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I Have Low Self Esteem

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    I always do bad on a test

    even thought I studied hard for the exam. A novel by me.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    is more like a rant about my life

    so far. Everytime I got the chance, I like to go out by myself and think about things (everything and anything so far) and here is what I got so far. I graduated high school almost two years ago. During that time of my life I never did anything crazy. I mostly focus only on...
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I dont remember the last time

    that I felt good or happy about myself. Im not a girl with overweight problems but neither Im skinny model. I've never saw myself at the mirror and smiled and said Im beautiful.. or if I did.. at the next second I saw my friends more beautiful more skinny.. and more atractive...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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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 6 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    I realized today that the main cause of most of

    my problems was shame. I am ashamed of myself to the point that any little thing I do wrong makes me hate a part of myself. This builds and builds until it consumes me and it's all I can think about and focus on. I am ashamed of some of the things I've had to keep secret. I'm...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't talk about anything with my mom with

    out her telling me to get a job or get my license. It ****** me off because: It's really ******* hard to get a job here. Every teenager in this town is hunting for one, and only the rich are getting hired (makes so much sense right??) I'm TERRIFIED of all vehicles except school...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Feb 15

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    It's all spiraled to

    where I am now, all of it. It's all come to this point and I'm still stuck exactly where I was. I've just covered it all up. Repeatedly. When one source is gone, I scavenge for a new one like some obsessed, desperate ****. Continuously, every morning, time, day, week, month...
    wanderquietly wanderquietly 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 guess it's an issue

    that stems from childhood, and has sort of followed me ever since. I was bullied in primary school. Looking back on it now, it probably wasn't as viscous as others have experienced, but as a young girl trying to discover who she is, being excluded and having mean words thrown...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    one minute you are on top of the world,

    next minute you feel ugly and unimportant. ..ugh life
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 23

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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 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 10, 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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    Let me get this off my chest.

    .... Since I was little I was made fun of by the only male figures in my life (my bro and father). I blossomed into a woman who gets pleasure when other men say that I'm attractive because I never got that I'm beautiful from the male figures in my life. Fast forward to now...
    nancylu1234567890 nancylu1234567890 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It sucks having low self esteem

    and I think its all because of my last relationship..
    dawwnn dawwnn 16-17, F Mar 15

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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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    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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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 10

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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 22 Responses May 1, 2011

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    nicoleblu nicoleblu 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 31

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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 11 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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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 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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    So I was reading the "I want to know

    if you think I'm attractive" posts ... Then I thought holy **** that's depressing, do you really have to be rated by other people in order to know how pretty you are? Truth is you gotta tell yourself you're beautiful, you got to be proud of who you are. People out there my rate...
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    Sometimes you think of yourself

    as an afterthought rather than just a thought
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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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 8 Responses Mar 18

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    Very very low. I've always been made fun of.

    I have fat legs, stomach, arms.. Everything. I also have stretchmarks in all of those areas. I hate it so much...
    WishMeLuck15 WishMeLuck15 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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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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    I still have a lot of issues with myself

    and my appearance but I can honestly say I’m so much more confident than I was a year ago. and that's something I'm proud of.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I've never really told anyone how I feel truly

    because I don't want anyone to feel bad for me or worry about me. But for the longest time, ive been plagued with negative thoughts inside of my head. I can't stop them, the more I try, the worse they become, I feel like. I constantly doubt myself and my abilities, even though j...
    cbeez25tree cbeez25tree 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 9 Responses Jan 2

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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 16 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    I always find it hard to have confidence in

    something. I envy some people. They don't seem to have difficulty about confidence. They seem to be always trusting themselves. No matter how much i work for something and trust myself about it or no matter how much i try to look at the mirror and see something beautiful it...
    phoebechan phoebechan 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I really don't find myself

    that attractive........I have big hips,brown skin,I have a weird voice that is really high,I have small fingers,a big head,marks oh my face and crazy hair😕 And big feet and I am curvy
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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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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    I've alwys had... Since I was a kid.

    I grew up so scare of people. And I felt myself so insignificant. Always. Even now. And the saddest part is that I've been in therapy for six years. Nothing changed. I don't want to be like this forever, but I don't know what to do. It makes me feel so guilty the fact that I...
    Starinthedeath Starinthedeath 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    No matter what i do to clear my acne it always

    comes back... Why?!?!. I hate life...
    MyLifee99 MyLifee99 13-15 2 Responses Mar 18

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    JourneyOfLife JourneyOfLife 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I don't know what to do about this.

    It just feel as if everyone is so much better than me in terms of intelligence, awareness, creativity, knowledge and so many other aspects. What worth do I actually have in this world? How can I make a difference in this world? I want to help it so badly, but I just lack the...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    I have a new idea for you

    if you suffer from low self esteem. This should work for most of you: Are you a child abuser? Do you regularly punt puppies? Do you eat monkey brains? Have you shoved someone nice off a cliff? Do you mug old people? Some people have. At least you're not them.
    letmeberedundant letmeberedundant 22-25 4 Responses Feb 10

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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