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I Lack Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 241 People

    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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    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 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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    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 3 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 26-30, F Aug 25, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2009

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    I always feel like I can't do anything right and put myself down a lot. I don't recognise my achievements because I focus on the people who helped me to get through. I went to a...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am the type of girl who has low self esteem but I pretend I have a lot of confidence. My self esteem is so low that when any guy or girl calls me pretty, I believe I owe them...
    jswdancergirl1 jswdancergirl1 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I lost it long ago and now i have rediscovered it within again.Well being traumatized has made me a weakling and dependent person and i ended up being clingy and a bit over polite...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I guess it's an issue that stems from childhood, and has sort of followed me ever since. I was bullied in primary school. Looking back on it now, it probably wasn't as viscous as...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    DO MEN SCREW THE SAME GARBAGE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO SELF ESTEEM AS MEN? THIS GOES FOR BEING MARRIED TOO SH.T WIVES WITH NO MORALS IN OUR SOCIETY
    PHONEBURNALLDONE46 PHONEBURNALLDONE46 51-55, F Mar 6

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    I battle low self-esteem daily...DAILY... :-( I don't want to talk about it :-(
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 13

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    It sucks having low self esteem and I think its all because of my last relationship..
    dawwnn dawwnn 16-17, F Mar 15

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    Let me get this off my chest..... Since I was little I was made fun of by the only male figures in my life (my bro and father). I blossomed into a woman who gets pleasure when...
    nancylu1234567890 nancylu1234567890 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    I always have had a lack of confidence in myself. Mostly I am doing ok these days, but there are just some times when i fall back into the self-defeating ways of thinking about...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    I don't know what to do about this. It just feel as if everyone is so much better than me in terms of intelligence, awareness, creativity, knowledge and so many other aspects. What...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    The constant feeling of insecurity, of feeling judged, of hating yourself for the way you look... It's all so exhausting. Why can't I have even the slightest bit of self-confidence...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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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.??????
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I hate almost everything about myself. No matter what I do, I always feel like the weird outsider who doesn't belong anywhere. For one thing l, I look like a little kid most of the...
    animegirl63 animegirl63 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    I wish I didn't need other people's approval all the time.
    JourneyOfLife JourneyOfLife 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    It's all spiraled to where I am now, all of it. It's all come to this point and I'm still stuck exactly where I was. I've just covered it all up. Repeatedly. When one source is...
    wanderquietly wanderquietly 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I don't feel good enough anymore... I feel like it's only matter of time before it starts to end. I don't want it to of course but I can meet seem to make people want to stay with...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    good quote time: "When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't." - Jodi picoult
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I always hate the "it's not you" "not your fault" speech...still makes me feel like I failed in some way
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Until popeye syndrome returns.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 10

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    MY feeling is that it never goes away
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 13

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    I still have a lot of issues with myself and my appearance but I can honestly say I’m so much more confident than I was a year ago. and that's something I'm proud of.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Sometimes you think of yourself as an afterthought rather than just a thought
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I'm lonely Depressed Sad I prefer older women Someone please txt me I need comfort
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Mar 15

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    I realized today I am actually skinny. Like I sometimes look at myself and say wow I am getting chubby. But today I put on my favorite dress and looked at myself in the mirror and...
    Emily217 Emily217 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    is more like a rant about my life so far. Everytime I got the chance, I like to go out by myself and think about things (everything and anything so far) and here is what I got so...
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I feel like even if I wanted to I couldn't be anorexic, I don't have the strength to just not eat! Sometimes I wish I did, other times I've very happy that that I can't because I...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 18

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