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I Need More Self Confidence

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    I feel like sometimes I don't have enough

    confidence. Some people tell me that I'm to hard on myself. Any advice????
    e77777777 e77777777 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    just so ya know, it's official,

    my self confidence has gone down the drain
    izzyyxo izzyyxo 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    Help Me

    What do I do when my confidence has hit trick bottom? I literally can't stand people looking at me. I'm conscious of how I look literally 100% of the time. I can't even walk around in public without wanting to cry. I don't know what to do when I hate myself this much
    mystique1 mystique1 18-21 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    I need more confidence

    but i don't know how to get it. Anyone out there know how i can build my confidence? If so please leave a comment.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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    Why is that I feel more confident around men

    rather than women? I feel intimidated whenever I'm near a girl :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    I was bullied a lot in middle school,

    probably because of the way I dressed and how I acted. It really took a toll on my self esteem. Now I doubt everything I do and I hate that. I'm working on it though.
    katnissmockingjay katnissmockingjay 18-21, F 14 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    I know I need more. Life would be.

    .. better if I had more. But alas, I can't seem to get past my self loathing. Ok, no. I don't loath myself. But... How could anyone see me as more than a cripple? How could anyone see more more than just a pathetic kid? I may have a few good features. But, I can't get past my...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 26, 2015

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    Ambiguous People

    Why are there people who constantly harp on how you need more self confidence, and then take the opportunity to kick you when you're down and make you feel lower than dirt?  Double messages really suck...especially when they come from someone who is supposed to love you and...
    Samantha103 Samantha103 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2008

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    Because...

    ... quite honestly, I feel horrible about myself. I'm bitchy, sickly, unattractive, and moody. I'm too intelligent for my own good, and yet nowhere near intelligent enough. I'm too mature for my age, and yet still immature. I know too much, and yet am so naive. I'm lazy. I'm too...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 6, 2015

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    I Need More Self Confidence

    Sometimes i need to remind myself that im human and that i do make mistakes. Perfection doesn't exists i know but i do get really hard on myself when im not preforming the way i would like to. Its been proven time and time again that when my confidence is low everything comes...
    LennonLover LennonLover 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    Random Compliment .

    Every relationship I've ever been in , my partners always wanted me to change , either they wanted me to dye my hair , lose weight or gain weight , I even had one guy that wanted me to lighten my skin . . . The list goes on . It's like I've never been accepted for who I was , it...
    IronicAppeal IronicAppeal 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    lotsa peeps make fun of you

    if you wear glasses and if your shy so i wish i was more confident and have lots more friends that like me like i am
    mandimandi mandimandi 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2015

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    I am my own self and I don't need to be like

    anyone else. I have my own style, my own ways, my own mind, MY own creativity. and my greatness will take me so far in life that even the people who told me I couldn't simply graduate middle school are gonna be mad.
    MellowButterfly666 MellowButterfly666 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2015

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    After my divorce, I dated this guy

    who was very into me at first, but quickly became very critical and berated me all the time. He broke my confidence down to the point that I now feel like I have no hope of anybody liking me in the future. How do I get over this?
    sheepysleepy sheepysleepy 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 8, 2015

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    heathee heathee 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2015

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    its crazy how one person can make u feel

    so bad about urself without doing anything....
    BlueMoonx BlueMoonx 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2015

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    Confidence

    When i was young i was not pretty or smart an my family always put me down... So over the years i grew up to believe i am ugly an dumb...I have learned though.. that i am not dumb just cause i have the street smart life smart... my sister may have had the book smart but i no she...
    streak74 streak74 36-40, F 9 Responses Oct 15, 2010

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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 seem to have changed. She is now my #1 best friend and she is showing all the signs that girls usually exhibit when they like a guy. Usually this...
    marchdan marchdan 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 23, 2015

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    Dear Future Me, Will I ever look at the mirror

    and not give a **** about how I look? or if Im pretty enough? or compare my self to other girls like if I were in a freaking competition? Someday I hope.
    fatamy16 fatamy16 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    I'm always getting compared to other girls

    who are prettier, thinner, smarter, nicer, and overall better than me. It's caused my self esteem to plummet and my insecurities to sky rocket. Why would you make fun of my insecurities by telling me how horrible I am, make them worse, then yell at me for being insecure? What...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 28, 2015

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    Hi I'm Nicole im a spiritual advisor ,

    psychic empath, life coach and reiki master , I'm hear to help if you need any advice or have any questions , pm for more info thanks and have a blessed day
    psychicnicole psychicnicole 26-30, F Jul 29, 2015

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    So I took her to a nba game on Wednesday with

    every intention of telling her that I liked her, but I didn't do it. I was having so much fun with her that I forgot to do it. I paid for the tickets and for dinner. She told me, "Thank you!" So many times. We had an amazing time, but I still didn't tell her. She's the most...
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M Apr 3, 2015

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    I keep seeing a boy at the train station

    and I just think he is perfect, he goes to the same college as me and takes the same train. How do I talk to him? I have tried to force myself to talk to him but I just can't. Help me please, I really like the boy. I don't know his name, I have never talked to him before but...
    EqualityinAges EqualityinAges 16-17, M Jan 8, 2015

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    Who els struggles with achieving Self-Confidence

    and not caring a bleep about others opinions??
    CosetteMunoz CosetteMunoz 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2015

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    I can relate to this group.

    I can relate very much. Still, it is only when I am new to a place or surrounded by people I do not know personally that I fall into a bottom-less pit of despair. At least until that one random friend pulls me out of my comfort zone and introduces me formally. But, even then I...
    shouldntbutgonna shouldntbutgonna 18-21, M Dec 27, 2015

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    It is surely, a self fulfilling

    that the more confident you are, the more you will enjoy sex. this is not about arrogance, the assumption that one is God's gift will be an instant turn off, particularly to women , if only because they know with that sort of mental map a man won't have bothered to learn enough...
    Philhype Philhype 36-40, M Oct 8, 2015

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    I feel like the only way I can accomplish a lot

    of things I aspire to do in life is by gaining confidence and getting rid of my social anxiety. My self-esteem is so ******, I can never function properly around big crowds of people nor strangers because I'm always putting myself down instead of actually believing in me and...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F Dec 20, 2014

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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 hand, but now I feel good.
    DHggmu DHggmu 22-25, M Jun 30, 2015

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    I hate the fact I need to be high

    or drunk to really be confident and fully speak my mind or pursuer or act out my dreams like seriously if I could think they way I think when I'm high drink or both ugh be sooooo much further in life in my opinion
    reader44 reader44 26-30, M Jul 4, 2015

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    I have a hard time with my looks etc,

    I was in a marriage and felt like when I got pregnant I wasn't attractive anymore. We divorced he left me for another woman I still have self esteem issues and worry a lot.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 20, 2014

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    Self confidence has been a major struggle of

    mine all my life. Fixing it is definitely a work in progress
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 31-35, M Nov 17, 2014

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    I'm pretty sure I've lied

    and put on a facade my entire life and never been "me" because I just don't even have a real me. I don't actually have a personality or really exist
    DragonSkittles DragonSkittles 18-21, F Aug 24, 2014

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    I Rarely Have An Opinion On Things That Matter. It Makes Me Look And Feel Dumb And Useless.

    I'm not a democrat or a republican, because there are only a few political points I feel strongly about. I can understand where both sides are coming from so I can't seem to have any real opinion about anything.
    AWholeSlewOfIssues AWholeSlewOfIssues 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    I don't like sharing my thoughts

    because I don't think what I have to say is important enough to be shared. The problem is that I find people saying all kinds of nonsense all the time, but I don't have enough confidence to do the same. Even now I'm hesitating about posting this, but it's anonymous so what the...
    elpsy elpsy 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    Somebody Help Me

    i feel so bad about myself all the time. ALL THE TIME. every time i look in the mirror, i think of all the people so much prettier than me and i wonder who would ever look at me. in every social situation, i feel so invisible.. like the quiet odd girl. there's nothing special...
    redtoshiba redtoshiba 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2012

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    I don't know what it is

    but when I look in the mirror I can see that my right eye is smaller than my left eye does anyone else have that?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 6, 2015

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    I don't know if it's really my lack of

    confidence. My girlfriend has universities sending her invites. She's #10 highest in my school. She's the most innocent, beautiful, self respecting girl I've known yet. Then comes me... I'm critical in not graduating. Im not good looking nor the smartest guy. I don't have much...
    wanderingsoul777 wanderingsoul777 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    Some day... I will put on an outfit.

    The first one I pick. And feel beautiful. Some day I won't have a heap of clothes laying out. Every single one attractive. It's not the clothes. It's ME. Some day I won't need my husband to stop me from changing. I'll be confident enough to feel beautiful just the way I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I was a very confident person

    but because of whatever is going on I am loosing my confidence and I don't want to.. I never used to cry on things but now it's like I cry everyday on every little thing. I hate it I want my confidence back and stop my cry baby attitude how???
    April2016 April2016 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Confidence is the secret to all beauty.

    There's no beauty that is attractive without confidence.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2015

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    Hazel888 Hazel888 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    I was always a tad awkward in middle school

    and high school. I was riddled with acne and never new what to do with my hair. I always thought I'd feel prettier with my acne gone. Over the years my break outs have diminished to almost nothing. I still get a few bumps here and there but I don't hide myself from the world...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F Jul 27, 2015

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    I am not there yet. After my marriage ended

    and I decided to come out to my family as a lesbian I felt great and 95% of the time I still do. However there are times, this morning was one of them, when I have a complete crisis of confidence and wonder if my life is ever going to work out. I am usually too busy as a mom...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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    I always doubt myself

    and seem to settle for less than I deserve. I'm finding as I get older that it isn't healthy for you to let yourself get in the mindset of letting what others see you as take over your own Conscious and how your see yourself. Take pride in who you are and never doubt yourself...
    Condemned341 Condemned341 18-21, F Mar 30, 2015

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