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I Lack Self Confidence Which Keeps Me Back

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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    People always use to say **** about me at school, now I reckon I struggle with a lot of things in the fear of being judged. I associate to no1 who did this to me, yet I still...
    mattys1 mattys1 18-21, M Oct 9

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    I think it's time we all start falling in love with ourselves. when you fall in love with someone, every little thing about them becomes beautiful and perfect. We're taught at a...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F Oct 3

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    Fake it till' you BRCOME IT.
    fylana fylana 16-17, F Oct 11

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    I am trying to work on this project but my lack of confidence in my abilities is stunting my progress. I hate this. I know I can do this. I know what I am doing. Then why am I so...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    What are the steps to becoming more confident in myself? I feel like my lack of confidence is affecting everything about my life
    annasmth annasmth 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 11

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    10 years ago, I had so much self confidence. I was able to manage and tackle anything that came my way. I was a single young mother, owned my own home, had a great career and was...
    Jenn7791 Jenn7791 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    The lack of confidence, yes. The stuttering, very little.
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M Oct 10

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    An article about overcoming low self esteem and improving self confidence. http://margavita.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/rising-above-low-self-esteem/
    Margavita Margavita 22-25 6 days ago

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    This is for everyone who needs self confidence. I'm not a skinny girl and whenever people message me saying I'm perfect I'm not, I have many flaws, so this is for Yall. Be proud of...
    mayanatasha mayanatasha 16-17, F 13 Responses Sep 24

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    I really want me to have more self-confidence but I jus don't know how ..
    erikamariahxo erikamariahxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I'd like more self confidence and belief
    ayumipamyurin ayumipamyurin 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think the first step to confidence is taking responsibility for your lack of self rather than blaming others. You are responsible for your own happiness and only you can make a...
    fylana fylana 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I look in the mirror and see so much problems with myself and I get paranoid if someone like me and I automatically push them away because I feel that this person is playing with...
    kimberlee1876 kimberlee1876 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 2

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    I really lack that I t would be great to have more
    cleocat1234 cleocat1234 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I quit my job and started my own business, which is really rewarding, even though it's still early days. But somehow I'm a bit reserved when talking about it to others...I want and...
    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    I feel unappreciated by my boss. I always go the extra mile to please her and she can still be a mean ***** if things don't go her way. It is always about her, no matter what. I...
    wanderlustqueen82 wanderlustqueen82 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    I suppose I can talk to people easily enough. The trick comes when I have to do more than shoot the breeze. My struggle is that, sometimes, I don't think my words are having the...
    9Fan 9Fan 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I used to be so sure about myself! There was a time in school and college and even after that, I used to feel I could conquer the world. But now everyday I get up I don't feel any...
    TotallyDrowning TotallyDrowning 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    After the a very traumatic breakup which had come to boil over several months, my self esteem has been destroyed over months of mental and emotional abuse. I feel lost and have no...
    Argo23 Argo23 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 28

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    I really do hate my self I look ugly and I get called fat all the time which I am I weigh 128 and it makes it worse tht I have really big boobs and a big but and people just don't...
    oilchick1488 oilchick1488 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 1

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    I try to put in effort when i go out, but im not a make-up type of girl. I try to get my clothes to match, get my hair to look decent instead of frizzy and dry. I always manage to...
    calixx calixx 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 5

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    It's really bad. When I like something and someone else shares an interest in it or seems to threaten it I immediately give up on it and go back into my shell
    MissManaged MissManaged 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I hate myself so much right now. Talking to a guy when he just messages me randomly and without asking just rates me. Which I already hate. Gives me an 8.99 to me that's no good an...
    katstho katstho 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 6

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    Thanks to my best friend i am attending a dance class today, pole dancing to be exact, a lot of women who have attended the classes say it gives you more confidence,chance to meet...
    Misjodie Misjodie 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    Some days after a fresh shower I can put on a pair of shorts and a top and feel pretty and love myself. Other days I do the same thing and just hope nobody looks at me as I walk up...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I can put on a front, and you would never know that my confidence is dictated by what others say throughout everyday. It's like waves, going up and down with the tide I can't...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    The hardest thing for me is starting conversations, even on sites like this. I look at post and think "Cool I'll respond to that." But then I see others have responded and I lose...
    Ozz210 Ozz210 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 7

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    I have no clue how to make friends. I have no confidence either. I can't think of anything after saying hi. Other people say to talk about common interest, but I have none. I'm the...
    rithic rithic 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I'm losing all my confidence , I'm always depressed for no reason I don't know what to do
    aphrodite5424 aphrodite5424 16-17, F 9 Responses Oct 12

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    I've learned to have more confidence in myself but some days I just feel ugly and other I feel beautiful I don't know if any other girls feel the same.
    jadacharlene jadacharlene 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have realised that I lost myself a little after breaking up with my ex. It's not that he changed me or anything but I became more insecure and worried a lot more than I used to...
    DawnRosen14 DawnRosen14 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    When other people give me compliments like "you're cute" or "you're pretty," I always don't believe them. I just smile back and think if they really mean it.
    JustOrdinaryGirl JustOrdinaryGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    This is my first time on this and story that true about me about why I want more confidents When I was in 8th grade it was in the afternoon at the end of school and before anyone...
    segio1818 segio1818 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I've changed my profile pic to one of myself. I'll be changing it back to a random pic soon. I am a little uncomfortable with people seeing me on here, I don't want someone I know...
    Bubblesxxxx Bubblesxxxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I actually really like my overall appearance, but I feel like a conceited ***** for saying so. If you were to ask me about a flaw I have, none come to mind, specifically. It seems...
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Not really anymore I used to have lots but things changed. Iv been in a relationship for nearly 2 years and feel so comfortable with him that I don't really make an effort with...
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F Sep 21

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    All I think whenever I go outside of the house is how ugly i must look in the eye of everyone that sees me. Im really obsessed about my bad looks and it's gotten to rhe point where...
    dandeelaion dandeelaion 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 2

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    This is more of a question than a experience but I didn't have enough room in the question format. Anyway it's my birthday soon and I had an awesome weekend planned with my friends...
    CombatBarbie CombatBarbie 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    The only time I really feel self conscious is when I'm at school. I feel everybody staring at me, and judging me. That is the main reason why I am shy, and why I don't let people...
    lovelysad lovelysad 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    I am a guy with ears that stick out and a big forehead and because of this I have long hair to hide this. I really want short hair and to feel "normal" but I am so nervous and self...
    fenley94 fenley94 18-21, M Oct 11

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