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I Need a Dose of Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 514 People

    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 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 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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    With a bit of courage

    for shuness on the side.
    HiddenNumber4 HiddenNumber4 13-15, M Feb 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    NG725324 NG725324 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I have low self esteem in general. I went in this morning to take my drivers test for my license. I was really nervous. I passed maneuverability. After that, we went into the...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I recently deleted all other social media from my life due to the fact that it was causing so much harm to my self esteem. I woke up every morning blindly scrolling through each...
    Danlor9991 Danlor9991 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I have low self esteem I'm 5'2 and only weigh 90 pounds,,, I hate being skinny,,, now a days guys want thick girls
    sactownbarbie sactownbarbie 26-30 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I have a new idea for you if you suffer from low self esteem. This should work for most of you: Are you a child abuser? Do you regularly punt puppies? Do you eat monkey brains...
    breadandcircus breadandcircus 22-25 4 Responses Feb 10

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    It wasn't until I searched low self esteem, did u find , and confidence. To read this was to feel validated. The internal conflicts the eternal of my existence each and every day...
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    i used to have self confident when i was younger but when i hit puberty it changed. all the other girls had better developed bodies and got boyfriends so easily and i never got any...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I don't think people really need a reason for this. We're in a world where media shows standards for males and females that are impossible. It's not even one person- it's multiple...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I always find it hard to have confidence in something. I envy some people. They don't seem to have difficulty about confidence. They seem to be always trusting themselves. No...
    phoebechan phoebechan 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I wish I didn't need other people's approval all the time.
    JourneyOfLife JourneyOfLife 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I almost died in an ATV accident in Mexico I had a girlfriend for 5 months online and in person She said she'll never leave me and she'll b with me through everything. A month...
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Feb 8

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    I am really sick of feeling like a failure all of the time. I'm tired of wanting to die every time I make a mistake. The reason why I feel this way is because all of my peers treat...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I find it hard to find people who understand how hard it is to never like yourself. I'm my own worst critic.
    xxmonkeynessxx xxmonkeynessxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    After years of being called ugly,stupid,retarded, special,disabled, poor,weird,creepy,and lots more! This is what I've become. I hate myself I can't do anything right I'm more than...
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F 10 Responses Feb 7

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    I have to write something about myself, for therapy purposes. I have to describe this character that happens to be me. I don't really know what to say. I barely can write this...
    Dylanismyfriend Dylanismyfriend 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    So I'm feeling down about my body, im slightly chubby and such, but and this is a bug but, my boobs are very small they fit into a 38 A cup. This always makes me feel bad, most...
    Cuttlefishculler Cuttlefishculler 18-21 2 Responses Feb 8

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    This may sound horrible or something, but I don't hate my body for being fat; I just don't think I'm skinny enough to me attractive.
    GahYan GahYan 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    i just cant help it and i dont know if theres a way to change how i feel
    johnny437 johnny437 13-15, M Feb 10

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Feb 10

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    I really don't find myself that attractive........I have big hips,brown skin,I have a weird voice that is really high,I have small fingers,a big head,marks oh my face and crazy...
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I'm falling back down. Everyone around me seems to be happy and over their depression and here I am getting worse and worse by the minute... Suicidal thoughts are back. I'm not...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I can't talk about anything with my mom with out her telling me to get a job or get my license. It ****** me off because: It's really ******* hard to get a job here. Every teenager...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Feb 15

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    I always do bad on a test even thought I studied hard for the exam. A novel by me.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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