardly talk to anybody about how i feel or whats on my mind, because if i do tell someone...
    Jayyy90 Jayyy90
    16-17
    1 Response Jun 5, 2011

    So.... Why Is It??

    Why do I feel the need to constantly prove myself?  Why do I always think I am not good or deserving enough? Or feel its what other people think, therefore I have to prove myself work harder achieve more!!!  These are questions I ask myself and...
    pixie8530 pixie8530
    36-40
    1 Response Aug 25, 2009

    Alot of Eyes Are Around Me,...

    Alot of eyes are around me, and I felt as if I couldn't afford to make a bit mistake. But that was before. Now, as much as possible, I want to keep my focus on my goals. And as long as I know that I am playing things (life) fair and right, I think I shouldn't feel bad of my...
    not8so9shy not8so9shy
    18-21, F
    Apr 14, 2008

    I know it's normal to feel worried about your

    future, but I'm overwhelmingly anxious. I try not to worry about things that I can't control but I can't help it. Since my parents do well financially family members including my parents, and some friends, at some point, treat me like a spoiled brat who can't do anything for...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2015

    Being a Woman

    I feel like because I'm a woman in a male-dominated profession, that I have to prove I'm just as good all the time.  Most of the time, the guys I work with are cool, and I'm proving myself to the passengers, but occasionally, it's the flight attendents of all people!  I...
    pilotjess pilotjess
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2008

    I think I have stopped caring about what people

    think of me, and just do what I want at this point.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015

    My Speech

    *enters the building*Ahem...here goes:I feel I have to prove myself all the time.It may be because I'm constantly surrounded by pigs that are happy in s*** (thanks Samuel L. Jackson), love to feel themselves, and hate me because I'm not a pig like them...hmmmmmmOr maybe because I...
    Tummie Tummie
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 18, 2012
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