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I Lack Self Confidence Which Keeps Me Back

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Is anyone else struggling with the summer months and hot weather as a girl who won't wear dresses, skirts, shorts or anything revealing because of self-confidence issues?
    CocoaCheese CocoaCheese 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am in a long term relationship. Most days it's healthy but sometimes he makes me feel like I will never be enough for him. It's both depressing and irritating. I feel like if I...
    tula87 tula87 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    I had a little set back but I don't feel bad . the blisters are less than an inch. Honestly when they heal I can call them cat scratches . Once in a year or more is not that bad...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I've been trying to write a post that I was going to call a History Of Violence but I've been finding it very difficult to get right. I've been seeing a couple of therapists...
    ReubyOneKenobi ReubyOneKenobi 36-40, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm trying not too but without school and my friends to distract me from my own thoughts it's getting harder to resist the urges **** I actually want school to be back so I'm stuck...
    bloodofcour bloodofcour 16-17, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I want to start off by saying my lack of self-confidence is not looks based. I like the way I look. I say that because a lot of people associate low self-esteem only with...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    With 6th form and meeting new people I really need more confidence, I feel like an outcast..
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not any less of a woman because my boobs are the smallest a cup and my back goes to my legs. I'm healthly petite. Just as I wouldn't tell a fat person to stop eating, you...
    Awesg Awesg 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    At random times of the day I have flashbacks-memories of really embarrassing things that I have done in the past (whether just an hour ago to 9 years ago) and i just cant help but...
    messedupguy messedupguy 16-17, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just walked out of my job interview, and I feel like it went great. Not because I'm confident ive got the job, but I felt comfortable and relaxed. I was really anxious before...
    DHggmu DHggmu 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Always believe in the you that believes in yourself. Thats what i go by. You have to charge head first into life and yell at the top of your lungs "this is ME!!" And not care what...
    BrinkOfPeace BrinkOfPeace 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I wanna know what people think about me? Please tell me if I'm ugly!
    tessalol52 tessalol52 13-15, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am qualified! I have a wide array of skill sets! I'm a detail-oriented hard worker! Why can't I get that across to employers. I come off like a little sheep. I need to be a lion...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've never been very confident in myself and ever since I started wearing this stupid headgear hasn't help matters at all. I know you don't see many people wearing it anymore...
    Emilybear16 Emilybear16 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just want this to go away. Back in January I lost the group of friends I had been extremely close with for the last 4 years. That was very hard for me. I spent weeks in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate how people out me down about my looks especially my bf.I recently had a baby so I'm out of shape and my body seems boyish.Nowadays guys want a girl with a big butt and...
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I went to a school full of bullies and,everyday i was teased about how i was bigger than normal kids,how i looked older than what i was. i still am today. And now i stare at...
    Jayson999 Jayson999 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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     This is me. Do you think I'm pretty?
    abzz1109 abzz1109 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is me :) Do you think I am pretty?
    IwillBePretty4U IwillBePretty4U 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is me... Does anyone this I'm pretty?
    HannahR3n33 HannahR3n33 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    My self-confidence just grew by alot. I just came out to my now ex girl friend. I feel great but then a little bad because she had a MAJOR CRUSH on me. I hope she keeps the promise...
    ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is me. Do you think I'm pretty?
    lauren2500 lauren2500 13-15, F 100 Responses 4 days ago

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    My heart keeps breaking with every second that goes by. My state of mind is not in a very good position right now with everything that's going on. Most of my close friends know...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I know no one can instill self confidence in you and that it must come from within, but really how do you get what you never had? I have just about zero self confidence. Anything...
    SomeoneOutThere SomeoneOutThere 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    Even if I do 'recover' from self-harm, even if I never did it again - not that that would happen - I'm never going to undo it. The scars on my skin will fade, but I'll never be...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate my life. I am born into a semi wealthy family, however, money has nothing to to with this (maybe a little). I grew up thinking life is wonderful, and that I will experience...
    itshouldhavebeenezbb itshouldhavebeenezbb 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Really, it's a bit irrelevant... and I know it's pretty young -- possibly irrational of me to be saying this, too. But... do you find yourself admiring immensely those who are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to feel better about myself. With everything I've gone through in my life I owe it to myself.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I feel like I'm more myself on ep than on Facebook. Being able to express myself on this site feels like I am free. On Facebook its a fear to post because of judgements or not...
    AngelK2010 AngelK2010 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I need to win, and for one in my life I'm going to walk thru my fear and do whatever it takes at all costs. I'm not sure I will live a long time, for decision were made I wasnt...
    theotherversionofme theotherversionofme 51-55, M a week ago

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    When i was a kid i use to be over confident and full of energy and never had a problem socializing after years of being picked on and betrayed i isolated my self and contained my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses a week ago

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    Okay, in the past I told me crush how I feel and she didn't exactly feel the same (Note above is her response to me giving her a note confessing my feelings). However, now things...
    marchdan marchdan 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 23

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    It sure as hell is not a choice. I just read a lot of judgemental a$$hole comments from people who lack factual knowledge on mood disorders. There is a reason they do cognitive...
    krazeekatie krazeekatie 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Have you ever seen a picture, or actually someone in person, and then all of a sudden had this urge to try to have the body they have? Yeah, I just had that, and that's why I...
    bnwilliams11 bnwilliams11 16-17, F Jun 22

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    I wish I knew how to build up my self confidence. It's extremely low or maybe even non-existent. Buying new clothes doesn't work, neither does getting my hair done, putting on some...
    LexiBexi7 LexiBexi7 22-25, F Jun 21

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