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I Have Low Self Esteem

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    When will I be able to stand up

    for myself?When will I be able to say what I want to say without fear of what people may think of me? If someone were to say something that I personally didn't agree with I don't know if I could say what I'm really thinking rather than being fake and agreeing/being passive about...
    aquamoongoddess aquamoongoddess 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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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    But should we http://reluvworld.

    tumblr.com/post/138143768218/how-to-hint-that-you-like-them
    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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    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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    This is a case of bad genes,

    and worse self esteem. I'm not pretty I know that. I doubt I ever will be. I don't have the desirable facial type of the 'hot' and 'sexy' woman. I have a big Filipino nose and a round face. My body is OK (I'll admit I have some nice legs) but I'm not the skinniest person...
    ButtonsABXY ButtonsABXY 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 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 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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    I am shy seem to struggle with finding a

    girlfriend sometimes. Always worried what other people think
    EdwardUK EdwardUK 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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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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    I'm really stressed and I'm really lonely.

    I don't want to feel this way anymore.
    Catsive Catsive 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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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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    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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    I don't feel pretty..

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

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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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    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 am disgusting. I had hypothyroidism

    and my *** and thighs got so fat. I'm pale and you can see my veins. I look like hell without makeup. I started medication for my thyroid but I still can't lose weight. I go to the gym 5 days a week. I eat the best I can but I eventually break down and binge. Ah. Just feels...
    Peaches4you Peaches4you 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 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 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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    Let someone love just the way you are,

    as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less then perfect, is too believe that...
    liquidgold18k liquidgold18k 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2015

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    dyingsnowangel dyingsnowangel 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    Having this disease is excruciating.

    Inside I rot and squirm unable to get rid of this feeling, and I just smile to the world to convince them that I'm okay. I can't move forward in anything, for fear of failing. "I'm worthless," I tell myself. I have nothing to contribute. Irrelevant is what I am. I am nothing. In...
    artemicionmoon artemicionmoon 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 29, 2015

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    I wish everyone would stop judging

    and accept people for who they are. Then maybe that way my self esteem wouldn't be so low.
    crystalrosie crystalrosie 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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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