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I Lack Self Confidence Which Keeps Me Back

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 3 days ago

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    It's on the rise, but still low. I got enough courage recently to approach someone else and start a conversation with. It has now started to move in the right direction. I was...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 26

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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 6 Responses 1 day 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 4 days ago

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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 4 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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    I am not there yet. After my marriage ended and I decided to come out to my family as a lesbian I felt great and 95% of the time I still do. However there are times, this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 26

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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 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 17 hrs ago

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    I don't know how to see myself in a good light, all i see is a sad, pitiful girl in a wheelchair and I know it's selfish. I just don't see how people put up with me. Maybe that's...
    savannah764253 savannah764253 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 25

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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 14 hrs 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 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Whenever I get up on stage or in class my legs shake like crazy! But the funny thing is, im none for being the center of attention, the class clown. I just like doing that in the...
    asianlame asianlame 13-15, F 3 Responses 10 hrs 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 3 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
    AndythePanda AndythePanda 18-21, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I tend to experience stage fright. Hate it
    palmtreespring91 palmtreespring91 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day 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 1 day 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 18 hrs ago

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    I Am So Ugly😔People Do Tell Me Different But I Believe I'm A Very Ugly Person I Just Don't Understand Why I Couldn't Have Been Born Beautiful It Sucks Waking Up Every Morninn...
    iWishh iWishh 16-17, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I want one of my friends to contact me first. Just once. I feel like they only talk to me to be polite. I'm tired of feeling like a burden
    PrettyEyesBrokenSmile PrettyEyesBrokenSmile 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Before 2 years..... i was a completely different person.... like.... i was being loved and taken care of wvwry where i went. I had sooo many friends..... i was the centre of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 30

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    guys i have a huge prob with my self confidence i cant do anything i even dont speak at all in my dancing classess pls i need some help so i can express my self moree and stop...
    gaha26 gaha26 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    guys i have a huge prob with my self confidence i cant do anything i even dont speak at all in my dancing classess pls i need some help so i can express my self moree and stop...
    gaha26 gaha26 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Paul18nj Paul18nj 31-35, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    In January I was put in a medically induced coma. Both lungs collapsed, kidneys failed, and all sorts of other things went completely wrong. Long story short, it didn't look too...
    Bigkahunaburger Bigkahunaburger 26-30, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    i could go online university for $460 a unit. which is what i make in a month (it's fine it gets my needs covered, i live in a third world country) . so that is not an option (i...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I use to have low self esteem and would like to share my feelings so that it might be able to help others. Let me start off by saying I view myself as a perfectionist. In my...
    DavidRHall1996 DavidRHall1996 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Selfish, and Very Proud! Of course I'm selfish. Everyone is selfish if you really think about it, I'm just going to be upfront honest with you about the fact that I'm selfish and...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F Jun 28

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    I don't really have self esteem issues... I'm a very confident person, but I used to have horrible self esteem all through my childhood & now as a young adult I'm very confident...
    ElenaSC ElenaSC 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    People like myself need to be encouraged to put her own needs first and to find a relationship that reciprocates. I have been way, way too selfless. A traumatic pattern of being a...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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