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I Lack Self Confidence

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    Thats Me

    Growing up with such '' wonderful parents'' always keeping me in my place by saying you'll never ammount to much . things like that play like a record in my head never hearring the nurtcheing words karla iam proud of you you did welll with a big hug and kiss . but iam...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    Self Confidence

    So when it comes to me talking to someone or a woman, I see my self staring at the ground and always seem to work around having to actually talk to her.. Think it has all started when I was a kid, going through elementary my brother and I never completed the same grade in the...
    krupkeben64105 krupkeben64105 31-35, M Sep 17, 2012

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    I have an ugly soul ,

    I'm a result of someone's misconception of me.People look at me all the time.I have low self-esteem.
    wildheart93 wildheart93 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    I was doing some talking today with my

    counsellor and well I hit on some pretty important stuff. I used to love art so much. through all the pain and misery it was the only thing that got me through my days. I went to college and this teacher saw so much potential in me but instead of building my confidence he made...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I hate how people think

    that self consciousness is just a way to get attention. All my life, I've felt different. Different from my family, friends- different from the world. I wish that people could understand me, and understand that I may seem easy to figure out, but deep down I have feelings that I...
    emmasmale emmasmale 31-35, F 1 Response May 15

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    I always admire those

    who feel confident and greet the world like they own it.
    VanTraveller VanTraveller 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Have Always Struggled With Confidence...

    The only time I feel quite confident is when I am at work with the children. I am 25 and have about 10 years experience in childcare so I know what I am doing. In everything else though such as friendships, relationships, chatting and socialising with people I don't know well...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12, 2011

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    I have lacked self confidence

    since I left school. I wish I could just walk down the road with out feeling paranoid or thinking people were starring at me.
    aprilj91 aprilj91 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2014

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    I love to dance. Escpecially to KPOP.

    And I'm pretty good, if I do say so myself. There's a talent show today at our school, and I really wanted to join this group of Kpop Dancers. But I realized something. I lack the very thing you most absolutely need to dance in front of others. Self Confidence.
    RavenTail RavenTail 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I'm so sick and tired of hearing my guy friends

    tell me about how 'hot' or 'cute' my friends are. I get it I get it I get it. i don't need to be reminded and hear it every time, especially when it comes to placing me in this hierarchy of who's more attractive. Someone that I have been flirting with for a while just decided to...
    shshim shshim 18-21, F May 17

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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 couldn't ask a girl out in real life incase I flaked on them aswell meaning I probably won't ever get a girlfriend. I also lack confidence at work...
    lawrencepa lawrencepa 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2, 2014

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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 conscious of that so I tended to hide in baggy tops that hid my curves amd made me look sloppy. And then when I started to come into my own I got...
    flypiggie flypiggie 26-30, F Nov 6, 2014

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    Watching every single person around look at

    every mistake you do. Having them comment on your actions lowers your confidence. How are you supposed to gain it and not lose it?
    autum25 autum25 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    My friend and I went jogging

    and the coldness was messing with asthma even more than usual and my heart was being weird and my side hurt really bad, And my shoulder was having really sharp pains It was bad. Like when we stopped, cause I kinda pushed it and kept going. I could taste blood and when I would...
    MidnightThoughts MidnightThoughts 18-21, F Mar 18

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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 then 20 minutes out of a day.. I lost the war in my own head.
    ihaveinnerdemons ihaveinnerdemons 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    randomboy42 randomboy42 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 1

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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-loathing, only because I'd rather insult myself then be belittled by someone else.. The way I see it, I can rise and fall by myself and...
    ihaveinnerdemons ihaveinnerdemons 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    Though I rarely gain it back with motivation

    given by myself's thoughts or if I've never given any deeper thought into things...I lose it being that I don't go through with things or plans in the end...and yet all that motivation Go's to waste for nothing as I go back to being me (Which is someone who thinks as the world...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    I am a pathetic loser with no friends,

    nor a supportive family.
    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 29

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    It took me 3 years to

    even call out an answer in class. Small steps at a time we can build ourselves into confident people but then it can so easily be knocked down. Not this time. We all deserve to feel good about ourselves and sure about our ideas, nothing should stop us from being who we want...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F Mar 4

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    People tend to keep me a secret.

    If I'm out with them, they sometimes lie to others about who they're with, if we've been close, they don't want anyone to know. It's like they're ashamed of me, and that hurts.
    SoulScribe SoulScribe 22-25, F Apr 10

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    jokingman jokingman 18-21, M Apr 2

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    Life Motivation

    Fumes of breath dancing with my mind, teeth grinding my laziness and fear, and with this self confidence I set foot to do what I have always wanted. I request everyone to let go yourself and prejudice and just try hard and hard for that one thing you have always wanted. 
    arjob arjob 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    Its Taken Over Me

    I have stopped or limited myself doing a lot of what i have wanted to do in life because of my lack of self confidence. Stopped me from socialising, doing fun things, like swimming and it has stopped me from studying and getting the right job. i always think people see me as this...
    lovelygal lovelygal 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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    I expect a lot from myself

    but lack self confidence
    Ngatt1 Ngatt1 13-15, F Feb 28

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    Its In Your Mind. Read This!!!!!!!!!

    Like many i struggled with self confidence for a long time all throughout high school and still some into now. Especially with girls. I was prescribed some meds for depression and they totally made me happy which in turn gave me self confidence. There was honestly nothing that i...
    SIDEeffect SIDEeffect 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2010

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    Umm, Thank You?

    Embarrassment finally turned to terror on my drive home tonight. I had been thinking a lot about compliments, and how paying one kind word to someone might make their day. It’s been difficult for me to handle compliments ever since I was little. Trying not to say much, I was...
    letteropener letteropener 18-21, F Mar 17, 2012

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    Its Just The Way I Am!

    ever since i was assaulted in my early teens, i have thought of my self as a third rate citizen!everyone is better than me, i should be grateful if anyone pays me any attention.thats why i keep myself to myself, hate parties and social occasions. i feel i have nothing to offer...
    tomario tomario 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    So I feel neglected and used.

    Oh well things like this happen to me a lot. Not in the sense of romance to clarify matters. We're all passerbys in life. Especially on those chatting apps. It hurts. It will but soon you'll forget and like always, life still goes on. It's just like this period of time. You'll...
    Octahate Octahate 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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    stamosl stamosl 13-15, M Jan 4

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    I'm the oldest of my siblings but,

    don't have much confidence. I give confidence to my siblings the most so they have better chances.
    IntrovertLyssa IntrovertLyssa 13-15, F Apr 24

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    It's Starting To Ruin My Life.

    I have very little confidence in myself. I grew up always being told that I wasn't good enough, that my dreams weren't good enough. Everyone around me put me down in one way or another. Even those I considered friends... My problems were never important, they were trivial. When I...
    SoulScribe SoulScribe 22-25, F Sep 3, 2012

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    Should I get a tattoo,

    dye my hair, or piercing? Any thoughts about these...
    Charmeeee Charmeeee 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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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 as I used to.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Mar 29, 2014

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    I lack confidence in myself

    when i play my violin, I'm trying to fix it so much but sometimes its hard to.... I always feel as if I'm being judged. Unless I'm in the zone, then i feel better so my confidence fluctuates through ought Different circumstances .
    HeartfeltMusic HeartfeltMusic 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Overcoming The Fear Of Success

    Why do I have a fear of success? This is a pattern that has been with me for as long as I can remember.  This fear fuels my lack of self confidence, because I know if you believe in something, it will come to fruition in your life- especially when it's about behavior.  I have...
    ANewCreation4Him ANewCreation4Him 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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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 2 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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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 4 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    My self confidence is bipolar asf.

    one second i think I'm a queen slaying everyone & everything, then i hate everything about myself.??????
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F Mar 18

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    Pretty Or Not?

    I am far from perfect. I see myself as ugly because I have crooked teeth or I see my self as ugly. My sisters tell me I'm pretty all the time but I brush it off. I've had my fair share of 'hot' boyfriend or just boyfriends but it never seems to boost my confidence. I just want...
    maddsf maddsf 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    I can't look people (guys mostly) in the eyes.

    Just had to look away. anyone does the same?
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F Jan 6

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    fylana fylana 16-17, F Oct 11, 2014

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    I really feel like **** .

    I'm already skinny and now I'm extra skinny :( . During finals week in early December I was stressed as hell , staying up late , pulling all nighters ,on top of being a resident assistant .I was determine to do great in my science courses . That being said , I felt like I barely...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Self Esteem And Confidence

    I've been working on developing confidence in myself. I just can't seem to find it in a store, on a tree, or under a rock.  And by chance, I was reading the book Unlimited by Jillian Michaels.  In it she writes this amazing sentence that made the whole book worthwhile.  "Self...
    ANewCreation4Him ANewCreation4Him 36-40, F 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    whenever someone shows interest in me i freak

    out and say to myself that it's all in my head and i shouldn't get excited because in a couple of months they'll forget about me like always; and so far it's always happened. but maybe it's my fault for ignoring it. i don't know what the 'signs' are when someone likes you; but i...
    400luxbux 400luxbux 16-17, F Mar 7

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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 life.
    indianocean indianocean 31-35, M Mar 28, 2014

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