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I Have Low Self Esteem

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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 and...
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 12 Responses Jul 18

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    Has anyone else destroyed a great relationship

    because of low self esteem issues?
    rmircea rmircea 31-35 3 Responses Jun 4

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    I have always had low self esteem.

    And just when it seems I am getting through this problem, I go back to hating certain aspects of myself. My goal is to have a healthy self-esteem. To not think too highly or poorly of myself. And If possible, get rid of my ego, who argues with me everyday.
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F 3 Responses May 26

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    I know I have issues with my own self.

    It's like I hate myself so much I don't even enjoy my own company, I don't like being by myself, being what I am. My self confidence couldn't be lower than it already is. And none of your tips or your wise words would be enough to heal my scars. Back then, at 15 I had a...
    infinitetenderness infinitetenderness 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 9 Responses Jan 2

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    At the moment I'm in retreat,

    and going through a lot of soul-searching. One of the things that's come up in my procrastination breaking programme is the notion of self-acceptance because often it is want of perfection that stops us from taking action, due to fear of failure. At the moment I'm going through...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    I sometimes ask myself what my fiancé sees in

    me. It's a horrible habit that I know bothers him. I just feel at times that he is out of my league and I have to remind myself that what I'm thinking is not true. He loves me for my quirks and he thinks I am beautiful, and that is what matters. I have always been my own worst...
    AbnormallyMe AbnormallyMe 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 5

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    I had a lot of problems growing up

    and i was bullied really bad through high school. Oddly enough i am on the opposite side now and everyone likes me which is nice but sometimes i feel ugly. I have been told I am so pretty by anyone and everyone but to me I am ugly without makeup then my face is pretty. I talk to...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I have Aspergers which means I can be shy,

    with very low self esteem & lack confidence, I feel ugly and unwanted. I'm here because I'd like to meet genuine people & make friends. Haters need not apply.
    Scarletjaki Scarletjaki 36-40, F 5 Responses May 2

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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 40 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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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 5 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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 10 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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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 51-55, F 22 Responses May 1, 2011

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    I had a really big fight with my boyfriend today

    because I caught him looking at **** and it made me feel so ugly. I know looking at **** is natural and I look at **** too. I have put on a lot of weight lately and it has made me ugly, inside and out. I am so self-conscious now, I tear into other people to make myself feel...
    origamilover origamilover 22-25, F 4 Responses May 20

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    These are 10 Assertive Rights I have

    as a human being that I have to say out loud 3 times a day... Assertive Right #1: I have the right to judge my own behavior, thoughts, and emotions and to take the responsibility for their initiation and consequence. The behavior of others may have an impact upon me, but I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 17

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    For all the attractive people out there.

    Thanks for making me look even worse. As if I needed evidence that I'm unattractive. Sincerely all of us.
    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I feel like I look better with makeup

    and when I don't wear makeup I feel ugly
    adriannag0416 adriannag0416 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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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 7 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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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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    I am always being told how pretty I am

    and how amazing my body looks.but since middle school I realized I had low self esteem. when I got into high school things changed. guys became really attracted to me and I became Pretty popular around school. throughout my two years of high school I have only worn weave...
    tytm tytm 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I have the lowest self esteem,

    I seriously go to guys for attention to feel good about myself, and I've done it so much that I am truly ashamed of my past, but now I hope I can find a guy that likes me for me, and doesn't use me and accepts my past and wants to make a bigger and brighter future with me. I...
    jeennalouise jeennalouise 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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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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    I purchased this book years ago titled

    "Breaking the Chain of Low Self Esteem," and I am just now getting around to reading it. Within the first couple of chapters is a questionnaire to help you grade how serious your low self esteem is. I knew I HAD LSE but did not realize it fell in the severe LSE category. LSE...
    Mala1718 Mala1718 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    i hate feeling like there's no one there,

    I just want someone too care.
    MemoryLane1137 MemoryLane1137 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    When I was growing up I had been small all my

    life 120 pounds being a adult. People making fun of me and being rude most of all what really hurt me is I have two deformed ears one has bumps on it one looks like elf ear and I used to get bullied and called names!! I tore me apart and still affects me badly. People don't...
    Allstar1993 Allstar1993 22-25, M Jun 18

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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, 2014

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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 13 Responses Sep 7, 2010

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    Hello old friend! It's been a while,

    but we're buxom buddies again. It's amazing how little it takes to get someone from a 'normal' level of existence back into the depths of despair, and hating everything about themselves and life! Just the slightest knock back, that most people would take in their stride, has...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 2 Responses May 30

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    I feel like even if I wanted to I couldn't be

    anorexic, I don't have the strength to just not eat! Sometimes I wish I did, other times I've very happy that that I can't because I know it wouldn't be in any way a good idea! I have fasted a few times before but never longer than 24 hours.. I have done it in awhile though...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 18

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    Louis568 Louis568 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    My legs are too fat My skin is too pale My

    stomach is too round My arms are too big My face is too ugly My hair is too straight My hands are too long My toes are too short My scars are too scary My mouth never shuts up My heart is too damaged My soul is too black My brain is too stupid My mind is too depressing
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    As hard as it is to change our thinking

    and the way we feel about ourselves, we must try like hell, because no one should miss out on opportunities made for them because they don't feel worthy. Do it despite fear of judgement and failure. You will succeed someday!
    Mala1718 Mala1718 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I absolutely hate myself.

    I can't remember a time I actually loved myself. I find everything about me to be detestable. I also became the person I never wanted to be
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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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 9 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Sometimes I have to realize

    that my idea of what I want to be or look like will never be achievable, those past demons of being called names and comments about my body is what I'm mostly battling
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I have really low self esteem,

    it is reaching the point where I don't even want to go out and socialize because I don't feel good enough.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    Amazing how the hardest thing I have to deal

    with is loving myself and accepting myself. Most guys don't have that issue. I envy those blessed enough for this predicament to not even cross their minds.
    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M 1 Response May 30

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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 4 Responses Oct 11, 2014

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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 15 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    After years of being called ugly,

    stupid,retarded, special,disabled, poor,weird,creepy,and lots more! This is what I've become. I hate myself I can't do anything right I'm more than 100% talentless.
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 7

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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, 2014

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    I guess being bullied

    as a child, being disabled, having a father who talks down to you constantly will effect you for years. I've tried exercise, talking about it any 'new hobbies'. Better, but my driving instructor still says confidence is my main issue. Seems like how little I improve only drops...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 3 Responses May 13

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    i dont know what is wrong with me.

    . i just hate my self no matter how hard i try i just cant help. i cant sleep at night because i keep thinking that i am not good enough. i abandon friends, i isolate my self every now and then, i run away without giving an excuse. i joined debating society of my college, every...
    shbamo shbamo 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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    I Have Low Self Esteem I know guys like

    confident women and it sucks because this is just how my mind is on the topic of my physical appearance. I have tried so hard to change my mind, my body, my heart, but I just can't. So many people I see complaining about their body, and 90% of them don't have a reason. So why...
    SereneThoughts SereneThoughts 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    It's funny though,self esteem how much it

    matters.On the job brain full of ideas I want to say them,I want to contribute,but no.Mouth open no words,hand in air in gesticulation,ready to do it,brain telling body to do it,nothing happens.I hear whisper in my head:"You can't do it,your ideas are bad,you are not worthy,you...
    somerandomguyfromspace somerandomguyfromspace 31-35, M 1 Response May 16

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    I sometimes feel ugly

    as hell . I mean I know I'm 13 , and yeah puberty and all but sometimes I'm just so insecure about myself . I'll list the reasons why . 1) my nose is big 2) acne 3) teeth crooked 4) I have hairy arms 5) when I shave it comes back the next day and I have a lot of razor bumps...
    adriannag0416 adriannag0416 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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