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I Have Low Self Esteem

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    lonely112 lonely112 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    Spread the word, love yourself,

    be a miracle :) http://youtu.be/TT6qWghHkFI
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F Sep 15

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    Im just wasting space is what I tell myself.

    I don't think anyone/thing could make me change my mind about that. I am nothing. Why do people compliment me? It's all lies!
    6356kk 6356kk 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I Wrote This For An Assignemnt For School, Thought I'd Share :)

    Babystep #2 Look in the mirror and ask yourself if you are the type of person you want to marry.             When I first chose this step, I originally thought the answer would of course be “no”.  I thought of all negative things, my flaws.  But then...
    Smileandbehappy Smileandbehappy 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    You Can Destroy Me With One Sentence

    But you mustn't, I beat myself up enough, when I think about the chances I missed in life, my wasted talent. I feel a bit more worthless every day.
    RickiChickie RickiChickie 46-50, F 23 Responses May 1, 2011

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    It's so ridiculously low today,

    I hate everything about my appearance. I've been so self conscious for literally as long as I can remember, my earliest memory of it is when I was 5 years old..! o.o
    Gallowsweet Gallowsweet 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I Let Men Use Me

    This kind of spurred from another post I made, that made me think about this.. I let myself be used because i have low self esteem... You'd never know it talking to me in person. Like I've said before, I'm one of the popular girls, I'm a leader, I'm the one others look up to. I...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    Stevie Wonder - for once in my life Listen to

    this song, read the lyrics and then imagine you singing it to your self, magical will happen lol... On the real though, love to me, from me, for me is what helps me. :)
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I'm learning to love my self a little more each

    day, I'm not dumb or stupid or helpless and I do have a future and I will go far and i am smart, very smart. I can achieve my goals for my life :) Unlike I was told almost everyday of my life, that is not true and will never be true.<3
    tigersfan195 tigersfan195 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 30

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    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M Oct 8

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    I really do. Growing up being told

    that you're a failure and never going to amount to anything tends to have that effect on someone. On a side note since my esteem is so low it causes me to blush at the simplest compliments
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 9

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    A year ago I was diagnosed with Complex Trauma

    PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder with Moderate Episodes, and Anxiety Disorder NOS. All of this originated from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse my entire childhood plus multiple other traumas in adulthood. I am in therapy with a Trauma specialist and we are doing EMDR and...
    mjh8808 mjh8808 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I do have really low self esteem,

    I was bullied through school, put down by people who mattered most to me, in a relationship with a guy at the age of 15 who cheated on me, gave me verbal abuse and on a few occasions left me with bruises. I was never really made to feel good about myself. It always made me see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    There was once my teacher explains about

    depression, she looked at me and say " I see there are a few here who are suffering in depression " it's like she was talking about me. Every time she asked me to read in front of students, I read very fast and very soft, my teacher will ask me to read again and again. Sometimes...
    GravityFall GravityFall 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I feel like I'll never have a relationship

    because I will never believe someone likes me.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I'm not a fan of Ulrika Johnson.

    But I do know one thing about her: she said whenever anybody told her they loved her, she automatically lost respect for them. Because how could she have a high opinion of anyone who'd love HER? I can relate to that 100%. I can't remember a time I didn't feel somehow less...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Will I Ever Change?

    It's weird how you can't take good advice, but you can dish it out full heartedly to people in need. All my life I have felt like the ugly duck just waiting for my shot to be the beautiful swan. Maybe it's just not what god had planned for me.. I'm not sure. On a good day I can...
    sadmercy sadmercy 18-21 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    In terms of my body figure,

    yes.. I'm not that confident with my body. I'm a little big for an asian girl. My measurements went down ever since I have work. I can show some but I think I should work more on my tummy.
    BarbieChan BarbieChan 22-25, F 10 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Nick1027 Nick1027 13-15, M 8 Responses Aug 31

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    I have a hard time in life

    and relationships in general because i have a really low self esteem, idk why this is, i just know its there and i can't do anything about it.. Ive tried but I can't change that and I'm starting to think this is that way I am :/ which sucks
    Cheesyboy Cheesyboy 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    My Self Esteem Is In The Toilet

    I've always felt that I was inferior to others and not superior. I just feel that the self esteem has been sucked out of me. I've never felt attractive or pretty. Always felt every female that is my age has it all together and is prettier than me . I had to leave college because...
    scorpiobabe82 scorpiobabe82 26-30 14 Responses Sep 7, 2010

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    I Cant Help It,

    I dont care how many times I hear how Im beautiful, not fat, not horribly ugly, etc., I still cant shake those thoughts that Im everything the opposite of what all my friends and family tell me constantly. I wish it was different. I wish I wasnt constantly downing myself, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 24, 2007

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    I know I'm intelligent,

    but I want to be my own definition of perfect. I compare myself to so many girls and my self confidence got so bad once that I started crying in front of the mirror...
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I hate the fact that I'm a b-cup.

    . My sister is a DD and my mother is overweight but has to get her bras out of boxes at the store and my aunt has DD's too! But I'm 18 with small breasts.. I'm skinnier than all of them so I decided it's probably because of that that I have a smaller chest.
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 9

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    I hate the way I look

    and I just feel like no one will ever be interested in me. Anyone else feel that way??
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 1

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    I feel all of your pain.

    Reading these saddens me, and I can relate...You always want to be somebody that you're not. Because of society, you think there is a certain definition to beautiful. You never want to be who you already are, because you always find the little "imperfections" "imperfect". But...
    SociallyAwkwardGirl SociallyAwkwardGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Worried About Everything

    As well as being paranoid about my looks I also worry about things as small as going to a new building - I worry that I'll look like an idiot when I can't find the door or I'll be trying to push it when it says pull! I have no idea why I worry about this I don't judge...
    mum08 mum08 26-30, F 14 Responses Feb 21, 2007

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    All I do on here is post about how much I

    dislike myself. I really need to get my **** together lol.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I Am Weird

    I have a big head, horrible face, depression, bipolar disorder, assexual(option because my natural state is gay), crippled by depression over the years, I am talking about 16 years battling this illness. I have no elf-steem cause I am horrible, I dont leave the house, just go out...
    Riqq Riqq 26-30, M 17 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    I Refuse to Have Low Self Esteem

    I struggled with self esteem for years.   Then I stopped caring--that's all it really takes to raise your self esteem--give your self permission to stop caring what others think.   That is a big first step--it's really hard to say "I don't care"...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    Progress Forward

    I think that technically I don't have low self esteem anymore. I get doubtful moments when I'm feeling weak but I don't think I actually have it anymore. However, this is a huge progress for me. Since I was little I hated my looks, thought I was ugly as hell and just wanted to...
    darktippedrose darktippedrose 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    I'm ugly 😂😂😂

    but I'm glad ! My personality has taken me places! And it still does
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M Oct 5

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    Due To Many Years Of Bullying

    I pretty much have noo self esteem due to many years of bullying, basically everyone made fun of the way I looked, and I admit I'm not the best looking girl out there but I wouldn't wish the kind of treatment I got on anybody. I'm trying to be more confident in myself but its...
    CGFE CGFE 16-17, F 51 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    There's just something about me.

    I'm a quiet and meek guy. And sometimes my friends joke about my lack in confidence, confidence and masculinity. My low self esteem makes me insecure when they poke fun of me. I'm glad I did not lose my temper at any of them; at the same time I feel lousy and confused. Maybe I...
    browniepants browniepants 26-30, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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    I was washing my hair

    when I thought of the following today: I can't allow anybody else to determine my sense of esteem. Nobody knows me well enough to judge me anyway, so why should their view be the source of my esteem? Just as my own view of myself is pretty fractured due to my past and present...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 11

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    Feeling pressured to have sex?

    If someone you just met (or have been talking to for a while) told you that you were pretty, maybe took you on a date and then afterwards asked you for $100, would you say yes? I'm pretty sure 99% would answer no to this question. So then if the answer is no to $100, why is...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    madeofstars madeofstars 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 17

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    I want to be someone else

    so badly. Everyone else's lives look so much better than mine. I wish I was pretty and popular and smart and I know it's shallow but I wish I had money and I wish I had parents who talked to me and I just wish I was anyone but myself. I want to crawl out of my own skin. I feel...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    Olga No matter how many times I punch the

    mirror it still reflects still projects still renders that horrid reality all too clearly I don't look at myself and think “cute” I think barbaric German fat girls named Olga and their chunky braids in place of ears as they salute Hitler and parade around him with flowers...
    JaneBloodyAusten JaneBloodyAusten 31-35, F 10 Responses Sep 3

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    Why

    The reasons why I have low self esteem i guess go all the way back to when my father left i guess it maximized every little detail i saw wrong with myself and as i got older i tried to make up for it by comfort in other words....food needless to say it hasnt done wonders for my...
    Celticgirl1279 Celticgirl1279 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    The Limit Is Me

    My sister sent me this e-mail this morning and I thought I'd share it Personal Growth, Personal Independence: The Limit Is Me By Robin Good One day all the employees reached the office and they saw a big advice on the door on which it was written: "Yesterday the...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F 41 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    I guess I have suffered from low self esteem

    for a lot of years maybe even always There's also been experiences in my life that's not helped like I was in an emotionally abusive relationship. I do try work on my self esteem but it is two steps forward five back. Anyway the reason I'm putting this up here is because it...
    Ellievale Ellievale 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Yes this is me alright.

    Low self esteem and low confidence and all. I wish I was curvier seeing as a lot of people say real woman have curves. I have trouble keeping weight on. Tried eating healthy, adding protein stuff and working out for the past two years and I did keep it consistent. I went to my...
    lexik123 lexik123 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    I feel like nobody likes me.

    Even my boyfriend complains about me. I feel like my personality is just horrible and when I'm trying to be funny that no one evens finds it funny. I feel like an annoyance to everyone. I'm always so outgoing and try to joke around but I guess it's too much? But it's better then...
    sarahhunnix3 sarahhunnix3 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    How Others See You

    This is something that everyone should see, but especially women. So many times I compliment someone and tell them they are beautiful. I can tell that they don't believe me. I promise that I wouldn't waste the effort to tell you I think you're beautiful if I didn't think that. I...
    harveyspecter harveyspecter 41-45, M 8 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    Mirror, mirror, "Mirror,

    mirror, on my wall, I just want to be thin, pretty and tall. Mirror, mirror, if I change my hair, maybe someone will start to care. Mirror, mirror, if I starve myself at least I'll be beautiful, forget my health. Mirror, mirror , if I cut my wrist will I feel like I exist...
    MelXo MelXo 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    There was a small time in my life

    that my confidence started to bloom. I modeled for a few photographers, I was happy with the way I looked minus a few things if course. I struggled with low self esteem issues from when I was young probably to about 19 then I blossomed until about 21. I had my first child at 21...
    MarKri MarKri 22-25, F Sep 7

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    i dont really have much self esteem anymore.

    i used to be really fat but even then, I was happy and I felt pretty. nowdays, i dont. it's like, everyone tells me im pretty and that i look so much better than before, that i have a good personality but i just dont believe it. most of people dont know how i feel and some of...
    TrueLondon TrueLondon 18-21, F Sep 3

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    Success In Failures

    I stood in middle of road broke; cornered from all sides and felt there is no light on either sides of dark tunnel. i decided to fight this battle and asked god to strengthen me and give me one opportunity to fight back. it came and i took up and i found the light in the corner...
    giftafamily giftafamily 41-45 6 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    Like i know I'm ugly ,

    probably the main reason why I don't have a girlfriend
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I don't like the way I look.

    People say I'm beautiful. Even without makeup. I honestly deep down don't see the person they're talking about. There's only one person I've ever felt beautiful with. And I might be in love with him. But who knows where that will lead. I'm working on it though. Slowly I'm trying...
    shecanfly88 shecanfly88 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    Please tell me I'm more

    than a stupid tv show... I was saying goodnight to my mom a few minutes ago and trying to talk to her about tomorrow morning, and she basically just brushed me off, telling me she didn't have time to talk because there was a new show on and she didn't want to miss it. I feel so...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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