I Have Low Self-esteem

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    I had low self-esteem.

    But having good self-esteem now doesn't do me any good. I needed it back when I was in graduate school. I don't meet anyone now. This is one rotten world. I hope my life isn't long.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    41-45, M
    Mar 15

    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
    3 Responses May 2, 2014

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

    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

    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

    I am sooooo ugly, or average

    which is ugly in my book, bleh
    Danchou Danchou
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2014
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause
    22-25, M
    Mar 15

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    Dec 27, 2015

    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

    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

    I always fall into this pit,

    because of some constant reminders and also how people think/ can't trust my own arrangements. ๐Ÿ˜’
    Gayle93 Gayle93
    22-25, F
    Jul 30, 2015

    Hello, ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ My name is Jasmine.

    & im a 17 year old girl who has had self-esteem issues about my self for years. I feel like because I'm fat that I don't deserve to look pretty. I feel like I never fit in.. Number one because I am fat &I number two because I'm black. I moved to this town with lots of white...
    Jvsminee Jvsminee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2015

    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

    What Is Wrong With Me?

    I am worried all the time. I worry about absolutely every thing I do. I canโ€™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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Apr 21, 2015

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

    if you want message me and we can talk
    GavinP GavinP
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    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

    I really wish I could break through this.

    . I don't like having low self esteem and I don't like being so shy and sensitive. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ž
    miamor12 miamor12
    18-21, F
    Oct 8, 2015

    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

    is just not caring the same

    as a good self esteem? i mean I don't feel like a confident person..but im confident on the fact I don't care if I have good esteem
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 15

    haha! understatement of the century.

    but my hatred of myself is well deserved. ive seen the things ive done wrong. i also see there is no making up for it. but whatever
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 14

    I'm lonely Depressed Sad I prefer older

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

    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

    I feel like Everyone's better

    than I am, idk why:/
    chaaayy chaaayy
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Mar 20, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Apr 26, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    Well I used to. No I think it's in the middle

    fluctuating up and down. I think I am in the "normal" esteem range but I want to shoot to high esteem
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 15

    I hate myself... I feel like nothing I do is

    good enough, I'm a loser, ugly, everyone secretly hates me or will hate me, I don't have confidence in my art so I've never tried to sell it, I can't talk to people because I'm afraid of upsetting them, I cannot comprehend the fact that someone (particularly my friends and 2...
    imsorryimlonely imsorryimlonely
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 27

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 10, 2014

    Every person has dealt with low self-esteem

    and so have I. Itโ€™s not the best feeling in the world, but itโ€™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, itโ€™s just not going to happen โ€“ simple as that. There...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 17, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 2, 2013

    I "don't" have low self-esteem.

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

    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

    I have low self esteem really bad anymore I got

    anxiety over it I feel sad and depressed over it and everyone thinks I have postpartum depression
    Emotionalgirl1012 Emotionalgirl1012
    22-25, F
    Mar 13
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