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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'm so sick and tired of hearing my guy friends tell me about how 'hot' or 'cute' my friends are. I get it I get it I get it. i don't need to be reminded and hear it every time...
    shshim shshim 18-21, F May 17

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    I hate how people think that self consciousness is just a way to get attention. All my life, I've felt different. Different from my family, friends- different from the world. I...
    emmasmale emmasmale 31-35, F 1 Response May 15

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    I have an ugly soul , I'm a result of someone's misconception of me.People look at me all the time.I have low self-esteem.
    wildheart93 wildheart93 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    There's people who watch things happen and other's who make things happen.I used to be able to make things happen and now all of a sudden I find myself lacking to confidence to do...
    Sbabyface Sbabyface 22-25, F 1 Response May 3

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    I often compare myself to my friends bringing my self confidence down. Everyone stereotypes me as a "strong independent black women" one who doesn't need a man to tell her she's...
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So, when I moved from primary to secondary school I began to be the platform on which bullies attack. I didn't suffer any physical attacks, however I was ridiculed and picked on...
    ftariq24 ftariq24 16-17, M May 14

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    Lacking extremely.... I have this thing called BDD, and it gets the best of me.
    cmr426 cmr426 13-15, F 4 Responses May 4

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    I can't have a crush because I'm so afraid of being rejected. all the boys I talk too, I friendzone because somewhere in the back of my mind, I just know that it never would have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just found my school photos from 3 and 4 years ago. I hated myself back then, due to my 'terrible' skin, caused by my dermatillomania. Looking at it now, I don't see why I hated...
    Annelina Annelina 18-21, F 1 Response May 2

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    Over the years I gained some weight. I lost some of it but I just can't seem to lose the last bit. It's driving me insane. I hate it and it holds me back from a lot like going out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I second guess myself at every turn. People tell me am pretty but I don't see that sure am not overweight but am not model tipe either I have vampire teeth too am the weird girl...
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    No, I'm not taking a picture of me, yes, I have self hatred for EVERYTHING I do!!
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    ive had no feeling of selfworth since 1992 when i lost all my hair through alopecia and i think i hit a few ugly branches on the way down the tree. Thing is i can never imagine...
    seanspencer31 seanspencer31 36-40, M 2 Responses May 16

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    I want to know what people think! Recently I have been offended by a group of guys picking out who is the "hottest asian they have ever seen" my self esteem has gone down because...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 16

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    Tell you what my mood and self esteem has improved over the last coupla weeks and i can only assume its through the weather improving.
    seanspencer31 seanspencer31 36-40, M May 16

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    Latley I've been feeling really self conscience about everything. I know looks don't matter but I just feel like no one will ever like me. I can act confident, but underneath I...
    applepie41121 applepie41121 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to think that life helps you define the person you want to be, now i feel that at some point or another you have to just decide and act the part.
    LonesomeBuffalo LonesomeBuffalo 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    I always think very negative about myself and compare myself to others and wish I was them. My friends are so much prettier than me and sometimes i wish I could swap bodies with...
    ItsJustRebecca ItsJustRebecca 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I've been doing the 30 day shred video twice a day and only eating 1200 calories a day for like 4 days and I've gained 2 lbs like wtf do I have to do for real I'm so frustrated.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 28

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    Tired of not feeling good enough
    kkaykiwi kkaykiwi 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 29

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    There have been too many times when I fell asleep crying
    c715303019 c715303019 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 30

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    Nothing's worse than passing up an opportunity you know you would enjoyed because of the fear of being judged.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 4 Responses May 3

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    i have always hated myself and i know for a fact that i will die alone.
    phaselove86 phaselove86 16-17, F 8 Responses May 7

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    I want to know if I am either attractive or cute,lol....
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 14 Responses May 7

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    Am I fat! I'm 14 and my height is 1,53 and my weight 50😁
    madlenoda madlenoda 13-15, F 2 Responses May 10

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    If only I could be okay with my looks. And my body... But I hate both and I'm not okay with people seeing me in a tank too or shorts. I don't wear skirts or shorts.
    Janae430 Janae430 16-17, F 7 Responses May 11

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    A couple of months ago a friend of my housemates (who my boyfriend also is acquainted with) while at a table quiz Sade " well you deffinetly have psychiatric problems you need to...
    aprilrainisfalling aprilrainisfalling 22-25, F 6 Responses May 14

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    Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.
    ORP3NYINI ORP3NYINI 18-21, M 2 Responses May 16

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    I need to just accept that I'm beautiful, and move on.
    shellyseashore shellyseashore 22-25, F 4 Responses May 16

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    I struggle with being gay...and with others being so hateful of something they don't understand and that doesn't affect them.
    Staedtler Staedtler 36-40, F 4 Responses May 16

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    You are beautiful 😀 remember that
    yng611 yng611 61-65, M May 16

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    i hate my body. every move I do I think about how I look and it ruins my day. this happens everyday and I cant help it. this is also ruining my relationship with my boyfriend but...
    pjxms pjxms 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I own my company, I have a masters degree, I have travelled the world, I have worked every day of my life since I was 15. I also have a lot of life experience, and a lot of...
    Firewulff1978 Firewulff1978 36-40, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am deactivating my account. Sorry guys.
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi, I'm new and.... I..... yeah.
    laj5086 laj5086 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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