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I Have No Confidence

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Sep 20

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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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    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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    Cameronzpg2937 Cameronzpg2937 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Have confidence in Harry, Chauffeur de Wheels, Sydney to provide your crucial paperwork or parcels, with overall safety from The instant they leave your palms, to time These are...
    Khadijah062yu Khadijah062yu 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I seriously have no real friends and i hate it. I had the same 'friends' from about age 6 till 14 but they always would hurt me, and i never had the chance to make other friends...
    thekittykat thekittykat 13-15, F 3 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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    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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    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 Sep 14

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    10 years ago, I had so much self confidence. I was able to manage and tackle anything that came my way. I was a single young mother, owned my own home, had a great career and was...
    Jenn7791 Jenn7791 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    ok ok see sometimes i feel am soo great some times i feel am soo bad lately i feel more bad nd yea wanna more self-confidence
    Outsider92 Outsider92 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I quit my job and started my own business, which is really rewarding, even though it's still early days. But somehow I'm a bit reserved when talking about it to others...I want and...
    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 22-25, 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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    I know that I'm not ugly. But I'm also very well aware that I will never be considered 'pretty' or 'beautiful'. I see myself as very average, nothing really special about me. I...
    ShizukaRose ShizukaRose 18-21, F Sep 7

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    This is for everyone who needs self confidence. I'm not a skinny girl and whenever people message me saying I'm perfect I'm not, I have many flaws, so this is for Yall. Be proud of...
    mayanatasha mayanatasha 16-17, F 12 Responses a week ago

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    There is always a kid in the class who is put down and bullied. People seem to need someone to get their frustrations out on to make themselves feel better. I was bullied. Mainly...
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love my boyfriend, and recently, I had an experience with him that I've never had before. He makes me feel things I've never felt, and I wish everyone in the world could...
    savakora savakora 16-17 Sep 2

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    I have been in my relationship for almost 3 years, with an amzing man, that has never given me any reason to not trust him. we have two kids. we rushed in to things quickly, but we...
    ooomooo ooomooo 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    I've hit rock bottom again. I hate absolutely everything. I refuse to have my pictures taken and I won't even take a pic of myself anymore. Its hard to even look in the mirror. I'm...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 15

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    I used to be different when I was younger I cared more about my appearance I would always have my make up done hair perfect short skirts the lot but now I can hardly be botherd to...
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F Sep 16

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    I feel like I would have more self-confidence if people just didn't walk up to me an call me ugly. I've been at my locker at school and guys have come up and said right to my face...
    Igot7starlightarmy Igot7starlightarmy 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 17

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    It's getting to be too much. Weighing myself, looking in the mirror, grabbing at my fat, starving, binging, counting calories, carbs, and work outs. I feel like my brain is a...
    embraceinspiration embraceinspiration 22-25, F Sep 19

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    I'd rather have one close friend who I can trust with my life than many friends who are good fun but you just can't be sure that they'll keep a confidence.
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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