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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I love to dance. Escpecially to KPOP. And I'm pretty good, if I do say so myself. There's a talent show today at our school, and I really wanted to join this group of Kpop Dancers...
    RavenTail RavenTail 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am a pathetic loser with no friends, nor a supportive family.
    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 7 Responses Mar 29

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    I don't even know how to describe myself.
    jokingman jokingman 18-21, M Apr 2

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    People tend to keep me a secret. If I'm out with them, they sometimes lie to others about who they're with, if we've been close, they don't want anyone to know. It's like they're...
    SoulScribe SoulScribe 22-25, F Apr 10

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    I have found that it does not matter if she is wearing a swimming suit, business suit, or yoga pants. When a woman allows the world to see her self confidence, it simply makes her...
    avgjoe71 avgjoe71 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I think I've almost conquered my lack i Of self confidence. I'm trying to redefine my self worth in what it truly is. Through me and through my creator. The other day, I gave...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F Mar 23

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    I am lack of confidence. It's weird. I can make eye contact with girls but not boys. Obviously you can conclude that I've never made friends with boys. Plus I was in an all girls...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Self-confidence... I had plenty of that when I was young. But I lost it due to some horrible life experiences. When I was young my daddy was always dtunk and hit my brother in...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 20 Responses Apr 2

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    I need more self confidence and self esteem
    jake722 jake722 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    It's so hard to have self confidence when my self esteem is close to none existence. I need to get a job, but every time I go in for an interview I get so nervous that I stutter...
    sierraladeirdre sierraladeirdre 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    My daily Mantra and favourite song. I am taking this opportunity to clear this mess out of my head. To clear this blood out of my lungs. I need to dig holes to bury the dead...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M Apr 9

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    hello there ladies. .can i ask a question? which is important to you the looks or the attitude or could it be both and why? and what if you were to find out that later on the guy...
    crushingnails crushingnails 18-21 11 Responses Apr 1

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    Fixing my self esteem...well one way to do that is to raise my confidence. Being successful at things I enjoy will help me do that...
    starablaze starablaze 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 27

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    Confidence is the secret to all beauty. There's no beauty that is attractive without confidence.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I wear my confidence like a business suit. While at work, there is no hesitation or question of who I am or what I do. I know my job. I do it well. There is no question of that...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't trust myself, every question I answer I doubt it's correct. Which makes exams hell for me, if I'm not absolutely sure about an answer I leave it blank in case it's wrong...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    My first husband was a liar and a cheater. Last yer I found out my current husband is a liar. Why don't I have the confidence in myself to leave? It's affecting every aspect of my...
    Amnjourney Amnjourney 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I know I need more. Life would be... better if I had more. But alas, I can't seem to get past my self loathing. Ok, no. I don't loath myself. But... How could anyone see me as more...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I'm always getting compared to other girls who are prettier, thinner, smarter, nicer, and overall better than me. It's caused my self esteem to plummet and my insecurities to sky...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 28

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    I Feel like I can't be really confident or fully myself Around my family especially my parents xo My mum is an open person like me but I feel like I can't shout and joke and dance...
    tillygeorrge tillygeorrge 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I have always been that shy girl when I was younger I was really outgoing like any normal 1st-5th grader would be, but around 6th-7th grade I got told by some seniors in my school...
    cbanda123 cbanda123 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    Ok no more. I have to tell her. I got to stop being such a p*ssy and man up. I've let too many opportunities slip away with countless girls. I like her a lot and I think she might...
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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    Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can...
    mkh1031 mkh1031 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Whenever I see women in movies, TV, magazines, etc. I think they are perfect and gorgeous. But if I see them with my boyfriend I get extremely jealous and mad if he looks because...
    bomvida bomvida 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    When a girl used to being hurt, she won't know how it feels when a man start to appreciate her, so she ends up pushing him away...
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I am stuck. I need prayers to accept myself.
    heathee heathee 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    i still struggle with expressing myself. it's not just a physical but also a mental insecurity
    timidher timidher 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I always doubt myself and seem to settle for less than I deserve. I'm finding as I get older that it isn't healthy for you to let yourself get in the mindset of letting what others...
    Condemned341 Condemned341 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I know very well that I have enormous capabilities, like all people, but in reality i do not know why I feel like I failed and I cannot achieve anything, I think i have to do a...
    lighthearted01 lighthearted01 22-25, M Apr 2

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    I hate myself. I always feel worthless and alone. And I hate feeling this way. I want to love myself, but I also feel I have no reason to
    KidNova45 KidNova45 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 3

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    So I took her to a nba game on Wednesday with every intention of telling her that I liked her, but I didn't do it. I was having so much fun with her that I forgot to do it. I paid...
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M Apr 3

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    But wise men said my dad blocked more. By stealing my resevoir.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I just want to be loved. Why is that so hard?
    xxdannixx7 xxdannixx7 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    Always act like you're wearing an invisible crown.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 8

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    I'm never good enough for anything or anyone
    replacedsouls replacedsouls 13-15, F 10 Responses Apr 8