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I Need a Dose of Self Esteem

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 have low self esteem

    as it is. I feel so low about myself. I have since I was really young (it seems more often than not). I have stooped so low today. I messaged my ex and told him I Miss him and apologized for being fat. (Well, he's not really my ex as in a boyfriend or husband. He's a guy I liked...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 13

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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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    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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    From years of my mom telling me that I was fat and that I needed to lose weight my self esteem has plummeted to an all time low. I avoid mirrors, clothes shopping, hanging out with...
    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't really have self esteem issues... I'm a very confident person, but I used to have horrible self esteem all through my childhood & now as a young adult I'm very confident...
    ElenaSC ElenaSC 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My self esteem is like a ******* rock ._. The higher you bring it up, the harder it comes crashing down ._.
    IMetHimAtTheCandyStore IMetHimAtTheCandyStore 13-15, F Jun 25

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    I'm really having trouble with this ****, I don't feel like I'm pretty enough to impress guys, I have low self-esteem.. Whenever somebody tells me that I'm so pretty I just don't...
    delilahehab delilahehab 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I literally hate myself with about everything I have inside of me . I can't even look into a mirror without wanting to barf . I'm trying to become a happier me but it's hard when I...
    r3alfri3nds r3alfri3nds 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    No matter how hard I try, I just can't boost my self-esteem, When I look at myself, I see this hideous person with an ugly nose, huge lips, thick eyebrows, small squinty eyes...
    MLW1123 MLW1123 18-21 2 days ago

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    For the longest time I've been the fattest person in my family and around me and I've never fit in. I never stop thinking about how much it hurts me when I look in the mirror an...
    JennieKathleen JennieKathleen 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Doctors send so much time trying to make people feel good about them self. Some people only have a very limited amount of things to feel about. When the job you have been at for 2...
    Linndsay Linndsay 26-30 3 days ago

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    I'm sick in the head and I can't fix it I think I will start to get better but then it comes back even worse than before I need help with this and have no one to turn to cause...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I constantly criticize my self. I hate how I look and hate how I act around people some times. I always say stupid things and even find my own self annoying some times. I feel like...
    Cartwheel3694 Cartwheel3694 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Especially when it comes to body issues. I know I'm not perfect and there's a bit of room for improvement, but I also know I'm not fat or awful looking. I'd venture to say that I...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    I'm not good enough never have been and never will be I wish people understood how bad im struggling right now going out tonight to a bar with friends sucks enough since I don't...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I must confess there was a time when I enjoyed making fun of others...so mean.It was pure act of creativity how I would analize stuff others worn or behaviours I found odd.It...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 10

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    I wake up in morning wishing i never did. I sit up in bed and look at my phone no texts like always making up friends in my head. Fall back to sleep by crying sometimes i feel like...
    beautifulreject beautifulreject 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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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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    I am really shy and I never think that I have done something well when apparently I have, my teachers have clearly noticed this as me and a few other under confident students have...
    Melonfriends Melonfriends 13-15, F Jul 2

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    I think I feel the worst when I think about the size difference between me and my boyfriend. I always felt the male should be bigger, that it was simply a sign of masculinity. My...
    genericidiot genericidiot 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I honestly wouldn't give a a monkeys penis about anything you would say about me. There's only like 2-3 people on this planet that can mentally make me cry.
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 2

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    I don't think I'm pretty. I really don't. I mean I joke around a lot and I don't send pictures. People get to know me and I'm great but as soon as I show them who I really am, they...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    God you're so fat. You disgust me. Just look at yourself. You are the epiphany of ugliness.
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Im not the hottest guy but I'm a good looking average joe. My wife wants someone with more money and cuter I suppose. I am too scared to even attempt to speak to other women and...
    aaronfelti21 aaronfelti21 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I feel so ugly and worthless compared to other girls
    yesiigarciaa yesiigarciaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Feeling like i dont look good enough to get anything real, any real realationship.
    justfnbrad justfnbrad 22-25, M Jul 11

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    I bounce back and forth everyday between feeling good about myself and feeling like I am worthless. A lot of this has to do with my appearance, even though I know I am an...
    alittlerose alittlerose 18-21, F Jul 16

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    It won't go away I saw a super cute dress yesterday and picked it up then put it back down then made myself go back today and was gonna get it but a skinny girl was buying the same...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F Jul 16

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    It currently is at a six. It has taken a very long time to recover from the -10 I was once at but it was worth it. I have never looked back since.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I hate my body, I hate my life I get bullied, people think Im happy when Im not im suppose to be happy and everything But i hate my life in general
    autumnmarch12 autumnmarch12 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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