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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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    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 have never had much self confidence cos I

    been bullyed my hole life but now it that bad that I want go out the house/my room in less am taking my dog out for a walk or going to the shop in less some go's with me I won't go any wear and I won't try to get over this so I can do all the thins I want to do and I can go on...
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Okay well I used to do acting (I was an 11 year old who wanted to be famous-shocker?).And there was this thing that I was an extra for.My mom got an e-mail from them today that said they were having a premiere type thing and even the extras were invited.In one scene, everyone's...
    MusicLuv2651 MusicLuv2651 18-21, F Nov 19, 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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    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

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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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    Am slowly but surely beating no/lack of

    confidence and going back to trying new thins and being my self as well as being happy again for the 1st time in years
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I have always struggled with confidence.

    I do lack confidence, a lot, which is very depressing. To me, I've always been on the outside looking in. I see people who are confident in themselves and I get jealous. I'm not comfortable going out or hanging out with people anymore, hence the reason why I'm practically home...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I know that I'm not ugly. But I'm also very well aware that I will never be considered 'pretty' or 'beautiful'. I see myself as very average, nothing really special about me. I...
    ShizukaRose ShizukaRose 18-21, F Sep 7

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    I have great life, awesome kids, supportive husband, career I enjoy and yet I lack self-confidence. I rarely feel that I deserve the things I have. I can never get past the feeling...
    sexysoccermom sexysoccermom 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    Being told 'my severe lack of confidence makes people feel uncomfortable' at a job interview is really not what I need to be hearing. Great way to rain on my parade.
    demie18 demie18 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Hi, I am a 20 year old male and have a sister who is 42 years old. She has bullied me all my life and has nearly pushed me over the edge a few years ago but after getting a...
    michael14031 michael14031 18-21, M 10 Responses Sep 4

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    So recently, me and this girl I've been dating were talking and she told me that she thinks I'm really handsome (she's told me this multiple times). She also told me that her mom...
    GabeR1991 GabeR1991 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Every time i see someone that stands out from the crowd it really puts a smile on my face, not because i find it funny but because they have the self confidence to dress, act, look...
    abby9305 abby9305 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    When I'm playing the piano or singing in front of someone my hands shake or I can't stand or sit with my back straight because I have no self confidence whatsoever
    MissesTomlinson MissesTomlinson 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Hi I really love music, I want to learn how to speak Korean and I'm a student nurse but I seem to have problems with my self confidence(low self-confidence)
    HwangNeulRin HwangNeulRin 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    Effective way to gain self-confidence: Every time I lock the door and go to work, no matter how I feel, (anxious of the world outside, fearful of uncertainty), I say a little...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I have never had much self confidence in my self and it doesn't help that my siblings make fun of me for my weight. Does this happen to everyone also?
    Normaler Normaler 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 30

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    Real self confidence not faking putting on a small smile and seeming bubbly and vivacious when really I just want to sigh and cringe. I'm yearning to be comfortable just being...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    I feel like I would have more self-confidence if people just didn't walk up to me an call me ugly. I've been at my locker at school and guys have come up and said right to my face...
    Igot7starlightarmy Igot7starlightarmy 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm in FYJC in one of the top colleges in mumbai. I come from a very well to do family but I'm from a very simple school. I'm a pretty girl and very nice and humble, but I'm a very...
    prettyloner prettyloner 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I used to just chill around and let stuff happen as they happen, so lately, I have taken it into my own hands to go and get myself fit, I am by no means unfit, just not what I...
    SturgyZA SturgyZA 13-15, M Aug 29

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    I think I lost my confidence when I was around 6 or 7, I had a teacher and when I got things wrong I felt like she enjoyed telling the hole class that I got things wrong, and I was...
    Justme987 Justme987 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    She beat herself up From her weight to her toes From the size of her thighs To the shape of her nose- And on her walk home When she was alone She’d talk to herself In the...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    I've hit rock bottom again. I hate absolutely everything. I refuse to have my pictures taken and I won't even take a pic of myself anymore. Its hard to even look in the mirror. I'm...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes I think nothing can bother me and I keep feeding my self with all the knowledge I come across But than I started to look at my body closely Before when I was able to...
    hunlove hunlove 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    How can I feel confident when I see myself as a failure and my efforts as fruitless? I know it is better to be positive, but when I try to think positively, I feel like a liar. I...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Say like if I was asked to get in a picture or a photo with someone in public I would be really anxious because it would feel like all eyes are on me which makes me feel really...
    lucymichelle lucymichelle 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    It sucks not to be confident. Worrying about how you look and how other people see you is almost crippling to me. I want to be able to walk out of my house and feel comfortable in...
    LovelyLady333 LovelyLady333 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    I don't like sharing my thoughts because I don't think what I have to say is important enough to be shared. The problem is that I find people saying all kinds of nonsense all the...
    elpsy elpsy 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 29

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    hi I am 35 year old guy and looking to talk openly and share things. I am kind of shy guy. I want to boost my confidence and able talk to people. what should I do?
    takalexd takalexd 31-35, M 7 Responses Sep 2

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    Confidence seems to come so easily to some people. I wonder if it is a product of nature or nurture.... I told someone recently that I don't ever think I am good enough. He asked...
    eham1234 eham1234 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I used to be different when I was younger I cared more about my appearance I would always have my make up done hair perfect short skirts the lot but now I can hardly be botherd to...
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    The root of my depression is a self love problem. I have no self esteem left. It's just gone. He asked why I always pick myself part, he told me that I'm perfect the way I am but I...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I signed up for the gym yesterday ., I'm so tired of these fat thighs,fat arms,back fat,big breast,big *** and big stomach. It's slowly depressing me nd making me feel ugly
    HardAsNailz HardAsNailz 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 27

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    I've been on and off with my girl for 3 years and I'd do anything for her, but she hurts me constantly, telling me I'm useless, not going public about our relationship and then...
    AnotherStoner AnotherStoner 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    There was a party next to my house last night. So I went there for like 15 minutes to check it out. As I arrive there was lots of AA's on the side walk smoking weed or marijuana...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 23

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    I get reaaally self conscious around a group of people I don't know. Especially on the first day of school.
    thatswhatuthink thatswhatuthink 13-15 4 Responses Aug 23

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    Ive been battling self-conscious and low self esteem for sometime now.. Hav u ever experienced asking ur seatmate or friends for answers for exams or seatwork? And soon finds out...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F Aug 25

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    I was bullied a lot in middle school, probably because of the way I dressed. It really took a toll on my self esteem. Now I doubt everything I do and I hate that. I'm working on it...
    lauren1andonly lauren1andonly 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    I have very low self esteem I am recently out of a marriage that ended after five years I feel like I don't really deserve to be loved like something's wrong with me. I was in a...
    1sweetnurse 1sweetnurse 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 12

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    I've always had a rather low self-esteem. Rather it's my face or my body, I just never seem to be happy with anything. It's gotten to the point where I don't even want to go out in...
    daughtersofanarchy daughtersofanarchy 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 14

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    Sometimes I get horry in the shower and if Iook down at my self I get wet and when I see a girl sometimes. I'm a lesbian I don't like boys asking me out. I don't like school I love...
    jansen11 jansen11 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Not really anymore I used to have lots but things changed. Iv been in a relationship for nearly 2 years and feel so comfortable with him that I don't really make an effort with...
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I couldn't even find a picture I thought was okay enough for this profile. Every picture I take I'm not happy with. I feel Over weight... Ugly, a loser. I mean I have no friends to...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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