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I Have No Confidence

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    Constant Paranoia Will Never Help Me.

    I hate how I get these bursts of confidence.They get me into trouble.I'd just left a friends party - I don't drink, so I wasn't drunk - I was tired and I just wanted to sleep.The boyfriend picked me up and on our way home we went to McDonalds.he got his food and we were walking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 23, 2012

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    chloemarie124 chloemarie124 13-15, F Feb 19

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    Specific Confidence

    I can't ask out girls. I've tried, I've been in situations where I could have asked a girl out, but I can never get myself to do it. I can't confront friends. And I can't face enemies. Sometimes, people walk all over me. 
    Cowz144 Cowz144 16-17 2 Responses May 24, 2010

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    its strange how ive gotten to the point

    where i dont even have the confidence to correct my dad when hes about to throw something out that could be recycled. Its not like he would get mad or anything, he would probably just say "okay" and not throw it out, but for some reason i dont speak up
    ablonddude ablonddude 16-17, M Nov 15

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    I literally have like no confidence.

    I don't understand because I have it all, but I'm a deep thinker as I'm sure you all are, but I can't seem to think positive too much or have the confidence in things I want to achieve. Feel like crying most of the time, but now my emotions are like a robot and I don't know what...
    M1TCH94 M1TCH94 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I'm Destroying Myself

    Through my life I've been through a lot of family related troubles. For starters, 4 years of my life were spent as a child spending evenings in a hospital room getting fat on chips whilst my sister recovered from a life threatening illness. This post is not going to be modest in...
    InternetKillTV InternetKillTV 13-15 Mar 4, 2012

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    Challenges

    I struggle with low confidence/self esteem and anxiety every day and today was one of the bad days. The slightest challenge at work and I felt out of control, like I could not cope. I lose the ability to express myself and wish that every interaction would hurry up and end so...
    Eggyegg Eggyegg 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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    Having No Confidence Is Going To Ruin My Life

    How do I sum up my life in this tiny little text box? The deadline for my Master's thesis is in a week, and I did the research but I don't know how to write it up. I'm afraid if I talk to my professor/adviser about it he'll get mad that I've taken so long to do it and that it...
    ken9 ken9 41-45 5 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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    Can't Go To Prom

    I am only 15 but I dread my senior year in highschool. When I was in 9th grade my friend wanted me to join her for homecoming. But my experience from the 8th grade dance made me not want to go. At that dance I was left alone and nobody wanted to join me. So I cried. I fear that I...
    hashiba hashiba 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    I have hardly any friends

    and lack a lot of confidence. How do I get my confidence back to what it used to be say 5 years ago? I'm not confident enough to go on a date or even approach a prostiute so girls are out of the question till I get this problem sorted. I need to be more social and extroverted...
    lawrencepa lawrencepa 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    You Can Do Much Better Than Her...

      Okay, so let me start out by saying that I used to have a pretty positive opinion of myself, I didn't think I was too fat or tall or anything like that. My entire opinion of myself changed when I was thirteen, all because of a stupid idiotic comment made by some boy in...
    Bumblebee92 Bumblebee92 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    No Confidence

    i really have no self confidence. people tell me i am pretty but i really feel like they are doing it to not hurt my feelings. i was in sociology and we were having a discussion. somehow i ended up being put on the spot and i told everyone i thought i was fat.everyone was being...
    mandey0232 mandey0232 19-21, F 5 Responses Jul 16, 2008

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    Just My Angle To 'no Confidence'

    When you beam confidence in your new gown,walking through your school premises..and someone asks you with all the air in his lungs sucked out,"Oh My God..WHATT THE HELL R U WEARING??"...that's it!..*POOF*..your confidence goes down the drain!!..if its once or twice that someone...
    diabrandis diabrandis 18-21, F 1 Response May 1, 2013

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    Capable But Not Confident

    I don't know what it is but sometimes I can be very confident in myself and my abilities and other times I am not confident at all. I am hard on myself and any little mistake can feel like a complete disaster. Once I lose confidence in myself everything else goes down hill as...
    theginger89 theginger89 22-25, F May 6, 2013

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    Hate Myself

    I have 0 confedence in my self. i suck at everything i try so i might as well stop doind everything cause theres no point.
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 13 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    I Can't Just BE

    I wish that I didn't think if somehow I woke up one day and was comfortable with how I look then everything would be okay and I could have the life that I guess I've always dreamed of or hoped for. I've lost another 15lbs but for some reason I'm incapable of seeing it myself. My...
    soycd04 soycd04 22-25, F Jul 29, 2013

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    No Confidence

    i have no confidence i should tell you that when ever after the exam every1 is confident that they will clear the exam but me after i finish the exam im not confident that i will clear the exam and when it comes to ride a bike im not confident i get scared that i might fall will...
    guuyy guuyy 22-25, M May 2, 2012

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    Please Help

    ok so i have many pretty friends and i feel so ugly around them and when i convince myself im gorgeous i go outside i look at every1 else and feel stupid and horrible people are just so pretty today and i feel so pressured to look like everyone else in the crowd and i want to...
    leopardyxxx leopardyxxx 13-15, F Apr 18, 2010

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    Worst. Day. Ever.

    today was probably the start of many bad days. words cant describe how many times i have cried today. i cried until twelve in the morning last night. so being tired and afraid of being alone all day because of my so called best friends. yeah those "best friends" arent the best...
    abeautifulnightmare abeautifulnightmare 16-17, F Aug 15, 2012

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    Now that I think about everything that has happened to me, I find it very strange. It's something I've never had and never felt. It feels good. I now know why it's a attractive. I...
    Classicalbird Classicalbird 18-21, M Dec 5

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    Recently I've been feeling more confident like I've been standing up to people and stuff like that I've also found out I'm pretty good at acting yay!
    Jred4ever Jred4ever 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I've been thinking about this line throughout my adolescent years. It would be running through my head at every second. "You need to be more confident, then you could achieve...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I dont look for approval...I'm sure about me, know who I am and how and why... I have confidence in me and my life...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Nov 23

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    I want to have confidence in wearing makeup. But I'm afraid to wear it because of what my family might say. Growing up I never touched make up. Now I feel like I want and need to...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    When people say that girls like bad boys I don't think that is true. I think as humans we are attracted to people that have confidence and carry themselves with purpose. I think we...
    Blackbutterflies99 Blackbutterflies99 13-15, F Dec 2

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    I've felt to much pain, I have to many secrets. I can only take only so much, until I've had enough. I'm only so strong, until I break down. Sometimes I feel suffocated, other...
    Ginger1313 Ginger1313 13-15, F Nov 22

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    I was actually starting to have confidence in myself, I was taking down my walls for you. I actually believed it when you said you loved me. And now, here I am again, left alone...
    esmer2496 esmer2496 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel like the only way I can accomplish a lot of things I aspire to do in life is by gaining confidence and getting rid of my social anxiety. My self-esteem is so ******, I can...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I have a hard time with my looks etc, I was in a marriage and felt like when I got pregnant I wasn't attractive anymore. We divorced he left me for another woman I still have self...
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Basically my entire life I have always lacked self confidence. I grew up as the only kid in a wheelchair that I knew and was pretty much made to feel like an outcast and that...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    I have such low self confidence, and I I honestly have no idea on how yo bring that up. sometimes I feel as if I can't go out of the house because my self confidence is so low..
    Rissaaa17 Rissaaa17 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    I feel like parents should stop being over protective and stop sheltering their kids so much. I didn't come from an overprotective family - and neither did half of my friends...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 25

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    I am so tired of wasting my tears over things I know I have no control over. Ever since I was little, I'd cry at the tiniest things like accidentally hitting someone, which now...
    EmEn1125 EmEn1125 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    any tips on building self confidence?
    steezyben steezyben 16-17, M 6 Responses Nov 29

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    I really need more self confidence . .
    Strange143 Strange143 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I am not very confident n need help in getting my confidence back
    Sneaky84 Sneaky84 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    I feel like I get torn down by people for having 3 kids at 20 and so called trapping their father my boyfriend in a relationship for 5 years... I really need to just learn how to...
    momofthree921 momofthree921 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I NEED more self-confidence. Lately, I've been trying harder and sometimes it works, but sometimes it doesn't. It'll be a lot of work...
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    some ****** up ******* wrote this scenario. It's time to start fancying it if there is no other job. Why are you so upset? asked the Donkey. I am to play the role of a heroine...
    redribbonbook redribbonbook 46-50 Nov 21

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    Okay, here's my story: I was born 15 weeks premature (Which means I was born at 25 weeks instead of the full-term of 40 weeks). My mother went into pre-term labor and was going...
    jordanalexis95 jordanalexis95 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I had confidence in myself for about 2 hours this morning...then I looked in a mirror. And then I got mad at myself for being stupid enough to think that I actually looked...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I am worth being loved. I am worth being desired for every aspect of me. I am beautiful, I am kind, I am loving. My looks are only the beginning. I deserve to be happy. I am...
    imcitcat imcitcat 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    If only I could read minds. How do you come back from disappointment, betrayal, and just plain stupidity and trust the world. TRUST WORDS. And what happens when actions don't...
    ember23 ember23 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 1

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    In 2015 I will like myself. That's what I'm going to write on my dry erase board for New Years. I'm tired of caring what people think and being so hard on myself. I am not an ugly...
    jesscharnelle jesscharnelle 22-25, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I've been hurt by everyone who I've ever been friends with, or dated. I have no self confidence anymore. It got crushed and now I feel depressed.. All the time.
    feelings101 feelings101 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi my name is ginger. And I really don't know how to start. I've never had anyone ask me about my life but I'll give it a try. I have a brother who I love to pieces even though...
    Ginger1313 Ginger1313 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    i'm afraid i'm going to suffocate my gf. she doesn't bother to read what i write, even up here in messages; she doesn't read my emails or short (1-page) articles i find that relate...
    JenRhaine JenRhaine 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 22