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I Need a Dose of Self Esteem

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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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    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
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 18, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 11 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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    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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    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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    anshu0312 anshu0312 22-25, M Feb 13, 2015

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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 31-35, M Apr 19, 2015

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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 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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    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 22-25, F Apr 6, 2013

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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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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Jun 14, 2015

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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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    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 18-21, M Feb 13, 2015

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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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    I don't feel very pretty right now.

    I wish I didn't need outside validation to feel pretty
    ccm22 ccm22 22-25, F 1 Response May 20, 2015

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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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    "Everything is Awful

    and I'm not okay: Questions to Ask Before Giving Up" https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6A2F5ky9SELU0Zfd05YMEpyNUk/view?pli=1
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 30, 2015

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    With a bit of courage

    for shuness on the side.
    DoucheyDitto DoucheyDitto 16-17, M Feb 13, 2015

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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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    of my ugly self lol Yup I said it first
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    i feel it again...i cant go back to it but i feel it. inside is a fist of ice grabbing my heart. crushing the life out of me. i cant stop thos horrible feeling. i want that...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    That's why I am here to vent and express my true self. Hell none of you know me or probably ever will know me in real life.
    Straightcdingmale Straightcdingmale 46-50, M 2 hrs ago

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    My dad saw a girl self harm on a movie I was watching, he tried to make a joke and say that she should just go ahead and kill herself instead of doing that to get attention. But...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I still self harm and trying my best to stop but it's seems to find its way back and I relapse all over again...
    Kristenandbaby2015 Kristenandbaby2015 13-15 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Hello, I recently got rejected by a girl I have known for a few months. After the rejection, sometimes thoughts would come up in my head like, "what if she meets some guy and they...
    wjs066 wjs066 18-21, M 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I've been trying to make more female friends for a while now but haven't had much luck. I use to feel more comfortable with guys, but lately it's felt like looking back on those...
    strs248 strs248 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I self harm a lot. I hate my parents and bullies. I care about my future and I want to be an attorney. I battle with depression.
    sievert sievert 13-15, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I think when I don't talk much in a conversation, I make people think I don't like them /:
    GummiBr GummiBr 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am tired of life. I don't want to do this anymore. I would be better off not living in this world. I'm not capable of anything and I don't care anymore.
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't think people realize that they make other people feel bad about themselves when they post a nice portrait of themselves anywhere or share their leadership or jobs or...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sadly yes. It goes away the days when I put on nice makeup and try to look really cute! sometimes it catches up to me though. I know people think I look adorable and that helps :33...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Having fun at another's expense is a common sign of low self esteem, which is then projected onto another, to disfunctionally address one's own pain.
    CallMeSal CallMeSal 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When will I be able to stand up for myself?When will I be able to say what I want to say without fear of what people may think of me? If someone were to say something that I...
    aquamoongoddess aquamoongoddess 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everyone is equal and has equal value. Anything about us that can't be sensed through seeing, touching, tasting, smelling, or hearing is imaginary, a story, and not real. Qualities...
    joahola98wj joahola98wj 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Well, where to start eh. When I was a kid my father was very strict and didn't let me play with other kids on my street or in fact go outside my house at all which has continued on...
    Brektis Brektis 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I mean, yeah, maybe you're feeling really bad about yourself but don't put other people down just cause you hate yourself. Talk to someone. Someone you trust. If you can't or don't...
    nobodynumbah8 nobodynumbah8 13-15, F a week ago

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