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I Lack Self Confidence Which Keeps Me Back

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 day 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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    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 2 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 2 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 a week ago

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    I put myself in situations I KNOW will hurt me, but I do it anyways? I've been asked a million times why, and really if I could answer you then maybe I could help myself...
    Alliwoo Alliwoo 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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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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    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 2 days 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 19 hrs 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 19 hrs ago

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    In runs in my family they say. Depression anxiety runs in my family. So it's my destiny to be depressed. To live a broken life. To have my soul tortured. To fall part daily. To...
    bubbles1085 bubbles1085 13-15, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have a lot of scars on my arms and my parents don't know and I'm meant be dying my hair but my mom said that i have to do the allergy test first which is putting the dye on your...
    straylii straylii 13-15, F 1 Response 12 mins 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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    Doctors send so much time trying to make people feel good about them self. Some people only have a very limited amount of things to feel about. When the job you have been at for 2...
    Linndsay Linndsay 26-30 9 hrs ago

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    I wonder in which way I am being tested whenever I go through troubled times.I really liked this story I read a long time ago.Once there was a great king named Harishchandra who...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 9 hrs ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I am a cutter... I have been for a while now I deal with depression and I get bullied a lot at school like it was mostly everyday. I've been trying to fight it and I am doing...
    smilethroughit55 smilethroughit55 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    It's weird to complain about that. My mother was a psychologist and she worked hard on me since I was a child to make me confident and have great self steem... and she was...
    tuttyfrutty tuttyfrutty 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    People tell me that I exude confidence, but I don't feel like I do. I used to never doubt myself, now I find myself cringing at the thought of my limitations on a nearly daily...
    pensivegod pensivegod 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I have always been lonely all my life though I had and still many friends but I know I am never upto their standards. It was hard getting through school where everyone is pretty...
    littlehopeleft littlehopeleft 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's okay to be selfish sometimes. We are all only human and that means that we have faults. Acknowledge it, deal with it and move on. Besides, a little selfishness keeps us...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    No matter how hard I try, I just can't boost my self-esteem, When I look at myself, I see this hideous person with an ugly nose, huge lips, thick eyebrows, small squinty eyes...
    MLW1123 MLW1123 18-21 6 hrs ago

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    I woke up this Morning and felt nothing but numbness and hate towards my self. The urge I cut was so strong, all I've done is cut. I needed too and I still need too, but I no this...
    yourscarsarebeautiful yourscarsarebeautiful 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I can't stand people like that who makes everything about them. The world DOES NOT revolve around you. Open your eyes and see that your not the only one. I can't stand when they...
    WoundedDreamer WoundedDreamer 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I've been broken up with my ex fiancé for about 2 years. Now I've dated guys and my mind always goes back to my ex fiancé. The reason we broke up was while deployment we both...
    crissy1220 crissy1220 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 22