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I Hate Not Being Good Enough

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 347 People

    I Want To Be Perfect

    I am told I don't give myself enough credit, but I really feel like I am not good enough at anything I do. I want perfection in every single action. Everything I can do can always be better.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    This is a story of when I was in primary school,

    I was 12 years old. When I first started becoming more aware of my social anxiety. Its kind of haunted me and dragged me down ever since. It was the end of school dance and my whole year level was there. I looked up to all the pretty girls in my grade, they were so cool and...
    alaskamxrie alaskamxrie 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 2014

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    Why Do They Lie?

    Everyone says my perception of myself is totally skewed. But I'm tired of the lies. I;m tired of the compliments that I know are said out of pity. I'm tired of people saying i'm beautiful. I know what I am. And that's not me. It just makes me feel more sorry for myself when they...
    watswrongwitme watswrongwitme 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2011

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    I always feel like I'm not good enough.

    For love For friendship For happiness
    AbdulRaheem123 AbdulRaheem123 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 24, 2014

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    It's Just How I Feel

    I have this one friend... they manage to make me feel "not good enough" any time I am anything but totally positive.  Now, I know the easy answer would be to just walk away and don't look back...but we've been very close for almost 4 years now and since I don't...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    Unwanted

    No one wants to be my friend. None of the guys like me, they think im wierd and hate me. I havent done any wrong to these people! The girls in my year dont want to know about me, i have been completely dropped. And to be honest i was the smartest in my group of friends and a bit...
    Paleskin16 Paleskin16 13-15, F Nov 18, 2012

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    Second Best

    Kind of new to this..just need to get it out my system, i can't keep it in anymore.I'm madly in love with a boy, and i have been for a year. I don't understand him, we speak all the time and whenever we're with each other there's a 100% guarantee we are more than likely going to...
    dawngibson dawngibson 18-21 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    What's Wrong With Me?

    About 2 years ago, I really liked this guy. He then went out with my best friend and kissed her right in front of me. After that whole experience, I stopped looking for guys, and I let myself go. Whenever an attractive guy would cross my vision, I would tell myself not to bother...
    kkillahd kkillahd 16-17 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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    Love..

    I hate not being good enough for his love...for him to pretend there was something there...I hate that I wasn't good enough for his love...
    Joyius Joyius 16-17 Oct 3, 2010

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    Nothing Is Ever Good Enough

     I've never felt I'm good enough for anyone, even when i was in an abusive relationship i thought he could do better than me and that he should leave to find someone better, i didn't want to leave him because i thought i loved him( i was stupid and young) but now...
    secretsarement2bekept secretsarement2bekept 16-17 3 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    It's unfortunate in this world you can do

    everything in your power to be good enough and it STILL won't make a difference.
    winmill winmill 22-25, F May 18, 2014

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    Never Will Be

    I feel like i will NEVER be good enough. The past couple of weekends ive gone out and not a single person was interested in me. that really made me so upset and alone. :( I just feel like no matter what i do i dont get the attention that other girls get... and these girls are...
    pennysocean pennysocean 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    Enough

    Why can I not be enough for anyone? I just want to be myself, dress the way I want and look the way I want without constantly getting ridiculed about it. I like tattoos, I like piercings, I like black and skinny jeans. Why is this so bad? Even my boyfriend has to okay my tattoos...
    battlewounds battlewounds 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    I Lied to Myself For Three Years

    This whole deal makes me seem so pathetic. I probably am. But way back in eighth grade i met this girl. At first i just thought she was cute. Well after about a year of being friends i fell in love. We went to schools in different states after eighth grade, but we talked for...
    nukedapanda nukedapanda 16-17 3 Responses Jan 17, 2009

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    They're Like Sex, Except I'm Having It!

    **** good enough. what is good enough? I'm tired of actually being confident for once in my life and getting sh*t in return. I actually feel like I'm good enough to have friends or a woman, though i may not have the most interesting stories on account of my long-time introversion...
    matiswest matiswest 18-21, M Nov 24, 2012

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    Enough

    We've probably all heard some version of the adage, "when you appreciate what you have, it becomes enough." Part of me wonders if it's a lack of appreciation of self, or just a near blood-thirsty need for perfection. Whether its educational achievements or physical looks, what I...
    typicallytoska typicallytoska 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    Ever.

    Because I have days where I genuinely believe that. I believe that no matter what I do, or how far I go, Or how hard I try. Nothing I ever do will be good enough. I will never be good enough. There are days other than these, where I mistakenly believe I'm confident enough to...
    PaleAngel PaleAngel 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2010

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    I've Come To Accept It But I Still Hate It

    I know I'm not good enough for many people and many things.I have a lot of issues that prevent me from getting close to people. I feel ugly. I feel stupid. I feel like I lack so many things required to make another person happy. I feel like I lack many of the things needed to...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2011

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    I Do Believe I've Done It Again

    Well, it's been a good bit of time since my last visit to this site. I am proud to say that I am finally over that chick, and that I don't regret moving on. It was one of the best things I ever did. I saw her in person over the summer, and I felt not one twitch. Nothing. It was...
    nukedapanda nukedapanda 16-17 1 Response Sep 2, 2009

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    My Low Capacity

    I wrote some of my priorities like: God, family, my study, my skill on a paper and I put it on the wall in my room. I did that in order just to be a good person everyday, I want to enlarge my capacity... when I woke up, I think I will read that before doing any activities.. yeah...
    ziie7 ziie7 16-17, F May 27, 2013

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    Good Enough?

    I don't understand why I can't feel good enough. . . for myself. . . for anyone. . . for anything really. I feel as if I'm constantly letting people down. They expect so much >.< and I try, I push myself. It gets to the point where I just feel numb. . . nothing.
    Ithink4me Ithink4me 18-21 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    Will I Ever Be?

    Through my entire life I have never been good enough In elementary school and high school I was unpopular Always picked on because my family wasn't wealthy What's f**ked up is that we weren't really poor either I had a lisp so they picked on me for that too They always...
    delishious delishious 22-25, F Jan 4, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I'm guessing this feeling of not being good enough is rooted from childhood and growing up. Lots of emotional abuse in the household from my father, lots of being bullied by older...
    guitarman493 guitarman493 61-65, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hope someday this feeling like I am never good enough leaves. Maybe just once I will find someone who likes me with all my quirks and faults. Maybe I will get enough energy to...
    Limytheboo Limytheboo 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i hate being used.... i hate being lied to... I'm not stupid. .gullible yes...stupid no. if you cant live by the words you speak...please for the love of whomever....keep passing...
    harleyblu73 harleyblu73 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today's been argumentative. First with my coworker waking me shortly before I was ready to be up. She asks if I'm coming in on my day off. Well, normally I would say yes and come...
    Kkgunny Kkgunny 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My head hurts so baddd. I hate being sick 😭😷
    Crazyxxgirl Crazyxxgirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i dont really know if this is a feeling of not feeling good enough, but basicallly I always feel like there are better people out there. I just moved into college and i thought I...
    4EVRANDEVR 4EVRANDEVR 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    But the women looking hate being committed all the time so good grief!
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I hate myself. I hate being me. There's nothing good about being me. I wish I was dead. I can't wait till I die.
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F a week ago

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    I hate myself because people use me, I'm not attractive, I'm so awkward that I stand out in a really bad way and most of the time I feel invisible. No one makes time for me because...
    Crazydollz Crazydollz 22-25 a week ago

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    man I hate being judged by people I did 17 years in prison just to get out to go back to do 15 more months in prison I mean I got locked out when I was 15 for assault kidnapping...
    allenmra1 allenmra1 36-40, M 9 Responses Aug 25

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    if you hate being lied to then why are you so upset when you hear the truth ?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 25

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    I always feel like I will never be good enough like I'm always the second choice even when he's mine I'm not his. I feel like the middle girl there to satisfy and keep him company...
    xxRivaxx xxRivaxx 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I am done with this place. I am not here for convenience. I am sick of feeling like I am being tossed to the side or being second best. It only makes me feel like I'm never going...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I feel that I have to be perfect, otherwise I'm not good enough, I have to be silence
    ab2115 ab2115 26-30, F Aug 23

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    I just have to respond because of the picture.... a high heel is the "poster child" for not being good enough? Is that because most are beautiful but hurt women's feet? Perhaps...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I Hate being around negative people. Maybe it is because I am from Africa and those "big problems" you have is nothing compared to what you should be THANKFULL for!! Ungratefull...
    VuurenMickey VuurenMickey 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I feel like...the way I am causes so much trouble for you...I hate myself for not being able to do anything...and making you go so far... Sometimes, I wonder if you really find...
    hiirou hiirou 18-21 Aug 22

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    i hate being shy because like, everyone thinks your arrogant and they think that you think you are better than them so that's why you never make eye contact and only talk freely...
    xnikkkix xnikkkix 13-15, F Aug 22

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    I can't stand the negative energy. it brings everyone down! I hate being around negative people!
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 21

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    When I look at the definition of social anxiety it doesn't totally match my issue. I guess I am just different. First off, I get sick of being so "me oriented" but realize to...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I can't stand it.. It brakes me, it steals my strength! My love for you was bullet proof, but your the one who shot me. Man oh man.. Love it when your boyfriend isn't much for...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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