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I Have Low Self-esteem

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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 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    Help...

    Ok, so someone said writing things out might be the best way for me to get over stuff so lets give this a try... I guess I just hate myself, its about as simple as it gets. I look in the mirror some days and I see who I want to see, but most days I can’t get past the background...
    Mal8145 Mal8145 18-21 Aug 20, 2012

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    I Have It And I'm Not That Young!!

    I am in my late 20s and I have days when i feel good, about myself, and other when i feel downright awful and old and ugly it doesn't help I'm at college with lots of younger prettier girls people often tell me how pretty I am but I never feel that way, I just feel worthless and...
    IrishEyes84 IrishEyes84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    I Subappreciate Myself To The Point I Loose Things I Can Have

    I was very badly bullied in elementary and middle school but in highschool I became quite pretty,I was already smart so all in all I turned out ok.But that experience left a huge scar and although I am now an undergratuate med student,Im quite smart,I have decent looks(many...
    panther0008 panther0008 18-21 Sep 29, 2012

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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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    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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    Unhappy Birthday....

    hello to thoughs of you who care. today agu 5th. is my birthday. but so far its been horrible. I woke up to my mom yelling at me to get up(btw I HAVE to sleep on the floor in the liveing room). then I got yelled at for droping a ,single ,one, pice of cereal. then I make my way...
    Littlemiku Littlemiku 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    Hamartia: My Fatal Flaw Of Perfectionism

    I am a lucky person, especially compared to many on Experience Project. I have a great life: a great family, a good school, enough money, a good place to live, and people who love me. I'm not perfect looking, but I'm pretty enough. I, unlike many, many teenagers, have had the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 1, 2012

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    Insecurities

    Hi, my name is Emme. I am 16 years old and i have low self-esteem. May look at this like "Wow, shocker what hormonal adolescent girl doesn't", but having low self-esteem a plays a huge toll in my life. It majority started in junior high school were I hung around pretty girls...
    pocker23face pocker23face 16-17, F Dec 28, 2010

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    Self Esteem Issues

    I have self esteem issues for various reasons 1) Always had a stutter and endured verbal abuse from bullies growing up. Switch school systems and refused to speak, being a mute is more socially acceptably then being a stutter 2) Older sister that was labeled a child genius...
    isty isty 46-50 1 Response Jun 25, 2011

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    Manipulator

    I am just new here and I am the kind of guy with a superficially low self-esteem and due to this I am very reluctant to share this to anyone else because I fear criticisms but due to this feeling I'm bearing, I thought to myself that only my last resort-- the internet-- can help...
    xwindsor xwindsor 18-21 Dec 31, 2012

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    My Food Problem

    Hey. I'm a 16 year old female. 5'0 and I weigh 105 pounds. I have a terrible relationship with food and a crippling self body image. I'm told I'm thin and at risk of deloping an eating disorder and yet I see something so fat when I look in the mirror. I have gotten to the point...
    MsSilva21 MsSilva21 16-17 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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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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    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 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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    Better Than I Could Have Imagined

    This might be long so if you are in for a quick read, move along. ;) I am 23 years old a married to the man of my dreams. Met him in high school and saw him from across the room and thought, now he... is attractive! Now, I am not the barbie doll high school girl who can get any...
    myasmommy121511 myasmommy121511 22-25, F Jan 1, 2013

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    Feeling Worthless

    i have no self esteem. i think myself inferior and lower to everybody else. i am ugly fat and stupid and dont like who i am at all. i once told the man im in love with that he can do much better and he should just leave me now because it will happen sooner or later. he is the...
    gottabesome1 gottabesome1 16-17 3 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    I Feel So Empty

    This group is so me...reflecting on my life I never thought much of myself.  Maybe naturally shy but dealing with childhood experiences where my mom made no attention to me made me grow up to be a woman with no self esteem. I tried to blend in but it never worked.  I always...
    iluvchocolate3 iluvchocolate3 46-50, F 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    It Varies a Lot. ...

    It varies a lot. If I'm going out for a few drinks and I've piled on the make up I'm usually pretty confident. I do however have days when I will leave the house, walk down the road and feel so self conscious that I have to turn around and go back to make sure I look OK. I'd love...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2007

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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 2 Responses Sep 15, 2007

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    New Tv Show Offers Help For Youth (16-25) And Their Parents

    Does your child have issues with ANGER, BULLYING, a SHORT TEMPER, or FIGHTING? Do they struggle with BODY IMAGE issues or Low SELF-ESTEEM? Do you see them dealing with issues you have dealt with YOURSELF or do you WORRY they will be just like YOU? Are these ISSUES causing...
    cineflixcasting cineflixcasting 31-35 Oct 15, 2012

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    Its Hard To Get Over

    Everyone has flaws. But me I just feel gross, disgusting, fat, ugly, unloved, and so much more. I wish I could feel better about myself I see people everyday comfortable in their body's it makes me jealous. I want to be okay with myself
    lostinsidemind lostinsidemind 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2011

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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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Apr 13

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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 5 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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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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    I Need To Get This Off My Chest

    I'm a 19 year old college student who has had low self esteem since I could remember. Growing up, I always felt like the ugly duckling around all of my friends who would of course try to convince me otherwise. I never believe them. I never believe the compliments that anyone...
    Summertimefun Summertimefun 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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 9 Responses Jan 14, 2011

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    I feel like Everyone's better

    than I am, idk why:/
    chaaayy chaaayy 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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    Helping Him Even Though It Hurts Me

    Recently my best friend who is straight was feeling depressed and well when he is sad I'm sad too. I asked him why he was depressed and he said it was because he wanted to ask this girl he really liked to be his Girl Friend but din't have the balls to do so. Now when I heard this...
    Kirby222 Kirby222 18-21 Jun 27, 2012

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    Can't Be Myself

    I have self esteem issues at school and at home. My mom tells me randomly that I'm overweight even though I'm not. I'm 117 pounds. 3rd - 5th grade I've been bullied for hanging out with a kid at school that has bladder problems and smells. 6th - 8th (I'm in 8th grade now) I feel...
    AshleyisGone AshleyisGone 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2011

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    Stupid Childish Jealousy

    A while my best friend talked to me about a girl he liked and I told him to ask her out and he did and now they are together. Now I feel like I shouldn't have told him too. My friend is so happy with her and she also loves him very much. I don't hate her she actually a very nice...
    Kirby222 Kirby222 18-21 Jul 5, 2012

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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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    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...
    BeingAnAnglophile BeingAnAnglophile 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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'm Just Not Happy...

    Well I guess this is worth a try since i've tried just about everything else. I dont have much of a story I guess, I grew up with two parents who hate eachother and a family that always wanted me to be differnet and bitched at me for who i am. I was always the oddball, still...
    lovemyboys93 lovemyboys93 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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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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    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 18-21, F Apr 10

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    All my life even now I've been looked at like

    an outsider. Someone who doesn't belong. Growing up I remember never getting a girlfriend, and always getting called the ugly one, while every guy in my class got to kiss a girl. I know it was a long time ago, but I can still remember how it made me feel. Lonely, depressed...
    drummingguy drummingguy 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    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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    Truth is I don't think I've ever had any Self Esteem or Confidence. I say that only because looking back throughout my life I cannot recall a time where I was truly okay with being...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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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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    It came out of nowhere. It started in like the 5th or 4th grade and its built up since then. I like my birthmark, but I think it lowers my confidence whenever I have to talk to...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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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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