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I Have Low Self Esteem

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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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    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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    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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    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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    dyingsnowangel dyingsnowangel 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jan 2, 2015

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    why is it whatever ive done lately has been

    wrong and eveyone now hates me
    megs1717 megs1717 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    one of my traits responsible

    for a great deal of trouble.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Life is overwhelming,

    I don't know what to do about anything anymore and I just want to cut. The problem is the tattoo I got to symbolize to myself that I wouldn't cut again. I've only told a few select people about the real meaning behind it but I'm at that point that I'm ready to give it up and...
    lovelylies420 lovelylies420 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    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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