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I Hate Not Being Good Enough

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I always feel like I'm not good enough.

    For love For friendship For happiness
    AbdulRaheem123 AbdulRaheem123 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    For A Change

    I had this one wish on my life. I wish that life would be less mean and horrible, because whatever I am trying to do doesn't turn out good at all. I'm just a total failure and I hate pitying myself. Unfortunately, I'm really just a loser. Ever step seemed to make me stumble...
    PocketHoles PocketHoles 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2011

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    For once, I want people to let me know I'm good enough. They leave and a part of me stays with them. I'm lost in everyone.
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I hate saying goodbye to older relatives. I always say it's not a goodbye it's a see you later. But I said that to my nana and she passed away and I didn't get to see her later
    knittygurl23 knittygurl23 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    So, been arguing on & off with my girlfriend today .... I'm with a programme for my alcohol dependency/binge drinking. I'm with an organisation that helps me rebuild my confidence...
    TrustxxIssues TrustxxIssues 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I don't hate being black but I hate what being black comes with. Especially as a black female. I hate that we're seen as the most unattractive. I'm tired of seeing "I date/am...
    Alluded Alluded 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    When I first met my husband. He swept me off my feet. it was some seriously Disney movie fairy tale..He is from Brazil. charming , beautiful , life of the party personality. and...
    lostinBrazil lostinBrazil 26-30, F Apr 4

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    When I first met my husband. He swept me off my feet. it was some seriously Disney movie fairy tale..He is from Brazil. charming , beautiful , life of the party personality. and...
    lostinBrazil lostinBrazil 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I am a stepmom to a 7yr old girl and have been in her life since she was 3. I feel myself resenting her more and more and dreading every time she comes over. We have her 50 percent...
    amlesa amlesa 26-30, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    Dealing with Bipolar/ manic depression I have had and still have many ups & downs . I hate to put it like this, but I sometimes hate being happy because I know that soon after that...
    wannaberain wannaberain 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    Ive never been good enough for anyone. Boys ever since middle school didn't think I was good enough because I was fat and unpopular. Girls didn't want to be my friend because I do...
    clamsbeestrees clamsbeestrees 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Don't you hate it when you think you found the one but it ends up not like you expected I hate being lied , I hate being cheated on I wish I could fine someone special but I will...
    Vammy1d Vammy1d 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been a stepmom now for about 2 years to a now 4 year old. When I first met my now husband, things were great between me and the child. However as he and I got more involved...
    tcap422 tcap422 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    i think it's other people who make me feel like i'm never good enough... i think you hear it/experience it enough and so then it must be true.
    EchoWasNotMeantToBeSeen EchoWasNotMeantToBeSeen 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    It's hating my family for abandoning me, despising my friends for always leaving me, having to endure real loneliness, just being completely on my own through life and I'm so sick...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Besides the obvious reasons why I hate being sick, I also hate how my dad gets when I get sick. Take today for example. I'm sick, so I didn't go to work today, but even when I was...
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I hate being ignored for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is cus then you have me thinking like what the **** did I do to you for this to happen and then that ends up...
    drunkpunker drunkpunker 13-15, F Apr 5

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    i like beig alone when im with nature or when i want to be alone with my thoughts but i hate being lonely when im with people and no ones with me xp
    kyanitestone186 kyanitestone186 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    I feel like I don't have a reason to stay here, I feel like anybody loves me, I feel like I'm invisible for everyone who knows me, and that's because I'm not good enough .
    faithtobehappy faithtobehappy 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    It's a nagging constant feeling that I have that I'm never good enough for anyone. Low self esteem and a serious lack of confidence definitely messes a person up.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 17

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    This needs to be said.>> You are an oRiGiNaL! In all ways...believe me. On a regular basis, people try to get me down by saying things like 'well look how well your sister can do...
    Kirsten22 Kirsten22 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Not really names but people mispronouncing my name and messing it up (but don't get me wrong, I do hate being called names too). My name is Julia (I like to be called names i think...
    Countrybae Countrybae 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    As much as I hate being alone with my thoughts, I'm terrified to talk about certain things. I don't want to scare people away. I have certain people in my life that I trust, but I...