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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Like today.. Did it on the hips, multiple time. I'm so tried of my mum abusing me, dealing with my juvenile brother, and having to deal with kids at school. I'm always hiding...
    Littlewolf1562 Littlewolf1562 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    This is one of the most horrendous feelings in the world! Two of my then best friends were messaging back and forth about me on Facebook, saying that they thought I was selfish and...
    tinyheart8888 tinyheart8888 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I end up overthinking things to the point of not doing anything; to spare myself whatever consequences I have made up and become afraid of.
    downhillninja downhillninja 18-21, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    As was Noah, a preacher of righteousness, so have I taken up the mantle to teach those that perish for lack of knowledge. I have posted many experiences and teaching that have...
    IowanLocal IowanLocal 22-25 23 hrs ago

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    Everything is fine. I am going good at studies and at other things. Its just the self confidence where I suffer. If I had some self confidence my life would have been much much...
    waiting4someone waiting4someone 18-21, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I text someone and it takes them forever to text back. Like any normal person in the end you end up with 5 texts sent and still no response. It really brings down your self...
    varcx3 varcx3 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I bring my daughter to see her father sometimes and idk why he must make fun of me ... I gained some weight ..Our relationship he always made fun of me and call me names .I...
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was just told today that I can't be in an advanced class if in self conscious…
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    well, only when it comes to some girls i like. i didn't know where to put this story so i'm just gonna put it on here. this is strange, but whenever i like a girl , i'm very...
    thenameofthegame thenameofthegame 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think, bit by bit, I am beginning to like myself. I've battled incredibly low self esteem and anxiety for most of my life, so actually smiling at myself in the mirror is taking...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Relationship :: Rebound Relationship - Get Your Ex Back following your Rebound When people go through a breakup, you will find 4 classic mistakes they generate that will ruin...
    trwenke52 trwenke52 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I haven't been feeling well again. I did well this past month but I feel like I'm falling again. I'm scared. I don't want to go back to that--to feeling that painful, heavy weight...
    solivagant86 solivagant86 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My dream is to become self sustainable. Working just for me...planting , growing my own food. Live independently, happy and free. I don't want fortunes..I don't want money. I want...
    Ozoria Ozoria 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I used to be a slim size 10 with curves. I loved my body and felt so confident. But since I've got unwell I have gone up to a size 14/16 and I feel miserable. I'm covered in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 25

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    i find myself being overly insecure lately. i feel anxious, and i feel like people are watching me and judging me. most days i move past it and dont let it get to me. but some days...
    whenyourheartwonders whenyourheartwonders 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    hello everyone, as most I want more self-confidence in myself. I never had it and now I'm in dying need of it. I hate living a life of self hate/doubts. I am ready to be free of my...
    SolHeart SolHeart 26-30, F Aug 24

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    It's hard to never believe in yourself and think you won't make it even if you do it right you've proven yourself wrong assuming you'd fail. It's hard to wake up and hate yourself...
    NecayaGirl75 NecayaGirl75 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I just want some confidence, a sense of self awareness that everything us going to be alright. I don't know what it feels like to be confident. I have NO friends and I don't do...
    ChrisTheHero ChrisTheHero 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I wish I could stand up for myself but even with my family I feel like I can't say anything without being attacked. And that's not even just when I try to defend myself but with...
    beckmanjohnson beckmanjohnson 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I can't shake the thought that deep down everyone hates me. It interferes with everything. My small talk is non-existent; when I try my mind goes blank, throat seizes and people...
    cassbaggage cassbaggage 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    About a year and a half ago I felt really great about myself. I got a great receptionist job and was really taking care of myself then I once I started dating my boyfriend I got...
    lotus47 lotus47 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I feel like my low self-esteem just gets worse and worse, On the outside i look like a beautiful girl.. but if im not looking at myself in pictures or in the mirror i feel...
    sabrriinaaax3 sabrriinaaax3 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I am lacking self confidence. I have made the decision to change careers. I am currently pursuing a 2nd masters degree. My career goal is to one day be a therapist for child and...
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I am a 5'6 feet guy and i am so insecure about my height.
    mikehaha111 mikehaha111 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm a big girl... I have very low self - confidence. I want to accept myself
    gilbertk96 gilbertk96 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 21

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    I am 26 and I lost one of my front teeth. Guess what? Chipped right to the gum. Dentist said there was no hope, unless I have money to buy my way out of such a tragedy...
    myfungasm myfungasm 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I hate having no self confidence. Always when I talk to people, I think that they automatically dislike me because of how I talk or look or any other reason there is. I am even...
    Swombl Swombl 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I want a good guy who is patience and loving would call me name and understand me and understanding my situation and always listen to me and have loyalty and willing to meet my...
    bearberryx3 bearberryx3 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    One day... I will be free of this horrible feeling... Whether I'll be free by over coming it or by death, my salvation will eventually come
    blacksoldier43 blacksoldier43 22-25, M Aug 17

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    I have low confidence.There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright...
    inception000 inception000 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    shorty, pig nose, book worm and most girls are prettier and sexier than me. but who cares, i love being me and there are always people in my life that just make my day. :)
    wenwen93 wenwen93 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    I feel like a second choice A LOT of the time and I don't understand why. I think I'm funny and interesting. I'm able to talk to people but for me it's hard to initiate the...
    AnnaE00 AnnaE00 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm still struggling to becoming a confident person. I know I still had a long way, but I'm getting there. Wait for me, future Me! :)
    Msfirefly Msfirefly 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    i feel like girls my age are all so gorgeous with their flat stomachs and all. I want to regain the confidence I used to have, but my family brings me down a lot... especially my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Aug 15

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