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I Have No Confidence

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Jul 16, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I've already posted about my self esteem so this will be about Confidence. My confidence is at minimum. BELOW even. It always is. I try to find reasons why I should have...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 22 hrs ago

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    How can I feel confident when I see myself as a failure and my efforts as fruitless? I know it is better to be positive, but when I try to think positively, I feel like a liar. I...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    It sucks not to be confident. Worrying about how you look and how other people see you is almost crippling to me. I want to be able to walk out of my house and feel comfortable in...
    LovelyLady333 LovelyLady333 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    Indeed! Our tested background has specified us The arrogance to offer a positively fear-free garage doorway. We certainly have confidence in the standard of the doorswe...
    Meljbr26d Meljbr26d 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I have keloids. It started with acne in middle school developing into keloids. I have them all over my upper back and chest. The worse and biggest being on my chest. It has been...
    justagirl93 justagirl93 18-21 Aug 23

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    I know I have a lot to offer the world. I'm just figuring out how to express that confidently. To ask for what I really want. To muster up the courage to say no, I think I can do...
    YippeKaiYay YippeKaiYay 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Not really anymore I used to have lots but things changed. Iv been in a relationship for nearly 2 years and feel so comfortable with him that I don't really make an effort with...
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    I feel like ever since I migrated, I haven't been able to express myself much; especially when I have to speak English most of the time.. I want to communicate with other people...
    kenahreee kenahreee 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I do not think of myself very highly, and the opinion of people are the reason why I don't always act superb in confidence. I got sick of people's insensitive nature and put downs...
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I just want to say these things as don't want to make anyone misjudge me or anything. I always do my best to make everyone happy and helpful as well. It means i never look for...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    I think I lost my confidence when I was around 6 or 7, I had a teacher and when I got things wrong I felt like she enjoyed telling the hole class that I got things wrong, and I was...
    Justme987 Justme987 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Effective way to gain self-confidence: Every time I lock the door and go to work, no matter how I feel, (anxious of the world outside, fearful of uncertainty), I say a little...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Every time i see someone that stands out from the crowd it really puts a smile on my face, not because i find it funny but because they have the self confidence to dress, act, look...
    abby9305 abby9305 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Hi I really love music, I want to learn how to speak Korean and I'm a student nurse but I seem to have problems with my self confidence(low self-confidence)
    HwangNeulRin HwangNeulRin 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    I used to just chill around and let stuff happen as they happen, so lately, I have taken it into my own hands to go and get myself fit, I am by no means unfit, just not what I...
    SturgyZA SturgyZA 13-15, M Aug 29

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    There was a small time in my life that my confidence started to bloom. I modeled for a few photographers, I was happy with the way I looked minus a few things if course. I...
    MarKri MarKri 22-25, F Sep 7

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    Hi everyone; I have posted a couple responses here, I am very familiar with PA Mothers now. I decided to share my story and see if anyone can relate to mine. For a brief...
    XXwoundedXX XXwoundedXX 51-55, F a week ago

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    I feel so fat. All I see when I look in the mirror is multiple chins, extra skin, and folds in places where they shouldn't be. I've never been bullied about my weight (except maybe...
    hugsfeelgood hugsfeelgood 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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    She beat herself up From her weight to her toes From the size of her thighs To the shape of her nose- And on her walk home When she was alone She’d talk to herself In the...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    I'm in FYJC in one of the top colleges in mumbai. I come from a very well to do family but I'm from a very simple school. I'm a pretty girl and very nice and humble, but I'm a very...
    prettyloner prettyloner 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    hi I am 35 year old guy and looking to talk openly and share things. I am kind of shy guy. I want to boost my confidence and able talk to people. what should I do?
    takalexd takalexd 31-35, M 7 Responses Sep 2

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    So recently, me and this girl I've been dating were talking and she told me that she thinks I'm really handsome (she's told me this multiple times). She also told me that her mom...
    GabeR1991 GabeR1991 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Being told 'my severe lack of confidence makes people feel uncomfortable' at a job interview is really not what I need to be hearing. Great way to rain on my parade.
    demie18 demie18 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I have never had much self confidence in my self and it doesn't help that my siblings make fun of me for my weight. Does this happen to everyone also?
    Normaler Normaler 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 30

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    When I'm playing the piano or singing in front of someone my hands shake or I can't stand or sit with my back straight because I have no self confidence whatsoever
    MissesTomlinson MissesTomlinson 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Hi, I am a 20 year old male and have a sister who is 42 years old. She has bullied me all my life and has nearly pushed me over the edge a few years ago but after getting a...
    michael14031 michael14031 18-21, M 10 Responses Sep 4

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    Real self confidence not faking putting on a small smile and seeming bubbly and vivacious when really I just want to sigh and cringe. I'm yearning to be comfortable just being...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    Confidence seems to come so easily to some people. I wonder if it is a product of nature or nurture.... I told someone recently that I don't ever think I am good enough. He asked...
    eham1234 eham1234 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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