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I Lack Self Confidence Which Keeps Me Back

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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 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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    Am slowly but surely beating no/lack of

    confidence and going back to trying new thins and being my self as well as being happy again for the 1st time in years
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I have great life, awesome kids, supportive husband, career I enjoy and yet I lack self-confidence. I rarely feel that I deserve the things I have. I can never get past the feeling...
    sexysoccermom sexysoccermom 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I find it really hard to be confident. I am a girl who is constantly in jumpers and Leggings. My best friend is absolutely beautiful, she looks gorgeous with and without make up...
    lepricunt lepricunt 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Every time i see someone that stands out from the crowd it really puts a smile on my face, not because i find it funny but because they have the self confidence to dress, act, look...
    abby9305 abby9305 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I would like to try new things but I am afraid of looking like a complete idiot because I don't know what I am doing. I like to know everything I need to know about something...
    rrs128 rrs128 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I've been bullied since I was 11, kids at school would bully me & I would go home & just get bullied some more by my dad. It's like I could never escape it. He's the reason I have...
    neliza neliza 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have never had much self confidence in my self and it doesn't help that my siblings make fun of me for my weight. Does this happen to everyone also?
    Normaler Normaler 13-15, F 8 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I went to the beach wearing a bikini for the first time in months. Surprisingly, I felt super confident and cute! I wish more days were like this. I love the feeling of being...
    ThePumpkinQueen ThePumpkinQueen 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    I find it very hard to find self confidence. I don't have anyone to talk to about my problems. My parents don't understand either. I talk to God but I long for a human to talk to...
    Lifeisgood2100 Lifeisgood2100 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    People always say that I'm beautiful... But I know that's not true. They only say that because they don't know me. They can't see everything that I see in the mirror or underneath...
    MikaylaG MikaylaG 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 14

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    I am starting to give up on life, each day I grow emotionally weaker and weaker. I am always getting heartbroken or friendzoned from girls that I like. Every crush that I have ever...
    elugo777 elugo777 18-21, M 9 Responses Aug 3

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    I'm in FYJC in one of the top colleges in mumbai. I come from a very well to do family but I'm from a very simple school. I'm a pretty girl and very nice and humble, but I'm a very...
    prettyloner prettyloner 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to just chill around and let stuff happen as they happen, so lately, I have taken it into my own hands to go and get myself fit, I am by no means unfit, just not what I...
    SturgyZA SturgyZA 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    This is my first time doing this, so I hope everyone will be kind to me... My confidence level is crush, step on and I feel so low at this time in my life. I've been married...
    kavcardenas kavcardenas 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    The only reason I don't have confidence in myself anymore is because of a quote I believe is true, "Forget self-esteem, learn self-control." It is one of the many quotes I live by...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 12

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    Well more like I want to be comfortable in my own body. I really want to be able to take my clothes off and not be self conscious in front of people. Like in the locker room for...
    maria20144 maria20144 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I feel like I have no confidence anymore. I stopped self harming, but I'm beginning to feel the need again. I'm always being happy in front of others, but inside it's like I'm...
    namelessjosie namelessjosie 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I'm that girl that likes to take pictures just to get the compliments. It boots my self esteem! And gives me more confidence in my every day life. There are those that give me a...
    youdontknowmylife youdontknowmylife 18-21, F 12 Responses Aug 3

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    Ok so while on vacation, I bought a new outfit that I liked, but I felt so self conscious about it. Of course, when I get home, my whole ******* family sees it and says I look like...
    Kenz42 Kenz42 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Yes! I did it.... I rode my motorcycle today and I did a fabulous job!!! Slowly and surely I'm getting my confidence back!
    kavcardenas kavcardenas 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Having acne lowered my confidence and self-esteem when I try to mingle with girls.
    sammylow sammylow 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I feel so fat. All I see when I look in the mirror is multiple chins, extra skin, and folds in places where they shouldn't be. I've never been bullied about my weight (except maybe...
    hugsfeelgood hugsfeelgood 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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    She beat herself up From her weight to her toes From the size of her thighs To the shape of her nose- And on her walk home When she was alone She’d talk to herself In the...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    This is my first post so I guess pardon me if I'm not doing this correctly.. Uh. I'm eighteen, and I've been dealing with Body Dysmorphic Disorder for quite a while now. And it's...
    vvolfyy vvolfyy 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I have big labia and I hate them, guys expect women to be like pornstars.. All tidy, tucked in, no visible labia with beautiful pink vulva.. And I'm basically the opposite.. I hate...
    Angelwuvsyu Angelwuvsyu 18-21, F 14 Responses Aug 13

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    I so weak and ashamed in front of others I don't know what confidence is anymore I'm so lonely and sad
    thepizzaproject thepizzaproject 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I was walking round school just waiting for the next nasty comment. I got called fat loads of times, and I didn't want to eat I front of anyone incase they called me fat😔all my...
    britneyjanexo britneyjanexo 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 1

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    I just need confidence! Thats all! Help
    itsmrhally itsmrhally 22-25, F 11 Responses Aug 5

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    literally you need to have the confidence of Beyoncé to handle today's society and that's pathetic as heck
    radicalkiah radicalkiah 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    It sucks not to be confident. Worrying about how you look and how other people see you is almost crippling to me. I want to be able to walk out of my house and feel comfortable in...
    LovelyLady333 LovelyLady333 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't like sharing my thoughts because I don't think what I have to say is important enough to be shared. The problem is that I find people saying all kinds of nonsense all the...
    elpsy elpsy 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have always been so independent and confident . My hair is falling out due to medication . I do not have cancer. But IC and a side affect to a med is hair lose. I thought may a...
    MaryBarbie MaryBarbie 46-50, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I know it happens to everyone. The moment when you take a step back and look a yourself in the mirror. I don't mean just glance, I mean actually take a good hard look at your...
    rahquielle rahquielle 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 7

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    I signed up for the gym yesterday ., I'm so tired of these fat thighs,fat arms,back fat,big breast,big *** and big stomach. It's slowly depressing me nd making me feel ugly
    HardAsNailz HardAsNailz 22-25, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    Im 16 y/o with 160cm & 40.6 kg, im considered underweight. But idk my friends like to make a joke about fat and they keep calling me fat & say they didnt mean it, and some even...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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