I Feel Uglier Than I Am

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 297 People

    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
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Oct 24, 2010

    "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

    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

    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

    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

    Just take away the acne

    and straightened my teeth, then i would look pretty good.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    "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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Oct 30, 2007

    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, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Aug 26, 2008

    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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    deleted deleted
    26-30
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