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I Low Self Esteem

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    My Personal Stand Point... All Should Read. (Kind Of Long)

    I strongly believe that everyone has good self-esteem. But trying to become people to fit this ever changing picture of what is hot, or appealing negatively effects us. "if you have large boobs and a curvy body your sexy" or "if you have rock hard abs, and have no hair on your...
    icewolf1989 icewolf1989 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Ever since I was a kid I had low self esteem.

    When I was in kindergarten my mom always threatened to take me to an orphanage. When I was in first grade she threw a shoe at me and called me fatso ever since that day I've had problems with the way I look. It didn't just stop there in my high school years she'd call me a...
    fairydreams95 fairydreams95 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    No Confidence

    I guess my story begins the same as most people's stories. 10 years of bullying and ridiculing can take its toll on anybody. I must admit i am no oil painting or model but why do people feel the need to rub it in. I guess my experience is with the opposite sex as they always...
    alexw2k52 alexw2k52 26-30 1 Response Apr 22, 2011

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    Accepting Compliments

    I always have trouble accepting compliments. I've been getting a fair bit of them lately. Twice in the last week kids from work(both jobs - the group home and the hospital) have given me flowers. In both jobs, kids have been practically gushing over me (calling me their...
    WanderingSoul82 WanderingSoul82 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    I Hate Me

    I was told that the best way to have others like you  it to first like your self. The problem is i hate myself. I hate the way i look. I'm over weight and i  can't stand looking at me. I can't find anything good about being me. I'm told  that I'm...
    ShadowRose ShadowRose 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    I Have Bad Genes

    I have my mom's undereye circles and very small boobs. i have my dad's big nose and acne. The inbetween stuff includes my excessive underarm sweating, my cavity/sensitivity-prone teeth, large hips and butt, and cellulite. I am a teenage girl, so just imagine how school must be...
    1990cupcake 1990cupcake 18-21 6 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    Low Self Esteem

    My self esteem and self confidence is so low it doesnt matter who tells me im pretty. Never in my lifetime will I agree. Nowadays its all about appearance. And that is really sad. many people tell me im pretty and beautiful but I just dont see it. When I look in the mirror I see...
    cheesefriesareyummyfoh cheesefriesareyummyfoh 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    Need Support With My Low Self-Esteem

    I hope this can help me....here's my story. This all started a year ago. I was let go from my job. A job I was very good at...but my reputation was smashed. I was done. Immediately after that my husband said we have to leave and move to where his work and home, friends and family...
    cvergara27 cvergara27 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    I Don't Know Where Else To Put This

    Well, basically, I've been going through my whole life with low self esteem. Ever since I can remember, even when I was 4, I've never really had much to look forward too. My family was broken apart, I was full of anger, and being taken away from my home to live with my mom...
    anticitizenone anticitizenone 18-21, M Oct 25, 2012

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    Low Self Esteem

    I have always had low self esteem but the only time I have been called ugly was by my brother and sister(jokingly way) but anyways I was actually starting to feel more pretty until this...... I was having a great weekend like nothing could rain on my parade except then my sisters...
    maddieeeeeeee maddieeeeeeee 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2013

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    I Wish I We're Someone Else

    i am so ugly and people in my school pick on me and this girl i don't even know every time i walk calls me ugly ...  I really hate my face now i can't stand looking at my self 
    itsara itsara 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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    Vegas

    My husband and i and severl friends went to vegas this past month , and i won quite a bi of money, which my husband took and then went to the ******** bar twice .   we only had sex onece in vegas and we've not been married 2 years.  he spent no time with just me...
    stephie65449 stephie65449 41-45, F Mar 3, 2010

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    Hello Im 13 years old

    and I have really low self esteem and am not happy. So first of all I dont know why I am feeling this way. I have everything I want : a great family, a nice house, friends, and basically I can get whatever I want. So I ask myself "b* why are you being so ungrateful?" But I...
    Heyyo07 Heyyo07 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    well not low self esteem i may not like myself but i still think im better than mist people... i have a wierd mindset. any way jealousy? yeah i guess i am, same old story girl i...
    Idioticnerd Idioticnerd 13-15, M Jan 6

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    I used to think I was cool and had allot of friends..... But then I realized I was completely ****ing stupid...... And ppl started bullying me and I started getting bad grades and...
    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 14

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    Launch young always have been the black sheep in the family , always the typical problem child in school because always ending up failing when others can do it properly...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M Jan 20

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    It sucks feeling this way. People say I'm an open book but I don't think I am because I cry in private and quiet when I'm sad but often smile when I'm around people whoever they...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jan 5

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    I wish I had higher self esteem and more self confidence but I don't. People who know me would think otherwise but they don't know what's inside me. I don't really know what to...
    SomeoneOutThere SomeoneOutThere 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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    i feel unloved, lonely, bored, and sad. i just feel like my life is over and that i don't have a place in this world. i am am college student and i am in my 30s and struggling to...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    When God showered self esteem, I was sleeping..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 9 Responses Jan 2

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    So here comes the day in which i feel like sh*t. I use the tinder app, you know, but i dont really use it for dating, which is ironic, i know. But, i use it because i want to know...
    kindahipsta kindahipsta 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I only have self esteem issues when it comes to my job. I don't always feel like I'm right for this job. Maybe it's just the way some people treat me in regards to my job. Trust...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Jan 19

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    Holy smokes, how those in my early hears chipped away at me! My only freedom from worry and care came in my late teens and early 20s... But at a cost. I survived by not caring...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M Jan 12

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    Every time I am having a stressful day at work and lack in self confidence, I open my notepad on my desk and repeat this is my mind.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 5

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    Why do I always torture myself by seeing pictures of really pretty girls? This just makes me feel like I'm nothing compared to them. Why do I fall in love with guys I'd never have...
    kindahipsta kindahipsta 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I hate when the girl i like always mentions the same damn guy over and over saying oh he did this oh he did that, **** that. Go with him then
    Eldreamer Eldreamer 18-21 1 Response Jan 6

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    No matter how many times I hear people telling me to get over my jealousy and insecurity I can't do it. It feels like a vast, solid wall that has taken years to construct so that...
    Incognitobae Incognitobae 18-21, F Jan 7

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    When I was in 5th grade I use to think that all pretty girls were stuck up.. I remember being in grade 5-9 that people would look down to me cause I didn't look a certain away. All...
    chelseaalexis18 chelseaalexis18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Constantly everyday I tell myself," I'm going to be ok" but I don't know when that will ever happen. I try to live life in confidence and bring joy to people but I am always...
    YoyoDuckyMomo YoyoDuckyMomo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    i feel like im just not good enough
    deucesbae deucesbae 18-21, F Jan 9

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    No matter how hard but its true, no one can truly love us if we dont love ourselves. This sums it up so well - http://hailey2thequeen.weebly.com/blog/lovestruck
    sassyhelen sassyhelen 18-21 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Truer words not spoken, gotta love yourself if you want someone to love you. Think about it - http://hailey2thequeen.weebly.com/blog/what-about-love
    sassyhelen sassyhelen 18-21 Jan 11

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    I use to be able to look in the mirror and tell myself "damn I'm one sexy mofo" but now I can't even look in the mirror ;-; I got all the ugly looks and my sisters got all the good...
    FadingStarrr FadingStarrr 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I accept that I'm broken but that doesn't mean I like being this way.
    LionPrincess03 LionPrincess03 18-21, F Jan 15

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    When you're told two conflicting truths, its hard to see what is really there. On the one hand, you are told every day what an amazing and unique individual you are. On the other...
    coleslayer coleslayer 26-30 Jan 15

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    Feeling really bad today. Got hit with depression. Sucks because I find more people online who hate me and also there is absolutely nothing good about me. Every single thing I've...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 15

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    I'm just fat and ugly and I hate it. No one can ever love me. That's just it.
    jezebelmm jezebelmm 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    Very much so. I've been told my entire life I'm fat. I get bullied and I hate how my body looks. I used to cry myself to sleep at night. Now I stay as strong as I can, and I don't...
    Gabrielaaaa99 Gabrielaaaa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    My ex best friend who I considered to be a ****, slept with a guy I had told her I liked and she knew all well about this. For me to come to like someone is a big thing and I was...
    opinionatorAli opinionatorAli 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I grew up all my life with this. My family never truly accepted me for being mixed. They wanted a whiter me. I was never really accepted socially in the usa. I was always "too...
    sfdrboy sfdrboy 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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    Does depression stop you from regular social activities? Or it's just me hating to go out? Seeing all the people having great time on the streets really do bring me down...
    52hell 52hell 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I hate how all my friends are prettier than me. I hate how all my friends all have guys in their lives, even multiple guys, who fight over them. I just feel like I don't measure up...
    Xoxolife Xoxolife 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    It sucks. I could've done so many things if I have more confidence.
    Ciem Ciem 18-21, F Jan 22

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    I constantly question my own ability thinking that I can ever achieve the impossible, psyching myself out
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I must be completely stupid and ugly.....I have 1 friend, no girlfriend, people don't really talk to me unless they have too, or want something I have, normally money....maybe life...
    vyntharin vyntharin 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Whenever I'm having conversations with people I often notice they complete ignore what I'm saying, or don't listen to me at all, as though I was not even there. This happens even...
    miloks miloks 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    So today I read a story here on EP. In a nutshell, it was from a 13 year old lesbian girl from a homophobic country complaining how her girlfriend left her. And all I could take...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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