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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    Basically my entire life I have always lacked self confidence. I grew up as the only kid in a wheelchair that I knew and was pretty much made to feel like an outcast and that...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hi my name is ginger. And I really don't know how to start. I've never had anyone ask me about my life but I'll give it a try. I have a brother who I love to pieces even though...
    Ginger1313 Ginger1313 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i have no self confidence yet i think im better than everyone
    paleprincess paleprincess 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 31

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    I have no self confidence these days. I had none in high school, I had a small amount in college and then the past few years I'm bad to having none again. This cycle sucks
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    I wasn't the girl every guy wanted in school. I was a little chubby, not overly but I felt huge compared to some of my friends. I blossomed early in the chest area and was self...
    flypiggie flypiggie 26-30, F Nov 6

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    I haven't been confident in myself, it doesn't bother me but it bothers the people around me, I don't understand why I'm not really concerned with theirs.. I also indulge in self...
    ihaveinnerdemons ihaveinnerdemons 18-21, M Nov 10

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    I'm broken.. Like I can't find it in me to actually keep moving forward in my life.. I keep coming across these road blocks.. I just can't deal anymore, I can't be happy for more...
    ihaveinnerdemons ihaveinnerdemons 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    I always hide in my sweatshirt and never talk to anyone. I hide behind makeup. My friends tell me I'm pretty but I don't believe it
    tabbyStyles tabbyStyles 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I lack Self confidence.... and that's a big problem for me... i hate to be this way no matter how much i try i can never love myself and i always end up comparing myself with...
    lovebug19980 lovebug19980 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I seriously lack self confidence big time. It's affected so much of my life I think. I've thought a few times that I may be getting self confidence but then it never lasts. Ugh!
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    Those who think they are not good enough for someone should realise that the other person is wondering why he or she as no partner. And I put it down to lack of confidence in most...
    maleuk52 maleuk52 61-65, M Nov 9

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    Yea i lost my self-confidence and self-respect, i really feel so sad that why i lost it , and i know that now i can't get it back.
    xandrays xandrays 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 30

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    There's this guy. lol isnt that how a lot of stories start... anyway He's sweet and charming and punishes me when im sad (all in good fun). He makes me laugh and smile and feel all...
    ember23 ember23 26-30, F Nov 12

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    Omg I NEED more self confidence omg all my friends say I need it. It's true I might seem so tough on text but in person or video chat or even phone calls I'm a scared lost puppy...
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 10 Responses Nov 16

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    I have such low self confidence, and I I honestly have no idea on how yo bring that up. sometimes I feel as if I can't go out of the house because my self confidence is so low..
    Rissaaa17 Rissaaa17 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Lately, my friend said she has lots of boyfriends to get her self confidence up. I dont get it. How can being in a relationship solve your problems?
    RockBandsLover01 RockBandsLover01 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    I had before I went to high school. After Highschool, I lost it all. It's been 6 years now that I don't have any self-confidence at all. When something good happens or someone...
    DaddysGirl24 DaddysGirl24 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    just so ya know, it's official, my self confidence has gone down the drain
    meli347 meli347 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I'm a shy person. I always get nervous when i'm talking with other people. I don't have a self confidence because I know I'm ugly and I'm not saying this just for others to tell me...
    aicah04 aicah04 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    Self confidence has been a major struggle of mine all my life. Fixing it is definitely a work in progress
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Nov 17

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    my lack of self esteem and insecurities have really worn not only on myself but on the one I love..who also loves me. We've been through some really hard times together, mainly...
    trmhippygirl7 trmhippygirl7 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Sometimes I feel like I need to get my confidence up. I just simetomes feel ugly because of my blemishes, because I'm 18, 4'11 and petite so no one takes me serious and talk to me...
    shortbeauty96 shortbeauty96 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I am so tired of being fat! My friends invited me to go to the beach in January, but I can't, because I'm ashamed of my body. I'm an athlete, I'm in the national team, but I still...
    lottiemendler lottiemendler 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I need advice on confidence
    Hazel888 Hazel888 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 4

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    I'm having a hard time finding my life's direction. I think my confidence has been shaken a bit. My job consumes my life and leaves me without balance. I am trying not to lose my...
    KamiKam KamiKam 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    My confidence has been knocked so many times. I rarely go out now and when I do I get nervous. I used to be really confident and outgoing but now I'm more closed in and a little...
    friendlygent friendlygent 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 17

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    I actually like how I look before going to school or such..but whenever I come in contact with other people, my confidence falls down. Like, completely.
    nyanneon nyanneon 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I want to have confidence in wearing makeup. But I'm afraid to wear it because of what my family might say. Growing up I never touched make up. Now I feel like I want and need to...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    On the outside, I look really self-confident. My friends tell me all the time that if I wanted a girlfriend, I could literally just ask anyone. Problem is, I don't want just anyone...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 11 Responses Nov 3

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    I preach self love and body positivity telling others to embrace themselves no matter how they look but its always so hard to follow my own advice. I wish I could just give no...
    ladeputy ladeputy 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I actually hate my skin showing or people looking at me I've got low self esteem and I find it hard to talk to people and sometimes I just don't know what way to turn :(
    nickigirl525 nickigirl525 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just stumbled on the experience project because I needed a place to express my feelings. I have had self hatred issues for a long time and I try to ignore them. Today for...
    etk44 etk44 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Whatever we are self Conscious about, that will be the first thing we look at on other people
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was told today that I was attractive (kinda funny hearing it from two girls when I'm gay) and I'm really trying hard to believe it right now. Telling yourself you are when you...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    I've been bullied since grade school. Always grew up thinking I was hated and worthless and ugly. Few days ago a friend walked up to me and said I looked "******* sexy". I've been...
    Armyhopeful Armyhopeful 16-17, M Nov 16

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    Others believe in me that I have the skills and knowledge to continue my career but I genuinely do not see it. I am not capable or knowledgeable enough and to make that worse I do...
    Jewasaurus Jewasaurus 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 26

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    I don't feel pretty. I never want to dress up anymore.
    kissmissnikki kissmissnikki 26-30, F 10 Responses Oct 27

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    Ok usually I'm very very confident and independent person. Always in charge😂, but sometimes I feel hideous and I can't be that person that I am. Kissy for the fishy😘 lol
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    To achieve ultimate happiness in my deluxe suit
    WeNeedSensitivityTraining WeNeedSensitivityTraining 18-21, M Oct 27

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