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I Lack Self Confidence Which Keeps Me Back

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    My Self-confidence Is Better But......

    When I was in k-4th grade I stuttered real bad.I did not like going to the front of the class to read a report.When I was in middle-school I had acne real bad.I found it hard to look people in the eye,and see the looks they would give me.If I see a lady that I find attractive,I...
    Wallygator64 Wallygator64 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2011

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    All The Time

    I have never actually had a good confidence and its taken me 5 years to feel a little comfortable with everyone, talking to both boys and girls...but when i get knocked down even the slightest it can have a massive impact on me an can make me feel more and more awful and it can...
    GirlTeenTodd GirlTeenTodd 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12, 2011

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    Not Crazy About The Lack Of Self Confidence

    My self confidence is very low, if non existant. If I was more self confident I would be able to go out and do things, but since I don't have hardly any, it's very hard. And I'm always putting myself down. I always doubitng myself. Even if i thought I was right and then i would...
    doglover1984 doglover1984 26-30, F 1 Response May 8, 2011

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    Lacking In Confidence

    I have lacked self confidence all my life and could never get past it no matter how hard I have tried. I know if I was more secure I could have done better. I wanted to get a master's degree but didn't have the money or encouragement from either husband or family so I couldn't...
    montarlot montarlot 61-65, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7, 2014

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    Abused &confused

    I was sexually abused as a child from the age of 5-15 by a man whom I thought was my father..but now I have found out that he was not...and my real father is like freakin bill cosby...so many what if's and why's ..now I am abused confused and lack self confidence...boo hoo...ok I...
    lasheadilemma lasheadilemma 31-35, F Jul 16, 2012

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    I really lack self confidence

    since i moved my school (i was in a girls only school now im in a school For boy and girls) i lost my self confidence bec boys there just make fun of anything that is done so i dont do anything i can even raise my hand at class i have a talent show this thursday and im super...
    Nari99 Nari99 13-15, F Apr 7, 2014

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    I expect a lot from myself but lack self confidence
    Ngatt1 Ngatt1 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I was doing some talking today with my counsellor and well I hit on some pretty important stuff. I used to love art so much. through all the pain and misery it was the only thing...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I lack confidence in myself when i play my violin, I'm trying to fix it so much but sometimes its hard to.... I always feel as if I'm being judged. Unless I'm in the zone, then i...
    HeartfeltMusic HeartfeltMusic 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I always admire those who feel confident and greet the world like they own it.
    VanTraveller VanTraveller 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Should I get a tattoo, dye my hair, or piercing? Any thoughts about these...
    Charmeeee Charmeeee 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    Ok well here's a big step I guess. :|
    p5ych0k1d1997 p5ych0k1d1997 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So I feel neglected and used. Oh well things like this happen to me a lot. Not in the sense of romance to clarify matters. We're all passerbys in life. Especially on those chatting...
    procupcakeeater procupcakeeater 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It took me 3 years to even call out an answer in class. Small steps at a time we can build ourselves into confident people but then it can so easily be knocked down. Not this time...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I did something that required so much confidence today, the 11th of February, that I nearly missed my last chance to do it. (I'm going to say now that I'm a 14 year old freshman...
    CuteWeirdness CuteWeirdness 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I did something that required so much confidence today, the 11th of February, 2015, that I nearly missed my last chance to do it. (I'm going to say now that I'm a 14 year old...
    CuteWeirdness CuteWeirdness 13-15, F Feb 11

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    Lately I have had very low self confidence When my boyfriend and I started dating I didn't care who or what he looked at but now I find myself doing whatever I can to make sure he...
    curvycutie101 curvycutie101 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I m also tired of being in this world with lack of confidence. I feel tired of people telling me I can't see confidence in you, build up ur confidence. BT my question is how, how...
    pujapande321 pujapande321 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I want my self confidence back. My life is so stressful that I have put myself on the back burner, focusing on my kids and husband. I give 100% all the time and get nothing in...
    ddoss18 ddoss18 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Just remember this... if someone is putting you down, hurting you emotionally, making you feel like crap because of something you say or do, because of how you look, or because...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    just a heads up my spelling is not the greatest nor is my grammar so please be easy xP. my entire life it has been so easy for me to find the greatness in others and bring it out...
    Lugelogistics93 Lugelogistics93 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Dear self-confidence, I miss you a lot. Specially in these periods of hard working. Building up self-confidence is difficult, I do sport, I try to stay positive, I try to be myself...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 8

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    I am not self confident at all because I got a round face ,I really hate that ,but I can't change anything as I was born to be kind of that , I can't even look up person when I...
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 14 Responses Feb 8

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    My self confidence is zero. Especially public speaking, I get terrified. I had a coursework to prssent a presentation to the class (about 15 people) about the chosen topic. I...
    pam88 pam88 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 10

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    I think I am losing my self confidence in bed. Thinking about it in bed makes it worse! And think about that makes it even more worse! I can't get out of my mind!
    Masculine101 Masculine101 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 21

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    I wish I had more Self-confidence so I could ask out this girl at school
    crossdresser1065 crossdresser1065 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I wish i have more self confidence. Ever since in my entire life ive always been a negative person. I dont know where should I start, I am afraid to get employed coz i am afraid to...
    atserk18 atserk18 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've always had no confidence and low self esteem because my whole life I have been told that I'm fat and need to lose weight when in reality I was actually at a healthy weight all...
    Thatonegreyeyedgirl Thatonegreyeyedgirl 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I heard something from a guy speaking about confidence and self esteem and he said "are you living for others, or yourself?" In other words, are you more worried about pleasing...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 5 days ago

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    I believe that everyone goes through this at some point in their life. I just want to say, no matter what people say or think or how people look at you. Someone in this world will...
    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I care too much about what other people are going to think of me. I know how stupid it is and want to stop caring but every time I try to do something that takes confidence...
    turbotang turbotang 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Let me start off by saying 2 days ago i was hanging out with my friend at in n out in the parking lot just eating our food in my car. While we are eating this group of girls comes...
    Anmq24 Anmq24 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    You think it's fine and that it's stoppable and you don't think that your bad because your not in the hospital but did you know it takes just one time, it's like drinking and...
    olivias78 olivias78 18-21, F Feb 14

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    Funny story. This girl told me that my eyebrows are "on fleek" and i looked at hers and said "yea yours are nice" but she was actually complimenting me. That just shows how much...
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    i used to have self confident when i was younger but when i hit puberty it changed. all the other girls had better developed bodies and got boyfriends so easily and i never got any...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I'm too big for my age. Everyone around me is small and I'm a giant. I make everyone believe I'm funny and full of life. But I'm really not. I'm that one ***** that has a fruit...
    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm writing this cos I'm really low. And I don't wanna talk to anyone. I just wanna tell someone. I'm really losing confidence in myself. Noone wants to hang with me or flirt. If I...
    Desert9 Desert9 22-25 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I'm tired of being so weak and get hurt easily by people who think they know better than anyone in this world and I cnt fight back, what can I really do to defend myself
    Lifeisawar Lifeisawar 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Moments. When you feel you aren't the one who you thought you would be when you reach a certain stage in life.Its like you just don't care about anything or anyone anymore.. But...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F Feb 21

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    I'm what people consider a "bum", yet I have no intentions of going down this path. I've got my self in a hole after I left school, I have no idea what to do! I've developed...
    Sourceofalex Sourceofalex 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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