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I Need a Dose of Self Esteem

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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...
    Leag Leag 18-21 3 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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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...
    looneylulu looneylulu 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 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...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28, 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...
    DeutschBag DeutschBag 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2008

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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...
    claudiaroseau claudiaroseau 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 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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    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...
    rennierules rennierules 22-25 3 Responses May 31, 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...
    lostinmyownhome lostinmyownhome 51-55, M 12 Responses Apr 11, 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...
    luckypickle luckypickle 26-30 7 Responses Oct 3, 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...
    anordinaryjoe anordinaryjoe 26-30 2 Responses Aug 1, 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...
    reckoningyields27 reckoningyields27 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2013

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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...
    poohbear444 poohbear444 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 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...
    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...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Oct 26, 2011

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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...
    silvrsurfr silvrsurfr 46-50, M Aug 27, 2009

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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...
    shiblet shiblet 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 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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    Truth is I don't think I've ever had any Self Esteem or Confidence. I say that only because looking back throughout my life I cannot recall a time where I was truly okay with being...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    It's that usual low-self esteem caused by worries. The worries of not being able to meet expectations despite disliking expectations and preferring to go wherever I please...afraid...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I've been in a relationship with a committed guy for close to 4years who is soon to tie a knot, I'm so afraid to leave and move on, I'm so afraid to fall in love again, I'm so...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Throughout my entire life, I've struggled with self esteem. From childhood through my sophomore year in college, I was always teased and was the main topic for everyone's cruel and...
    Paul1538 Paul1538 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I have very low self esteem. I get so depressed because of how I feel about myself I wind up taking it out on my boyfriend. When I do it makes him feel like **** and like I think...
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    my self esteem is so low and I can't find out why I'm like this. I pick out every single little flaw I can find, and I'm so brainwashed that everyone else around me notices...
    megtayl0rr megtayl0rr 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Always have had low self-esteem. When people say I'm beautiful or pretty I automatically shut it down. I look in the mirror and see so many flaws and things I wish I could change...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't know where the hell it originated from. I used to believe in myself, but I lost that. I never really had much confidence. Probably because I was emotionally abused by my...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    extreme low self esteem... im pretty socially awkward because of this and i stutter a lot she i talk to people who i feel have more social status than me. also, i have extreme...
    nataliekatherine nataliekatherine 13-15 1 Response Mar 18

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    I don't even mind not having high self esteem but can I at least think good about myself
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I have had low self esteem for 4 years. After all that happened and all those conflict with my used to be friends, i just didnt want attention to myself anymore. Everytime i get...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have really low self esteem, it is reaching the point where I don't even want to go out and socialize because I don't feel good enough.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    I have very low self esteem... I waste hours dreaming of the beautiful body and intelligent mind I've always wanted, I grow more jaded every day from the venom in my envy of my...
    Jillianchn Jillianchn 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    It almost seems more comfortable to have low self esteem instead of getting your hopes up and feeling confident only to be crushed again. I guess what I am saying is it is easier...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    How to build self esteem, finish the things you have started. Trust me on this.
    ruberbandball ruberbandball 22-25, M Apr 2

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    I've pretty much had low self esteem since the age of 6, I got put down a lot about my weight when I was a kid and that I had a few learning difficulties. I'm 15 now and I still...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    With my first real post I want to be honest and open up with something that has been bothering me for years. I am sure several people post similar things but this is my honest and...
    SkipperSkips SkipperSkips 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have such low self esteem, my family is constantly telling me that I don't give myself enough credit. It's hard not looking at myself and seeing a **** person. Because I AM a...
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dose anyone like 4 1/2 inch dicks .... I feel like no one dose...
    CASTbox CASTbox 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Some days I can't get out of bed... Not because I'm lazy but I feel so down I don't want to see anyone. I have a boyfriend and says lovely things about me but I can't see it and i...
    nawpjh nawpjh 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Where do I begin. This whole story being my life is quite a long loopy one, and if anybody has the energy to read this and respond, I thank you - in return I will just cut to the...
    spiderchris spiderchris 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been in a long distance relationship for over 5 years now. It was instant love when we spent our first summer together. We absolutely clicked! Being 1000 miles apart and...
    cynic44 cynic44 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I consider myself to be a fairly attractive young man. But my self confidence pretty low when it comes to asking the opposite sex out. And when the opportunity arises for me to ask...
    beyondreach89 beyondreach89 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I can't help it. When I hear people laughing, I think they're laughing at me. I always think people are talking about me when they're in groups and I usually am too shy to ask a...
    123peppy 123peppy 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been called fat and unfit for a while now and I didn't think I was for the longest time I didn't believe them but I strongly believe that I need to lose weight and I want to...
    BrokenAngel98 BrokenAngel98 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I find it impossible to love myself, and I don't know why. I have had an amazing upbringing with supportive parents and a great life, but every moment of my life I'm putting myself...
    LeavesOfSunshine LeavesOfSunshine 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    A lot of the time I feel worthless. I have never had many true friends. Mostly just two faced liars. I feel like I'm ugly. I have scars, a curved back, messed up teeth, psorios, a...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I feel like Everyone's better than I am, idk why:/
    chaaayy chaaayy 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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    Why can't I just love myself, I can never see the good things about myself. I hate it so much.
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Always have ........ Any suggestions?
    onesmrtrn onesmrtrn 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I don't know how it reached this point. I've certainly never had anyone make me feel worthless--I have a loving, supportive family and have never been bullied by my peers or...
    rlc91 rlc91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Yeah pretty much :/ everyone here is so nice but for some reason people (boys especially) don't see that. Plus family doesn't really help considering they pick at my flaws 24/7...
    suzannah98 suzannah98 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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