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I Need a Dose of Self Esteem

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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 Feb 13

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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 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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    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 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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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Jun 14

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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 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

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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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    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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    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
    DylanDaVillian DylanDaVillian 13-15, M 5 Responses May 18

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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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    With a bit of courage

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

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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 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 don't feel very pretty right now.

    I wish I didn't need outside validation to feel pretty
    ccm22 ccm22 22-25, F 2 Responses May 20

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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 really need self esteem.

    I love none at all and it makes it so hard to do anything by myself because I hate when people look at me I start to freak out.
    Babygirl3799 Babygirl3799 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 13

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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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    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 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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    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 have doses of self esteem

    that appear on occasion. But it would be awesome if it were more of a regular thing.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Apr 19

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    I just walked out of my job interview, and I feel like it went great. Not because I'm confident ive got the job, but I felt comfortable and relaxed. I was really anxious before...
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    Hi, i'm gavin, and like to help people, if you want message me and we can talk
    GavinP GavinP 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I had a lot of problems growing up and i was bullied really bad through high school. Oddly enough i am on the opposite side now and everyone likes me which is nice but sometimes i...
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    I'm going into my 4th month of self injuring . It helps me a lot. My mom knows that I self injure but she didn't ask why or anything. She just threatened to take my door off to my...
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    Yeah..With sleeping,with getting things done,avoiding certain people,taking necessary action when i need to..I need more self discipline i guess..I hate the word discipline,despise...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You Have Low Self Esteem 60% of the Time.
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I felt it. The tearing. I think I actually heard it. My heart was beating so fast. There was nothing I could do but let my body hit the ground, it seemed only logical in that...
    forgedindarkness forgedindarkness 31-35, F Jun 24

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    Okay, in the past I told me crush how I feel and she didn't exactly feel the same (Note above is her response to me giving her a note confessing my feelings). However, now things...
    marchdan marchdan 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 23

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    I'm breaking up with my gf of a year and a half. She doesn't know it yet, since we're still long distance and I want to wait until I can talk to her face to face. She's coming to...
    transtastic transtastic 18-21, T 4 Responses Jun 23

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    I would like to be at a woman's calling.
    essybag essybag 41-45 Jun 22

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    I hate me. thinking of going back to ana Mia. A bit of self harm goes a long way.
    essybag essybag 41-45 Jun 22