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I Feel Like I'm Not Good Enough

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    I Always Feel That I'm Not Good Enough...

    No matter how hard I try or how hard I work, I always feel that I'm not good enough. I've always felt this way about myself. I'm always hard on myself and get frustrated and angry with myself. I am my own worst critic. I hate myself most of the time and the way I look. I've...
    Bitterrsweet Bitterrsweet 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Have you ever felt the horrible feeling

    where you feel like you aren't good enough? No matter how much the people who care about you say otherwise, you still feel that overwhelming pain in the bottom of your stomach? I get that, all the time. People have tried telling me I am, but I feel like I am being a burden to...
    Julia22514 Julia22514 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    I have been with my bf

    for almost 5 yrs. he is amazing and smart, but his family constantly reminds me of how I am not worthy. What hurts more is that agrees with them.... 3( so it cripples me. I am not even worth defending for when they joke about me, nor being allowed into his family's homes.... I...
    LittlePointeShoes LittlePointeShoes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    not good enough to be alive I could just

    disappear and no one would know I was gone Im the person who sitting in the corner Cry themselves to sleep hope and prayers that I die and never wake up dreaming is the worst I never know when dreams stop and real time begins that I'm not good enough to. Stay alive
    SexyLez101 SexyLez101 13-15, F Apr 19

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    Not Good Enough In The Work Place

    I've been at various accounting jobs for the pas 3 or so years and continiously i find myself in the same pradicament. This is how it goes:1) I start at a new job, slightly nervouse but excited for the new challenges (i almost look at it as a new breath of life).2) I get taught...
    angelwingsy angelwingsy 22-25 9 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    So i've been in a relationship with this guy

    for 9 months & yesterday, he broke up with me because i was bisexual. Being bisexual may or may not be a phase for me, but then he told me he'd decided to get over it & just be back with me because he loves me too much & he wants to be with me no matter what. I felt like i wasn...
    xxbangbangxx xxbangbangxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I don't think I'm good enough to hang out with

    me my two best friends. Both of them are popular. One of them is an adorable girl with an approachable and friendly aura and the other one is a person trusted by our professors because she was a former officer of a school club. While I'm just.... me. They're just too good.
    PrincezzSn0w PrincezzSn0w 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Well, Not For That One Person

    I do love myself, and know I am good enough for most people who love me. But, not for that one person. That person has said hurtful things about me throughout my life. I'm never going to forget what that person said. The damage has been done, and there's no way to fully heal from...
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Oct 13, 2013

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    I don't believe I'm attractive I need felt good

    enough for the people around me or my ex.. I feel like I'll never be good enough I compare myself to girls and wish I could change some things about me. I'm afraid to have another relationship cause I feel like it will be how it was with my ex and people it was with before..
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    My parents are always pointing out my flaws

    when they have so many of their own. :(
    gayboynick gayboynick 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 5

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    It's hard to write down your failures,

    to look back and think of all the things that you could have/should have done differently. Second guessing and judging yourself.....your very being, then put it up for the world to see. But one step foreword as they say At the end of it all I really and truly wanted to do...
    fadedmind fadedmind 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 5

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    I know ill never be enough.

    .. Never be pretty enough,smart enough,athletic enough,just not enough....
    jaynick15 jaynick15 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I can never impress my parents like I'm not

    good enough for them. It's so stupid that once I post something on Facebook my mom finds out and tells me like what the hell why do people have to tell my mom what I post on Facebook like really? I can't post how I feel or what's on mind? Is it really that bad. Once I do...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 15

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    I Feel Like I'm Not Good Enough

    It's like everyone wants something out of me that I have no idea.. Like what am I suppose to do? I try to make everyone happy but I can't seem to... Friends come and go.. Can't ask to stay.. Crushes are gone at the end.. Family is not even there.. So I really don't call them...
    Cheekymonkey1997 Cheekymonkey1997 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    The right person will stick around

    and just for you no matter what
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Some days, I think: I would be friends with me,

    wouldn't I?". Then there is the other days, most days, when reality hits home. If there wasn't seething wrong with me, something extremely off-putting, then why am I in this situation? In my old group of friends, one time, one called another a *****. Both before and after that...
    pcha pcha 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    So long story short. I play basketball

    and have been playing on the high school level for 3 yeas now. And I feel that I just wanna run track next year (I'm a junior). It was a hard. decision to make but I feel like it'd right
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I know I'm not perfect,

    so I try to make up for my imperfections with other things, like putting myself second, so that the people I love and care about will feel like I'm still worth something. But even then, I'm always afraid that anything I do will never be good enough.
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    Not Good Enough For My Dreams

    Everyday I want to take action in my dreams but everyday I found something, anything, that puts me down to prevent me from doing it. I feel like im not good enough to pursue it, im not talented enough for people to like me, i always find someone better at it and i just feel bad...
    j963 j963 18-21 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    I Feel Like An Imposter

    You know something? This is a common thread in this group - "I feel inadequate. I feel like a failure, I can't measure up, I can't meet expectations, I'll never amount to anything." You know what? Take a good hard look at what you are doing and where you are going. Maybe it's not...
    angusmcfarland angusmcfarland 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    Yeah, But.

    I feel like I'm never good enough for anyone.But now, I just wanna be good enough for myself <3
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    I know I'm not good enough.

    Al my friends in real life have forgotten about me, I'm unlovable, and if I open up to someone they just pretend it didn't happen. There must be something wrong with me, although nobody seems to be able to tell me what it is. So I'm just at the point of giving up entirely...
    KiwiDan KiwiDan 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 12

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    I realized I'll never be good enough

    for myself or my family
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Sep 1

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    Life is getting worse

    and I don't know why I am divorcing my ex husband after 20 years as he didn't treat me well and beating me up when he could it took ally strength to leave him but he is do controlling and in his eyes trying to divorce him is the worst thing to do to him he is going to get me...
    kimbeley123 kimbeley123 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    jeaaane jeaaane 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    Replaced

    Ever had shoes that you absolutely loved that no matter how ruffed up they were or how ugly and yellow they've gotten. You just couldn't find yourself to throw them away or give them to someone who needed them. But yet we somehow find another pair that we maybe love just as much...
    AmazinglyAmazing AmazinglyAmazing 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    I always think that I'm not smart enough,

    not qualified enough, not knowledgable enough, not talented enough. I keep comparing myself to other people. I keep thinking that theres this person and that person who's better than me, who went to a better university than me, got more friends than me, is richer than me. I know...
    notthatclassy notthatclassy 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I've decided that I'm not good enough.

    You might be surprised at how many girls online complain about fat and ugly guys talking to them. I believe in love, but I've learned that love is only for people who someone considers physically attractive. When I was on OKCupid, a girl wrote on her profile that she hates...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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    If I like someone, I always feel ashamed of

    myself and inadequate for them. I'm running out of ways to simulate being loved. Feeling like I have very little happiness in my future. Really depressed.
    Nexile90 Nexile90 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    You cannot change how people feel about you

    so you might as well stop trying. Channel your energy on growing yourself and doing your job well.
    RayaneCharmee RayaneCharmee 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Self Worth

    When it comes down to it I know the reason behind my depression and sadness. To put it plain and simply I don't think I'm good enough in any sense of the word. I go about my days in the normal fashion putting up a fun carefree attitude most of the time, but inside I always...
    lifesize lifesize 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    Just sometimes i feel like i am not good enough

    for people. I do not know why i feel like that but it happens. I guess i just have to continue to work on myself and hopefully that feeling goes away for good.
    tristonRy tristonRy 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Am I Ever Going to Be the Kind of Mother I Think My Girls Deserve?

    Growing up, all I wanted to be was a wife and a mom.  Never would I have thought that I would end up feeling like a failure at both. I thought that I would be this high energy fun mom with lots of structured activities, meals on the table - all nutritious of course, outings...
    AnalyticalAly AnalyticalAly 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 9, 2009

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    Passionate Failure

         My unfortunate passion is writing.  I say "unfortunate" because ... well ... I pretty much suck at writing.  Translated: My writing is mind-numbingly boring.  No matter how I try (and I do try), it ends up being utterly drab and dull. ...
    suzyn65 suzyn65 41-45 9 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    I feel that people don't care about what I do,

    and that nothing I do is ever good enough.
    mhLILRED mhLILRED 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    When i browse some of the stories on here it

    amazes me how such amazing words can pour out of someone's mind- like a poem or a story to tell. It both enchants me and makes me feel inferior. I realise comparing myself to other people is debilitating, but how can't I when i'm trying so hard to think for example of a story...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 21

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    Be true to yourself. Do what you know is right.

    If you get lost in the shadows; search for the light.
    Meagaroni18 Meagaroni18 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    This a major problem

    for me, all the time. I feel like crap over this. Imagine me, living in a small town with a school of maybe 200 people K-12 grades. And always having this "best friend" who likes to compete with you in EVERYTHING. And she rubs it on your face and is an actually bully? Guess who...
    lportra24 lportra24 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    everyone seems to be passionate

    or good at something, not everything, but at least something. I feel that im alright at most things, but im not actually good at anything and im not passionate about anything. its sorta a numb feeling
    ablonddude ablonddude 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    bitchhtripinnXD bitchhtripinnXD 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 18

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    I feel like that I am not worthy of being truly

    loved. Every guy that I've ever been with has hurt/used me in some way. In better words, I liked them more than they liked me. I feel like I'm never going to find a guy who has mutual feelings for me. Just recently I thought I had met a guy who was soo amazing at first and we...
    sarsuz sarsuz 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I'm Just Not.

    I'm not pretty enough, I'm not witty enough, I'm not kind enough. I wish I'd stop demonizing myself for all these little things, and torturing myself for my past. I'm sick of having all these nightmares every day. But part of me says, I deserve it. I totally deserve it. I don't...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    I was in a relationship

    for four months. A few weeks ago, it all ended. My ex-boyfriend just gave-up on me, lied about being happy with me the last two months, and bitched about a few things about my personality. Guys that I have had feelings for in the past have lied to me about things and bitched...
    sammisanin sammisanin 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I Feel Like Nothing I Do Is Good Enough For My Husband And Children

    I have been married for almost a year to the love of my life. When we were dating he also told me how beautiful I am and how he couldnt live with out me. Now, I dont think he even likes me. Its not even been a year. Am i that horrible? Am I doing him an injustice by staying with...
    missmandy777 missmandy777 26-30 61 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    I don't truly think I ever will be.

    I'm a rubbish daughter A terrible sister A bad friend I feel like I let everyone down constantly.
    Nethaly Nethaly 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    For You!

    You tease, tempt, and satisfy the deepest passions of my mind, body, and soul but will I ever be the woman that I see reflected in your eyes? You inspire me to reach for the stars, and have even held me up so I could touch them but am I only a shadow that forbids you from...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    There is this really funny,

    really understanding, really incredibly beautiful girl that lives down the street from me in the same neighborhood. We have had on and off crushes on eachother. I went to her house the there day to comfort her (her boyfriend was being a jerk again). I let her put makeup on me to...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Not good enough for dad,

    not good enough for my so called friends, not good enough for my husband, not good enough for the boyfriend....only ppl i can go to are my babies. And tho they don't say it, i don't feel good enough for them
    lehcar1977 lehcar1977 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel like I'm not like I'm good enough

    for my boyfriend because people tell me that I am my good enough and that he should leave me!
    unhappygirl21 unhappygirl21 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Recently I've been feeling

    so inadequate all the time, like I'm simply not good enough for anyone or anything. I think this has been brought on by the volunteer work I have recently picked up. It's stressful and there's so much to remember, and I feel like I can't get the hang of it. I'm sick of...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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