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I Lack Self Confidence Which Keeps Me Back

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    MissRainDrops97 MissRainDrops97 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 8 Responses 5 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 5 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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    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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    It ****** me off that you have to meet a standard to be noticed by society. You have to be stick thin (size 4-6) , flat stomached, long hair, have a thigh gap, have long legs and...
    TinkerbellTia TinkerbellTia 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    I just recently achieved the goal of telling myself I don't have a horrible body. Not good but not horrible. Baby Steps
    RandomGirl1003 RandomGirl1003 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I gained a little bit last semester at school and it was really noticeable. Now I want to gain more!
    IndecisiveDoeEyes IndecisiveDoeEyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    i wish I could have more confidence in myself because I want a girlfriend but no matter how hard I try nothing works
    jaylonlartigue19 jaylonlartigue19 18-21, M Aug 12

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    Being insecure is like speaking a different language than everyone else. If you get a compliment, it's hard to understand it because you're constantly telling yourself the opposite...
    Elly2020 Elly2020 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    My self doubting and insecurities are honestly affecting my life in a very negative way. I'm not accomplishing the things I need to accomplish because I'm afraid I will fail and...
    Justtryingtofindmyway95 Justtryingtofindmyway95 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    None of the guys I've liked have ever liked me back? Except for like one, in the 7th frickin grade. I've only ever had luck with girls, and that's because girls tend to be more...
    sunshinebucky sunshinebucky 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I joined this great company that helps other people get healthy, I would love for you to join me! My website is www.wrapsbysarena.com
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 11

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    For some reason my self confidence just won't go up. It doesn't matter that i've had relationships, i get hit on - it just doesnt change the fact that i have no self confidence...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I do not have enough confidence in myself. I always wish that I could do this and that, I don't think I could do it though. I just know I would fail if I tried. I don't understand...
    savvynana savvynana 18-21, F Aug 11

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    Guys, I need some advice. How do I become less boring? I suck at conversations. Today a friend of mine introduced me to this girl, who he said he thought I would get along with. I...
    GeorgeRashnikov GeorgeRashnikov 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 10

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    Oh yess!! I lack this thing!! I don't know whether I just lack this or don't have this at all! :P lol I get overwhelmed with emotions sometimes and do things which I may regret...
    Youtuberr Youtuberr 18-21, M Aug 10

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    I'm french and I learn english at school but also by myself when I'm on the internet. This far it is okay I think but I just feel so bad I mean like, my english is so bad in my...
    nblane nblane 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 9

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    i think getting some answers to my health issues would greatly increase my self confidence. i want more self confidence because it helps me in many (other) areas of my life, as...
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Self control is when you start eating your popcorn once the movie starts..
    ScarlettRoss ScarlettRoss 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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