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I Lack Self Esteem

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    Oh Yeah...

    Oh yeah I do and I know it! No, don't try to tell me, no you don't dear, you are alright, I swear I do! lol!I am ok. Something to work on, I guess.
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    I Wish I Knew Why!!

    I have struggled with low self-esteem for as long as I can remember. I've found a million different things to blame it on (because I find that placing blame is MUCH easier than actually addressing the problem... duh) but it doesn't really help. So, I guess my question is this...
    sevvysebby sevvysebby 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    I want one of my friends to contact me first.

    Just once. I feel like they only talk to me to be polite. I'm tired of feeling like a burden
    PrettyEyesBrokenSmile PrettyEyesBrokenSmile 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2014

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    I Blame My Father

    Nothing was ever good enough for him growing up, and now im never good enough for myself.  The standards that i hold myself to are ridiculously high.  I feel guilty if i get a B in a class cause i think it should be an A.  I feel like i have nothing intelligent or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 30, 2007

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    Squirrel Arms

    A few years ago my mother brought me to have a physical done. I've always thought I was fat, cuz i've never had a toned body. While we were waiting for the doctor I told my mother I had fat arms. Her reply was, "Honey, you don't have fat arms until when you wave, they wave...
    prancingprincess prancingprincess 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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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 don't feel like it is one thing, but being told you are by someone else under the same conditions is another. It really is a self-esteem booster...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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    I Make No Sense

    It's weird how little I believe in myself. Logically, I know I'm an intelligent, talented, likeable person, and yet I can never start anything because I don't think I can do it. I don't commit to things because I feel like anything I do, I won't do well enough to succeed in. I...
    elusive144 elusive144 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    Sometimes and What I Do Whe...

    Sometimes and what I do when I do is I think of 5 things that I am grateful for in my life.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 26, 2009

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    I Did It Again

    Got drunk last night and became violent at our flat. I know I should not touch alcohol, still I do it. I hurt friend's feelings last night. I want to know if there is a way out of all my mess. I do not want to live anymore like that, it's been too long, too much and I hate...
    carfer carfer 36-40 Jun 23, 2013

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    I Wish...

    Self-esteem is just like how the group logo displays. A pill that we could take and we will no longer have low self-esteem.  But the process to gaining better/higher self-esteem is a very difficult journey. I am still on that journey. 
    reset reset 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2010

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    Ive been battling self-conscious

    and low self esteem for sometime now.. Hav u ever experienced asking ur seatmate or friends for answers for exams or seatwork? And soon finds out that ur original answers r correct instead of the answers u just copied? Wish i had the courage to just stick to my own instinct...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 31-35, F Aug 25, 2014

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    I just really hate the way I look.

    I don't ever think I'll be satisfied with myself and my body.
    thelonelysoul thelonelysoul 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    Mine Is Very Low

    My self esteem is very low and it is very hard for me.  I hate my body, I hate pretty much everything about me.  I am too tall, too fat, and feel too stupid.  I don't like talking to people, I don't like getting infront of crowds.  All of my life I have been...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2007

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    Passed Experience

    When I was younger, I was constantly victimised and bullied, Why? Because I was shy, quiet and a dreamer. I never harmed anyone and yet people started to pick on me. They said things about my appearance and my hair, they even teased me over my accent! I was about 7 at the time...
    AngelofAries AngelofAries 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2009

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    Those Who Know...

    Those that know the burden of the lack of self-esteem, there is no need to talk about the feeling. I think my problem is my own fault. I am so constantly worried about making a good impression, I often overtalk. I'm sort of like Joe Biden in that regard. I fear that everyone...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 11 Responses Nov 15, 2008

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    Do You Feel Like Me?

    I never thought that I would find myself in my mid-30s and still struggling with my self esteem.  I always wonder...is this always going to be part of my life somehow?I grew up being bullied, and in many ways did not believed that I measured up to anyone. ...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    Hahahah what a joke instead of self harming get out there and enjoy life ya damn ungrateful sons of *******
    1Grizz1 1Grizz1 13-15, M 1 Response 27 mins ago

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    so lately ive felt more self conscious about my breast theyre small i fit in an a cup and my boyfriend says he loves how small they are and i know he means well but i cant be happy...
    Cuttlefishculler Cuttlefishculler 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Does anyone less think one eye looks better than the other cus man, my right eye is lacking
    SamBerries SamBerries 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't call it selfish, I call of self awareness and taking care of yourself. nobody is going to take care of "you" but "you". I'm actually not selfish at all. I'm very giving and...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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    I was just told today that I can't be in an advanced class if in self conscious…
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I think so low about myself. I'm always negative, there will be times where i actually want to cut myself just to feel something.
    yoadrian123 yoadrian123 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think, bit by bit, I am beginning to like myself. I've battled incredibly low self esteem and anxiety for most of my life, so actually smiling at myself in the mirror is taking...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I go through bouts of sadness where I don't feel good enough for anyone. Tonight is one of those nights.
    EllieT17 EllieT17 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I tend to turn to random people to flirt with and talk dirty to so I get some compliments because I never get compliments in my own relationship
    oddkid448 oddkid448 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I have been self harming for 5 years and I literally self harm almost every day because I don't see the point in recovery when I have such low self esteem and no close friends...
    Alexx556 Alexx556 16-17, T 1 Response a week ago

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    I've always had it. Ever since I was a little kid. I absolutely hate my body image. All it takes is one photogenic girl who looks so beautiful and confident to make me hate myself...
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Hello! My name is Emma and I’m 20 years old and live in Stockholm, Sweden. I spent my teen years having low self-esteem, panic attacks and was extremely anxious and insecure. Now...
    emmaerika emmaerika 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I don't think I will ever find love. Just don't know where to look.
    Roger773 Roger773 41-45, M Aug 22

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    I feel like my low self-esteem just gets worse and worse, On the outside i look like a beautiful girl.. but if im not looking at myself in pictures or in the mirror i feel...
    sabrriinaaax3 sabrriinaaax3 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I am lacking self confidence. I have made the decision to change careers. I am currently pursuing a 2nd masters degree. My career goal is to one day be a therapist for child and...
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I am 26 and I lost one of my front teeth. Guess what? Chipped right to the gum. Dentist said there was no hope, unless I have money to buy my way out of such a tragedy...
    myfungasm myfungasm 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Today my mother told me again, that IM FAT. She is always controlling what I eat and how I look. I am currently in college, I try as much possible to get fitness..but there is no...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Tonight I cried my eyes out. I was on POF talking to a guy. We got along so well and even made plans to hang out. He asked for my Instagram and of course they weren't as cute as my...
    AwkwardBlackGir1 AwkwardBlackGir1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I was messaging back and forth with an old friend from high school, and the question of whether I had tried dating came up. I basically told her no, because not only am I far too...
    jdhammer84 jdhammer84 31-35, M Aug 18

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    I have no self esteem. I really HATE myself. I HATE being female. I HATE my brain and my body. I don't understand WHY God made me this way??
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm really feeling like crap today and I don't know why. I'm feeling numb and invisible. I'm so tired of all the negativity around me when I'm trying so hard to be positive and...
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I have low confidence.There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright...
    inception000 inception000 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I just really dont like myself, people tell me I'm pretty and all but then it makes me feel like people only like me for that, especially guys because i don't think I have a great...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My self esteem has been slightly higher than usual, so I may start posting more selfies :p
    Smileydork Smileydork 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm not an ugly person I'm (I've been told) that I'm rather cute. I'm a small woman and for a black woman I don't have a very big butt my co-workers like to joke that I have no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 15

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