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I Have Low Self Esteem

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    nicoleblu nicoleblu 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    Low? haha i don't even have self esteem

    or self confidence or whatever it is
    someoneyoumightknow00 someoneyoumightknow00 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I have no self esteem.

    I really HATE myself. I HATE being female. I HATE my brain and my body. I don't understand WHY God made me this way??
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 17

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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 13 Responses Jul 18

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    Today my mother told me again,

    that IM FAT. She is always controlling what I eat and how I look. I am currently in college, I try as much possible to get fitness..but there is no time. She is always trying me to look like her bestfriend's perfect, skinny and model daughter. I already have a LOW SELF ESTEEM...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Which is a big problem

    for me i always feel like im not good enough like other girls out there.. when i look in the mirror all i see is short fat ugly loser this just makes me sad why im so different from other girls i always question myself.. all my cousins and brothers... they were not the best...
    loveiseverything18 loveiseverything18 18-21, F Aug 6

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    I go through bouts of sadness

    where I don't feel good enough for anyone. Tonight is one of those nights.
    EllieT17 EllieT17 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    So I tend to turn to random people to flirt with

    and talk dirty to so I get some compliments because I never get compliments in my own relationship
    oddkid448 oddkid448 26-30, M 5 days ago

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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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    I got bullied in high school by a bunch of

    girls. They treated me really badly like someone who wasn't worthy of being their friends. My best friend, only nice friend, eventually turned on me and never spoke to me again. Since then I've had half-assed, abusive type friendships and I've stopped talking to people or doing...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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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 50 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    My friend is always mean to me,

    in a nice way. I went to practice one day and I was really mad because I had basically picked out off of my flaws. And she asked me what my problem was, and I began telling her everything that I was happy with, and she literally slapped me across the face so hard. And she was...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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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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    This is all your fault mikey

    if only you wouldn't have hurt me maybe I'd be fine ...F-uck you man you hurt me now I want to hurt myself Bc you just had to get pleasure from hurting me ...then the cops don't do sh-it I f-ucking hate you I hate my life
    Allywall Allywall 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    When you're surrounded by smart,

    georgeous/good-looking, rich, talented and healthy thin people, you just had to keep yourself as low as possible. You know you'll have trouble fitting it. Might as well just stay invisible and slowly blend in the background.
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 2

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    Tonight I cried my eyes out.

    I was on POF talking to a guy. We got along so well and even made plans to hang out. He asked for my Instagram and of course they weren't as cute as my POF pictures but they weren't ugly. It didn't matter how I felt though, after he looked me up, he read my messages and stopped...
    AwkwardBlackGir1 AwkwardBlackGir1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    It doesn't matter how attractive you think

    others are, they obviously don't see what you see through your eyes and its really sad. For one reason or another they believe that they are worthless..someone either teared them down or they are tearing themselves down. These people are not craving attention they are craving...
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F Aug 2

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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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    I have low self esteem issues.

    I suppose all my life I felt like I was ugly. Being bullied throughout my school days made me feel less of myself. I do not think I have ever spoken about my feelings to anyone. I somehow thought I could use Experience Project as a place to share my good and bad experiences...
    BreakingTheRules BreakingTheRules 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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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 4 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    I have low self esteem

    because of the way people treated me especially people I was in relationships with mainly guys I feel like I have to settle because I probably won't find anyone better
    spiritualvirgo82 spiritualvirgo82 31-35, F Jul 30

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    im so done with everything

    and so done with life!! i dont even know what self esteem is anymore.. I think so low of myself and i think so negatively about me.. My self confidence is high, like in terms of video games or even studying and testing, I'm invincible and whatever it is i can beat it or i can...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I'm really feeling like crap today

    and I don't know why. I'm feeling numb and invisible. I'm so tired of all the negativity around me when I'm trying so hard to be positive and feel better about me.. yet I just feel torn down.
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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 wish that I can like myself

    for who I am even just for one day. I'm tired of disliking who I am. I've had a low self esteem since I was a child. :/ I feel like my low self esteem is the main reason why people get bored of me so easily.
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 13

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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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    I am 26 and I lost one of my front teeth.

    Guess what? Chipped right to the gum. Dentist said there was no hope, unless I have money to buy my way out of such a tragedy. --- Psychiatrists and counselors can talk to you for hours, they can throw any pill they want at you but if you can't fix the actual problem, your self...
    myfungasm myfungasm 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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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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    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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    I hate when I'm invited to a place I know a lot

    of guys will be at. I'm so self conscious. I feel as if everyone is just looking at how fat and ugly I am.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 8

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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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    Just venting...I'm the type of person people

    talk to when they have problems. This past while this seems to be relentless. There's only so much you can take and advice you can offer that isn't listened to before it starts to take a tole on you. It's frustrating. Now I find out my job which I love is ending this month. I...
    IrishGuyPat IrishGuyPat 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 7

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 18

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    I have such low self esteem

    that I can't stand to show even an inch of skin in public. And it bothers me when I see him talk to her. The girl who isn't afraid to show their legs but still manages to look pretty and appropriate. Even though me and him are just friends, I'm still scared of losing him. What...
    GarasaurausRex GarasaurausRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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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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    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 think having low self esteem makes us give

    off an aura, a negative depressed one at that. It's an aura that pushes people away, whereas confident people can pull others towards them.
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I have incredible low self worth.

    I have been through a lot in my life, and I realize that I haven't lived that long of a life, but when your whole life you are made to believe you are nothing, then what are you supposed to do. It is a weird feeling, knowing that what you do with your life is all because of...
    AlliesWorld AlliesWorld 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 2

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    I hate when my friends are put in awkward

    potions because of me. Like when a guy asks them "is your friend cute" like I feel as if they have to lie and say yes because they don't want to be mean or hurt my feelings.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8

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    I am a girl, but I don't feel like one.

    Everyone tells me I'm beautiful and feminine, so how come I don't see it, too? I look in the mirror and honestly feel manly. When I go out with my girlfriends, I feel like I'm the friend on the side who's just plain, while they're the center of attention, because their...
    memoryofadream memoryofadream 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 9 Responses Jan 2

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    ever wake up and just hate yourself?

    ? there is no reason to....it's amazing how to day to day life just picks you apart
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 19

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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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    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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    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