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I Have Low Self-esteem

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    drpastasauce drpastasauce 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Petite And Upset

    I have always had self-esteem issues, especially because of the way I look. I always got bullied for being short and skinny...Age 12, when all my classmates were starting to hit their growth spurt, I just stopped growing. No, literally. I can still fit in the clothes I bought...
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 4 Responses May 2, 2013

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    I have the lowest self-esteem.

    Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at a public school, I had NO social skills and it took several years for me to become even close to normal. As a result, every time...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Apr 10

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    A was with this guy who destroyed my confidence

    I now feel fat and ugly and worthless because I wasn't good enough for him.
    grimesfoster grimesfoster 18-21, F Apr 7

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    The Thin Line

    I cannot tell the truth about myself. I think I cannot tell the difference between truth and the perceived truth,the way things are and the way I see things.Get delighted by actually degrading myself. Oh you so poor thing,why do this ?,why do that?...your body is not going to...
    artpinkz artpinkz 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    No matter what I look like,

    no matter where I go, I always feel terrible when people are looking at me!
    taylor0430 taylor0430 18-21, F 5 Responses May 2

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    Insecure

    never skinny enough, my smiles never right, my laugh's too loud, i have bags under my eyes, my hair is too poofy, my teeth are funny colored no matter how many times i brush them, my feet are awkward, my legs have too many scars, the mole on my cheek has got to be unattractive...
    PrincessAtHeart PrincessAtHeart 13-15, F 3 Responses May 10, 2012

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    My defense mechanism

    for having a low self-esteem is putting on a mask of confidence, which is almost non-existent in reality.
    wanderingsilhouette wanderingsilhouette 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    I am sooooo ugly, or average

    which is ugly in my book, bleh
    Danchou Danchou 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I think I'm kind and funny,

    which are definitely qualities that I wouldn't trade for attractiveness. But sometimes I just feel like I fade behind my other friends who are prettier and more confident than I am. I've always been kind of on the shy side, so it's hard for me to open up and be myself around...
    livebyphil4thirteen livebyphil4thirteen 18-21 1 Response Feb 12

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    for as long as I can remember I have been teased

    and made fun of called ugly and worthless. People have told me that I should just be a guy because I'm too ugly and manly to be a girl. I sometimes hear other girls whispering about me saying I'm ugly and that bothers me so bad. I don't not a bad person and I probably don't...
    jazzyxxav jazzyxxav 22-25, F Oct 14

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    Why am I so stupid. I was staying the night

    with my BFF and her older bro was there who I like. We played truth and dare and he kissed me. He is 5 years older than me and I am a minor. We made our and he showed me his ****. I freaked out and just left. Idk what to do. If I tell my friend why I truly left she will never...
    babyelm99 babyelm99 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I Hav Low Self Esteem

    I underestimate myself for my outer appearance and my bad IQ brain.... Am not good at anything and now am typing this but I don't think I will get a reply for this .... I know not even a person will check to my profile ... But still I feel relieved while scribbling out everything...
    Hariprashanth Hariprashanth 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    I've been having some thoughts about this

    for a few days now, which I might have partly reflected in comments I've made here and there, can't remember... What I've been thinking, is when I'm lonely it helps to come online and have some contact with others. I guess it improves my mood and contributes to a positive sense...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I Was Bullied, And It Destroyed My Self-esteem...

    This is my very first experience that I am posting on the Experience Project.  I wanted to start off with a bang, I suppose.I have never known a single year in my school career where I wasn't bullied.  I went through some of the most horrific things that no child should have...
    captainhero518 captainhero518 26-30 5 Responses Oct 6, 2011

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    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    "I'm so ugly, but that's okay,

    'cause so are you."
    yungnymphet yungnymphet 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    And I have no reason to.

    I was blessed with a fast metabolism and size 0 waist, people call me pretty, I get hit on when I go out. But I've always found a way to hate the way I look.
    breeziibee breeziibee 22-25, F Apr 10

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    Low Lower And Even Lower

    i am overweight 105kg. i am ugly. i am worth nothing. all through my life i have been put down and even worse i put my self down. im in uni now and i still walk around with my head on the floor. i never look up. its all so noone can see me. i have got so good at hiding i now feel...
    midnightsmistake midnightsmistake 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    My Story

    I've had really bad self-esteem ever since my stepmother came into my family. I know I shouldn't listen to the things she says about me and to me, and I know I shouldn't think about them too much, but I can't help it. As a result I can never get into a proper relationship. All...
    stellarvore stellarvore 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2007

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    I Hate Myself

    I have many regrets and I hate myself. Sometimes I wish I would simply die in my sleep peacefully and never wake up.
    mcbob74 mcbob74 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2011

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    Who Am I?

    i totally have low self esteem. i thought as i got older i would change but i haven't. i don't know why i was put on this earth. i haven't done much with my life. i don't know what i want to do. i just exist really. i feel so alone sometimes, then when my boyfriend is around, he...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 25, 2007

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    oh my goodness a compliment!

    I think the world just stopped turning! my mom NEVER compliments me. it's nice to hear that I look pretty for once.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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      The names.. uh just called me miawlady,

    I’m 17 y/o teenager that (quite) overweight. I always find problem to find clothes and stuff. It’s not like I’m being drama queen or overeacting.it just my body is not like the average people in my country... well I can say I live, born, and raised in Indonesia. But my...
    miawlady miawlady 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    Every person has dealt with low self-esteem

    and so have I. It’s not the best feeling in the world, but it’s not that bad either. The way we value ourselves is a hard thing to change. No matter how much pressure some person has on you to change your self-esteem, it’s just not going to happen – simple as that. There...
    ari5t0crat ari5t0crat 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    Every ******* day is an ongoing battle with how

    much I hate myself. I can barely even try on clothes without having a ******* breakdown!!! I hate myself and my appearance and I feel like no one truly loves me.
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 20

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    I feel like Everyone's better

    than I am, idk why:/
    chaaayy chaaayy 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 20

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    I question my work ablity.

    I have been doing the same work for 18 years. I fear that my son will not call me all the time. I fear that he will get in trouble.
    littleoreo littleoreo 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    People always tell me to start talking up more

    and getting more active but I dont wanna come out of something that seems so comfortable and soothing which is my shell because in my shell I feel no one will judge me talk about me or ignore me and thats what im afraid of. Peoples thoughts and opinions about me. That will break...
    miamor12 miamor12 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    Im having a really hard time.

    I have that only one friend, she always drag me into her friends, her ''cool friends'' its hard, because i try to fit in and start to talk but its very hard!! I get bullied every day at school. My teachers does not see it, every time i try to talk to somebody about it, like my...
    ThatGirlR ThatGirlR 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I'm really having trouble with this ****,

    I don't feel like I'm pretty enough to impress guys, I have low self-esteem.. Whenever somebody tells me that I'm so pretty I just don't feel it.. I feel like they're lying. This feeling sucks, how can I fix it?
    delilahehab delilahehab 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    The First Step In Building My Self-esteem.

    I feel like I'm at a crossroads of my life. I can either learn to love my body, accept my imperfections, and spend my energy focusing on cultivating my own interests, showing others in my life the compassion and love I feel for them, and growing professionally and personally OR...
    ClareTheresa ClareTheresa 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    I bounce back and forth everyday between

    feeling good about myself and feeling like I am worthless. A lot of this has to do with my appearance, even though I know I am an attractive girl. Many times I look and the mirror and think that no one could ever love me. I wish I didn't think such horrible things about myself...
    alittlerose alittlerose 18-21, F Jul 16

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    I Hate Having Low Self Esteem :'(

    I think i have had it most of my life, i think mainly due to not getting much love. I live with my 2 sisters and my mum, we are pretty dysfunctional my mum has depression and lots of issues, she doesn't know how to be a mother or show love, and it bothers me a lot. My dad has...
    KathAnn01 KathAnn01 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 14, 2011

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    To all my friends on here here my number feel

    free to text or phone me looking forward to hear from you all +44 7860 868314 💞💕
    lydiacox lydiacox 18-21, F Nov 13

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    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Work In Progress

    Today randomly I stumbled across a book review on Amazon and it inspired me to write a story. Unfortunately I lost the book I read the review on and can no longer find the author or the book title but the one thing that stood out to me was a customers review of how it helped...
    AmazinglyAmazing AmazinglyAmazing 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    Always have had low self-esteem.

    When people say I'm beautiful or pretty I automatically shut it down. I look in the mirror and see so many flaws and things I wish I could change. I get "god made me this way" but why do some people have to be perfect while others are "ugly?" I also get that guys think having...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I Have a Very Low Self-este...

    I have a very low self-esteem and self worth.  It's been this was for as long as I remember.
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    With my first real post I want to be honest

    and open up with something that has been bothering me for years. I am sure several people post similar things but this is my honest and true feeling... I have low self-esteem and I feel my life has been a failure so far. But I that is not what is bothering me the most. What...
    SkipperSkips SkipperSkips 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Dear guys, It's extremely hurtful

    when you tell a woman she's ugly and fat. You think it's funny at the time, but words hurt. Here's to not eating for the next week! Sincerely, it's not funny
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Self-esteem, Never Worked For Me

    I have low self-esteem.  I belive that self-esteem is a gift that your parents should give you, mine forgot.  I always give my kids a big brimming bowl of self-esteem each day, because once you walk out the door for the day the world begins to pick at your self-esteem...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 6 Responses Sep 13, 2007

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    I am never happy with myself.

    I constantly compare myself to other people and convince myself I am not good enough for anybody. I wish I could be comfortable in my own skin.
    musicgurl96 musicgurl96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    It's What Makes Me Shy a Lot of the Time.

    It's not that I'm a boring person, (of course maybe I am) I just get really shy in public, I want to dissapear, the way my friends act sometimes, all giddy and cheerful. I think I battle with the things that I hate about myself but cannot change, and am therefore subconciously...
    LonelySoul LonelySoul 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2007

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    This is what I feel Maybe this can help people

    understand how I feel I guess I have never really liked myself but I could just pass it off and not let it get me down but since like July of this year it's been really bad I have lost 38lbs and 58.5 inches but never see myself any smaller I just see big huge blobs of fat I...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    What Is Wrong With Me?

    I am worried all the time. I worry about absolutely every thing I do. I can’t communicate with people always. That scares me. I think I am not good enough and i think people may not like me. I know this is all caused by my low self-esteem. I visit psychologist and that has made...
    kkkklll kkkklll 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    I have the lowest self-esteem.

    Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at a public school, I had NO social skills and it took several years for me to become even close to normal. As a result, every time...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I've had low self esteem problems all my life.

    I grew up being the only kid in a wheelchair in my town and because of that I was bullied relentlessly and the affects of it really just stayed with me through my life always having low self esteem.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 17

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    Low self esteem and poor body image is something I've struggled with all my life. Growing up as the only kid in a wheelchair in my town, I was always a bit of an outsider and spent...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I used to have a low self esteem. I used to be emotionally dependent, albeit secretly, upon boyfriends for a sense of worth and happiness. I still have my moments where I wish I...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    Not really poor body image as much as low self esteem. I can not talk to a pretty girl to save my life. I get all light headed then think its a waste since they'll just tell me to...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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