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I Lack Self-confidence

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    I Am Trying to Become More Confident... - before i left my job to attend grad school full time, one of my coworkers blatantly told me i had no self confidence.  i...
    LuLubee27 LuLubee27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2008

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    My Blank Is Hot..... - Hey everyone! Thanks for reading my story. I just want to invite all of you to visit my blog, myblankishot.blogspot.com This blog is for EVERYONE! It is...
    MyBlankIsHot MyBlankIsHot 16-17 Oct 24, 2011

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    How To Build Your Confidence! - A great way to boost confidence is to be prepared for any social situation.  Some people derive their confidence in preparing their bodies such...
    xguardbjj xguardbjj 26-30, M Jun 8, 2010

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    Endless Tunnel - “I will always be a phone call away,” she had written in her letter. “No matter what, I will always be here for you.” The letter was written on her...
    ebats213 ebats213 18-21, F Oct 10, 2013

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    Trying to Fix It - After pouring over what seems like thousands of articles on confidence, self-improvement and self-esteem, I'm learning that through practice at accepting myself...
    Zoftig689 Zoftig689 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 9, 2009

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    I Can't Believe I Did This to Myself - I was homeschooled from10 grade on the only way I could graduate was to take my GED . even with my 3.77 high school GPA . my lack of self...
    msbhaven msbhaven 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2008

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    Low Self Confidence , My Own Fault - why do i go round in circles, good job, man that looks after me but i never feel like i please anyone
    jill2707 jill2707 41-45 1 Response Oct 3, 2012

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    Why Do I Not Believe In Myself!? - Hi All, I have decided to reach out to a community like this to try and establish some understanding around my lack of confidence. I am a 23...
    londoncitysleeper londoncitysleeper 22-25 1 Response May 7, 2012

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    Lack Of Confidence, Self Esteem And Blushing - Hi Everyone Firstly I would like to say hi to everyone as I have just joined this site today! I hope you are all well and enjoying...
    spike60 spike60 46-50, M Nov 5, 2009

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    Always Trying To Grow More Confident - I guess from when I started secondary school I became very self-concious and aware when attention was on me. It got worse a couple of years...
    lalala1233 lalala1233 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 16, 2009

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    I Am Really Different And Somehow Lonely... - Hello guys! I am a 16 year old girl, that was been bullied and beated at school for being foreign and chubby,i had severe financial...
    97Lifemelody 97Lifemelody 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    I Believe It Will Be Better Someday - There is so little I can do. I'm constant burden to everyone around me, as cliché as it sounds. They are helping me know, but how long that...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence 18-21, F Jul 22, 2010

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    Bad Break-ups Can Lead To A Quest For Infinite Confidence - I use to go out with this girl a few years ago. She was actually my first and I didn't know the dynamics of having a...
    Kareem987 Kareem987 26-30 Sep 28, 2010

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    Hope This Will Help Me - I admit that i do lack self confidence but i know i can solve this. i just really do. i cant do anything if this block my way. I cant find my happiness and...
    zephania08hades zephania08hades 18-21, F Mar 5, 2012

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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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    Confidence and Self Confidence. - A little musiing of encouragement and slight discouragement. The first thing is that we can all learn to be confident, and it's much, much...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 9 Responses Jul 17, 2007

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    The Quiet Me - It's so easy to bluff confidence.  Having the real thing is a different story.  Isn't it interesting how even the beautiful and famous people suffer...
    wavystarz wavystarz 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2007

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    I Am My Own Worst Enemy! - I hear compliments from people around me all the time,everybody i know think that i am a beautiful and smart sexy woman,my husband is crazy about me and...
    calibay calibay 22-25 1 Response Sep 20, 2010

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    I Lack Self-confidence And I Seriously Need Some Help - So this is my story...I am soon to be 18.. I was a fat kid and my friends has always been slim and gorgeous, something I...
    SpiritScarlet SpiritScarlet 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    For Some Reason I Always Think To Myself "there Is No Way That She Will Like Me" - and that has played a large part of why i have never even dated. i always talk myself...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M May 9, 2011

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    Stuck In A Rut. - I’m so afraid to let anyone find out I’m even the slightest bit unconfident in myself that I don’t do anything to fix my body. But if I could only lose like...
    siribeckett siribeckett 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2011

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    What If - It effects my life everyday... making me into someone I really don't want to be , how do I break free. how do I become who I want to be when I have no self...
    msbhaven msbhaven 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2007

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    Not Confident- What Do You Do? - I am kind of quiet and certain times will feel unsure about myself especially when I am put on the spot. I can get nervous and try to...
    snoutdog snoutdog 41-45 Apr 9, 2009

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    Black Eyes, Wandering Lies - I've always wondered why my eyes are colourless, why everyone around me excluding my family had beautiful colour tinted eyes, but mine were coal black...
    MikaHina MikaHina 13-15, F Sep 2, 2013

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    Lack Of Self Confidence - Hi all, I havent always had a lack of self confidence its seem to have started after i left school when i went to college. i spent a year there with no...
    Heather92 Heather92 18-21 1 Response Dec 13, 2010

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    It's Not My Self-confidence, It's My Friends... - I have a friend. she is a really sweet girl and very pretty. We both like each other, but one thing that has kept us apart is her...
    LucasTheGerman LucasTheGerman 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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    So my school has a semi-formal dance tomorrow night and I asked this girl I like to go with me and she said yes, but she would meet me there because she and her friends had already...
    MedivalJolk MedivalJolk 13-15, M Mar 7

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    I Rock, And So Do You... - Upon first glance, many of the titles I've seen posted on this forum almost look like they're selling something (admittedly, I haven't read them, so I...
    GeorgeGlass GeorgeGlass 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2011

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    Self Confidence Is Vey Important!! - I have difficulty accepting what and who I am; I’m constantly at odds with myself saying "I should be better, I should be something...
    Candita Candita 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 15, 2007

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    man i swear to God, i am not confident. i always lose my cool around attractive girls. My hand sweats all the time due to social anxiety, so its super awk to shake hands with me...
    peterfrickentran peterfrickentran 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Lack Of Confidence, Self Esteem And Blushing - Hi Everyone Firstly I would like to say hi to everyone as I have just joined this site today! I hope you are all well and enjoying...
    spike60 spike60 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2009

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    You Don't Need Confidence To Become Great - No level of confidence is goinna help an Olympic gold medalist swimmer jump into cold water. They fear it as much as you and I do. Its...
    slipdasystem slipdasystem 18-21, M 1 Response May 13, 2011

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    Serious Issues With Rejection - Ever since I was little, I have had a passion for music, specifically Broadway and show tunes. Now I'm into acting in my community and I am always...
    UnsureActress UnsureActress 16-17, F Jul 19, 2013

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    Recent Break Up, All Alone And No Confidence - Advice Plz - Sorry for the length of this - it was kind of therapeutic to get it all out... Background: Met my boyfriend, rented a...
    randomberry randomberry 22-25 1 Response Mar 1, 2011

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    Lacking Confidence! - I am lacking confidence to face this world and such a ridiculous people. I want to gain confidence and do my best for the existence in this world.
    nissn nissn 18-21, M 7 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    This Is My Lack Self-confidence - I have always had a self-confidence problem. Throughout grade school, I was made fun of alot because I was not like a lot the other kids. I had...
    superherojustin superherojustin 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    No Self Confidence - I have little to no self confidence. when ever something goes wrong around me I automatically assume its my fault or that someone is going to blame me. then...
    UEL1784 UEL1784 26-30 1 Response May 24, 2013

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    The Most Important Knowledge - Hello, Maybe somebody would find it interesting, #2.1 -The.Most.Important.Knowledge.You.would.Ever.Read.Implement.and.Live.up.to.Forever xernt[DOT...
    xAndyPSV xAndyPSV 31-35, M Oct 29, 2013

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    My Teenage Drama. - Alright so I recently began at a new school for college, I have always been a very outgoing person until this. At my previous school I was not 'the popular girl...
    adaytoremember1 adaytoremember1 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2011

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    Confidence - hi all need help av no confidence at all im the sort ov person who would stand at the back an not say anythin an let people walk all ova me just aint gt the courage...
    natalie2400 natalie2400 22-25 Sep 30, 2012

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    Self-Confidence - I keep telling myself that if I would lose weight the whole self-confidence thing will fade away, but I never have the self-discipline to go through with...
    LauraLovesYou LauraLovesYou 26-30, F Aug 27, 2007

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    I Used to Be So Shy! - Until recently I had gone through most of my life with my head down. I was lonely and had a real bad self-confidence issue. I never took any notice of the...
    Jake21 Jake21 18-21 1 Response Jul 9, 2008

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    I really lack self confidence since i moved my school (i was in a girls only school now im in a school For boy and girls) i lost my self confidence bec boys there just make fun of...
    Nari99 Nari99 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have never had much self confidence cos I been bullyed my hole life but now it that bad that I want go out the house/my room in less am taking my dog out for a walk or going to...
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 7

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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 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...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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