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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    My confidence is so very low. I just don't know why. I use to be a very happy and confident person but people kept shutting me down and question my happiness. Like what reason isn...
    HiImDrekd HiImDrekd 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have no self confidence. I have always sucked at social relationships or any social encounter. I'm 5'4 always been shorter then everyone at school. People would make fun of me. I...
    furquijo101 furquijo101 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm a shy person. I want more self-confidence. well, I had joined a theater club in my school to boost up my self-confidence. It worked tough, but sometimes I think I'm still lack...
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Here I am, a single overweight mom and teacher at the age of 38. Been single since ex H left me for office **** at 7 months pregnant. So yeah that is depressing and I used to be...
    smcordova smcordova 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well since I was younger I've always been shy and didn't know how to express what I wanted! So I grew up lacking of confidence and feeling too ugly dumb and inattractive to talk to...
    thatnigga19 thatnigga19 18-21, M Jul 7

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    I definitely need to work on having more self confidence, it is something i've struggled with all my life and its really gotten in the way many times
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 20

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    When you are 'raised' by a mostly ABSENT father, who when he isn't at work or in the PUB is making your life hell, telling you how worthless, a waste of space and dumb you are just...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I really suffer of law self confidence I just don't know wat to do PLS HELP
    shouqfaisal shouqfaisal 13-15, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not all too sure how to build up confidence. I sort of always struggled with going up to talk to people out of fear of looking weird and a lack of both self respect and I don't...
    JustTipton JustTipton 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    Im 22 with pcos a disorder which means I have several cysts on my ovaries. Due to my pcos I'm having fertility problems, weird period cycles, bolding of my hair, hair on my chest...
    Aishag Aishag 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have absolutely no confidence. I am 35 single male who hasn't had a girlfriend since my early twenties. I had a drug problem throughout my twenties that took much from me...
    emanon420x emanon420x 31-35, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    For the longest time I've been the fattest person in my family and around me and I've never fit in. I never stop thinking about how much it hurts me when I look in the mirror an...
    JennieKathleen JennieKathleen 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm 14 and weigh 87 pounds and I'm a female. My 10 year old sister is 70 pounds. She's always calling me twig and skinny and so are her friends and I know they're younger than me...
    demegirl14 demegirl14 13-15, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Is it just me or is the way you look in mirrors vs real life different? I feel super ugly in pictures. Is it just because I'm not photogenic or am I really that ugly? I feel like...
    Chylena Chylena 13-15, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate when I feel like I don't know where I'm supposed to be or what to do. I can't explain my feelings which annoys my friends but I feel I can't never ever trust. I hate...
    Alisson11 Alisson11 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to love myself so badly. I crave confidence. I hope that some day I can look in the mirror and not be disgusted by what I see. I hate my body- everything about it. I'm so...
    Internallysound Internallysound 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hope I could have more confidence in myself. I am business student and ideas are a mechanism for my mind to function. However I always procrastinate and doubt my ideas all the...
    Jtcwman Jtcwman 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm a boy and sometimes I would like to grow female breast!!!!
    JordanRocha JordanRocha 18-21, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    As a kid I wasn't good looking and I wasn't "normal" so people classified me as the weird kid. So growing up in school being bullied pretty much everyday of my life did this too me...
    NPkid97 NPkid97 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 5

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    Although people always tell me about my nice smile, and sweet personality I have never been able to see what everybody else has! Recently I challenged myself To find 3 things I...
    micahdianne micahdianne 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    I don't like looking in the mirror and feeling disgust. That is not how anyone should feel...
    gingerwhovian gingerwhovian 18-21, F Jul 9

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    When I want to say somthing good I don't because I'm scared then after the moments gone so much thoughts I could say go through my head then I regret I didn't say it but maybe it'd...
    Lollilovergirl10 Lollilovergirl10 13-15, F Jul 10

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    There are a few girls I have seen at work that I would like to get to know, but I haven't talked to any of them. Then, today a pretty girl that I haven't seen before said a few...
    purposebuilt purposebuilt 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Do I actually look good in this pic? I just got complimented alot
    PeterQuill PeterQuill 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I spend my days coddled against a stuffed animal, losing myself in my blasting music. The music that makes me feel less empty, less numb to the world. Sometimes I feel so alone, so...
    awghja awghja 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I tend to experience stage fright. Hate it
    palmtreespring91 palmtreespring91 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm not really packing the goods that girls really want but when I perform they love it I'm confused
    Nateweezy Nateweezy 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I want to understand peoples short comings so I can forgive and move on.
    redrose60989 redrose60989 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My whole life i have been just a shy wreck! Ive missed out on a lot of opportunities because i am afraid of nothing, but myself. My mind seems to control me, telling myself that I...
    happyconfused212 happyconfused212 18-21, T 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm so ugly I have to wear make up to cover my uglyness no one wants a ugly girlfriend or wife I'll be alone all my life I hope it's true god has a person for everyone cause I feel...
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I walk into my closet I know what I want to wear. I feel like this is the best outfit ever. Then comes the hardest part facing judgement and Criticism. Your afraid no one will...
    Jordanjdj Jordanjdj 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate everything about my body. I'm short (4 foot 11 inches). I'm pudgy or just fat whatever you want to call it. My hair is a frizzy curly mess. My eyes are a plain boring brown...
    Boredwithlifeandlove Boredwithlifeandlove 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had a baby 5 months ago, and before I got pregnant I was in the best shape of my life. I should have eaten healthier (not that I ate bad at all) and exercised more. Because now...
    Daisylove612 Daisylove612 26-30, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel really ugly right now.
    xxdannixx7 xxdannixx7 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I think bad about myself constantly. I wasn't like this two years ago though. It's because one year ago I was called fat twice by a boy so now every time I look in the mirror I...
    han02hug han02hug 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This might sound really weird, but for some reason I always tie my hair, I don't like it, but I can't open my hair, I feel like people judge me, once I opened my hair and my mom...
    hgscgirl hgscgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not very confident in myself. I don't think in pretty or anything like that. People(my boyfriend) tells me but I don't think so.
    GrapeLollipop GrapeLollipop 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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