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I Have No Self Confidence Or Self Esteem

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    Shy

    I'm a fun girl, who makes jokes and likes making new friends and being bubbly and having a good heart, but I'm shy with no confidence in myself and since I was 13 I've been developing new emotions like jealousy and the pain of being lonely. I'm 15 and I've had enough. Waking up...
    worrybot worrybot 16-17, F Nov 2, 2013

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    crystalskys crystalskys 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    I've been bullied ever

    since I've started school. I've either been too different, too fat or too ugly. Not only was I teased in school, I was also teased at home. I know now that my family were only playing, but at the time, I was picked at a lot and I took what my family said to me seriously. My...
    MacabreCannibal MacabreCannibal 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Felt Like I Failed My Children.

    I have always felt like a failure. Appearance, character... I tried to be everyone's friend. It drained me. Latter after I've got my first son I was terrified that I have failed my baby. A mum with low self esteem who want's one? I have learned how to love myself. Even opened a...
    VeronikaA VeronikaA 22-25, F Jul 28, 2013

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    Everyday of my life I think the same thing.

    I will never be anything, I won't live the life I want, and I can do nothing about it. That wasn't really a story, so I'm sorry to whoever reads this. But I've never told anybody this, and I can barely acknowlegde it myself.
    bugf9630 bugf9630 13-15 1 Response Aug 3

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    Theres Nothing To Me.

    Title says it all. I never have been anything to anyone. Im adopted by various familiy member and have been sincee i was three and I constantly lived in the shadow or their kids or my sister. I was never the pretty one, I am the fat nerdy annoying unatheletic disappointment to...
    xXLittleLostAliceXx xXLittleLostAliceXx 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    Depressed

    I'm not going to tell my life story of why I have no self-esteem and self-confidence but I just don't. I don't get why. My whole life I've been this way. I thought of myself badly and didn't have confidence. Now it's gotten worse than before. I used to not care but now it's...
    oldaccount oldaccount 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    :( I try to talk to girls

    but I'm afraid to
    Djcovance Djcovance 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    What I Learned From (the Process Of Applying To) College.

    Today I came across something on collegeboard called "Dependency Status Overide", it is a term used for Students who can't afford to attend college because their parents refuse to pay. Apparently only 2% of students have this unique problem. I am that 2%. Immediately, I was drawn...
    sweetwilight95 sweetwilight95 16-17, F Sep 17, 2012

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    This Is Me

    I've always been an open book but I closed a long time ago.all my life I had been called ugly and stupid and not worth it.when you have been told the same thing over and over agin for ever you star to believe theme . There is no changing that now
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2, 2013

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    I've had a good life,

    I guess. But I'm just so shy! I hate talking face to face with people I don't know and if they ask questions I tend to stutter or just get worried i'll mess up and say something wrong etc. I wish I was more confident and open with people, but how?
    Rebecca2911 Rebecca2911 13-15, F Jan 8

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    My Own Mean Voices

    I wake up in the morning putting myself down. I think of reasons for why I'm not good enough. I think about my ex with his new girlfriend and how he's happier with her because she's normal. I judge myself physically, mentally, emotionally, and I fail at everything. Why do I do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 2, 2013

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    I Really Don't

    I think I am hideous, fat, and not at all interesting or attractive. My friends try to tell me otherwise, but that's what friends are supposed to do so I really just can't believe them.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2010

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    It Got The Best Out Of Me.

    So obviously by reading this title, you know that I don't have self confidence or self esteem. I have very low of these two things. I don't even want to do cheerleading because of it. All of my family & friends keep telling to do it & I am good at it (Cause I am that "Type" of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 29, 2013

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    I Basically Hate Who I Am :/

    I really need Help! uhm, I have a problem (or atleast be BEST FIEND thinks I do) and I really don't know how to stop it! I like this guy (his name is Matt and he is perfect in every way shape and form) but I am like really obsessed with him and my friend thinks we should start...
    mstach22 mstach22 16-17, F Oct 13, 2012

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    I Need To Change

    I am so unhappy with myself. So totally and completely unhappy with my life and the way i live it..those of you reading this, please continue to read and then leave your comments below...i am desperate for advice and some sort of guidance. I just dont know what to do..thats my...
    redtoshiba redtoshiba 18-21, F 4 Responses May 6, 2012

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    I Want To Be The Woman That A Man Will Go Crazy And Adore.

    I've been bully by guys all my life. I been called ugly, tall and ugly, nerd, stupid, retard, have ugly feet, and everything from guys and even worse the females join along. I have no self esteem or confidence in myself at all. I barely talk to guys because I know they just want...
    Kaykay89 Kaykay89 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    Always Doubting

    I have no or low self esteem or confidence.... whenever I were to make a choice or decision I did doubt myself alot. I cant do things without doubting myself. And I always feel things just don't work out... my girlfriend had always been telling me to have morr confidence in...
    LuCiFeRz LuCiFeRz 18-21, F Nov 2, 2013

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    The only reason I don't have confidence in

    myself anymore is because of a quote I believe is true, "Forget self-esteem, learn self-control." It is one of the many quotes I live by.
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 12

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    For the longest time I've been the fattest

    person in my family and around me and I've never fit in. I never stop thinking about how much it hurts me when I look in the mirror an see the person staring back at me. It's not who I want to be. No matter how hard I try to accept myself and believe that I'm normal I just can't...
    JennieKathleen JennieKathleen 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    Ever get the feeling

    when you look in the mirror and just hate yourself I don't know why I do it's just a persistent thing on the outside I seem so confident to people loud Gobby outgoing bubbly etc etc... But to myself I feel nothing I always want to change the way I look the way I dress my...
    MeganLouise1990 MeganLouise1990 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Words Hurt.

    I was bullied from the start of school till the end. I sometimes think they were the worst years of my life, I went to a struggling school, filled with people who did not want to learn, who were more interested in sex, sport and looks then studying. These people would purposely...
    Airion Airion 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    The only people that know my actual feelings

    towards myself are my best friend and sister. I put on a fake mask of confidence around everyone else. I'm not cut out to be around other people. The person I am with currently is a bit older than me but even though he understands how I feel he tries to get me to have confidence...
    EzraUlv EzraUlv 16-17, M Dec 12, 2013

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    The Things That Bother Me The Most, Are The Ones I Cant Fix

    So it all started when i was dating my ex boyfriend. he was amazing but after about a year i just started feeling like i had no confidence.i dont know where it started or when but it was like i woke up and things that never used to bother me, started to bother me so bad. Like at...
    squishface6 squishface6 18-21 1 Response Dec 30, 2011

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    Is There Hope

    A year ago today, my girlfriend of over two years was accepted to a Veterinary School. It was the school in my state and she is from a different state. The cost would be a little more than she wanted, but she would not turn down vet school. We were so happy together. We started...
    Teamgeist Teamgeist 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 3, 2012

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    Does anyone else never feel good enough?

    As a girl, all I can do is compare myself to other girls, and only notice the flaws in myself.
    jaclynchristine jaclynchristine 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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    Ugly

    I am extremely hideous. I have all kinds of facial deformities and stuff. I have an eye that wonders about to the point where no one can even tell what or who I'm looking at. Because of this, I'm always afraid to look at others in the eye and they think I'm being rude or...
    lwdorton21 lwdorton21 18-21 1 Response May 19, 2011

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    I Detest Myself

    for almost six years now, ive been unhappy with who i am in some way or another.. whether its my appearance, my neurotic way of thinking, my inability to study, or my anger.. and to date i havent fixed any of these things. i just dont know whats stopping me. i feel like there's a...
    redtoshiba redtoshiba 18-21, F Feb 12, 2012

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    I've been bullied since I was 11,

    kids at school would bully me & I would go home & just get bullied some more by my dad. It's like I could never escape it. He's the reason I have no self confidence.. He's the reason I can't give people my opinion. He's the reason for a lot of things wrong with me. & I hate the...
    neliza neliza 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Related Experiences

    I find it really hard to be confident. I am a girl who is constantly in jumpers and Leggings. My best friend is absolutely beautiful, she looks gorgeous with and without make up...
    lepricunt lepricunt 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I feel like the reason I'm still single is because I lack self confidence. I would say its because I'm plus size but I've seen bigger girls in relationships. How does one gain self...
    jirineo jirineo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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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 5 days ago

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    For the past 4 years I have struggled with a lack of self-confidence. Whether it's image or something about my personality. Ive never thought I was pretty enough, skinny enough...
    tessareedy tessareedy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I would like to try new things but I am afraid of looking like a complete idiot because I don't know what I am doing. I like to know everything I need to know about something...
    rrs128 rrs128 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I gained self confidence through, myself by experimenting with what I felt was ok, or good. Try what works for you. Forget what people say, they are only acting because you decide...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 29

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    I went to the beach wearing a bikini for the first time in months. Surprisingly, I felt super confident and cute! I wish more days were like this. I love the feeling of being...
    ThePumpkinQueen ThePumpkinQueen 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    People always say that I'm beautiful... But I know that's not true. They only say that because they don't know me. They can't see everything that I see in the mirror or underneath...
    MikaylaG MikaylaG 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 14

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    I feel like I have no confidence anymore. I stopped self harming, but I'm beginning to feel the need again. I'm always being happy in front of others, but inside it's like I'm...
    namelessjosie namelessjosie 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I find it very hard to find self confidence. I don't have anyone to talk to about my problems. My parents don't understand either. I talk to God but I long for a human to talk to...
    Lifeisgood2100 Lifeisgood2100 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Think the reason I have been in abusive relationships is because I'm I lack self confidence . Everyone else says I'm beautiful and I don't see it . Everyone else says I'm smart and...
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I have great life, awesome kids, supportive husband, career I enjoy and yet I lack self-confidence. I rarely feel that I deserve the things I have. I can never get past the feeling...
    sexysoccermom sexysoccermom 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am starting to give up on life, each day I grow emotionally weaker and weaker. I am always getting heartbroken or friendzoned from girls that I like. Every crush that I have ever...
    elugo777 elugo777 18-21, M 9 Responses Aug 3

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    literally you need to have the confidence of Beyoncé to handle today's society and that's pathetic as heck
    radicalkiah radicalkiah 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I'm that girl that likes to take pictures just to get the compliments. It boots my self esteem! And gives me more confidence in my every day life. There are those that give me a...
    youdontknowmylife youdontknowmylife 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 3

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    Having acne lowered my confidence and self-esteem when I try to mingle with girls.
    sammylow sammylow 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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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 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Im 16 y/o with 160cm & 40.6 kg, im considered underweight. But idk my friends like to make a joke about fat and they keep calling me fat & say they didnt mean it, and some even...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    I was bullied a lot in middle school, probably because of the way I dressed. It really took a toll on my self esteem. Now I doubt everything I do and I hate that. I'm working on it...
    lauren1ofakind lauren1ofakind 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well more like I want to be comfortable in my own body. I really want to be able to take my clothes off and not be self conscious in front of people. Like in the locker room for...
    maria20144 maria20144 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    My self-esteem is like a rock. The higher you bring it up, the harder it comes down .-.
    ButtersTheMerciful ButtersTheMerciful 13-15, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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