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I Lack Self Confidence Which Keeps Me Back

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 13-15, F Nov 19, 2011

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    I lack confidence about a lot of things most significantly my dating life is non existent as I've tried online dating and I always flake out because I think I'm too shy and I...
    lawrencepa lawrencepa 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I am wanting to increase confidence in myself, but it is a slow process. My confidence is still quite low, but I have started getting into the habit of not blaming myself as much...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Mar 29

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    am i good looking and also which haircut would suit me best leave as much comments as possible
    Findingme7 Findingme7 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    Confidence has always been a issue for me. I never feel like I'm good enough. It was supposed to be my new years resolution to be more accepting of myself. That didn't work out..
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    Being on social media today makes it easy for you to quickly feel inadequate or to have low self esteem because you are comparing the highlights of people's lives to your daily...
    indianocean indianocean 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have a high failure rate when doing things and must factor in a lot of time to redo and repeat. I have always been poor at remembering things. I learn most new things with...
    raril4114 raril4114 51-55, M a week ago

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    Ever since I got raped thing have just got worse, does anybody have any ways to help me be the confident girl I should be?:/
    SecretGirl14 SecretGirl14 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Anyone else have low self confidence? I hate being so insecure, like I know you can notice them by the way I act, and that makes people get away from me. Any advice would be great...
    feistyfun15 feistyfun15 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    When I walk into a restaurant and see an attractive man look at me, I quickly look away because I automatically think he is thinking, "Wow, she's so fat and gross," not, "Wow, she...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Working on self control and and the fact that I may have anger issues is something i need to learn to cope with
    markmcparker markmcparker 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have been called fat and unfit for a while now and I didn't think I was for the longest time I didn't believe them but I strongly believe that I need to lose weight and I want to...
    BrokenAngel98 BrokenAngel98 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    YES PLEASE. Someone make it happen for me?
    pappa94 pappa94 18-21, M a week ago

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    I don't think any guy will ever like me or find me attractive. ha...
    foolishlylovingthee foolishlylovingthee 16-17, F 9 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    It came out of nowhere. It started in like the 5th or 4th grade and its built up since then. I like my birthmark, but I think it lowers my confidence whenever I have to talk to...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am on mission: Love self, After a rocky few months of mostly downs, I have decided to stop hiding away and shouting at myself, blaming myself for everything. I am going to try...
    pixxeh pixxeh 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I consider myself to be a fairly attractive young man. But my self confidence pretty low when it comes to asking the opposite sex out. And when the opportunity arises for me to ask...
    beyondreach89 beyondreach89 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Haven't cut in two months and I feel COMPLETELY free from it. It takes a lot of self confidence and support and belief in yourself, but quitting is possible. I hope I can be a...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I hear rumors that your leaving. It's been six months since we actually talked, not counting the one sentence you spoke to me in court, which looking back I'm not sure was spoken...
    ophelia379 ophelia379 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Where do I begin. This whole story being my life is quite a long loopy one, and if anybody has the energy to read this and respond, I thank you - in return I will just cut to the...
    spiderchris spiderchris 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Truth is I don't think I've ever had any Self Esteem or Confidence. I say that only because looking back throughout my life I cannot recall a time where I was truly okay with being...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I really really want to start cutting again, but I cant because my boyfriend will blame him self or will tell my mom but I need it bad ive fallin back to it but I need it home can...
    innocentangel101 innocentangel101 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    Making a change in life is very difficult, which is why only a few people in the world can pull it off. Which is also why only a few people are truly happy in this world. They are...
    BronzeEspada BronzeEspada 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Every person has dealt with low self-esteem and so have I. It’s not the best feeling in the world, but it’s not that bad either. The way we value ourselves is a hard thing to...
    BeingAnAnglophile BeingAnAnglophile 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    For you (many, girls), who cut yourselves. Please remember that some of us love you, care about you. ----- Food for thought (an article from Psychology Today) ----- Sax on Sex...
    Karll Karll 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I have very low self esteem. I get so depressed because of how I feel about myself I wind up taking it out on my boyfriend. When I do it makes him feel like **** and like I think...
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I want to start out saying that I love and care about my husband, but he has been driving me crazy with what I consider selfishness lately. We have been together for 7 years and...
    cmsjay cmsjay 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    And today my faith got a little bit worse. Humanity sunk a bit lower in my eyes. The selfishness- the arrogance- the sheer lack of consideration for others has me wondering if we...
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Are you very upset on your back pain? As more and more body problems,such as back pain,joint pain and so on I think everyone always wants to have a healthy body. So we should do to...
    mbtshoes2011 mbtshoes2011 22-25, F Apr 9

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    I love self harming to see my blood sometimes when I cut and don't see blood I get angry and frustrated...
    Rishay Rishay 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My favorite band of all time would be.. Mindless Self Indulgence. It's weird how they have a HUGE fanbase but you'll never hear them on the radio or see them on TV. I guess it's...
    adorea adorea 70+, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have been single for about four months now and my body/mind is starting to realize that there is something missing. I am not the type of girl to sleep around with someone unless...
    katastrofic katastrofic 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Funny how things happen in life where upon ponderance, one realizes what they have truly endured. Relationships, jobs, kids, friends. Really, all we need to do is be ourselves...
    todayalways todayalways 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    For a long time I would let people walk all over me, say offensive things and humiliate me. Recently I felt crippled by this lack of respect from others and decided to change my...
    NYMama10 NYMama10 26-30, F Mar 23

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    My ex and I have been off and on for the last 10 years. We are very different yet in so many ways the same. He is a veteran and I am Bipolar. I tell you this because it is not an...
    EmberCrown EmberCrown 36-40, F Apr 15

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    I went to the bathroom and just sat there. I used to self harm a lot when I was younger. But tonight, I felt the need to do it again. My life may not be the best, but it's also not...
    missmotox missmotox 18-21, F Apr 15

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    My ex and I have been off and on for the last 10 years. We are very different yet in so many ways the same. He is a veteran and I am Bipolar. I tell you this because it is not an...
    yanene yanene 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I cut myself for many reasons. 1-I'm insecure. I'm overweight so having friends is definitely out of the question. I can never do anything because people judge because of my...
    Iamsolonely96 Iamsolonely96 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have very low self esteem... I waste hours dreaming of the beautiful body and intelligent mind I've always wanted, I grow more jaded every day from the venom in my envy of my...
    Jillianchn Jillianchn 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Throughout my entire life, I've struggled with self esteem. From childhood through my sophomore year in college, I was always teased and was the main topic for everyone's cruel and...
    Paul1538 Paul1538 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Contrary to what we have been taught through history and bibles, I believe we can be self-sufficient and don't need to be married or co-depend on another being to survive. People...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    My dad and mum when they were together:) I miss it when I was like that. Even though they fought and my dad did some bad stuff to get money for our family.My dad made my mum happy...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Mar 25

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    when I look in the mirror...... I've never been told I was pretty, over the years I've never been given a reason to think i was beautiful, pretty, or anywhere near it, but people...
    musiclover122 musiclover122 18-21, F 1 Response