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I Need a Dose of Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 458 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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 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'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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    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, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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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    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 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 wish I had higher self esteem and more self confidence but I don't. People who know me would think otherwise but they don't know what's inside me. I don't really know what to...
    SomeoneOutThere SomeoneOutThere 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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    i feel unloved, lonely, bored, and sad. i just feel like my life is over and that i don't have a place in this world. i am am college student and i am in my 30s and struggling to...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    When God showered self esteem, I was sleeping..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 9 Responses Jan 2

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    well not low self esteem i may not like myself but i still think im better than mist people... i have a wierd mindset. any way jealousy? yeah i guess i am, same old story girl i...
    Idioticnerd Idioticnerd 13-15, M Jan 6

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    I used to think I was cool and had allot of friends..... But then I realized I was completely ****ing stupid...... And ppl started bullying me and I started getting bad grades and...
    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 14

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    So here comes the day in which i feel like sh*t. I use the tinder app, you know, but i dont really use it for dating, which is ironic, i know. But, i use it because i want to know...
    iamnotbabe iamnotbabe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I only have self esteem issues when it comes to my job. I don't always feel like I'm right for this job. Maybe it's just the way some people treat me in regards to my job. Trust...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Jan 19

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    Launch young always have been the black sheep in the family , always the typical problem child in school because always ending up failing when others can do it properly...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M Jan 20

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    Feeling really bad today. Got hit with depression. Sucks because I find more people online who hate me and also there is absolutely nothing good about me. Every single thing I've...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 15

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    Im so tired of feeling unloved, worthless, useless... I want to love my self, but how can I? Im not thin, Im not as pretty as the other girls, Im not tall. The truth is I wished my...
    iamnotbabe iamnotbabe 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Every time I am having a stressful day at work and lack in self confidence, I open my notepad on my desk and repeat this is my mind.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 5

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    Holy smokes, how those in my early hears chipped away at me! My only freedom from worry and care came in my late teens and early 20s... But at a cost. I survived by not caring...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M Jan 12

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    I have no talent and I'm not actually good at anything. My passion for the things I think are cool or like is nearly non-existent. I don't have the motivation to keep up with...
    slofth slofth 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    Why do I always torture myself by seeing pictures of really pretty girls? This just makes me feel like I'm nothing compared to them. Why do I fall in love with guys I'd never have...
    iamnotbabe iamnotbabe 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I hate when the girl i like always mentions the same damn guy over and over saying oh he did this oh he did that, **** that. Go with him then
    Eldreamer Eldreamer 18-21 1 Response Jan 6

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    No matter how many times I hear people telling me to get over my jealousy and insecurity I can't do it. It feels like a vast, solid wall that has taken years to construct so that...
    Incognitobae Incognitobae 18-21, F Jan 7

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    When I was in 5th grade I use to think that all pretty girls were stuck up.. I remember being in grade 5-9 that people would look down to me cause I didn't look a certain away. All...
    chelseaalexis18 chelseaalexis18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Constantly everyday I tell myself," I'm going to be ok" but I don't know when that will ever happen. I try to live life in confidence and bring joy to people but I am always...
    YoyoDuckyMomo YoyoDuckyMomo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    i feel like im just not good enough
    deucesbae deucesbae 18-21, F Jan 9

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    No matter how hard but its true, no one can truly love us if we dont love ourselves. This sums it up so well - http://hailey2thequeen.weebly.com/blog/lovestruck
    sassyhelen sassyhelen 18-21 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Truer words not spoken, gotta love yourself if you want someone to love you. Think about it - http://hailey2thequeen.weebly.com/blog/what-about-love
    sassyhelen sassyhelen 18-21 Jan 11

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    I use to be able to look in the mirror and tell myself "damn I'm one sexy mofo" but now I can't even look in the mirror ;-; I got all the ugly looks and my sisters got all the good...
    FadingStarrr FadingStarrr 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I accept that I'm broken but that doesn't mean I like being this way.
    LionPrincess03 LionPrincess03 18-21, F Jan 15

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    When you're told two conflicting truths, its hard to see what is really there. On the one hand, you are told every day what an amazing and unique individual you are. On the other...
    coleslayer coleslayer 26-30 Jan 15

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    I'm just fat and ugly and I hate it. No one can ever love me. That's just it.
    jezebelmm jezebelmm 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    Very much so. I've been told my entire life I'm fat. I get bullied and I hate how my body looks. I used to cry myself to sleep at night. Now I stay as strong as I can, and I don't...
    Gabrielaaaa99 Gabrielaaaa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    My ex best friend who I considered to be a ****, slept with a guy I had told her I liked and she knew all well about this. For me to come to like someone is a big thing and I was...
    opinionatorAli opinionatorAli 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I grew up all my life with this. My family never truly accepted me for being mixed. They wanted a whiter me. I was never really accepted socially in the usa. I was always "too...
    sfdrboy sfdrboy 22-25, M 4 Responses