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I Feel Uglier Than I Am

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    Small Victories

    This is actually a victory story. It is a small victory, but one cannot be choosy. Tonight, I looked in the mirror, and for a brief second, I didn't hate what I saw. It was gone but a moment later, but I am sure it was there. I have no idea what it was even that I saw, and...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 2, 2008

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    I'm Everything a Man Doesn't Want

    We are our own worst critic.....I'm the living example of this when it comes to my appearance.   I think I'm fat and ugly.   I'm not some blond haired,  blue eyed , big breasted, small waisted, long legged,  peaches and cream skin girl.....I think...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 27, 2007

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    Ugh.

    People always say how beautiful I am and how they wish they had my body, my face, my hair, etc. But I hate myself. I feel ugly even when I'm constantly reassured that I'm not. I am constantly comparing myself to other people and feel like I'm coming up short. Every time I try to...
    indexfossil indexfossil 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2007

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    Always Feel Ugly!!

    iv'e had a few people over the years, tell me that i'm not ugly, or i'm not that bad looking, but i don't know, iv'e just never believed any of them!!! lol
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    Eh

    I feel horribly ugly most of the time... But once in a great while I'll get a compliment so then I think maybe I'm not that ugly but then a little while later I'll feel the same... 
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2008

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    But How Can It Be True?

    This is probably the one thing I struggle with the most in my life. I always feel absolutely hideous. I feel fat, I feel like my face and my nose are oddly shaped. I just never look in the mirror and say "You look beautiful today." I see pretty people all the time, and...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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    Nothing Good About Me

    ever since i was a little kid, my neighbors and kids around my age often teased me because i have lots of scars on my legs because i keep on scratching because of my allergies. i'm allergic to dust, my own sweat, sea foods, and dairy products. i can't stop scratching until it...
    luffy10 luffy10 13-15, F Aug 12, 2012

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    Totally!  I Don't Fee...

    Totally!  I don't feel pretty, or attractive in ANY way, as my husband has made this perfectly clear by his actions of sexlessness....
    Cheleanne Cheleanne 66-70, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2007

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    It's Difficult.

    My friends always say that I'm beautiful, that I only notice the undesirable things about myself that nobody else ever would. But I always convince myself somehow that they're only trying to make me feel better about myself. It takes a lot for me to feel pretty, & it doesn't...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2008

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    Never Felt Pretty...

    I have never felt pretty or attractive. Although I have had boyfriends and they have told me I am pretty, I have never felt it. My boyfriend always tells me that I am very beautiful and some days I feel slightly pretty, but on most days I look and the mirror and see the ugliness...
    soan soan 18-21, F Oct 30, 2007

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    Conflicted

    The thing is: my face is almost flawless. Green eyes, a normal nose, red lips, oval face... Yet I'm not pretty. All the parts of my face are okay individually, but together they look silly and messy and my face has zero personality. I feel like a bad painting: the anatomy's okay...
    CinnamonCat CinnamonCat 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    What Do You Think?

    I probably think I'm uglier than I really am. Me being realistic rather than pessimistic, ha ha ha ha. In all seriousness, my brother could be my identical twin, except his thinner. He gets girls, he's told he's hott. I figure just my weight adds a bit of unattractiveness to me...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2008

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    I Don't Want To Be Beautiful But To Be A Little Bit Looking Nice

    How do I feel when someone is talking about me?  I have always heard that she is not ugly but she is so boring. I don't know ........???????????
    noreene noreene 22-25 2 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Insecure Man

    As a boy I grew up a typical life but I always noticed I wasn't completely happy. There was something in my life that I didn't feel was right, my body. Going all the way up to my freshman year in high school I would look in the mirror and be disappointed and thinking to myself...
    master1994 master1994 16-17 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    I Just Don't See It

    I have been told I am beautiful all my life. I have never beleived anyone. I definately do not fit the media's version of beauty. I am overweight now, which really makes me less attractive, but I still get told that I am beautiful. Years ago, my aunt was showing my cousin's...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2007

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    "Looks Like a Man"

    I have what you might call a masculine personality - I'm ambitious, aggressive, loud, brash, confident, adventuresome, sometimes stubborn, always intense, opinionated, ... do you see what I mean? But the fact that I'm a girl always makes this difficult. And it was compounded...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 22, 2008

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    Just take away the acne

    and straightened my teeth, then i would look pretty good.
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    Life Is Real And So Am I

    A little story: You see, once upon a time I was a young woman who had a rough childhood, decided to do some about it and heal it. It was work and yet because I took charge of my life and wanted to help myself and the other, all in the universe seemed to help me too. Life was...
    Lavenderweather2day Lavenderweather2day 41-45, F Nov 19, 2013

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    Yes. ...

    Yes. People tell me all the time that I am pretty. I really dont see it. Somedays I feel like I look damn sexy, but other days I feel as fat as a cow and I only way 114lbs.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Feb 22, 2008

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    Ugly Victories

    One thing that makes me feel uglier than I am is when I experience ugly victory; because such victories generally feel like **** but the right thing was done, ergo a JUST victory is NOT always pretty:
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 19, 2011

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    Traped.

    When im hanging out with my friends i dont feel myself...until i pass by a mirror or glass...then i see the monster looking back at me. Then the depression kicks in. I feel slugish and like i have four chins. I wouldnt feel ugly...if it wasn't for people. I have many nicknames at...
    TrueFeelingsTrueMe TrueFeelingsTrueMe 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    How Do I Help Him Understand

    I'll start from the beginning, I'm a pretty good sized girl. I'm about 5'8 and around 200 pounds, I am however well proportioned. I have long brown hair and blue-grey eyes. I am also one that is blessed with full lips.. My boyfriend tells me all the time how beautiful he thinks I...
    PsycoChic PsycoChic 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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    All our lives we are judged by the way look.

    There seems to be this picture perfect image of a perfectly tanned, slim, dark haired, light eyed woman, with perfectly straightened, white teeth, a hour glasses, thin body. What we don't know is the imagine displayed is an airbrushed, woman, wearing contacts and extensions. We...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F May 2

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    "It's Because You're Ugly"

    So... I commented a video on youtube, saying that the song totally told the story of my feelings for my crush. Then some douche bag comes and says "the difference between you and the singer is she's hot and you're not!" Um. Firstly, I didn't compare she and I...
    MysteriousSkin MysteriousSkin 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2008

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    I Am An Ugly Person Who Doesn't Care About How I Look

    i say i'm ugly because of how i look and the kind of clothes that i wear i even get called ugly and i don't like the way i look because i'm dark skin, i don't have a pretty smile i haven't been in descent relationships i dress really weird...etc... this is my story of getting...
    tieber95 tieber95 16-17 Mar 3, 2012

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    I feel really frustrated. I am a nervous person, quite a usual girl, but for some years I have struggled with depression, which I think has triggered something in me. Nowadays I...
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    I have always had a lot of insecurities. I never felt good/smart/beautiful enough. But I was getting better since the beginning of school year 2014/15. I started feeling more...
    PandaFisk PandaFisk 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I need someone to care for me, to feel close to someone i can trust without feeling insecure, I need physical closeness as much as i need emotional support. I feel so alone and...
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    When I was 14 I was raped by two men. confused at first i thought they were being nice considering one of them I had known for years. they dehumanized me and left me with scars not...
    aforms26 aforms26 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    its so much difference when im alone and walking than when im with someone
    JerryyJamess JerryyJamess 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    My parents never cared for me. They had their own troubles fighting with each other. I have always felt alone and insecure. There is no one who cares for me. All I was wish for is...
    waiting4someone waiting4someone 18-21, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have 2 loving parents 2 sisters and a brother. I still feel alone. I'm not popular in school. Don't make friends easy. Every time my parents asked me why don't you have Billy and...
    TheRealArrowFan TheRealArrowFan 13-15, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I do not know but... I really want to feel close to someone. It is very hard because now almost nobody is trustworthy. But I really wish that. I want someone to talk about...
    xCristiana xCristiana 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    It seems like no matter how hard i try i can shake the feeling and thought that my wife is cheating on me.... I've bn fighting this for yrs now... we fight about it... it hurts me...
    Crossroads777 Crossroads777 41-45, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I realize that everyone at some point in their life feels this way. However why you feel like this is because you also feel on top of that that no one is facing the same...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    who doesn't? i love that feeling of being alive and creative, full of sparkle and hope. They say I have a mood disorder, so maybe that's why I'm craving feelings i cannot have to...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Im 16 years old girl. I practice martial arts, gymnastics and also modeling sometimes. Im 5'11 tall. few hours ago i fought vs a 24 years old very strong man. after about one...
    yuliofyuli yuliofyuli 16-17, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Im 16 years old girl. I practice martial arts, gymnastics and also modeling sometimes. Im 5'11 tall. few hours ago i fought vs a 24 years old very strong man. after about one...
    yuliofyuli yuliofyuli 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    I always feel guilty for not doing enough work. No matter how many things I've done during that day, the minute I begin to rest I start to feel as if I need to get back to work...
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I feel like I don't matter to anyone anymore... They used to like me because i was cheerful, but ever since i got depressed, they started avoiding me...
    Depressedgirlxxx Depressedgirlxxx 16-17, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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