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I Need a Dose of Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 445 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    Related Experiences

    I guess I have suffered from low self esteem for a lot of years maybe even always There's also been experiences in my life that's not helped like I was in an emotionally abusive...
    Ellievale Ellievale 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I've dealt with low self esteem and confidence issues for as long as I can remember. I grew up as the only disabled kid in school and had to deal with the bullying that came with...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I was washing my hair when I thought of the following today: I can't allow anybody else to determine my sense of esteem. Nobody knows me well enough to judge me anyway, so why...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 11

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    Please tell me I'm more than a stupid tv show... I was saying goodnight to my mom a few minutes ago and trying to talk to her about tomorrow morning, and she basically just...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    A year ago I was diagnosed with Complex Trauma PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder with Moderate Episodes, and Anxiety Disorder NOS. All of this originated from physical, sexual, and...
    mjh8808 mjh8808 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My self esteem feels really low how do you know what your worth? In a confused and lost state...
    Anna85xo Anna85xo 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    for as long as I can remember I have been teased and made fun of called ugly and worthless. People have told me that I should just be a guy because I'm too ugly and manly to be a...
    jazzyxxav jazzyxxav 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    as an 11 year old, how to gain confidence and stop having low self esteem? it sucks. Badly.
    haya08 haya08 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's so ridiculously low today, I hate everything about my appearance. I've been so self conscious for literally as long as I can remember, my earliest memory of it is when I was 5...
    Gallowsweet Gallowsweet 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm learning to love my self a little more each day, I'm not dumb or stupid or helpless and I do have a future and I will go far and i am smart, very smart. I can achieve my goals...
    tigersfan195 tigersfan195 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I know I'm intelligent, but I want to be my own definition of perfect. I compare myself to so many girls and my self confidence got so bad once that I started crying in front of...
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I'd like more self confidence and belief
    ayumipamyurin ayumipamyurin 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have to find some way not to spend my money now that I have more of it. Lol have spent over 700 dollars the last three days. Scarrrrrryyyyy. lol will be buying an electric guitar...
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    It's really bad. When I like something and someone else shares an interest in it or seems to threaten it I immediately give up on it and go back into my shell
    MissManaged MissManaged 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    its like not fair how god makes people. some people have it all while other have a saddist unfair life. ITS SO ****** UP. im tried of hating myself and how i look i had to do that...
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    I'm not a fan of Ulrika Johnson. But I do know one thing about her: she said whenever anybody told her they loved her, she automatically lost respect for them. Because how could...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M Sep 29

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    I really just don't like myself.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 30

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    Im just wasting space is what I tell myself. I don't think anyone/thing could make me change my mind about that. I am nothing. Why do people compliment me? It's all lies!
    6356kk 6356kk 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm ugly 😂😂😂 but I'm glad ! My personality has taken me places! And it still does
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M Oct 5

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    oh my goodness a compliment! I think the world just stopped turning! my mom NEVER compliments me. it's nice to hear that I look pretty for once.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Damn some days I just hate myself so bad
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M Oct 8

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    Like i know I'm ugly , probably the main reason why I don't have a girlfriend
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I feel ugly and I'm shy . Maybe I should just go for it and talk to girls for once . I can't make love happen with a random stranger. It just has to happen
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I want to be someone else so badly. Everyone else's lives look so much better than mine. I wish I was pretty and popular and smart and I know it's shallow but I wish I had money...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I hate the fact that I'm a b-cup.. My sister is a DD and my mother is overweight but has to get her bras out of boxes at the store and my aunt has DD's too! But I'm 18 with small...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 9

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    Dear guys, It's extremely hurtful when you tell a woman she's ugly and fat. You think it's funny at the time, but words hurt. Here's to not eating for the next week! Sincerely...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Every ******* day is an ongoing battle with how much I hate myself. I can barely even try on clothes without having a ******* breakdown!!! I hate myself and my appearance and I...
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am confident in my body, but my face not so much. All my friends have dates to this dance except me, its horrible. I am not terribly ugly, but i am ugly i think. No matter what...
    neverweather neverweather 13-15, F Oct 2

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    Is there a man that can actually understand a women to the point of not putting her down for it?
    Browneyes34886 Browneyes34886 46-50, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think this is an issue many women have gone through some time in their life. When I was young I hated the way that I looked I was the tall scrawny looking girl in my elementary...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 24