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I Hate Being Beautiful

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    When I was growing up girls constantly spoke

    badly of me even when they didn't know me, I would hear them say "she's not even pretty, she has _______" and pick out some flaw like a pimple or chipped nail polish or food in my teeth and broadcast it to everyone in hearing distance. I grew up feeling like I was under a...
    anon123410 anon123410 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    It's A Golden Cage That You Can't Get Out Of

    I never considered myself particularly attractive, and somehow I still don't. However, people always thought I was beautiful. It wasn't really a problem in school. I was shy and a smart kid who got good grades, kept to her circle of friends, and for the most part had a normal...
    sandre1 sandre1 22-25, F 11 Responses Feb 23, 2012

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    Ambiguous About My Beauty

    I feel so much ambiguity. When I dress nice and put light makeup on, I get stared at and hit on to the point of discomfort. So 85% of the time I dress down, wear no makeup and mix in with the crowd. But feeling such a split is so strange to me. On one hand I love...
    bittersweet12 bittersweet12 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    Being beautiful can b a curse

    as much as it is a blessing. Often I'm very lonely, girls hate me. Guys are too controlling wen I date them. I feel like a Barbie doll. I hve been hit on by family members spouses, which causes tension. I want to b a lawyer, and I hve a gpa of 3.97. It's very hard being a...
    tahty1214 tahty1214 26-30, F Feb 18

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    Being Beautiful

    when you want to look good, people put you down people assume  you have a perfect life they want to be friends with you to spill all your secrets girls want to make sure you are secluded they try to find a single negative thing about you, if it even is a single stray hair...
    heyhey011 heyhey011 18-21 5 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    My 'asset' Becomes A Problem

      unlike most people here, who seem to be women, i'm a man. I've really enjoyed reading the other experiences posted here on this site. As a boy I got compliments about being cute, as a teenager my sisters' girlfriends thought I looked good. At the age of eighteen, whilst...
    smilessan smilessan 22-25 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    It Gets Lonely...

    Being beautiful is not all it's cracked up to be. Why people would be jealous of me I have no clue. If they knew how I felt on the inside they wouldn't be jealous of me in a millions years. When I was younger I was not considered one of the pretty girls, I...
    seals14 seals14 31-35, F 17 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 18-21, F 23 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I Don't Hate Being Beautiful, I Hate Being Alone.

    I am told repeatedly that I am very beautiful by various people. It's just something that simply "is" for me. However, it has come at a price. I am so very lonely. I am recently divorced and have found myself thrust into the world of singlehood for the first time in 14 years. Men...
    slavetorhythm slavetorhythm 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Beauty Is Not 100% Positive

    I was researching the downside of being beautiful and stumbled across this website. I would like to congratulate this initiative! It’s a kind of a taboo subject, as beauty is perceived as something 100% positive. Well... it’s not. I have to say that I was shocked with some...
    IndigoChild76 IndigoChild76 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 15, 2012

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    I Didn't Think Anyone Else Felt Like This...

    Sometimes I wish I were just average looking. Because I was. All through my childhood & high school I was not pretty, just average, even a little dumpy. I was chubby, short haired, total tomboy, huge nerd. Somewhere around grad school I lost a lot of...
    shira47 shira47 22-25 6 Responses Aug 21, 2009

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    Errrrrr!!!

    Im tired of being hit on every corner I cross!!! I had one guy cost me my career at 32 and now Im starting over , all because I reported his harrassment to my manager and get told its because your so pretty then tormented by him and the guy I reported for a year straight until I...
    beautifuldisaster80 beautifuldisaster80 31-35 2 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Being Beautiful

    Hello all,I feel all of your pain. That is why I created pretty real.org. Have a look and sign up, so that we can start building community of like-minded friends :). Kind regards,Sharonmermaid  
    mermaid2020 mermaid2020 22-25 Apr 26, 2012

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    Solutions To Our Beauty Problem

    I appreciate the sharing of burdens on this web site, but I think there should be more of an emphasis on how to solve them. Here are the tricks that I have found: 1. Seek out other beautiful women to be friends with. For the same reasons that we are bonding on this site...
    MaryBlack MaryBlack 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    Sometimes It Really Hurts To Be Beautiful.

    because sometimes being beautiful cant bring you the things you really want, only takes them further away. People assume because your beautiful you have everything and that everything you want you can have...but it dont work like that. Men i like dont ask me out because they...
    lollypoplips lollypoplips 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 30, 2009

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    Beautiful People Are Often The Most Lonely...

    Wow! It's so great to have finally found a place where beautiful people can talk about the problems we encounter in our daily lives. I didn't know I was beautiful, I mean as a kid I was terribly shy and no beauty, even in junior high I was an ugly duckling at least that is how I...
    bellamana bellamana 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    I Want Respect

    I don't consider myself beautiful nor ugly, i don't for anyone on this earth. Its society which chooses, which is sad. Apparently I'm considered beautiful, which everyone thinks is amazing, its not for everyone. In Middle school i was what society considered ugly, but then i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    Shyness Confused For Conceit

    I've always been very shy. Painfully shy actually. I mostly want to go unnoticed and I even walk with my head down, but it doesn't stop people from staring or doing double takes. It's hard for people to not notice me in the first place since I'm tall and very thin. I have a few...
    LouisianaGurl LouisianaGurl 22-25, F 10 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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    Just A Few Peeves

    i work at a gas station because i'm a student. that means i get to deal with all the perverts, smart *****, and idiots in the town that i'm currently residing in. i not only get harassed on a daily basis, i also get stared at by my customers while i'm counting their change and...
    LiveNdLearn LiveNdLearn 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    A Lot Of Jealousies

    I am appreciative of my beauty, but there's more than just meets the eye. I have experienced a lot of jealousies and negativity growing up. I don't have any real friends. I am 100% Chinese and is very pretty. Being a Chinese beautiful person, I get a lot of hate from white people...
    reasontame reasontame 18-21, F Dec 21, 2012

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    Not Always All It'S Cracked Up To Be

    I used to be a chubby, ugly duckling type with glasses - and a nerd to boot! I like anime and sci fi, and I think I have watched every episode of the Twilight Zone! I blossomed during college, and how. I noticed that people I had been friends with for years started treating me...
    JFB1224 JFB1224 31-35 Apr 25, 2013

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    Today my younger brother came to me

    and said "how is it that you have no friends? No one in this world lives the way you do, they all have friends! I mean you look hot, you are beautiful, you can get anything you want!" . I tried to explain to him how it's like, when women hate you for looking the way you do, and...
    AstridPhotographer AstridPhotographer 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    A Few Words

    I don't hate it....I just wish it were easier sometimes.  It's other people that hate it.
    32Flavours 32Flavours 26-30 Dec 3, 2008

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    How Beauty Is A Lie

    I feel like my opinion on beauty is one not shared by many others. Everyone I know seems to be after this idea that being beautiful means you're life becomes better, that you're more successful and happier. It took me a long time to finally accept that the way I look is...
    flippingflip flippingflip 18-21 3 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    It Gets Lonely...

    Being beautiful is not all it's cracked up to be. Why people would be jealous of me I have no clue. If they knew how I felt on the inside they wouldn't be jealous of me in a millions years. When I was younger I was not considered one of the pretty girls, I...
    seals14 seals14 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    The Tragedy Of The Beautiful Woman

    It's that the beautiful woman wants to be admired for some other trait, usually one she doesn't possess.
    GenesiusRedux GenesiusRedux 51-55, M 8 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    I'm a man, even though the majority of the

    stories are from women, just thought I would add my own, maybe it will help me. When I was at school my nickname was pretty boy, did I get picked on, even the girls wouldn't talk to me. It did not help at the time, that my mum and dad were divorcing, really knocked my confidence...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 24, 2014

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    It Gets Hateful.........

    It's not so bad being beautiful.  Except when you walk into a room and the women grab at their men and pull them close....... It's not so bad being beautiful. Except when women avoid you as though you are a leper........... It's not so bad being beautiful. Except when...
    VoraciousVixen VoraciousVixen 26-30, F 19 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    Being Beautiful Is Not Always Good

    Day by day I have tought that being beautiful has lots of disadvantages.For example yesterday my best friend and I went out to walk around and have some shopping and also have a great time.However things did not like that.Guys and also men whose age nearly my father distrubed us...
    emilya emilya 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    Being alone isn't technically lonely, but when you have no choice BUT to be alone it definitely feels odd and lonely. I feel as if school is the only get away I have. Even my home...
    anon0109 anon0109 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I think I'm about to have a sore throat again. It's been getting worse throughout the day. I have no clue on what could have caused this. I hate having sore throats.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I don't understand people when I email them, and they don't email back for days on end?? Especially when they say they'll email me back on a certain day and they don't. It makes me...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 4 hrs ago

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    I hate when someone reject me for another one. It actually increase my ego problem and then I hate to talk . I don't like to give importance because when I do people show me their...
    akeera18 akeera18 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    You know your fat when your skinny beautiful best friend insults some other girl of being fat and the girl she insulted is 3/4 my weight.
    whenyourinmyshoes whenyourinmyshoes 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    I hate being a stepmom! I am tired of wasting my life and time raising someone else's child. I sit in the house all day bc I had to be available to babysit when his daughter got...
    amlesa amlesa 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    she's more beautiful than me, she looks nice than me, she's way too cool than me. i give up. ive got nothing. im just a nerdy debater that came out of nowhere..
    Fabulousmmm Fabulousmmm 18-21 1 day ago

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    Just having a nice relaxing night until my husband has to crab about how much he hates my phone and technology. Then he has to go into the whole rant about how he wishes he was...
    BrokenAngel38 BrokenAngel38 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just hate being lied to especially in a relationship don't tell me you love me if you don't💔😣😢😡
    Jones62 Jones62 16-17, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'd hate being a step mom If I ended up in such an unlucky position. That's why I don't date someone with extra baggage from a previous relationship. The Mommy drama. The Kid...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Okay it's not touch itself since I'm okay with a handful of my relatives being near me and two people that I'm completely comfortable with touching me (which I really enjoy). It...
    RogueBarroness RogueBarroness 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    For example, my boyfriend forced me to meet his mother and brother once. It was probably the most uncomfortable hour of my life. Everyone at the table just ignored me. I couldn't...
    cairah cairah 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    can you like stop saying what you think i want to hear as i hate being lied to because i know its not the truth because what i want to hear is the truth so don't act like a mind...
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really hate being ignored... if you don't want to talk to somebody just be upfront about it instead of acting like a child and not saying anything
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't like being lied to especially when I'm close you and trust you and are always honest to you bc I expect the same curtsy. The worse is when I ask if your lying and you lie...
    Alex288837359 Alex288837359 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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