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I Hate Being Beautiful

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 19-21, F 5 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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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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    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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    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...
    Medazzaland Medazzaland 41-45, M 4 days ago

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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 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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 8 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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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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    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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    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 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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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 4 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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 15 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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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 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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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 6 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I dislike talking about this sort of thing. I suppose it is because it makes me feel weak, I don't know. I have not felt right since I was really little. I have been anxious...
    jord4567 jord4567 18-21, M Aug 21

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    I don't like being black. From my experience being black is the worst thing ever that happened to me. Black? What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I was an Army Wife for 8 years, and I hated it. It's total sacrilege to say that and current Army Wives will totally rip you for saying it. You're supposed to be super proud to be...
    HouseholdSix HouseholdSix 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Okay first off, I'm not homeless poor but I also struggle. I'm still in high school, and I don't have a job at the time being. I feel like expressing myself right now, so if I...
    sapphireveins sapphireveins 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I think its called monophobia. The fear of being alone. I've always just thought that it was normal, that feeling you get when you're alone. I found out recently it wasn't...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    It gets on my nerves, when I realise that somebody has been keeping in touch with me only because I could be useful. Most of the times I already have this feeling of being used...
    kikinators kikinators 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Okay seriously. If your busy tell me!!! I friggin hate being ignored. Like I can't even tell you how much I hate. & especially when it comes to clueless D.A guys. You can't say you...
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I absolutely hate being cold in bed. I am so glad to be married and we keep each other warm all night long. We both love being woken up during the night for some great hot sex...
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F Aug 9

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    I friggin hate being sick. Just started last night with a stuffy nose & today I've been sneezing all day & my throat hurt a little now I keep feeling the urge to sneeze & my throat...
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    It sux being here alone wit no one to tlk to...hate being alone...just lookn for sumone to make me feel good
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20

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    I really hate being the youngest. My family blames everything on me & constantly tells me to shut up. Like that's their favorite saying. I won't even be saying anything and my mom...
    isabellamancini isabellamancini 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    When I'm rushed just to be annoying I take even longer. I just hate being rushed so much!
    everythingwillbealright everythingwillbealright 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    If you don't like me then tell me. If you don't want to talk to me tell me. If you decide I'm too broken for you to be around or that you can't stand me, tell me. I hate being...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I hate being yelled, so I help them who yelled at me by doing the oposites so they yell more until it reach the top of their lung. I tried that last time. And it works. Someone...
    sashimi9 sashimi9 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I can't be lied too. I see the truth always. It is the worst. Its like when people talk I can hear and see what's true and what's not. I got engaged recently and I'm so scared...
    seistafiesta seistafiesta 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    I hate being in school because of all the mean ****** old teachers that make you run 4 laps around the astro or write the rules out 15 times for doing something wrong... But then...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Ugh... Have the stomach flu. Came out of NOWHERE last night... Up vomiting all night long, so achey and exhausted this morning. I feel horrible. I really hate being sick! It's...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 2 Responses Aug 16

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    It was a rainy day and I woke up feeling like ****. My tummy was aching like crazy and I was dizzy. I was to weak to even get out of bed. "Muum" I groaned. "Muuuuuumm!!" I couldn't...
    GingaJustice GingaJustice 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I don't hate being an adult, but has anyone realized how fast your days are going by based on when your bills are due? Every week a bill is due, lol.
    MetaKat MetaKat 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hate being ignored .. I want a sincere one around me always
    kevinmattt kevinmattt 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I hate being nice to little ***** who don't deserve it. *******....
    Persayous Persayous 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate the fact that I'm turning into what I hate. I hated pervs and I became one, I hate cheaters yet I became one, I hated mean people yet I became one, and I hate people who...
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    A big pet hate if mine being ignored... Cannot stand it... Not trying to be disrespectful to men or anything... Or cause a stir there, I know all men are different. I have had a...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I'm 27, with no kids.....just a dog. I've been married for almost 2 years, but I've been unhappy the entire time. We were together for 2 years before we got married, and I was...
    wishihadatimemachine wishihadatimemachine 26-30, F Aug 12