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I Lack Self Esteem

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 29

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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 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

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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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    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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    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 put myself in situations I KNOW will hurt me,

    but I do it anyways? I've been asked a million times why, and really if I could answer you then maybe I could help myself. Sometimes I look at what I'm doing or what I'm thinking, and I just say, "What the hell??" But these negative thoughts creep over me and that little voice...
    Alliwoo Alliwoo 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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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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    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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My experiences growing up haven't been good ones I was befriended a lot and didn't have anyone to take care of me I came from a broken family and didn't care much about myself. My...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    Self esteem issues are real! In fact they are more real now, than they have ever been! Living in a society obsessed by Image! Image! Image!, a society where the world is at the tip...
    pristee88 pristee88 22-25, F Dec 2

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    I'd like to be honest with you. I don't know you, and you don't know me, and that makes it easier for me to get all of this out. I want to be really honest with someone other than...
    kurioussubmissive kurioussubmissive 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Low self esteem and poor body image is something I've struggled with all my life. Growing up as the only kid in a wheelchair in my town, I was always a bit of an outsider and spent...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I'm battling issues that I don't know how to handle. In the past my boyfriend would talk with girls both online and off, it never went past talking but it still hurt finding out...
    cindyboo14 cindyboo14 31-35, F 14 Responses Dec 9

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    I've had low self esteem problems all my life. I grew up being the only kid in a wheelchair in my town and because of that I was bullied relentlessly and the affects of it really...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I used to have a low self esteem. I used to be emotionally dependent, albeit secretly, upon boyfriends for a sense of worth and happiness. I still have my moments where I wish I...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So earlier tonight I went out with a friend to try and study for finals and as I was waiting for her to pick me up, I realized that I had forgotten to put on makeup. Yes, we were...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    I find it sadly ironic that the people who often ridicule or belittle you for having low self esteem are the ones who play the biggest part in damaging any you may have left.
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Not really poor body image as much as low self esteem. I can not talk to a pretty girl to save my life. I get all light headed then think its a waste since they'll just tell me to...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I dont remember the last time that I felt good or happy about myself. Im not a girl with overweight problems but neither Im skinny model. I've never saw myself at the mirror and...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 28

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    Especially low self esteem. Which I have. I don't find myself useful or attractive. Not that I care. I just try to make people happy that are most important in my life, and it's...
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I have a very low self-esteem. Like I like my body, but I hate my face. I took the manly features of my dad's face and my mom's hair. I have a big head for my height too. And it's...
    azngirl123 azngirl123 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Basically my entire life I have always lacked self confidence. I grew up as the only kid in a wheelchair that I knew and was pretty much made to feel like an outcast and that...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    I'm going on a self harm/self hate marathon since I'm off on break next week I'm going to bleed and sleep the depression away. I've come to the conclusion that no one REALLY cares...
    alentecia alentecia 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People are told to think that they are beautiful, smart, and "worth it", but when they embrace that they are called selfish, petty, moronic, etc. Its so sad. But I don't think...
    efrejoles efrejoles 13-15, M Nov 21

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    how do we measure selfworth ??? what ever it is i need micro units to measure mines ...
    rajmelotra rajmelotra 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    Thanks to everyone who's said nice things to me. I have **** for self confidence and some of you have made it better. That's pretty cool. Still feel pretty worthless overall, but...
    worthlesssluttttt worthlesssluttttt 22-25, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    Hi my name is ginger. And I really don't know how to start. I've never had anyone ask me about my life but I'll give it a try. I have a brother who I love to pieces even though...
    Ginger1313 Ginger1313 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I completely hate how I look recently ughh
    katstho katstho 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    I'm at the point where I can do nothing right. I spend hours on my appearance and what for? To be told I'm ugly and fat? I can't go on like this. I need to change something but...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F Nov 21

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    I was looking at quotes on Pinterest for something to send a friend and I came across something that's supposed to be positive but just made me cry. Broken crayons still color...
    BrokenDee BrokenDee 36-40, F Nov 21

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    Ugh I hate overthinking things. It just makes me think that I'm not good enough for him. That he's way out of league...
    Chrels Chrels 22-25, F Nov 23

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    I had confidence in myself for about 2 hours this morning...then I looked in a mirror. And then I got mad at myself for being stupid enough to think that I actually looked...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Comparing yourself is a big issue. I'm pretty sure I'd love to be as good looking as them, but are they happy with themselves?
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    All thanks to past experiences.
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Via Pinterest. I cannot even begin to describe the mixed feelings of both "thank **** someone put it into words!" and "Oh FML...so that's what my problem is..." Tell you what...
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F Nov 28

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    I hate that I will have times this comes back. I'm not as bad as I was but I still have a moment here and there. The last time I was being compared to two other guys. It bothered...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I never really had any problems with myself until I started dating.. Guys would say how they wanted a girl like this , or a girl like that .. While we were together .. They...
    BeverlyPills BeverlyPills 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    he told me pretty things full of hope and promise. then life gets going and he forgets to be supportive. it takes too much time. ugh
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 30

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