I Have Low Self Esteem and Confidence

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    I hate almost everything about myself.

    No matter what I do, I always feel like the weird outsider who doesn't belong anywhere. For one thing l, I look like a little kid most of the time no matter what I wear (im 4'6 and weight about 90 pounds) and always feel so low and ugly compared to every other girl I see in...
    animegirl63 animegirl63
    18-21, F
    Mar 26, 2015

    I have scoliosis and a congenital spinal fusion.

    It makes it really hard to live an independent life. I despise having to rely on my partner for simple things like going for a shower and washing my hair. I cannot even dress my self some days. It makes me feel useless and like I cannot contribute to the community like a...
    Ariannax Ariannax
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2014
    yesiigarciaa yesiigarciaa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2014

    That's why I always blame myself,

    even if other person did wrong.Whoever it is...To everyone I just keep apologizing.I just want everything to b normal in the end.But if u apologize too much to everyone,u actually degrade yourself and make yourself low and convincing others that actually it's your fault only,not...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 31

    I'm at the point where I can do nothing right.

    I spend hours on my appearance and what for? To be told I'm ugly and fat? I can't go on like this. I need to change something but what?
    bj345 bj345
    36-40, F
    Nov 21, 2014

    I was thinking about X-Factor.

    But I can't because of my love Self Esteem and Confidence. Only because I have been rejected all of life. I just want to know what it's like to be accepted in society.
    NoteEveryStep NoteEveryStep
    16-17, M
    Jun 16, 2014

    I don't know where the hell it originated from.

    I used to believe in myself, but I lost that. I never really had much confidence. Probably because I was emotionally abused by my own dad. I have extremely low confidence with guys. It's almost impossible for me to talk to guys other than my boyfriend, and even with him I'm...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2014

    Hi there, this is my first post here.

    Would just like to state that I feel privileged after reading some stuff, like people who have been beaten and things like that by their parents. Even though I just feel like I gotta get this out of me, since it's been a time since I notice those things. I've thought about...
    rodrigosilva rodrigosilva
    18-21, M
    Dec 19, 2015

    No friends and now no bf

    and even that people say that I'm pretty, I never feel that way. I always think that I'm not good enough because of my failed relationships. And I can't talk to people because I'm really shy. Trying to change that...
    drja20 drja20
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2015

    I wouldn't normally share this on a site

    but I just need some advice I can always remember. In primary 5/6 I had loads of pimples all over my face and now in high school it's all gone but I've got pimple scars on my cheeks. It doesn't really affect my look cuz it's only my cheeks and I still have guys who like me and...
    Adaeze123 Adaeze123
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 31, 2015

    I have low confidence.

    There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright anymore and finding difficult to handle my Post graduate degree.Also am getting bald so thats really keeping me down and out.Dn...
    inception000 inception000
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2015

    I have low confidence.

    There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright anymore and finding difficult to handle my Post graduate degree.Also am getting bald so thats really keeping me down and out.Dn...
    darknight00 darknight00
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 22, 2015

    Dear HIM: I don't know what to do anymore.

    .. I try and I still feel like I'm nothing to you... You're always with friends, or playing your games, or just not in the mood to talk.... We fight and it's always my fault... What am I supposed to do? I love you... You're the one that said it first, and now you barely say it at...
    redpanda1997 redpanda1997
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2015

    I find it hard to find people

    who understand how hard it is to never like yourself. I'm my own worst critic.
    xxmonkeynessxx xxmonkeynessxx
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 7, 2015

    Lack Of Self Confidence , Self Esteem

    There's times when I see girls and wish I could be them . Everyone seems to like to be around them . Meanwhile there's me every time there's people around me , I feel like they don't even want to know me . At the end of the day I feel & like crap . I feel this has affected me...
    Timona Timona
    22-25, F
    Nov 11, 2013

    I woke up this morning

    and realized that I don't have many friends or a girlfriend, because I have low self esteem and self confidence, I have always known there was something wrong but I couldn't figure out what it was. I sometimes forget its common to have low self esteem and confidence issues...
    JodyValero JodyValero
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 12, 2015

    Does anyone know how to gain self confidence?

    I've been dealing with this problem for over 5 years. I sometimes feel as if im too nice to others, or just let myself go..I let people walk all over me. Now I don't get bullied or have anyone who's said mean things to me. Although I feel uncomfortable with myself :/ I don't...
    yasminesaleh00 yasminesaleh00
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2015

    I have low confidence.

    There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright anymore and finding difficult to handle my Post graduate degree.Also am getting bald so thats really keeping me down and out.Dn...
    matrix000 matrix000
    26-30, M
    10 Responses Jul 10, 2015
    spyzer spyzer
    18-21, F
    Jan 20

    When I was in 2nd grade I was

    so insecure I couldn't even answer a question like "blue or pink" in fear of my friend choosing a different answer then leaving me to feel like I am stupid weird and wrong. My friend would catch on to me just agreeing to whatever and would start to ask me a question first having...
    BlurryFace21Pilots BlurryFace21Pilots
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    Sadly yes. It goes away the days

    when I put on nice makeup and try to look really cute! sometimes it catches up to me though. I know people think I look adorable and that helps :33
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 7

    I'm meant to be doing a cross country race

    for my school but I'm really struggling whether to go or not and I feel like only people that suffer the same low confidence as me will get it. I'll be taken out of school for the day with a group of people from different years and we'll all run out appropriate race. However...
    HannahBray HannahBray
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2015

    Life..

    I have acne which gives me low self confidence don't want to go out in public and don't like to look at people, And it's not even that bad it's mild medium... But it still sucks and makes me feel dirty... I don't have any friends, I also have bad vertigo which is why I don't go...
    Obsidianfirefly Obsidianfirefly
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2012

    I literally am shaking

    and my heart is thumping so fast. I was so hungry but I didn't move from my place because I was scared to be noticed. I kept struggling for 1 hour straight if I should get up and go to the cafe, energize and continue studying, or I should just tolerate the hunger pangs. Finally...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2015

    Because I have a resting ***** face

    and it makes people scared of me.
    justme1996 justme1996
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 4

    "I Am Constantly Getting Better"

    This low self esteem thing has really taken it's toll on me. I've found myself having those moments where your self loathing is so intense you feel like your head might explode wayyyy too often lately. I hate the mistakes that i've made in the past, i hate that i've hurt people...
    katiekayy katiekayy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2009

    More like no self esteem

    and no confidence..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2015

    It wasn't until I searched low self esteem,

    did u find , and confidence. To read this was to feel validated. The internal conflicts the eternal of my existence each and every day . The possibility of actually letting anyone into my world is only a fantasy. The fantasy of being all of who I am , threatens me & comforts...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 26, 2015

    I've always had it. Ever

    since I was a little kid. I absolutely hate my body image. All it takes is one photogenic girl who looks so beautiful and confident to make me hate myself. I have dandruff. I'm 5'1". I have acne. I don't know how to dress myself. I'm not skinny. I don't know how to talk without...
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    I act overconfident when I'm alone

    or with my friends, but when it comes to any other situation I feel like everyone is judging me. In my opinion I'm an average looking guy, but most of my self conciseness is towards my height. I'm 5'6" and I wish I were taller. Another thing that makes me have my low self esteem...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 30, 2015
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    I'm 20. Never had a boyfriend.

    I am extremely insecure. I hate the way I look. I'm tall, have a slim body, nice hair, and have been told that I have a nice personality. Some guys (esp older ones) have told me that I'm attractive. I may or may not believe it, depending on how I feel. Sometimes I'll compare...
    parisjade12 parisjade12
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 4, 2014

    I've always been self conscious about my body

    and even my personality. I've often been told you are to stupid or you are too weird. you are too ugly to skinny to fat. I used to nevee really truly pay attention to it on the outside but on the inside it killed me. I was skinny growing up but people said I was to skinny so I...
    ShawnaMae123 ShawnaMae123
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 11

    Your head's like mine,

    like all our heads; big enough to contain every god and devil there ever was. Big enough to hold the weight of oceans and the turning stars. Whole universes fit in there! But what do we choose to keep in this miraculous cabinet? Little broken things, sad trinkets that we play...
    owlsarntwhattheyseem owlsarntwhattheyseem
    26-30, M
    Nov 29, 2015

    With my low self esteem

    and confidence all I see is my own failure
    breakinghope breakinghope
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 17

    I fought self esteem most my life,

    there's day I can over come it, those days I realise I hurt people and I know that's not me, but you get tire of people taking advantage of who you really are, just got to point out your fees and hell, if they don't like it, Its their problem, you get tired of carrying the world...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 29, 2015

    Hi, I have low self esteem,

    low confidence, am self conscious and other of other ****. Basically it started when I started primary school, I had eczema on my hands and face. People used to make fun of me call me 'scabby' and other stuff like that. It used to really hurt me, I cried alot. secondary school...
    Mitchh22 Mitchh22
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2014

    I've already posted about my self esteem

    so this will be about Confidence. My confidence is at minimum. BELOW even. It always is. I try to find reasons why I should have confidence in myself but I just can't find any way to do it. I've been thinking all day and avoiding everyone,My stomach hurts and I've gotten sick...
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    Sep 20, 2014

    Trying to feel special

    after abuse for 3 years.
    Shyvon5 Shyvon5
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015

    Wasted Promise

    I'm not dumb. I'm not ignorant. But I'm missing some comonents that keep me back in life. I have never had in myself the moxie to go forward and take charge of things one should take charge of. I have always followed, never led. Things I should have done I was always talked...
    megatron316 megatron316
    41-45, M
    4 Responses May 29, 2009

    I have low confidence.

    There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright anymore and finding difficult to handle my Post graduate degree.Also am getting bald so thats really keeping me down and out.Dn...
    imdarknight00 imdarknight00
    26-30, M
    May 29, 2015
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