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I Lack Self Confidence

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    expression Crashes - Ever since i can remember I've had issues with my appearance which mean that I'm constantly spotting flaws and correcting them but the list seems to grow and i...
    sean1420 sean1420 18-21 Jul 10, 2009

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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...
    tomario tomario 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    Be More Confidant - "All you need is a bit more self confidence"...this is what I'm always told.  However, we all know that it's easier said then done.  I hate...
    NostalgicLies NostalgicLies 22-25, F 2 Responses May 4, 2008

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    sometimes, Most of the Time... - sometimes, most of the time i am fine but occationally i get worried or paranoid about parts of me, and so this makes me feel unconfident
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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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...
    lovelygal lovelygal 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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    I Struggle With Self Confidence - i dont know how it started or why it began but i find that my life revolves around my confidence. i find that my biggest issue is everything i do...
    xxxkersxxx xxxkersxxx 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2008

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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...
    ANewCreation4Him ANewCreation4Him 36-40, F 2 Responses May 8, 2013

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    I Don't Believe In Me - I feel that I am the worst candidate for any job. I'm the least desirable girl I know. I'm never as intelligent as my friends. I have nothing to offer. I'm...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2010

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    Who Am I Again? - Over the years i think i have had my times when i felt confident, where i could get in my car and just drive but the last 5 years i just feel i lack confidence...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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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...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    Alone In My Thoughts... - I feel like I cannot do anything right, possibly because I take on too much and play each one off as an excuse for why I cannot complete anything, I...
    jackh1 jackh1 46-50 1 Response Oct 8, 2011

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    I Can'T Stand Myself. - I know that confidence is key. I try so hard to pretend I have a single ounce. I don't. People don't really talk to me at school... I'm not cool. I'm not...
    juliamgio juliamgio 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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...
    SIDEeffect SIDEeffect 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2010

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    Ever since I got raped thing have just got worse, does anybody have any ways to help me be the confident girl I should be?:/
    SecretGirl14 SecretGirl14 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Lack of confidence is something that I have never experienced, but lately I have noticed that my confidence has started to deteriorate as result of my Depression. I am determined...
    WayUpHigh WayUpHigh 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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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...
    maddsf maddsf 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    No Confidence - i really lack confidence espicially meeting naw people thats why i neva do wudnt no where to start any 1 gt any pointers on gettin ova this
    natalie24000 natalie24000 22-25, F Sep 30, 2012

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    am i good looking and also which haircut would suit me best leave as much comments as possible
    Findingme7 Findingme7 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hate Everything About Me - I wasn't always this way but now I am. I have no self confidence. I hate the way I look. The scars I have are part of me but they tell stories. I guess I...
    animalwatcher animalwatcher 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2011

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    Going Into Situations With A Negitive Attitude - I've never been big on being confident, and thinking positive. I go into most situations, with a negitive attitude, not expecting...
    Hatebreeder59 Hatebreeder59 22-25, M Jan 26, 2013

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    Yup, I Lack Self Confidence -  I feel scared of trying most things, and just thinking bout myself I have probs. Like I keep feeling ugly or not good enough looks-wise...even...
    Gelfwings Gelfwings 26-30, F Apr 28, 2008

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    I Will Never Have Any Confidence :( - Basically my lack of self confidence is at the root of all mf issues with life. It's what everything boils down to. Mentally I have given up...
    GlitterandSparkle GlitterandSparkle 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 18, 2010

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    I feel like I have strong leadership skills, but when it comes down to using them in a position or elsewhere.. I don't trust myself knowing what's best to run anything😒. Don't...
    missdaize22 missdaize22 18-21, F Feb 23

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    No Confidence. - I have no self confidence whatsoever... I am 18 and I'm just barely getting a girlfriend, because I haven't been confident that she would say yes, and I've been...
    RaigaKurosuki RaigaKurosuki 16-17, M May 16, 2011

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    Lacking Confidence - i always lack selfconfidence i try to gain but its quite difficult for me.
    abinbolatito abinbolatito 70+ Feb 2, 2010

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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...
    SoulScribe SoulScribe 22-25, F Sep 3, 2012

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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...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Mar 29

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    Timid Withdrawal - maybe because i am not comfortable with my own skin. i can never do things spontaneously. i can never go in front a big a crowd and make the laugh. i cant even...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle 16-18, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2008

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    Confidence - Confidence is the key to success. Never forget that.
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Apr 29, 2013

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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...
    letteropener letteropener 18-21, F Mar 17, 2012

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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...
    indianocean indianocean 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    My Boyfriend Has Major Confidence Issues. - I love him so much but his lack of confidence in himself is hurting our relationship. How do I help him? I never had the delusion that...
    AlisonKitKat AlisonKitKat 22-25 2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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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...
    arjob arjob 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    Confidence And Open-mindedness Part 1: Confidence - I've noticed these are 2 key characteristics that most people are lacking nowadays. They are not hard to gain if you have the...
    showemtheropes showemtheropes 22-25, M Jul 13, 2012

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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...
    lawrencepa lawrencepa 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I Do Sometimes, and Sometim... - I do sometimes, and sometimes I am very confident.  I guess it just depends on the context. 
    institches1981 institches1981 26-30, F Apr 28, 2008

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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...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12, 2011

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    This Is How I Was Raised?? - Well period point blank, I have no self-confidence. My friends say I annoy them soooo much lol. But I can't  help it. I have, to me, BAD ACNE. No...
    theshero93 theshero93 16-17 2 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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    I Wish I Could Be Proud Of My Body - I wish I could be proud of my body or feel confident at all, but I don't... I'm 4'10 and 18 years old, whenever anyone looks at me I always...
    kattykins kattykins 18-21, F Jul 29, 2010

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    No Confidence Or The Ability To Grow Up! What Is Wrong With Me? - I'm 19 years old and i lack confidence and the ability to grow up. (its probably not what you think) Lets start...
    alexis122 alexis122 18-21, F Oct 6, 2012

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    And The Reason Is - when i tell people i don't have confidence like i should they say you should and blah blah blah. i told my mom the other day i don't have confidence and she...
    izzyd izzyd 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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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...
    ANewCreation4Him ANewCreation4Him 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 20

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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...
    krupkeben64105 krupkeben64105 31-35, M Sep 17, 2012

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    Confidence has always been a issue for me. I never feel like I'm good enough. It was supposed to be my new years resolution to be more accepting of myself. That didn't work out..
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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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...
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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...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I have a high failure rate when doing things and must factor in a lot of time to redo and repeat. I have always been poor at remembering things. I learn most new things with...
    raril4114 raril4114 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    Anyone else have low self confidence? I hate being so insecure, like I know you can notice them by the way I act, and that makes people get away from me. Any advice would be great...
    feistyfun15 feistyfun15 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 23