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I Lack Self Confidence Which Keeps Me Back

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    hey so I'm going on a limb here for myself. I'm 21 and want more self confidence. have always been a "small guy" and it sucks. I'm around 5ft 5 but weighs way less than average. i...
    adambabycakesbertrand adambabycakesbertrand 18-21, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    It's frustrating. Whenever I go shopping, it just sucks when I see something in the rack in the "skinny woman" store and beat myself up because I know I can't have it. Sure, my...
    InfinitePatronus17 InfinitePatronus17 22-25, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I wish I did but I don't. I never have had any really, some days I think I look nice but other days I don't. I just recently made a facebook account and I get loads of messages...
    Aflame22 Aflame22 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    i really do wish i had more self confidence and then maybe i could find someone that loves me. but im always too worried that they wont love me because im too ugly..
    foxxglove foxxglove 13-15, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ive tried to become an Anorexic but i get so bored throughout the day i feel as if its just impossible for me to lose weight🙈does anyone else feel like this?
    Caitxzz Caitxzz 13-15, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Which is stupid, considering how much confidence I have. Anxiety attacks are rare now. I maybe have one a few times a month. PTSD, will torment me for the rest of my life. Oh...
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Before this year I've never worn a two piece bathing suit to a beach. My body is a road map of scars. Surgical scars. I've collected them as if they were stars, but, I have abused...
    Inevitablyflawed Inevitablyflawed 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I felt cute today. Then I took a picture and spotted all my flaws. I keep trying to ignore my flaws but its harder than I thought
    Brynija Brynija 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm a really shy girl so I'm a target for bullies so I wish I just had the confidence to stand up to them or mingle with some new friends, that second one is unlikely but I'm...
    ChloeJamesIsForever ChloeJamesIsForever 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    some days I don't even want to be seen knowing how fat I am. I've starved and that led to counceling. now I'm a depressed, self harmer. see what self confidence can do to a person...
    xXNeverGoodEnoughXx xXNeverGoodEnoughXx 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I never thought myself as pretty or beautiful.I was often teased and bullied as a child.Those experiences affected me in such a way that I began to develop low self-esteem at a...
    KAYDUBAU KAYDUBAU 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I honestly hate EVERYTHING about myself. I'm a female who hates going shopping, because I hate looking in the mirror while trying on close.
    Wonderlandd17 Wonderlandd17 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think I am looking down on my own self. Yes, I suffered a lot, but I already gave up in wallowing on self-pity. I don't want to attract NEGATIVE people ever again... I believe...
    greenamythese77 greenamythese77 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am going to stop talking about my problem as social anxiety and start thinking of it as a lack of confidence. And I will work to build up my confidence in the same way I built up...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Hi I'm Nicole im a spiritual advisor , psychic empath, life coach and reiki master , I'm hear to help if you need any advice or have any questions , pm for more info thanks and...
    psychicnicole psychicnicole 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel like i am not good at anything that I am useless
    hitgirl16 hitgirl16 13-15, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    Urgently need to fix my attitude towards myself. Self assesment is nice but i dont know how to get middle point of being realistic and being too harsh. Need your feedback, what do...
    feelthevibe feelthevibe 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I have self confidence in alot of alleys however with me it starts with communication everytime I talk to people I feel like im always gonna blow a conversation because I feel when...
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M a week ago

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    It's not like I don't have friends and people don't love me I just can't think about myself getting something good and I'm too shy to people I'm even shy to my family I can't open...
    ronyida ronyida 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My whole life I've been bullied. Since primary school I've been called every name under the sun, and expected to keep quiet. Now everybody thinks they can push me about and that I...
    Lau3690 Lau3690 13-15, F 23 Responses a week ago

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    Well, today was no different..... I'm still lonely
    ShyGirl105 ShyGirl105 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I was always a tad awkward in middle school and high school. I was riddled with acne and never new what to do with my hair. I always thought I'd feel prettier with my acne gone...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F a week ago

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    I'm only 43 or 44 , ive lost track of my age. Anyway since age 16 I dated men who never wanted me in the first place and all those men broke me in half with mental and physical...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Growing up my family were the only people that told me I was beautiful everyone else didn't see it that way it's like I never felt like I was good enough being a dark skin female I...
    morganwm09 morganwm09 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    I want more self confidence too I have allowed my husband to Robb me of everything. I need my self-confidence and my voice back.
    unhappywife16 unhappywife16 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 25

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    I am really short and I only weigh 93-95 pounds, but in my head I feel like I'm 200 pounds, even though I've never even hit 100 pounds before. my boyfriend always calls be...
    internetkid internetkid 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 24

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    Someday, I just want to be totally comfortable with who i am, inside and out. I am not there yet but i get a little closer everyday. If anyone has any problems of their own and...
    Floppyfish56 Floppyfish56 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I am participating in a play which is going to be organized in my office. I am feeling little nervous that whether I would be able to perform or not. Please suggest how can I give...
    lk55 lk55 22-25, M Jul 22

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    I am shy,reserved, sensitive, has low self esteem and low self confidence… Growing up I never had much confident in myself - there has been many situations where I needed...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 22

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    Recently I saw this video about beauty. For all my life I've never thought highly of my appearance, and I still don't. But I'm working of my self confidence. I deserve to feel...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    i used to think of myself attractive and i do remember that like yesterday..i was one of those teenage guys who would do my hair for more an than an hour to make sure it looks...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Jul 21

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    It's really effected me lately. I'm afraid to do simple things, like post on here for example. I wish I could be more confident in my words, thoughts, and actions.
    lycancrux lycancrux 16-17, F Jul 20

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    Just started working today and I don't think the other girls like me. I always feel like people are talking about me so then I start looking awkward and that will make them talk...
    catema catema 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 20

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    I adore females. They are powerful, passionate beings. But I meet many who have lost all self-confidence, sense of worth, identity, and idea of their own power, for a variety of...
    painanddominance painanddominance 36-40, M Jul 20

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    Well I think everything is said... I don't think I am attractive or anything, so... I hope I'm funny ´cause if I'm not, I have nothing.
    Naockey Naockey 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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