I Hate Being Beautiful

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 94 People

    it's like people only want to know me

    because of the way I look? Anyone else feel this way?
    chyyl chyyl
    18-21, M
    Dec 28, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Oct 10, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    When I was in elementary school I was a head

    girl twice,debate club,track team etc and had really good grades,I was quite confident and my achievements took me to the best public girls school. Then I fell apart. I wasn't as rich as the others or popular,and didn't get any post to make me feel like I was contributing much...
    adriaticsea adriaticsea
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 29

    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

    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

    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

    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
    11 Responses Mar 13, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2014

    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
    6 Responses Jun 15, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    "Ugh, I hate you. You get to eat whatever you

    want and still look like "that""... "I hate you, why are so pretty?" "Shut up, you have nothing to complain about" "Oh poor you, you're being hit on by everyone again." "You don't understand what it's like to really be single, when you're single guys line up for you." "I...
    Hazelx3 Hazelx3
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 18, 2015

    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
    18 Responses Oct 20, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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
    8 Responses Oct 20, 2009

    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
    12 Responses Apr 4, 2012

    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

    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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