I Feel Inadequate

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 239 People

    I hate looking at my wedding photos

    because I think I look like a fat marshmallow in them. I loved everything on the day, all the trials went well & I was happy with it, but now I look back on the photos & think that my makeup could have been better. That my hair looked flat & wrong for my style. That my dress...
    kvdm kvdm
    26-30, F
    Aug 7, 2015

    Why do I feel this way?

    I have been told that I am intelligent and at some level also feel this way about myself. But I have been on disability for over two years due to mental illness. I have lost friends over this who think either that I am faking it to extract money from the government or that I am...
    4k5dii 4k5dii
    46-50, M
    Apr 29, 2014

    It Just Keeps Getting Worse

    Maybe it's because I'm going to graduate in May, but I've been feeling increasingly inadequate over the past few months. I worry about my classes, then I worry about resumes and interviews, and of course I worry about whether or not I'll even be able to find a job despite my...
    MsStarrShine MsStarrShine
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2011

    How Inadequate?

    Really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Jan 31, 2008

    //This was only supposed to only be a reply to

    a post on EP Link . But as I wrote on, I felt I just had to let it all out. Sibling rivalry is universal. I feel my sis is overrated.Talking about sibling rivalry or how jealous one is ,only reflects poorly on us ,It is almost like a "taboo" ,suggesting lack of self...
    thatguyinIndia thatguyinIndia
    Jul 15, 2015

    I am a 4th year medical student

    and I feel so inadequate some days. As excited as I am to graduate, I am a tad worried about intern year and wonder whether I'd have it all together.
    VagaBondiT VagaBondiT
    26-30, M
    Dec 22, 2015

    My Sister..

    She often makes me feel that I'm not good enough.. and often says things like when i was your age i did this.. i had that accomplished.. i knew that...  I hear "i don't know how were related" alot.. I think its her favorite phrase along with "are you ever...
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2008

    Basically, my story is

    that the only person i've ever hated in my life is the person i used to be, a few years back. I decided i wanted change, and i wanted it soon - so i left school and my old life behind and started construction on the new me; working out and educating myself on every kind of life...
    SverdVedrson SverdVedrson
    18-21, M
    Jun 24, 2015

    About Everything

    I joined this site to be able to talk about my depression, my hopes and fears but now I'm starting to feel inadequate already because after only one or two days I still have no friends and I'm too scared to ask anyone to be my friend in case they refuse.  I...
    psyko psyko
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 30, 2009

    Ok, so maybe I'm feeling sick

    and it's making me sit on my pitty pot a little. I have made so many mistakes, especially where my judgement in men are concerned, which is why I am where I am at almost 40. This is not where I wanted to be in life. I'm currently a single mother struggling to get my crap...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2014

    Starcraft Makes Me Feel Inadequate

    This may sound weird or stupid or both, but just give me a chance to explain it. Lately, I have been playing a lot of Starcraft 2. It's a really good game, and it's lots of fun. I am still a fairly casual player, and I try not to take the game too seriously. I don't want to...
    jvj1 jvj1
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2010

    I'm Not One of These Perfect Girls..

    I think I do have some kind of beauty.. but I'm not one of those "beauty queens". And this does make you feel a little inadequate sometimes if you sit in a classroom full of rouged girls, that seem like they've washed their hair a minute ago and which never have any...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jan 30, 2008

    And it sucks so much.

    Even after someone thanks me and says something like "couldn't have done it without you" and I know they're right, I still have thoughts somewhere along the lines of "maybe but you could have done more with someone else." My family and I recently moved and my parents had a uhaul...
    Handyman25 Handyman25
    26-30, M
    Jan 29

    You Can't Pick Your Family...

    You don't look like that... You don't dress like that ... You don't do that ... When I was 21 (or 18, 19 or 20) , I was doing this and you're not. Oh my god. You're weird. Story of my life. I already felt inadequate enough. I always felt that I was not good looking enough, my...
    MrShortStory MrShortStory
    18-21, M
    Oct 20, 2012

    It's True, I Can't Help It

     Try as I (occasionally) might to stay positive, I have to be honest.  Today is not the first time I've felt like not a real person. I use oxygen and food and stuff to exist. I am getting a degree in something or another. I have had several jobs. Everything I can use...
    NaomiZero NaomiZero
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Apr 23, 2009

    ifeel so inadequate i am 30 this year

    and my man hood makes me feel useless i know i keep on about it but its making me so suicidal and i feel useless, people love my personality and i make people laugh but wen it comes to the bedroom part i get laughed at :(
    deleted deleted
    May 2, 2014

    I Hate It When He...

    He says he feels inadequate.It breaks my heart. Because I can treat myself like ****, but the moment he's mean to himself, damn, it hurts so much.I just want him happehhh :/
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Dec 18, 2011

    I've been feeling empty

    and inadequate and it's the worst feeling ever. I always feel as if there's something wrong with me and that I will never be good enough for anyone or anything. I feel like I will never amount to anything in life and it's making me really unhappy and depressed. It has gotten to...
    Highway1 Highway1
    22-25, F
    Apr 3, 2015

    I've been been pulling apart from her

    for years because she's moving in different circles now. With the successful and pocketed. I'm lagging behind and it's shameful and embarrassing. I'm going to my best friends home-warming party. And her lawyer friends will be there. And I will have to say that I'm at the local...
    IHateMirrors IHateMirrors
    26-30, F
    Jan 20, 2014

    He Makes Me Feel That Way Without Trying

    I am an attractive, intelligent woman, with a huge crush on someone who I feel is out of my league. I feel he like me back but I am always wondering why he might like me, over other girls. We are the same age and on a similar level of intelligence. He is gorgeous too!! I felt...
    IrishEyes84 IrishEyes84
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2013

    Its My Story. Your Problem!

    The shadowed resentment overcastted with the false pretense of trying to care. I often feel powerless and left to fend the big bad world. . only to realise no-one is longer with me to teach and succeed for me to learn. i hate how the little things can show you so much in one...
    liveitupGravityX liveitupGravityX
    16-17, F
    Jul 25, 2009

    In a Lot of Ways.........

       I have spent most of my life, thinking this way. It has never been the other person, always me. I am trying to realize & stop that kind of thinking. There are someways where I am inadequate, however that is true of everyone really. I'm not sure I'll know how to...
    deleted deleted
    May 27, 2009


    i have always been skinny and picked on. people have always liked to pick me up and exclaim how weightless i am. it's not like that anymore, that was more so high school and a few years after that. now people assume that i am a teenager. when i go to the clubs, i just drink and...
    pariah pariah
    26-30, F
    Sep 24, 2007

    Despite being told otherwise,

    there will always be a part of me that doesn't feel deserving. I don't dwell on it much, or often. But when I do, it puts me in a dark place for a while.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    I've never had anything to feel proud of,

    i've never had a job, and i have a constant feeling that I am lower than those around me and treated as such
    username6510 username6510
    22-25, M
    Nov 8, 2014

    I'm Not Understanding

    Why do I feel this way? Whoever said "stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" clearly lied. Words have made my life hell. Especially words by those who were closest to me. Why do words have so much power? How exactly does words have so much power to make...
    MrShortStory MrShortStory
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 17, 2012


    Why do I feel this way? I feel inadequate to all. Always feel like I'm not good enough for people, like that special something about me is missing. Nobody has passion for me like I do for them. Not friends, not lovers, nothing. I feel so inadequate. I wish I had that something...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Jul 7, 2008

    I Feel Like I'm Constantly Trying To Prove Something

    I don't know what is wrong with me, but sometimes, I just feel SO incredibly inadequate, especially when I come home on the weekends from university and have to interact with my little brother. My kid brother is just getting out of high school, but he's one of those guys who have...
    Susumu999 Susumu999
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2012

    Low Self Esteem Is a B***h

    It effects me in pretty much all areas of my life...   I never feel I'm good enough for anything.. I think that's why I spend so much time on here trying to make others feel better and help them through their problems, because that's one of the few things that make me...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 17, 2009

    I feel really inadequate.

    I always feel like a failure. Like I'm never enough. Though I think it may be my meds lately, those feelings are always underlying.
    BabyDyke BabyDyke
    22-25, F
    Nov 30, 2013

    I feel inadequate, unwanted

    and not desirable. I've only been with 15 women in my 23 years of life and three I paid for. I have a son and many long term relations or flings. I've been told I'm good looking and been told I'm likable and a great guy. I don't know why I see my self worth threw the eyes of...
    bradman1390 bradman1390
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2014

    I Hate Getting Fired!

    So my **** of a boss let me go today...after only 6 days...he said it was cuz i am not skilled enough in print production... I had told him at the interview I am not a production specialist AND I have been out of the design world for a while...on the other hand while I was...
    clouds4208 clouds4208
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2013

    Its My Story. Your Problem!

    The shadowed resentment overcastted with the false pretense of trying to care. I often feel powerless and left to fend the big bad world. . only to realise no-one is longer with me to teach and succeed for me to learn. i hate how the little things can show you so much in one...
    liveitupGravityX liveitupGravityX
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2009

    I really started to fall

    for this guy. No big deal, I'm a teenager, but every time they try to manipulate me into something else. It makes me feel like I'm not good enough the way I am. This guy was/is one of the most honest guys I know, which is how I caught on so early that he was just trying to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 27, 2014

    Mostly At Work

    I have just started my second year at my job, so I'm still relatively new. And I have a position of importance with serious decision-making and high responsibilities, and I'm pretty young for this job. So I guess it's natural that I would feel inadequate because of my...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2008
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