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I Need to Work On My Self Esteem

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    Moment of truth: Sometimes I wish I would take

    pride in myself a little more than I usually do, I often convince myself that maybe I don't deserve any true happiness and maybe my life is just meant to "go through the motions" ...it truly sucks when you look in the mirror and just see nothing you like.
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    My self esteem is divided into 2 catagories.  Emotional and Rational.  My emotional side is the one that says, your no good, your not pretty, sexy, smart, good enough.  It is that side I need to tame.  My Logical, rational side will say hold up don't be so...
    mytime mytime 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    My self esteem is divided into 2 catagories.  Emotional and Rational.  My emotional side is the one that says, your no good, your not pretty, sexy, smart, good enough.  It is that side I need to tame.  My Logical, rational side will say hold up don't be so...
    mytime mytime 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    It's a Catch 22

    kind of like I know I am a good person, and I know I am beautiful but I keep playing that tape over and over in my head of all my failure and inadequacies and mistakes.  Then I remember that I am beautiful and strong and resilient and I FORGIVE...
    molecules molecules 26-30 3 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    ..I need someone can take me away from this

    pain..I want to work abroad.. I want to forget everything..
    whitemamba122414 whitemamba122414 26-30, F Dec 9, 2015

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    One of the biggest things I need to work on.

    ..smh I just feel like I am never good enough...
    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2014

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    ..I need to fix myself.

    . so much damage I had done..
    whitemamba122414 whitemamba122414 26-30, F Dec 10, 2015

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    How I Learned To Love Me

    "When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer." Psalm 94:19I am writing this today for everyone reading this who deep down feels less than, who feels like they might not be somehow "eligible" for healing and blessings, who feel like God is there for...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2012

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    This is so embarrassing

    for me to post and to admit. It's crazy how the world can alter your reflection, and in the end you find yourself looking at a distorted picture of yourself, mainly focused on the flaws. I love myself. Currently, that statement is only partially true, but I'm working on it. I...
    wtfgirl001 wtfgirl001 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    I have troubles trusting myself

    even when I know that what I'm doing is right. I just can't stand up to take my own side sometimes. How do I help myself?
    rubyrs rubyrs 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2015

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    I Am a Great Person.

    It's always been low since I was bullied at school,but it seems to take more of a dive when I form personal relationships with men or am on my monthly cycle. I view myself in such a negative light and it stops me from enjoying my life like I should do because...
    orangeblossom89 orangeblossom89 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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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 17 hrs ago

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    I covered a shift for the 2 time starting my week yesterday. For a dear coworker. Well there's been drama at work with a coworker, whom thinks she's in titled to do as she pleases...
    TexasGypsyMommy TexasGypsyMommy 26-30, F 3 Responses 20 hrs 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 22 hrs 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 days ago

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    "I do realise I am being a cvnt. That these bizarre freaks seem to think they are playing a game. They have no concept of what happens when I hit them with a steel batton." In a...
    RichardSucksBlackMeat RichardSucksBlackMeat 70+, F 4 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 4 days ago

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    so like I have been saying the psychotic coward and psychotic nuts cant stop. The image they think the power fantasy gives them feeds their self esteem. It means far to much to...
    RichardSucksBlackMeat RichardSucksBlackMeat 70+, F 4 days ago

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    another thing you have to understand that for Richard this really is the most important thing in his life. I know because he makes it clear. For me I am just fvcking with these...
    RichardSucksBlackMeat RichardSucksBlackMeat 70+, F 4 days ago

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    richard had finally found a place where he belonged. The fact that he had been brutally bullied and victimised in the past. Because he is too much of a coward to stand up for...
    iwinyouloserichyrich iwinyouloserichyrich 56-60, F 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 5 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 6 days ago

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    This might sound a little mean but my self-esteem has risen a lot in the past several years I've been working retail, specifically in a thrift store, because I see how dumb a lot...
    Allison7593 Allison7593 36-40, F a week ago

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    ...i pray to God that he will help me do this again. i don't want to be depressed and scared anymore. i don't want to be haunted and paranoid. i want to be happy!
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My best friend does that to everyone and it's really obvious that she does it to cover her own insecurities, but it's so annoying and people who doesn't know how she is always end...
    Danimp5 Danimp5 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Having this disease is excruciating. Inside I rot and squirm unable to get rid of this feeling, and I just smile to the world to convince them that I'm okay. I can't move forward...
    artemicionmoon artemicionmoon 26-30, M Feb 2

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    it's only fare if we try make the World a comfortable place for everyone. don't judge or try diminishing somebody for being themselves
    dollarsigns dollarsigns 16-17, M Feb 2

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    I'm learning how to love myself again. I had it down but my boss bullied me for years at work and sucked my self esteem dry. I don't have friends or family or support so doing this...
    IAmDoneBeingLiedTo IAmDoneBeingLiedTo 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 2

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    Hello, I haven´t posted anything for a while.. Sh*te is I discovered the guy I've been with for some months now it's with another girl. We had an open relationship so its not...
    96Charlie 96Charlie 18-21, F Feb 1

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    Building up my self-esteem from grounds up, baby steps but slow progress is still a progress.
    Valencia Valencia 18-21, M Feb 1

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    That's why I always blame myself,even if other person did wrong.Whoever it is...To everyone I just keep apologizing.I just want everything to b normal in the end.But if u apologize...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Self hatred has been my constant companion most of my life. I wouldn't really know what to do if I felt normal. And recent events have shredded the little bit of self esteem I had...
    nothingandno1 nothingandno1 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    This is 1-100 problems I have in sick of it.
    dyingsnowangel dyingsnowangel 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28