I Have Low Self Esteem and a Poor Body Image

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    Not really poor body image

    as much as low self esteem. I can not talk to a pretty girl to save my life. I get all light headed then think its a waste since they'll just tell me to be gone. I get extremely nervous and shake a bit. Don't know what's wrong but its probably just me inflicting hurt onto myself...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    So it keeps touching me.

    Now I just realized .. That I am my worst enemy. It is inevitable, of how that affects about how I feeli about me and how others see me. I am always seeing that cute and awesome guy.. And then I realized who will dare to like me..even put their eyes on me. Look at me I am ugly...
    Bella1314 Bella1314
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2015


    ive jst finished what i now realise is a continuing circle of emotions. A cycle beginning with despair, suspision, anger, accussing, meltdown, discussion, relief and acceptance. All because of my low self esteem and body issues. Ive tried to chart it, figure out why im doing this...
    bucklevitch bucklevitch
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2011

    I am probably about average,

    some have even called me pretty, but I can barely stand to look at myself. I hate just about everything about myself and feel uncomfortable in my own skin. I guess years of bullying and verbal abuse really can take its toll.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    I don't have poor self-esteem.

    I have poor esteem for everyone else! - Daria
    NG725324 NG725324
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2015

    I have low self esteem I'm 5'2

    and only weigh 90 pounds,,, I hate being skinny,,, now a days guys want thick girls
    sactownbarbie sactownbarbie
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2015

    I use to know what confidence was

    until I lost over 30lbs now I hate the way I look and only wish to get smaller. Nothing is good enough and I've developed BDD out of it. If you can relate please message me.
    lifewithBDD lifewithBDD
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2014

    I have this friend who constantly puts me down

    because of my lack of boobs, and ***. Sometimes i find my self staring at the popular girl in school, or any girl in school and just cant help be jealous and envious of her. I feel like im a 7 year old stuck in a highschoolers body. 😞😞
    erosado erosado
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2014

    I always feel ugly...

    Not because I'm fat, but my face and skin looks ugly... My nose isn't nicely shaped (I got the pug-like nose genes from my dad), I have some facial hair (a thin mustache), I got the O blood type (Mosquitoes love people with the O blood type) and that's not a good thing in...
    salmon140301 salmon140301
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    I hate me. thinking of going back to ana Mia.

    A bit of self harm goes a long way.
    essybag essybag
    Jun 22, 2015

    I Look Good Now, Why Do I Still Sometimes Have Low Self-confidence

    I was overweight as a kid and had poor self-confidence. In a way it was good since I never focussed to much on flittering away my time having fun and did really well in school and college and have a decent career now. Now, I am in good shape, take care of myself, but why at times...
    geekgirl2010 geekgirl2010
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2011

    I used to be bullied a lot back in middle

    school. It took a toll on me both mentally and emotionally.They would spit on me and laugh how fat I am. They would tell me how worthless I am or how ugly I am. Rest of my family are attractive and as for me, I got the short end of the stick. Shop assistants or neighbors would...
    sichuan sichuan
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 20

    I have such a low self esteem,

    it's very frustrating. Recently I've fallen for a guy from my work and I can't even get myself to talk to him. Maybe he is married... How could I know. I'm too shy to start a conversation. I'm fat and my face is ugly, my hair looks terrible as well. I feel I'd make him feel very...
    DaNiZn DaNiZn
    26-30, F
    Jul 29, 2015

    I can't stop comparing myself to what's in the

    media. I know it isn't healthy for me to keep doing that, but I can't help it. I never felt good about myself. I'm very OK with my personality, but my appearance bothers me so much. I'm always going to wish I was a skinny, tall, white girl, that has confidence to wear whatever...
    adriana1722 adriana1722
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

    It Comes And Goes

    Only one person has ever called me pretty. (Non-related of course) I know, I know that this is extremely petty, but I feel ugly because no one 'likes' me. It's stupid I know. And I often tell myself that I'm just unconventionally pretty but then I point out all my flaws. I'm...
    occasionallyconfused occasionallyconfused
    1 Response Apr 14, 2013

    i just cant help it and i dont know

    if theres a way to change how i feel
    johnny437 johnny437
    16-17, M
    Feb 10, 2015

    So I'm feeling down about my body,

    im slightly chubby and such, but and this is a bug but, my boobs are very small they fit into a 38 A cup. This always makes me feel bad, most girls my size have decent sized boobs, my boyfriend tells me he loves my boobs and body and how cute I am and how much he loves me...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 8, 2015

    I Hate The Picture In The Mirror

    I really do. I think that I may possibly have some disorder that makes it impossible to lose weight. I eat hardly anything, excersice constantly, but nada!! People are always teasing me about the freckles that dot my face, and that my feet are too small, and so are my lips...
    thatsadgirl thatsadgirl
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2011

    Ever since i gained weight i have absolutely

    hated my body and the problem is i can't lose it again because of my stomach issues and super low metabolism urgh. I hate looking at old photos but the thing is was "sick" back then, seriously underweight and i should accept my new body, my curves and everything but i just miss...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2015

    Okay, so, I have very big issues with my body.

    The biggest issue I have is that my boobs are very, very different sizes. I know that it is natural for our boobs to be different sizes, but mine is drastic and extremely noticeable. I feel insecure in front of significant others and even in bathing suits, and I'm desperate for...
    alligryda alligryda
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    33 year old, my body is darn skinny only 48kg

    height 170 and all the girls I liked freaked out bcoz of my body. I been single far too long, and it seem no girls ever want a skinny guy bcoz I seem Incompetent to protect her. I had climb rinjani,I had travel Asian countries yet I still feel so empty and so useless.
    ausliajulz ausliajulz
    31-35, M
    Jul 16, 2015

    Growing up, I didn't have my father in my life.

    My mother was in a relationship with a white man (she is black, but very light skinned) I always remember being on the chubbier side or feeling that way at least. I was constantly comparing myself to other girls and set my standards for beauty based on what I saw on television...
    Onyxiaa Onyxiaa
    18-21, F
    Oct 3, 2015
    lifewithBDD lifewithBDD
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2014

    To those bigger girls

    that are insecure... Read the answers to my question 'do you prefer skinny girls or curvy girls?' - love your body, because most others do too.. 💘
    scarlettexx scarlettexx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2015

    This may sound horrible

    or something, but I don't hate my body for being fat; I just don't think I'm skinny enough to me attractive.
    GahYan GahYan
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2015

    maybe no self esteem is more accurate.

    some have a hard time understanding why i could feel this way. i have way too many examples in life where i have seen how i am valued by others. years and years of them. i ignored most of it through sheer arrogance but even an oblivious man may see the truth when it hits...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    so lately ive felt more self conscious about my

    breast theyre small i fit in an a cup and my boyfriend says he loves how small they are and i know he means well but i cant be happy about it i can be ok im chubby and my boobs are small send help....
    deleted deleted
    Aug 30, 2015

    Body Image

    I'm Indian. In my culture, the lighter your skin, the better chances of a "man wanting to marry you". My mother used to stick a whole lot of creams, home remedies, soaps and stuff on my skin to make me lighter but I was a sun girl and got darker instead of lighter. I'm insecure...
    lonelypri lonelypri
    4 Responses Jan 15, 2011

    I wish I looked way prettier.

    I have lots of flaws .wish I had a better Self~esteem. Wish i had this and that .All I need is a really great friend.
    g00dVib3zzz g00dVib3zzz
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 3

    I'm falling back down.

    Everyone around me seems to be happy and over their depression and here I am getting worse and worse by the minute... Suicidal thoughts are back. I'm not sure a single person would notice that I was missing if I did... I want to starve. I want to Cut. I want to die...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2015


    Because in person I do really look like shitt.I have these horrid acne scars.I am fat and gaining back the weight I once lost -_-And I have an ugly nose, small eyes, and many other flaws.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    52 Responses Jan 15, 2011
    essybag essybag
    Jun 22, 2015

    Sometimes i feel like ill never be good enough

    for anyone.... My body is just stupid
    erosado erosado
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2014

    Sometimes I do , Like

    when I don't have anything cute to wear
    BeautynBrains4 BeautynBrains4
    18-21, F
    Feb 14, 2014

    Low self esteem and poor body image is

    something I've struggled with all my life. Growing up as the only kid in a wheelchair in my town, I was always a bit of an outsider and spent a lot of time in the shadows never being noticed. I always wanted to be more confident and I wanted people to notice me and this struggle...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    I mean, why wouldn't I?

    I broke a weighing scale the other day I'm so ******* fat. I have man boobs that put some women to shame, a gut that is way too wide, a **** ugly face, hair which no matter what I try gets screwed over, a tiny ******* pe!&s and to top it all off I have a skin condition that...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    Learning To Love Myself

    Im 18 years old and have struggled with self esteem for probably at least five years. I was bullied throughout all of grade school and even though i thought i had gotten to a point where i had hardened myself against it, it still had an effect on me. Add in me being overweight...
    danikat danikat
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2012

    Hi my name is Paula, im not really going to go

    into detail about my life, all i can say is i struggle with the way my face looks. Most of the time people reject me on how my face looks. When i look at myself in the mirror i like what i see but then, i take a picture. The other day i learned that we are uglier than what we...
    summergirl001 summergirl001
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jul 15, 2015
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