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I Have Low Self-esteem

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    I feel like Everyone's better

    than I am, idk why:/
    chaaayy chaaayy 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    I always have had a lack of confidence in

    myself. Mostly I am doing ok these days, but there are just some times when i fall back into the self-defeating ways of thinking about myself... and it is hard to climb back out again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    I can't help it. I've always been the

    tallest/biggest girl in my class and all my friends took dance and or been in some sport while I just focused on my studies more and my parents were always overprotected and I wasn't even allowed to go to my friends bday party...I'm been bullied for not being a size 0 or 4 and...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2015

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    Hi, i'm gavin, and like to help people,

    if you want message me and we can talk
    GavinP GavinP 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2015

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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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    I realized today I am actually skinny.

    Like I sometimes look at myself and say wow I am getting chubby. But today I put on my favorite dress and looked at myself in the mirror and realized I actually looked good. (I'm sorry if this sounds stuck up, but I don't mean to sound like that)
    E1738 E1738 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 16, 2015

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    Every time I am having a stressful day at work

    and lack in self confidence, I open my notepad on my desk and repeat this is my mind.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 5, 2015

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    My mom makes me feel like I'm nothing.

    Of course, no one's perfect, and I've made mistakes here and there. but that doesn't explain why she has to treat me like this. I'm still in my early teens(middle school) and my mom forces me to go to Kumon. I got an F on my math exam today and she says she doesn't care. WEll if...
    jungkookies4u jungkookies4u 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2015

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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 πŸ’žπŸ’•
    lydiacox lydiacox 18-21, F Nov 13, 2014

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    my Mother always discourage me .

    When ever i started talking with my younges she always try to keep me silent why????what she want why i cant speak my words why she do this????~~
    123reshu90 123reshu90 22-25, F Apr 21, 2015

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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 3 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    I've literally been through maybe 15 guys

    who pursued the **** out of me and ultimately just said they "weren't ready for a relationship" I've never been in a relationship and I'm in college now. The thing that ****** me off the most is how many compliments I get on my appearance and how many guys 'like' me. I get hit...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    I'm lonely Depressed Sad I prefer older

    women Someone please txt me I need comfort
    pilot2022 pilot2022 16-17, M Mar 15, 2015

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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 Sep 15, 2007

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 don't feel very good about myself

    and I don't have much confidence in my abilities. I have often been told by my parents that I am a loser and my life will never amount to anything or matter to anyone.
    prettyinpink24 prettyinpink24 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 18, 2015

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    I am the type of girl

    who has low self esteem but I pretend I have a lot of confidence. My self esteem is so low that when any guy or girl calls me pretty, I believe I owe them something in return. It's sad but I can't help it...I have issues.
    jswdancergirl1 jswdancergirl1 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 20, 2015

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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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2014

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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 22-25, F 4 Responses May 2, 2014

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    drpastasauce drpastasauce 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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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    8whenever i go to in any functions o

    or ceremony so i feel My self so boring l feel that there is any problem in myself I am not likes other my dressup is not gorgeous me should be more gorgeous and smart ..... but my husband tells me no u don't mind uu r perfect.....
    123reshu90 123reshu90 22-25, F Apr 26, 2015

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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, 2014

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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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    I finally got my braces off

    but I know that wont change my chances of having a girlfriend
    pilot2022 pilot2022 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 19, 2015

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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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    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 3 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    Why do I always torture myself by seeing

    pictures of really pretty girls? This just makes me feel like I'm nothing compared to them. Why do I fall in love with guys I'd never have chance with? Ridiculous, I know. Maybe I just want to realize I wont ever be like those girls and wont ever date that kind of guys... :/
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses May 2, 2013

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    How the **** is it that a Bruce Jenner turned

    himself into a girl and looks way hotter then me and most of this girls lol well there goes my self esteem lol
    ExtremeQueen ExtremeQueen 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 4, 2015

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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 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I feel like I can't get close to people anymore.

    It's too risky. Rejection over and over really ***** you in the head.
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2015

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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 56-60, F 6 Responses Sep 13, 2007

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=ystcJh3HwkI Ignore the quality of my video :) i just want you to watch and think about it...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Dec 27, 2015

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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 "don't" have low self-esteem.

    I have "NO" self-esteem!
    SadCaliforniaDad SadCaliforniaDad 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2015

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    I always fall into this pit,

    because of some constant reminders and also how people think/ can't trust my own arrangements. πŸ˜’
    Gayle93 Gayle93 22-25, F Jul 30, 2015

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    The same ex that got me into trading pics

    and roleplaying was the same girl that cheated on me a month after I nearly died
    pilot2022 pilot2022 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2015

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    I was overweight growing up.

    From when I was about 6 to sometime after I turned 12 when I began to realize how terrible my eating habits had gotten. After being about 160lbs in 5th grade, I shed 40lbs. Looking back at my older pictures, I hated myself. They were always frightening images in my opinion...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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