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I Feel Ugly

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    anton88 anton88 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    As the title suggests,

    I feel ugly. I feel like I'm not good enough for my boyfriend because of it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Thanks to my non-hodgkins lymphoma I have a big

    lump on my neck. And today, not for the first time, a shopkeeper tried to get rid of me as quickly as she could, thinking I might be contagious. That's the good thing about cancer, it's not contagious. I went to church with my boyfriend for the first time last week, and one...
    purplemessenger purplemessenger 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    The Greatest Gift Of All..

    I use my imagination to make up for all the things in life that I don't have or wish I could get rid of. I imagine dialogs, situations, people, friends, families, cities..everything. No, I do not have schizophrenia, I just prefer to be in my own world where I get a say and where...
    2ndStar2theRight 2ndStar2theRight 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    I recently became a mom (my daughter will be

    turning 1 on Oct 17th) and lately I've been feeling more and more ugly. I'm a stay-at-home mom so I don't go out unless it's necessary. So every time I do go out, I look at everyone and see how beautiful they are and I would catch myself comparing looks of myself and them. I'm...
    wish4love wish4love 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    so, I am about 5'2 and I'm 155 pounds.

    I don't feel pretty, ever. I used to be a swimmer, so I was tiny. Now that i'm in college and I don't play sports, I gain weight more than I am used to. I hate my body and the way I look. I want to be skinny again.
    TomorrowIsOkay TomorrowIsOkay 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    I feel like this all the time.

    I feel like no matter what I do I can't escape who I am. I try to change, to be the man I choose to be but always ends in me feeling ugly and stupid. Why is that?
    Kevin2017 Kevin2017 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Sometimes I look at other ppls pictures

    and I always feel ugly! It sucks!! I always want to look like other ppl and I am trying to change all the time and it is hard for me to understand that I must love myself for who I am!!!
    Rykardo Rykardo 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    (This post is going to sound arrogant

    and narcissistic, sorry in advance.) I honestly think I have BDD. People tell me I'm pretty all the time and that I should model (no lie whenever I meet someone new that's usually the first thing they say). I still feel so inadequate regardless of what many people say. I don't...
    Atherley Atherley 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    I think I don't fit in.

    I don't party or whatsoever because I feel it's not for me. I even don't attend our senior's night. But now when I'm feeling low I just bear in my mind that someday I'm gonna be a better person than I am now. Like Christina Aguilera's song - I am beautiful no matter what they...
    panda05 panda05 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I feel so ugly. I was skyping with a friend

    and he mentioned my career saying I could do more and we argued a bit then I just hot really quite. And he said he was sorry and hung up and then i felt weird I looked in the mirror and I just broke down crying. I feel so ugly and disgusting.
    JordanJessie JordanJessie 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 28

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    Sick and Tired of It All

    So here it is... I am ugly.  I've always been overweight.  I've lost over 60lbs. but am still way too fat.  I know there are fatter out there than me, but I'm still too fat for my own liking.  All my life its been 'fat is ugly, thin is beautiful'. I also...
    carfluffy carfluffy 36-40, F Sep 7, 2009

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    Does It Ever End

    I feel ugly and somewhat fat. Some people say oh your ugly and agree and others say your not ugly your pretty, but I just really want to known. I feel like no one around me really understands, and I just feel lonely like I need someone to be there, but there...
    sittingwaitingwishing sittingwaitingwishing 18-21, F Feb 25, 2009

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    Just One Little Word

    Hi, I was just turning thirteen last year when this happened. It scarred me for months and months. Stupid really, considering it was just one word. My friends and I had just sat down after a thrilling game of "steal-the-bag-and-hide-it". As you can tell, we were very original...
    serendipityrules serendipityrules 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2013

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    This app makes me feel ugly

    so thanks ep! Women sit here and post there addictions to sex and get 50 responses i post 50 comments about my addiction to sex and i get no response... I know you pic swap most of u post a comment that you do but when i ask if you want to pic swap and get to know each other...
    1992brandonc 1992brandonc 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Why.

    No matter what I do, how much makeup or clothes I buy, I always feel repulsive. Especially when I'm out with my best friend. I can forget about it sometimes, but its always lurking in the back of my mind... I probably sound paranoid, but I wouldn't be asking people online...
    spoonfulsofwhimsy spoonfulsofwhimsy 16-18, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2007

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    Um..

    Yea... I don't like to complain that much and ... lol **** I dont know, I always feel like if I ever complain people are thinking "wtf's up with this *****, she's just looking for attention" D: So yea, to get things out of the way I don't want attention...
    Debunkifyme Debunkifyme 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    I am dating a guy who is quite handsome

    and who gets a lot of attention from women. I am average looking and I sometimes feel like I am not pretty enough to be with him. I was never that pretty girl that every guy wanted to date or the girl who got attention but my boyfriend is the complete opposite of me. Women have...
    Valentina16 Valentina16 18-21, F Feb 21

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    No Matter...

     I have a closet full of clothes and shoes, and no matter how many times I change or do my hair. I STILL feel ugly. I have suffered from both anorexia, and bulimia in the past, and I am trying sooo hard not to go back to that. I HATE how I look, and when people tell me...
    PorcelainDoll PorcelainDoll 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2008

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    I Hate The Way I Look And Have For Most Of My Life....

    I think half the problem is that I look so stupidly young for my age. I am 26 but often get mistaken for 17/18. People say I should be thankful for this but what they forget is that I get treated with less respect and 17 is a child and not an adult. I have a big nose, thin lips...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2011

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    Some days more than others.

    I feel quite ugly today.
    h4ll h4ll 22-25, F Nov 18

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    i know so many people say that

    but its fcking 4 am in Southern California and i feel like ****. I seriously need an intervention. Prom dress shopping turned out to be a disaster and online prom dress shopping makes me wanna throw up. fml watever.
    dropitwhileitshot dropitwhileitshot 18-21, F Apr 20

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    I Feel Fugly :(

    Usually I have a good amount of confidence with how I look but lately I've been feeling so incredibly ugly. Mostly because I've been gaining weight. Then I see all the other little flaws. My face is too round, my teeth aren't white enough, I have dark circles under my eyes, and I...
    LoverInTheClouds LoverInTheClouds 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    U-g-l-y.

    No matter what people say I always feel ugly. I dont know if its because the boys ive liked dont like me back. I find myself so unattractive its just ugh. Going out bowling or shopping and seeing a pretty girl really lowers my self confidence. I hate it. Thats one of the...
    Styleroids4Styles Styleroids4Styles 13-15, F Aug 27, 2012

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    I have NEVER been that cute guy every girl

    wants. I want to finally wear shorts and feel hot; not embarrassed... I need to lose 5 - 10 kg to be at a "normal" weight. I'm 17, 5'6 (short), okayish skin, blue eyes, brown hair (too long, but afraid to have it cut short cause of my big head), sort of hairy... Who else here...
    Ilovecharlie Ilovecharlie 16-17, M 2 Responses May 5

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    I don't like buying clothes

    or putting any effort into my appearance because its such a let down when the end result of it all still makes me look ugly. I don't even have to look in the mirror anymore, its just a feeling of ugliness.
    benjiescobar benjiescobar 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    I always have felt hideous!

    I always feel like I am the worst looking person in the planet. I honestly feel that way. Every time I look in the mirror, I fear that it will crack due to my ugly facial features. It saddens me because I feel as though my ugly appearance has made it impossible for me to find a...
    maddhatter1 maddhatter1 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I'm So Insecure .. I Try Not To Be ,

    But One Insult Can Completely Change That.
    ForbiddenLove15329 ForbiddenLove15329 16-17, F Nov 12

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    All it takes is one person to call you ugly

    and then everyone else who said you're hot and attractive and sexy doesn't feel like they're being honest. For me it's a bit of both. Some call me ugly, some call me good looking. Honestly I don't think I'm good looking. So I tend to believe I'm ugly more than I'm good looking...
    AlphaMay05 AlphaMay05 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    I'm so ugly no wonder no boy wants me EWH!

    Why am I so ugly??😢😔
    rameyvon rameyvon 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Ugly (so Many Others Keep Telling Me)

    i don't consider myself the most revolting thing on the planet (that's what i thought toe fungus is for), yet i've lost count the number of times people have felt the need to tell me that i'm ugly - completely unsolicited. one glaring episode was when once i was crossing a street...
    minimez minimez 31-35 3 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    I feel very ugly whenever I see models,

    or even my sister. She's way prettier than I am and all the people think she's the younger one while she's 14 years older than me. They always tell me that my sister is beautiful and I haven't heard a compliment about me being me.
    smileyfitzgerald smileyfitzgerald 18-21, F Dec 22, 2013

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    I am disgusting. I feel bad

    for people who have to look at me. I wish I was never born. I cannot cope with this pain.
    fluffyunicorn fluffyunicorn 18-21, F Mar 10

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    kenziebear kenziebear 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I took a picture recently

    and I thought I looked really pretty so I showed it too my mom and she immediately said, 'you look like one of those bush baby's' and she began laughing so hard. This is why I feel ugly. She always has something to say about my face or body.
    Michellexox Michellexox 16-17, F Dec 28, 2013

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    I feel very ugly whenever I see models,

    or even cousin . She's way prettier than I am and all the people think she's the younger one while she's 5 years older than me. They always tell me that my cousin is beautiful and I haven't heard a compliment about me being me. you know what , F them all , i am ugly and proud...
    tinathefreak tinathefreak 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    kylieaubin kylieaubin 16-17, F 68 Responses Jul 1

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    I  cover up when I go into public

    because I have social anxiety and am extremely self conscious of my face. I'm always wearing hoodies and covering up. I  hardly ever dress up out of fear that I somehow am going to look like a fool or not look pretty enough.I feel like people in my apt complex are spreading...
    Techskills Techskills 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Guys often show interest in me.

    They flirt and eventually tell me I'm pretty or whatever, but it doesn't feel genuine. I feel like most men will flirt with anyone with a vagina. For once, I just want to be told I'm beautiful by someone who actually truly means it. I feel insecure about so many things, and I...
    cocopuffnation cocopuffnation 18-21, F Jul 18

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    Ugly

    i cried todaythe person that confessed to meonly was jokinghe moved awayand i guess he didnt mean itwhen he called me beautifulmy feelings were playedand my feelings are hurt
    crepesaredelicious crepesaredelicious 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    I feel ugly just ugly Not really ugly theres

    just much effort in living and im soo poor,Im not poor but I have to work like a lot and times have been hard now Im making two different payments restution for a court issue,I haven't been wearing makeup Blap I don't feel ugly I just feel embarrassed ashamed from everythings...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F Oct 3

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    I feel ugly because it seems nobody is

    attracted to me or express any interests towards me.
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M Nov 22

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    I feel stupid for hating my flaws

    but I just don't like what's gotten into my face right now. All the pimples that showed up on my face that I keep on popping worsened instead of hoping that they disappeared after doing almost every thing that I could think of just so it would stop showing. I hate myself for...
    smilemelove smilemelove 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    Usually aways but today was next level ****,

    went and hid in the toilet during the engagement party and drank till i forgot to care
    Sazfantaz Sazfantaz 18-21, F Aug 16

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