I Have Self Esteem Issues

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    My Declaration of Self Esteem

    My Declaration of Self-Esteem   I AM ME In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically me. Because I alone chose it - I own everything about me. My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether...
    demonizd demonizd
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

    I actually took a screenshot of a message

    someone sent me because he had paid me a lovely compliment. I know that is a little sad but it meant a lot to me!
    HaightStreet HaightStreet
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2014

    I don't have the constant,

    depression-inducing absence of self-esteem that others here have, and I sometimes feel like because of this, my issues are less 'important' or 'serious' than those of others. But I feel I need to tell someone, even in secret, about my self-esteem issues, especially since they've...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds
    18-21, F
    Dec 11, 2013

    My self-esteem is like a rock.

    The higher you bring it up, the harder it comes down .-.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014

    I Also Have A Low Self Esteem

    Ever since elementary, I have been picked on, I was also neglected by my mother when i was a kid and when they divorced my dad told me that i took it the hardest given that my brother and sister were both very young, this continued through my adult life and i am working on making...
    loveispatient34 loveispatient34
    31-35, M
    Oct 14, 2013

    Feeling like i dont look good enough to get

    anything real, any real realationship.
    justfnbrad justfnbrad
    26-30, M
    Jul 11, 2014
    fanofpll fanofpll
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    I believe my self esteem is high in

    certain parts of my life, yet in some areas I feel there's very little confidence, I feel worthless to most people so often. I have yet to figure out why being humiliated and degraded about these things seems to help, but it does. Makes no sense, but it's calming and arousing at...
    dannyboydreaming dannyboydreaming
    26-30, M
    May 17, 2015

    I think I tend to make poor decisions

    which have caused strain in my relationship with my husband because of my poor self esteem.
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Oct 31, 2014

    I Never Feel Worthy

    I wish I was smarter, beautiful, more social, more in shape, more "together". I don't know if I will ever allow myself just to "be", and accept myself the way I am. It's something I work on, but loving myself seems so far away sometimes.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2012

    Always Have

    I always feel like the world biggest loser because: 1.I am really really ugly 2.I have an ugly body shape 3.I am not proportionate 4.I don't have long legs 5.I have fat legs 6. I have an ugly head(skull) shape 7. My hair is frizzy and dry 8. I have an ugly face shape 9. an even...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2012

    I often struggled and still do to some degree

    with self esteem issues. One day, I was free writing and I came up with this. To preface this, it does have a Christian sentiment to it, but my intention here isn't to push my beliefs on anyone. It's too share thoughts that changed my perception of myself and I hope it inspires...
    ghostscribe614 ghostscribe614
    36-40, M
    Dec 18, 2013

    I Really Dislike Myself.

    I am one of those people who is the "I wouldn't be a member of a club that would accept me as a member" type people.  But then I figure that because I am so worthless I had better take what I can get even if I don't think much of it because there is no way anything better would...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2011

    So Want To Get Out Of It

    I am trying to be more social, but I still tend to isolate myself; even around family. Everyone talks about things that I am not interested in, it is hard start conversions with people with as I am always worried what they're thinking about me, and other things. It will not be...
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Apr 21, 2013


    I need to throw it away And I did When I moved out Only to get a new one again. I look at it everyday Two, three times I look at it before eating And after eating. I really don't want to be this way It's a sad tale to live Why rely on it I argue with myself constantly. It's...
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Feb 27, 2012

    I think I can trace my self esteem issues back

    to middle school. I was always either picked on 24/7 or neglected. As you can see, that's taken a big impact on my self esteem nowadays. So much so that I can't even get anything done due to me thinking that'll it'll pale in comparison to what others have done. That or think...
    ApatheticSpark ApatheticSpark
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    I Hate Myself Sometimes.

    Sometimes it's hard to look at myself in the mirror, other days I want to look in the mirror all day. I have had self esteem issues for most of my adult life. Every day I get more depresed about how I look. I hate my legs, my stomach, my arms. I hate it all. Expically my fave. I...
    NeonLights27 NeonLights27
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 22, 2008


    I don't know what to do about it anymore.Sometimes I don't even know if it's noticeable but I feel it inside,even if I can hide it from everyone else I can't from myself.It just makes me feel insane.What bothers me most is I can't keep myself from seeking validation.I always just...
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2010


    I honestly don't even no where to start....I was thinking about being sardonic and just saying I'm a teenage girl-enough said, but it really does go deeper than that, doesn't it?Sometimes...well sometimes you just really need a hug.Still don't know where to actually begin so....I...
    complexitykills complexitykills
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2010

    Yes I Do!

    Self e-*******-steem? I have way too much of it, probably sucked up kharmically from all of those losers out there who **** and moan about how tough life is and decide it's time to end it all and so they ate a whole pack of mentos while guzzling a two liter Diet Coke to kill...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 15, 2011
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