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I Have Never Thought Of Myself As Beautiful

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    Many People Have Said So But I Never Believe It.

    I don't think of myself as down right ugly but i don't consider myself worthy of the word beautiful. I try to look and feel my best but my weight is mainly what keeps me down. Being as short as i am makes it harder. So thats the main thing i dislike about myself is my weight...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2013

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    My view of beauty has always been the same since

    as far back as I could remember. Fair light skin Light eyes Long straight hair Hourglass figure Tall White teeth Everything I am not. I am a black short tubby thing with what my father affectionately calls jungle bunny naps. Mixed with Puerto Rican I gained none of the good...
    isodole isodole 22-25, F 1 Response May 3

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    *Until Recently

    Only recently have I begun to see that I'm not too bad, at least externally. I used to be majorly insecure back in Croatia, though looking back on it I had a sexier body then even XD
    TheRose202 TheRose202 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    It Was A Struggle...But Now I'm Just Me.

    For some reason, when I was in elementary school, I felt hideous, I felt as though I was not pretty at all. I always would wish to at least look average. It took me till 10th grade to realize, I'm not hideous. I became more comfortable with my appearance despite my terrible skin...
    VapidRoad VapidRoad 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I've never seen myself

    as handsome. I don't have that confidence anymore. It's been beat out of me.
    Bwlane Bwlane 36-40 1 Response Apr 8

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    Not Sure If It's Age Or Love . . .

    I have to say that my popularity here on EP has been surprising.  I keep waiting for that comment - you know the one that will shove me back into my box . . . I've never really felt ugly, but certainly not deserving of all of the nice things that have been said about...
    HisWetWife HisWetWife 46-50, F Oct 4, 2010

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    I Know Im Not

    Ive never called myself beautiful, and Ive sure never believed it. I doubt it even more now, since recently people have ganged up on me, telling me Im not, this person is better, my birth hurt everyones eyes, etc etc. Ive finally just begun to believe it more and more, instead of...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 3 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    I wish I had more confidence

    but I don't hopefully I can work on it
    grimesfoster grimesfoster 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response May 3

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    Low Self Esteem

    people sometimes tell me i'm beautiful but i don't believe them, i'm pretty sure they are just trying to make me feel better or to be nicei pretty much hate looking in the mirror as it makes me feel sadi have a low self esteem and i find it hard to see myself as good enough...
    BlackDiamondFairy BlackDiamondFairy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    I've never seen so many imperfections on

    someone. I'm jealous of people who have high self confidence. I always compare myself to other girls and say wow she's beautiful. im not saying this for compliments or anything but that's what I think. I'm seriously probably the ugliest girl ever :-(
    xriiccii xriiccii 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    I really never have and I've always thought I

    needed a guy to make me feel it but idk what it is. I mean, people tell me all the time that I'm beautiful but I've never actually felt it. I hate talking to my friends about this because they just think I'm "fishing for compliments" or just trying to be an "attention hoe". I'm...
    Msunderstood95 Msunderstood95 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Just A Girl

    I am just a girl. I think I fade into the background a bit. My shy social nature doesn't get me noticed that often (or at least no one has ever really made it known to me that they noticed). Although, too many years off the proverbial "market", I don't really know where I fit...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 2, 2011

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    Beautifull/pretty/cute...none Of Dem..i Suppose

    you c..m single till now..never been to a date..never kissed a guy..never had a boyfriend....never been in a relation...never...never....never...
    notsonaiveanymore notsonaiveanymore 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    I have never thought of myself

    as beautiful. I have never felt I was pretty or good looking and u certainly have never seen an inner beauty just this ugliness that ha me calling for help. I used to self harm, I kind of still do.. I guess you could call it recovering but that is because I saw no beauty in...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Beauty

    I grew up seeing little asian petite beauty queens. I Had a view of beauty as slanted eyes, palish yellow skin, and straight black hair. I never saw myself as beautiful as a child. I developed far to early, considering my classmates where childlike untill we entered our mid...
    ThreeMarys ThreeMarys 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    Beauty On The Inside

    Everyday when I see myself in the mirror, I frown. Where I come from, I'm surrounded by beautiful people who have no worries or a care in the world, and I always wonder why I didn't turn out to be like them. It's not like I "want" to be like everyone else... but I do want to be...
    MegaMarshmallow MegaMarshmallow 13-15, F Mar 2, 2013

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    In Hell

    'The way to Hell is paved with good intentions'. A truer saying could not exist to describe my life. The personal Hell I find myself in now is courtesy of the loving intentions of my mother. All through my childhood and teenage years, she 'lovingly' pointed out my innumerable...
    eternalhope eternalhope 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 29, 2010

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    On The Outside

    I never thought of myself as beautiful on the outside but that's ok. there's nothing wrong with being average. my inner beauty outshines my outer beauty. I believe if you're beautiful, and sweet on the inside; it will show on the outside. but if someone who's beautiful but isn't...
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    Sometimes I look in the mirror

    and think I'm not so bad, and other times I can't stand the reflection. I've been told that I'm beautiful, pretty, and all the other synonyms. I've just never been able to accept their compliments as the truth. I will always find something about myself that isn't good enough. I...
    smhinterrupted smhinterrupted 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Everybody who reads, sees

    or even skips this it is beautiful :) smile my friends
    MidNightSight MidNightSight 16-17, M Feb 23

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    A Footnote...

    I've never seen myself as beautiful. I've never been called beautiful. Am I ugly? Nahh, I wouldn't go that far. Average? Yeah Pretty? Sure! Just never beautiful. I believe I'm capable of it, just not today.
    ThatPrincessCharm ThatPrincessCharm 18-21, F Sep 3, 2013

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    Never Ever Ever.

    I'm the kind of person who think everyone else is beautiful but myself. I always think well everyone's beautiful, but when someone calls me beautiful, i deny it i just get all defensive. I'm not really sure why i get like that, i always think im ugly all the time, even when i try...
    PeaceAndLove1 PeaceAndLove1 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Apr 8

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    I guess I never thought of myself like that.

    I have very low self esteem and it kind of destroys any self appreciation I could feel. The only thing I am happy about is the music I make
    guitarplayer69 guitarplayer69 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I do not see what others see

    when I look in the mirror. I have always been that chubby girl and feel I am back to that again now. I want to get to the stage that I can look at myself and be happy with the image looking back at me. What does it take to look and feel beautiful.
    HowMuchCanaKoalaBear HowMuchCanaKoalaBear 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    People who are blessed with genetics plus

    taking care and having results! Awesome body and looks that everybody can't avoid stare at.Having the benefits of doing nothing and everybody wanting to please you and contact you...certainly not me roflmao. However,I believe beauty is inside of the person who is watching,their...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 13

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    Maybe I Don't Need To

    I am not sure how this works - thinking yourself beautiful.  Is it something you feel inside or something you see in the mirror? It wasn't anything I was ever told I was except from my Mum - and even then she has had a tendency to make the body image issues worse rather than...
    jellibeanz jellibeanz 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2011

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    No matter how many people,

    old or young, boy or girl, friend or stranger, tell me I'm beautiful, I can't and won't believe them. It was best into me at a young age that I am ugly and worthless and fat.
    MrsCarlileAtYourService MrsCarlileAtYourService 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    Today.

    I am beautiful. tomorrow, I will be beautiful too. Beauty is in your confidence. If you truly believe it, you will shine even brighter. Say it with me. "I AM BEAUTIFUL" tonight, I just want to be told.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    Wondering...

    I stop and start to wonder For some reason... I want to see it through your eyes To ask a question For you to answer How can you love someone like me? I mean with this black hair And black eyes That seemed to be just normal What's with my skin that's fair?? Just like the others...
    SecretWriter7 SecretWriter7 13-15, F May 30, 2013

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    Beautiful Is All Subjective

    I consider myself the cute girl. I am the one that is friends with all the guys and girls get mad at me because their guys spend more time with me than they do with them.  I wouldn't call myself beautiful but I am fun to be with, sensual, cute, intelligent, and so many...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    Pretty Is As Pretty Does........

    There are a select few who are beautiful physically.... and we think they are sooooo blessed.....most of us are mediocre, trying to make the most of what we've got :-)  Something we seem to overlook is our "inner" beauty..... Pretty is as pretty does.... It always shines...
    pixelita pixelita 36-40, F 13 Responses Aug 25, 2010

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    Nope, Never - Still Struggle With Being Told I Am

    It's part of my life.  I grew up being told how fat, ugly and disgusting I was.  Bites.. Occasionally pretty deep too   I've been told that I'm hot, beautiful, sexy, alluring, intriguing, attractive, innocent looking (yeah I don't get that one either) and...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 12 Responses Apr 23, 2010

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    I'm Not Beautiful.

    How can I think of myself as beautiful when so many people in my life have called me fat and ugly. And when I look in the mirror that is indeed what I see, so their words just validate how I feel..
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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    I Wish I Were A Pretty girl

    Beauty is in the eyes of the people around you. Beauty is a *****.  Beauty has absolutely nothing to do with how you look, and beauty doesn't care what wonderful thoughts you have running around your head. If you can't sell it, if you can't hand that beauty to the crowd on a...
    EtherealityCheck EtherealityCheck 18-21, F 26 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    Not So Sure Of Myself

    I used to get called beautiful a lot when I was younger but I never really believed that I was. I have gained weight and my hair is frizzy.Today not many people look at me or say anything nice about how I look.So I feel insecure and not anything near beautiful.I know that my...
    zar13 zar13 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    No...

    ...I have never thought of myself as beautiful. I dont know if I ever will.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 13, 2010

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    What's The Big Deal?

    With being beautiful, I mean. There are people who think, "If I am not beautiful, no one will love me. *sob*" My response to that is, "If you are not the most beautiful person in the world, creeps will not hit on you," Yeah society makes such a big deal about being beautiful...
    jjia25 jjia25 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2010

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    Perception.

    People tell me that I am beautiful all the time. I have never agreed with them, though. I see the girls that they are with, or hear them talk about other women, and I have a hard time believing it. A lot of people have told me that I was beautiful in the past, but a lot of these...
    MissLefroy MissLefroy 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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    Beautiful?

    There's some things you just don't want to talk about. But I can tell you I was the butt of many guys cruel jokes. We couldn't afford makeup or nice clothes for me. Add onto that the fact I was late to blossom ammd have felt fat from the age of nine. I was kept in awkward...
    tsumomo tsumomo 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F Jan 2

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    What I Am Not..

    I am not beautiful..I am not stunning..I am not a mans idea of gorgeous or any of those adjectives that get thrown around to a pretty face and lovely body..I will never be recruited for Victoria's Secret, and I doubt my picture is pinned to anyones wall. What I am: I am...
    sweetpetite68 sweetpetite68 41-45, F 16 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    Ughhh I'm Tired Of Being Uglyyy

    You will never hear the words "I am Beautiful" come out of my mouth. Even when some people such as family members and friends would tell me that, I wouldn't believe it. I still don't. And I don't ever think I will I am. I never had tons of boyfriends like other people I know. I...
    PenelopeParfait PenelopeParfait 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    There are so many people calling me pretty

    and sometimes think they were dared or something. I look in the mirror for hours trying to understand why anyone would think I'm beautiful. I'm so insecure about everything, have low self esteem, and no confidence.
    BestKindOfDifferent BestKindOfDifferent 13-15, F Dec 31, 2013

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    I Am Not Beautiful But I Am Cute.

    I have a crooked nose, pale skin, I am too skinny and have a muscly legs. I have a lot of bad sides. Throughout the years I was thinking that I am ugly never liked a thing about my look. When people commented something good about the way I look I saw the other things. I have...
    KathyN89 KathyN89 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2011

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    i have never though of myself

    as beautiful. as people make fun of me for being tall and having a healthy skinny figure. :/
    nicolepie nicolepie 22-25, F 9 Responses Apr 16

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    There's nothing special about my appearance

    and I have no idea how to dress myself to look pretty or fashionable.
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 Apr 8

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    RaspberryTommyCat RaspberryTommyCat 13-15, F Jun 26

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    Only Once

    When I was a Dance Instructor and Performer, I looked in the mirror and like what I saw a few times. But for the most part I've never thought I was beautiful. I've been told that I am, but always brushed it off. I strive now to love myself more than ever before after giving birth...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F Sep 2, 2013

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    Well We Can't All Be Beautiful I Guess

    Why is it so much easier to recognise your negative traits? And when you're focusing on them, no matter how many people tell you differently, you just cant see past them. It's all very well to say beauty is in the eye of the beholder- but what happens when all of the beholders...
    nadiney nadiney 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    My whole life I was told by the people i love

    that I am ugly. The sad thing is I really believe I am too. Sometimes it's really hard to look in the mirror without becoming disgusted with the sight of myself
    Marquinta Marquinta 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    Tomboy...

    I have always had this label for some reason, I don't get it. I may be an ordinary woman with ordinary looks but what is in my heart is very extraordinary !! I am so tired of looking down on myself... but once you have a feeling about yourself how do you change it. I have never...
    phillyphan78 phillyphan78 31-35, F 20 Responses Aug 26, 2010

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