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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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    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 16-17, F Apr 7, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My confidence over night became so low. I have no confidence What so ever. I wish I knew why. Not sure what to do either. Not good
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think when I don't talk much in a conversation, I make people think I don't like them /:
    GummiBr GummiBr 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Some days I wish I could see myself the way other people do. I lost a lot of my self confidence when I was with my ex. He put me down so many times that he made me believe I wasn't...
    SouthernGirl35 SouthernGirl35 31-35, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think self confidence can become addictive. Well, that was all I had to say.
    PigMonkeyHybrid PigMonkeyHybrid 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Having fun at another's expense is a common sign of low self esteem, which is then projected onto another, to disfunctionally address one's own pain.
    CallMeSal CallMeSal 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Self respect is so important. So many people lack self respect and it makes me sad. You need to respect yourself if you want people to take you seriously
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My on-again-off-again boyfriend of two years just experienced some significant life changing events. The first event was losing his daughters' mother a few weeks ago as she's now...
    treebirth13 treebirth13 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Everyone is equal and has equal value. Anything about us that can't be sensed through seeing, touching, tasting, smelling, or hearing is imaginary, a story, and not real. Qualities...
    joahola98wj joahola98wj 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    These last two years have been such a growing experience. Like my advice is so good now. I thought I was mature when I was 14 and now I look back and I just think about how...
    ihaveaname99 ihaveaname99 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I used to feel this way and I used to have very low confidence in myself. I refused to talk to anyone, I refused to include myself in anyone's conversations and anyone's parties. I...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 4

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    I have always had trouble talking to girls. I'm just so socially awkward and don't know how to talk anymore.
    notalkunlessyoutalk notalkunlessyoutalk 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I do not see anything in me..i can look in the mirror and see my reflection but no good traits, no positive things..i mainly look at myself like have i always been this way...where...
    4rmSin 4rmSin 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 2

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    I weigh like 100 pounds I'm 19 going to be 20 next month and everybody is on me about eating and gaining weight....I do eat a lot just for some reason can not gain weight. I hate...
    teeq22 teeq22 18-21, F 18 Responses Feb 2

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    I had a best friend who made me think I was ugly and fat for 13 years, she's gone now, but without being an *** I know I'm not fat or ugly, yet I still don't feel confident or...
    hannahelizabeth23 hannahelizabeth23 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    When I was younger I remember feeling very self-conscious about how I looked, how I sounded and what other people thought of me. Although this feeling still exists it does not...
    JoosephShield JoosephShield 31-35, M Feb 2

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    I'm kind of tired of feeling upset over why I don't have a girlfriend currently. every February, near valentine's day. I feel that maybe this year I would find someone. there's no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2

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    i was doing well. and i don't know what it is that's made me go back to this but i feel numb, numb and cold and i don't want to do anything any more. i don't want to read even...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    geez...where would I even start? ...God does exist. your parents are monsters and nothing they ever said or did was your fault and shouldn't affect your self worth. ****'s gonna...
    nnysspawn nnysspawn 36-40, F Jan 31

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    Seriously women. You show any sign of confidence in yourself, how you look and especially confidence in what you want I'm all yours. Nothing sexier than a woman confident.
    MrBeardtastic MrBeardtastic 31-35, M Jan 31

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    ****. This theme... So, three years ago, I had acne. I had literally my face covered with acne. I went to a dermatologist and I did treatment for a year or two. Now, although I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jan 31

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    i wish i can be more confident with my height. im a girl and i am really tall. i am 172 cm or 5'8", and thats really tall for asian girl right? and the average height of asian...
    osh0412 osh0412 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 30

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    I always hear people speaking about how a women has no self respect if she wears skin tight clothes that show so much skin. I think that when women where clothing like that it...
    LBBitch LBBitch 18-21, F Jan 29

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    There are so many things that I wish I could have done but I always feared the worst.
    hreinn hreinn 18-21, M Jan 27

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    I had a radicle prostectomy which went horribly wrong, meaning I have no sexual function how should I keep my wife satisfied sexually?
    Johlor1953 Johlor1953 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    everyone I just added to my circle has similar likes and groups with me and that's amazing omg you're all amazing ily ??????
    anakinskenobis anakinskenobis 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Sometimes everything builds up and it takes one tiny thing to let everything out, like all the water built behind the dam walls and then the doors let open
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 26

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    Hey...don't ignore this,just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Hey...don't ignore this,just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Jan 24

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    Hey...don't ignore this,just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Jan 24

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    Hey...don't ignore this,just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Jan 24

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    Hey...don't ignore this,just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Hey...don't ignore this,just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Jan 24

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    Hey...don't ignore this,just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Jan 24