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I Need a Dose of Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 590 People

    But I Think I Hide It Pretty Well.

      I use humour and sarcasm as my way of ignoring the **** going on in my head. People can only take so much **** before they actually believe what has been screamed at them...you are worthless..you are pathetic...you are wrong...you shouldn't have been born. Well....I ...
    luckypickle luckypickle 26-30 7 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    I Want to Belong

    I have a pretty low self esteem, I have been obese most of my life (almost lost the weight not much more to go). I was adopted (so that has played with my esteem) and I am in a sexless marriage (most of the time). I have always since high school needed to feel like I belonged...
    claudiaroseau claudiaroseau 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2009

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    I don't feel very pretty right now.

    I wish I didn't need outside validation to feel pretty
    ccm22 ccm22 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I Wish There Was a Pill....

    I wish there was a pill I could take and I would be confident of all my abilities.  Years of negative training can take over the thought process sometimes.  I receive compliments, pats on the back, I just don't believe them.  For 16 years I was brain washed...
    looneylulu looneylulu 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    I Do...

    Just a big ol' shot of it right here...I'm currently running on zero.
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    With a bit of courage

    for shuness on the side.
    DoucheyDitto DoucheyDitto 13-15, M Feb 13

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    Any Advice?

           My story is sad and boring, but I am hoping for a little helpful input.  I have been married for 23 years.  For the last several years my wife has been very cold, and sometimes mean.  About a year and a half ago, she started...
    lostinmyownhome lostinmyownhome 51-55, M 12 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    Sometimes I Hate Myself.

    I feel so fat and ugly even though I have a wonderful husband who tells my otherwise. I just can't believe it. How could I be pretty or sexy. Not me! I try so hard to be social, but I dwell on all that I have said to someone. I wonder over and over if I said something stupid or...
    angelwings1998 angelwings1998 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    Part of a Good Self-esteem Is Being Happy With Life...or Vice Versa?

    I find myself smiling randomly when at work. I love my job...I come home happy...I feel great about my life, so I feel great about myself. :)
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    anshu0312 anshu0312 22-25, M Feb 13

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    Sometimes...it Matters To Me What Other People Think.

    I know your not suppose to care what other people think, but the way I see it, if I see in their eyes that they are judging me because of my weight, or how I look, it's actually a reflection of my own judgment on myself. I don't feel pretty most of the time. I feel fat and...
    rennierules rennierules 22-25 3 Responses May 31, 2010

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    Like Being On Mars

    I used to be Mr. self esteem.... Reminds me of a Bruce Springsteen song I had a job, I had a girl I had something going mister in this world I got laid off down at the lumber yard Our love went bad, times got hard Now I work down at the carwash Where all it ever does is...
    silvrsurfr silvrsurfr 46-50, M Aug 27, 2009

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    Why?

    i need a dose of self esteem because all my life i have been made fun of beat up called names and told i was ugly simply becuse i am over weight and all the harm these people were doing was making me depressed and want to die.i felt like i was less than everyone else that was the...
    poohbear444 poohbear444 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    I have doses of self esteem

    that appear on occasion. But it would be awesome if it were more of a regular thing.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Apr 19

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    so I asked a question on EP just fooling around

    asking if anyone would date me, 10 people replied abd they all said no!!! except for one who turned out to be 70!! ( thanks but no thanx,sorry) thanks for the self esteem boost EP
    DylanDaVillian DylanDaVillian 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Undesirable... Underestimated

    I never thought of myself as ugly or even dumb but I never thought I was pretty or smart either. But then high school came and everything just went hay wire. A lot people actually went up and told me that I was fat AND ugly. When you make ONE mistake they won't even let you have...
    reckoningyields27 reckoningyields27 18-21, F Apr 6, 2013

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    SELF Esteem. . .

    I need a self esteem booster too. . . But, I guess that's why they call is SELF esteem. Because, you need to be happy with yourself and who you are. I act like I am all the time. No one actually knows I have bad self esteem. I act completely confident. I have...
    DeutschBag DeutschBag 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2008

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    I Need a Dose of Self Esteem

    Hi there to all you guys who are looking for a self esteem pill. Good news there is one - it's called the mind. Who has power over your thoughts? Who  tells you whether to feel good or bad? Who has control over your actions? What is the one unique factor in all of these...
    anordinaryjoe anordinaryjoe 26-30 2 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    I Think I Might Need A Dose.

    Ever since I was little I've had good grades. I have no weigh issues, and my family is caring and loving. I'm not rich, but I don't have money problems either. So... My life could be considered "perfect" by most people. Yet, I was born blind in one eye, for which my classmates...
    Leag Leag 18-21 3 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    I'd Like to Feel Better

    I'm feeling really down right now :( I feel like I dont deserve anything and that I jsut shouldn't be here.  It makes it incredibly hard for me to do anything.  This thought pattern ruins things that I could enjoy.  Like today, right now I'm supposed to be having...
    shiblet shiblet 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    I Really...

    ...do need a dose of self esteem. I need a few doses.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 11, 2010

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    It Works Like A Bomb

    All you have to do is to say: ''F@*k them all!'' People don't really care about what you do with your life... the question is 'DO YOU CARE ABOUT YOURSELF?' To go ahead one must not hesitate to look back at others... lest you are turned to stagnant stone!! Forge ahead without...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Oct 26, 2011

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    My self esteem has been severely knocked down.

    I'm staying indoors today. I just fear if I go into town all crushed like this that I'll do something stupid. Like let 5 guys take advantage of me or something. I just know something bad will happen. I need to stay here till my self esteem gets up again
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    This would be great,

    so I could stop second guessing myself all the time, so I could talk to people without feeling lightheaded. Although I guess it's better with too little than with too much. At least it's sobered me to the point of social omniscience.
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Related Experiences

    I woke up this morning and realized that I don't have many friends or a girlfriend, because I have low self esteem and self confidence, I have always known there was something...
    JodyValero JodyValero 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    Don't get me wrong, I do make fun of others, but it's not for self-esteem. It''s to establish eh pecking order.
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I have Aspergers which means I can be shy, with very low self esteem & lack confidence, I feel ugly and unwanted. I'm here because I'd like to meet genuine people & make friends...
    Scarletjaki Scarletjaki 36-40, F 5 Responses May 2

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    Its happening again. At the moment my self esteem, as I've realised over the years is faltering and recently flatlinning. These days its just barely beyond functioning. I've lived...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I battle depression for years, last year i tried to kill my self, now i am on antidepressants for mounts and they are helping me a lot, my suicide thoughts are gone. But i still...
    anazi anazi 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    All my life, I have looked in the mirror and said "I can be better, I can look better, look at how any things I can change!". It started I guess when I was in the 4th grade, and...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 13-15, M Apr 29

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    I guess being bullied as a child, being disabled, having a father who talks down to you constantly will effect you for years. I've tried exercise, talking about it any 'new hobbies...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 3 Responses May 13

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    It's funny though,self esteem how much it matters.On the job brain full of ideas I want to say them,I want to contribute,but no.Mouth open no words,hand in air in gesticulation...
    somerandomguyfromspace somerandomguyfromspace 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I believe my self esteem is high in certain parts of my life, yet in some areas I feel there's very little confidence, I feel worthless to most people so often. I have yet to...
    dannyboydreaming dannyboydreaming 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I had a really big fight with my boyfriend today because I caught him looking at **** and it made me feel so ugly. I know looking at **** is natural and I look at **** too. I have...
    origamilover origamilover 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    So I was sitting in class today and my friend was drawing. She kept putting her self down about it. She was saying what she drew was horrible and that she had "absolutely no...
    YourNotSoImaginaryFriend YourNotSoImaginaryFriend 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    I am happy with me and have no need to do or say anything negative to others to feel good about me. my choices are mine alone and I respect others to make their own choices for...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F Apr 27

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    I need to make changes in my life. A friend of mine took me out today. She'd won tickets to meet some local celebrities and have lunch with them. I work all the time and didn't...
    Caspianstorm Caspianstorm 36-40, M Apr 30

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    8whenever i go to in any functions o or ceremony so i feel My self so boring l feel that there is any problem in myself I am not likes other my dressup is not gorgeous me should...
    123reshu90 123reshu90 22-25, F Apr 26

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    I have low confidence.There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright...
    darknight00 darknight00 26-30, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I was walking home one day, when I realized. No matter what I do, I can cut, to punish myself, starve myself to try and be perfect, try my best to have perfect grades, but i'll...
    tearfilledocean tearfilledocean 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    Sometimes or most off the time I have no confidence. No confidence for making friends, sometimes speaking to acquaintance's. Or for things I do creative I don't believe it's good...
    Ghost25 Ghost25 16-17, M Apr 23

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    So, when I moved from primary to secondary school I began to be the platform on which bullies attack. I didn't suffer any physical attacks, however I was ridiculed and picked on...
    ftariq24 ftariq24 16-17, M May 14

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    I mean is there any guy out there. that would love someone who has lots of tattoos and piercings? it's seems hard for me to find someone who I can really be me with, and he will be...
    gizmolover101 gizmolover101 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 23

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    Or the art of not giving a ****. Cause seriously I still remember things I said and did in second grade that make me wonder if it make people hate me. Even now I can't stop my...
    sweetiebomb sweetiebomb 22-25 1 Response May 4

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