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I Lack Self Confidence Which Keeps Me Back

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I don't just lack it. I have no self confidence at all. It sucks. It affects me all the time. I wish I was pretty. It's a struggle.
    justthatgirl15 justthatgirl15 13-15, F Jan 17

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    I am not sure about myself an under estimate myself a lot.
    stamosl stamosl 13-15, M Jan 4

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    I can't look people (guys mostly) in the eyes. Just had to look away. anyone does the same?
    nonymousee nonymousee 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I've battled a lack of self confidence for most of my life. It goes up and down. Ever since I was a kid I've always felt not good enough. I would love to be up to have a whole lot...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wish I could learn to keep friends... my lack of self-confidence always gets in the way. I always end up ditching my friends one way or another because I'm afraid they don't want...
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I really got tired. Everything I do never seems good. This lack of confidence made careless and lazy. Because I always believe that I am never going to do well any ways. For...
    1hatemy5elf 1hatemy5elf 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    Its weird like i have self confidence but also severe social anxiety. I feel self confident but i cant project it its weird
    guitarspro guitarspro 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I've tried so hard to gain self confidence in my ability to talk to women but every time I try I get shot down. The last time I bothered trying I went to talk to this girl and...
    Powersj Powersj 18-21, M 13 Responses Jan 3

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    My friends and family are always telling me that I'm "Beautiful" and they tell me how talented I am and how amazing I am, but I never really believe them. I'm happy with my life...
    loonalily loonalily 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    Whenever I'm having conversations with people I often notice they complete ignore what I'm saying, or don't listen to me at all, as though I was not even there. This happens even...
    miloks miloks 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I'm confident in who I am and what I'm about. But self confidence when in the presence of managers and bosses seems to elude me. Until I'm so mad I let them have it with both...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I want more self confidence but how?
    sharemenotgap sharemenotgap 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 17

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    Guys.. I've got a problem ! A huge one.. Self confidence is my issue.. Can someone help me ? Please? I beg all of you anyone !
    Rafaab Rafaab 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 20

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    I just wanna know how ugly I am as I truly think I am ugly,I just want more self-confidence to start over
    jessicatong jessicatong 22-25, F 26 Responses Jan 21

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    I am sick of unreliable parents who reject my dreams and hopes for the future every chance they get. Everytime. Everytime I bring up my YouTube channels and saving a dare...
    lostmelody lostmelody 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    Growing up we pick at our selfs noticing all our flaws / imperfections . Some may think what you think is beautiful is in fact ugly , it goes both ways . We're not always satisfied...
    Bittersweetgl Bittersweetgl 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    I have no talent and I'm not actually good at anything. My passion for the things I think are cool or like is nearly non-existent. I don't have the motivation to keep up with...
    slofth slofth 16-17, M Jan 22

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    Who would've ever guessed that being married could actually rob you of your self worth and confidence. I know I never did. I have been married for 25 years and of that to an...
    burple70 burple70 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    i'm not happy with my self . i can't feel happiness anymore. i dont know . my life is so boring. i just wanna scream loudly . i cant be like this forever right? but i cant change...
    onikaa onikaa 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    Is wearing make-up a bad thing? Why? I find it as a way to build more confidence..Because applying make-up , Makes someone feel prettier and brighter..tell me Im not wrong.
    lildandelion lildandelion 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 6

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    I remember when i used to call myself mack daddy haha. My confidence was higher when i was 13 than it is now..
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M Jan 12

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    I don't like how people say make up is bad but for real I feel the best when I have make up on. it gives me that confidence I need.
    Vandejo Vandejo 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    I'm sitting here wondering what I should do to demonstrate my ability to code a perfect website, I totally question my ability everyday...I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I want to feel good about my self a little more, since my heartbreak I have been wondering and feeling like I'm not good enough to be someone's girlfriend and this brings me down a...
    Marlenyfl83 Marlenyfl83 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to be able to talk to girls I've never met but I get to nervous and back out unless a friend breaks the ice for me
    MrZero38257 MrZero38257 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I really hate myself and my personality, I truly suck, I can feel like garbage and immediately pass to feel fine like in a second, and the next second I'm garbage again. I hate...
    uglyandskinny uglyandskinny 18-21, F 10 Responses a week ago

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    I would love to be self confident. I feel as though I have to be perfect, my hair has to look good, I have to be underweight, just to fit in? In this generation we get judged on...
    tumblxrrx tumblxrrx 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 3

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    I use to be so confident. I use almost be over confident. But ever since being cheated on four years ago, falling into wage garnishment three years ago, and getting laid off two...
    Foenix Foenix 36-40, M Jan 16

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    i hate everything about my face shape. i feel like a monster and it prevents me from living life.
    bringthesirens bringthesirens 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 1

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    I don't know what it is but when I look in the mirror I can see that my right eye is smaller than my left eye does anyone else have that?
    michellesydney michellesydney 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I Dont want to wake up feeling numb, I just want to be happy with myself!
    AnnATerry AnnATerry 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    My boyfriend teased me about my singing (even tho my family says I'm not bad at all for a person who's never done singing lessons before), so I stopped singing in public. He said...
    dariada dariada 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I wish that every time I looked into the mirror I didn't have to worry about what people thought of me and my body. I wish that I could be confident and happy with the way I looked...
    jayjay1501 jayjay1501 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 8

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    I keep seeing a boy at the train station and I just think he is perfect, he goes to the same college as me and takes the same train. How do I talk to him? I have tried to force...
    EqualityinAges EqualityinAges 16-17, M Jan 8

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    BOO YEAH😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃
    Sweetcityflower Sweetcityflower 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I always feel so ugly. Having a husband who would rather talk to any other girl but me doesn't help matters.
    kayroxyoursox kayroxyoursox 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 10

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    I want to not hate my appearance I want to actually answer what do you like about ourselves with more than my shoulders
    permanentdreams1 permanentdreams1 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    When someone calls me cute I literally freeze I don't know what the hell in supposed to do so I'm just like "Um... Thanks?" 😅😅
    AlphaBloodMoon AlphaBloodMoon 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 16

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    I wish I can express myself fully to people, but I can't.
    edwardg20 edwardg20 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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