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I Lack Self Esteem

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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 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 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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    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 3 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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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...

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    Not all self-harmers start because they've seen pictures. Not all get addicted. Not all think it's glamorous. Not all cut. I was talking to a friend recently, and he told me that...
    PrettyBunny PrettyBunny 18-21, T 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    My husband never comes to bed with me even if we have a goodnight I go to bed by myself every single night is that normal?????
    zaragh zaragh 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    People compliment me a lot on my appearance.. I'm not saying that to be conceited, I actually get a compliment almost every day. For some reason, it seems to be messing with my...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    Especially those who have gone through difficult times and have read lots of 'self-help', 'super positive' books and have swallowed the pamphlet and therefore, lose empathy with...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 16 hrs ago

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    Selfharm is for selfish ******* idiots. Do you feel better after you selfharm ? NO, I DIDNT THINK SO! You just desperately need attention from people and if you show them that u...
    emmie278 emmie278 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I started self harming this year... At first, I just scratched my arm.. But recently, I found 2 blades and I have been self harming since... Self harming is like a drug. It's...
    bpc2415 bpc2415 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been trying to write a post that I was going to call a History Of Violence but I've been finding it very difficult to get right. I've been seeing a couple of therapists...
    ReubyOneKenobi ReubyOneKenobi 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to start off by saying my lack of self-confidence is not looks based. I like the way I look. I say that because a lot of people associate low self-esteem only with...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I have to realize that my idea of what I want to be or look like will never be achievable, those past demons of being called names and comments about my body is what I'm...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't stand myself today. Really for the past few days. I've had a break up and been sick, but I hate every aspect of myself. I hate my hair, my eyes because they're shaped...
    MelancholyOysterBoy MelancholyOysterBoy 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    My legs are too fat My skin is too pale My stomach is too round My arms are too big My face is too ugly My hair is too straight My hands are too long My toes are too short My scars...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am struggling big time with Self-injury. I have been dealing with Self-injury since I was about 9 or 10, I can't remember exactly when it started, but I remember why, I have been...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    lusomk lusomk 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is a piece of writing that I found years ago and have changed and enhanced to fit my own situation. It is very descriptive and if you are someone who self harms, it may...
    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i dont know what is wrong with me.. i just hate my self no matter how hard i try i just cant help. i cant sleep at night because i keep thinking that i am not good enough. i...
    shbamo shbamo 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I use to self-inflict pain upon myself physically but at some point I found emotional pain more painful. Emotional self-infliction is something more controllable than physical; no...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    "Everything is Awful and I'm not okay: Questions to Ask Before Giving Up" https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6A2F5ky9SELU0Zfd05YMEpyNUk/view?pli=1
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    Hi, i'm gavin, and like to help people, if you want message me and we can talk
    GavinP GavinP 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I had a lot of problems growing up and i was bullied really bad through high school. Oddly enough i am on the opposite side now and everyone likes me which is nice but sometimes i...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm going into my 4th month of self injuring . It helps me a lot. My mom knows that I self injure but she didn't ask why or anything. She just threatened to take my door off to my...
    Timelord1702 Timelord1702 16-17, F a week ago

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    I know no one can instill self confidence in you and that it must come from within, but really how do you get what you never had? I have just about zero self confidence. Anything...
    SomeoneOutThere SomeoneOutThere 41-45, M a week ago

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    Even if I do 'recover' from self-harm, even if I never did it again - not that that would happen - I'm never going to undo it. The scars on my skin will fade, but I'll never be...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I hate my life. I am born into a semi wealthy family, however, money has nothing to to with this (maybe a little). I grew up thinking life is wonderful, and that I will experience...
    itshouldhavebeenezbb itshouldhavebeenezbb 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Really, it's a bit irrelevant... and I know it's pretty young -- possibly irrational of me to be saying this, too. But... do you find yourself admiring immensely those who are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 26

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    I think in this world lacking people you want is the most difficult thing to solve. I want at least a peer in my field to make efforts to solve research problems together and enter...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F Jun 26

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    You Have Low Self Esteem 60% of the Time.
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Society is very moronic. They bash others. And follow moronic trends. Or abusive traditions. And get shocked at columbine. But fail to praise those who stay quiet And...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 24

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