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I Have Low Self Esteem

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    My goal this year is to work on myself. I want to be the best version of myself as I can be. I want to be healthier, stronger, goal oriented, and driven. I need to make some...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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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...
    lexik123 lexik123 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    I find it impossible to love myself, and I don't know why. I have had an amazing upbringing with supportive parents and a great life, but every moment of my life I'm putting myself...
    LeavesOfSunshine LeavesOfSunshine 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's that usual low-self esteem caused by worries. The worries of not being able to meet expectations despite disliking expectations and preferring to go wherever I please...afraid...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I can't help it. When I hear people laughing, I think they're laughing at me. I always think people are talking about me when they're in groups and I usually am too shy to ask a...
    123peppy 123peppy 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    shecanfly88 shecanfly88 18-21, F 14 Responses Dec 12, 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...
    BarbieChan BarbieChan 22-25, F 11 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    It almost seems more comfortable to have low self esteem instead of getting your hopes up and feeling confident only to be crushed again. I guess what I am saying is it is easier...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 24, 2007

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    Dose anyone like 4 1/2 inch dicks .... I feel like no one dose...
    CASTbox CASTbox 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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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...
    SociallyAwkwardGirl SociallyAwkwardGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Always have ........ Any suggestions?
    onesmrtrn onesmrtrn 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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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...
    Riqq Riqq 26-30, M 17 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    I don't know how it reached this point. I've certainly never had anyone make me feel worthless--I have a loving, supportive family and have never been bullied by my peers or...
    rlc91 rlc91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Don't think about it too much too much.
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F Mar 16

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    Yeah pretty much :/ everyone here is so nice but for some reason people (boys especially) don't see that. Plus family doesn't really help considering they pick at my flaws 24/7...
    suzannah98 suzannah98 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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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...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    I have very low self esteem. I get so depressed because of how I feel about myself I wind up taking it out on my boyfriend. When I do it makes him feel like **** and like I think...
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    A Letter To Myself About Self Esteem - There will always be someone better looking than you. This is the same for everyone, not just you. There is always someone out there who is...
    fluffyunicorn fluffyunicorn 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    I've pretty much had low self esteem since the age of 6, I got put down a lot about my weight when I was a kid and that I had a few learning difficulties. I'm 15 now and I still...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I recently ended a relationship with someone and they used my weaknesses about myself against me. The words used have hurt me beyond belief and I dont know how to get them out of...
    mdvettech mdvettech 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    my self esteem is so low and I can't find out why I'm like this. I pick out every single little flaw I can find, and I'm so brainwashed that everyone else around me notices...
    megtayl0rr megtayl0rr 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have such low self esteem, my family is constantly telling me that I don't give myself enough credit. It's hard not looking at myself and seeing a **** person. Because I AM a...
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It really doesn't help when the person I think I'm falling for doesn't have any romantic feelings for me. And I don't mean like he only sees me as a friend. I mean the only...
    ThisIsMordor ThisIsMordor 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I am so bad at everything I do. I'm untalented and unattractive. I hate myself. I feel like an idiot every time I'm in class. I can't walk down a hallway without having an...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 11

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    I have very low self esteem... I waste hours dreaming of the beautiful body and intelligent mind I've always wanted, I grow more jaded every day from the venom in my envy of my...
    Jillianchn Jillianchn 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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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...
    Celticgirl1279 Celticgirl1279 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    Kids at school make fun of me on how I look and act ugh why should I bother being nice in school
    Nny7 Nny7 13-15, M Apr 9

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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...
    giftafamily giftafamily 41-45 6 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    I've been in a relationship with a committed guy for close to 4years who is soon to tie a knot, I'm so afraid to leave and move on, I'm so afraid to fall in love again, I'm so...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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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...
    browniepants browniepants 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 2

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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...
    scorpiobabe82 scorpiobabe82 26-30 15 Responses Sep 7, 2010

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    I have low self esteem cuz I`m not really an interesting person and because I`m not pretty. However it used to be a lot worse. Eventually I`ll learn to love myself.
    azngirl123 azngirl123 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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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...
    MelXo MelXo 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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...
    jeennalouise jeennalouise 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Cracked Mirror - When I look at myself, in any circumstance, I look contorted or smudged. When I go out, I wear clothes that wouldn't be noticeable. When people look at my I feel...
    hgosch hgosch 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    When I look in the mirror I do not see a pretty or sexy woman. I was not very pretty growing up and didn't even start dating until I was 19. I was always told I was ugly or that I...
    tlh2014 tlh2014 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 27

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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...
    sadmercy sadmercy 18-21 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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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...
    harveyspecter harveyspecter 41-45, M 8 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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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...
    mum08 mum08 26-30, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2007

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    Some days I can't get out of bed... Not because I'm lazy but I feel so down I don't want to see anyone. I have a boyfriend and says lovely things about me but I can't see it and i...
    nawpjh nawpjh 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Just wanting to say I have such low self esteem and it makes me feel so awful sometime but I would never ever want any one of you to feel this way and so believe me when I say...
    lostgirl299 lostgirl299 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    These are the words that every girl said . I think i am fat . I think i am ugly . I wish i was pretty as that girls . We might not say it out loud but in our unconscious mind , we...
    Gin21 Gin21 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I have low self esteem and I don't want to. I try not lower myself down but I cannot handle my emotions! I am a actress and dancer aswell so I should have confidence but I don't...
    wonderlustdreamer wonderlustdreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I Wish I Didn't!! -  I put on a front most of the time....if you ask my friends they'll probably tell you I'm the most confident person they know. The thing is I hate myself...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 37 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    extreme low self esteem... im pretty socially awkward because of this and i stutter a lot she i talk to people who i feel have more social status than me. also, i have extreme...
    nataliekatherine nataliekatherine 13-15 1 Response Mar 18

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    i need someone to come my aid.
    albertino16 albertino16 18-21 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Throughout my entire life, I've struggled with self esteem. From childhood through my sophomore year in college, I was always teased and was the main topic for everyone's cruel and...
    Paul1538 Paul1538 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I wish i had perfect legs so i can walk in shorts.i never ever wear shorts bcus my legs are too fat.
    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 16 Responses Feb 16

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    Yep, I do. People around me are often baffled that I do because of how they see me. But self esteem has nothing to do with looks & everything to do with how 'you' perceive yourself...
    MsAlize MsAlize 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 8