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I Have Low Self Esteem

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    I feel like any guy that takes interest in me

    is doing it because of a bet and not because they might actually like me
    BSFG BSFG 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Even in my dreams I fail miserably.

    No matter what I try to do, I mess up so bad I get ridiculed for it. Needless to say, I'm terrified of failure in real life. These dreams isn't helping.
    WhereIsMyBeard WhereIsMyBeard 26-30, T 2 Responses Jan 15

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    It's really frustrating

    when you want to help someone whose self esteem is so low, but you can't because yours is worse... So you just gotta try your best and ignore how you feel to make the other person feel better:/
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 2 Responses Dec 20, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 Jan 9, 2014

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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, 2015

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    Hello, I havenĀ“t posted anything

    for a while.. Sh*te is I discovered the guy I've been with for some months now it's with another girl. We had an open relationship so its not cheating, I'm okay. He really likes her. She is fitter than me and she seems cooler than me too. This destroys my self esteem bc it's the...
    96Charlie 96Charlie 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    We who care are awesome Theres no need

    for fake Quiet around lethal pigs maybe But never be fake
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 27

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    This site is supposed to help people by

    allowing them to connect with others... Then why do I want to delete this account because of all the rude and hurtful people? I really wish they had something better to do.
    katieliebtkatzen katieliebtkatzen 16-17, F 19 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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    But love to give advice Lol

    http://nutrilover.tumblr.com/post/138145680213/new-post-has-been-published-on-nutrilover
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 27

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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, 2015

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    But I've learned to deal with it.

    Sometimes I feel absolutely horrible about myself, but not as much as I used to after leaving my exes who have put me through some miserable things. Now I embrace that I'm not good looking, I embrace every flaw, my crooked, big teeth; my fat, round face; my uneven skin color...
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2015

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    Not all the time...but sometimes it's hard to

    stay positive and accept yourself in a world that so often rejects what you value.
    BeautifullyBrokenAngel BeautifullyBrokenAngel 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    My low self esteem makes me depressed

    and insecure but I don't have will fixing it.Its not that I don't want to get higher self esteem I just dont want to lie to myself and i find it tiring.I always criticise myself,overthink and rethink everything i've done and said and end up blaming myself .I often feel...
    heltel heltel 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    This is cross posted.

    Many years ago, I was given an incredible gift. I had the honor to be a part of an event that was, for me, one of the most empowering, compassionate, healing outpouring of pure love that I could possibly image. Near the end of it, I was held in The Mother's arms while I...
    TruthSpeaks71 TruthSpeaks71 41-45 Nov 7, 2015

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    Your smell makes me cry and this shirt smells

    of you So I hold it to my face and I sleep with it Because with out you I'd cease to exist.
    EndlessBummerz EndlessBummerz 26-30, M Jan 26

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    I really wish I could tell

    if people are telling the truth when they say that I am pretty. I can't be the only one who thinks they say it so they don't hurt your feelings! I feel ugly more often than pretty. I wish someone could just be honest with me.
    XxWillowxX XxWillowxX 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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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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    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 really don't get it.

    When I was a teen. I didn't care so much about what others said or did to me. I was in my happy bubble. But today, gaaah. I can't text anyone or have any conversation without regret. I want to be the strong teen again! I had an adult mentor/friend, who told me I had attitude...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Shoutout to the girls

    that hate their bodies but are trying really really hard to find the beauty and comfort in them because that **** is hard and takes a lot of time and is emotionally exhausting. I'm proud of y'all.
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jan 2, 2015

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    This vid proves me was smart Me said do

    gratitude list And victory list And list of awesome And goals Four out of seven By my mind seeking a boost for me yaaaaaayyyy!!!!!!!! Improve you http://reluvworld.tumblr.com/post/138141031076/ways-to-build-confidence-if-you-dont-know-how
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 27

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    Anyone ever feel much worse

    when they walk outside and face people ? Like you can feel them judging you and stuff ?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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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 14 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 7, 2015

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    isnt funny? the gods walking among you carry

    more power in one whisper than you ever had with an entire speech. self pity has nothing to do with it. life has validated who you are, and it is far from who you want to be. what do you do when you are inherently wrong? when even you turn on yourself, who is left to care...
    beaubeau7 beaubeau7 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Been a bad week, actually got told

    that I don't deserve to be alive...who even says that?
    stormy2468 stormy2468 16-17, F 9 Responses Sep 4, 2015

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    I am not like other girls here in town.

    I don't get dressed up and put on make up every day not because I don't want to but because I don't have the time I work go to school and care for my siblings. A few days ago a very attractive guy asked me to dinner. He and I both work go to school and have goals that made him...
    Claura Claura 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2015

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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 2 Responses May 26, 2015

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    I would really appreciate

    if my mind just shut up right now...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 3, 2015

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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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    Trial research This vid says how to date

    introverts So If you are one Send it to your crush Lol http://reluvworld.tumblr.com/post/138133479988/8-tips-on-dating-introverts
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 27

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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 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 2, 2015

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    I don't feel pretty..

    .I hate how I look.. :(
    yoru1234 yoru1234 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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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 5 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    I'm a paradox. I wanna be happy,

    but I think of things that make me sad. I'm lazy, yet I'm ambitious. I don't like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don't care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I'm a conflicted contradiction. if I can't figure myself out, there's...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

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