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I Need to Work On My Self Esteem

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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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    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 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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    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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    I lost it long ago and now i have rediscovered it within again.Well being traumatized has made me a weakling and dependent person and i ended up being clingy and a bit over polite...
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    I have a new idea for you if you suffer from low self esteem. This should work for most of you: Are you a child abuser? Do you regularly punt puppies? Do you eat monkey brains...
    Epeep Epeep 22-25 4 Responses Feb 10

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    I don't have poor self-esteem. I have poor esteem for everyone else! - Daria
    NG725324 NG725324 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I have low self esteem in general. I went in this morning to take my drivers test for my license. I was really nervous. I passed maneuverability. After that, we went into the...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I recently deleted all other social media from my life due to the fact that it was causing so much harm to my self esteem. I woke up every morning blindly scrolling through each...
    Danlor9991 Danlor9991 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I have low self esteem I'm 5'2 and only weigh 90 pounds,,, I hate being skinny,,, now a days guys want thick girls
    sactownbarbie sactownbarbie 26-30 2 Responses Feb 9

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    It wasn't until I searched low self esteem, did u find , and confidence. To read this was to feel validated. The internal conflicts the eternal of my existence each and every day...
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    i used to have self confident when i was younger but when i hit puberty it changed. all the other girls had better developed bodies and got boyfriends so easily and i never got any...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I always find it hard to have confidence in something. I envy some people. They don't seem to have difficulty about confidence. They seem to be always trusting themselves. No...
    phoebechan phoebechan 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I don't think people really need a reason for this. We're in a world where media shows standards for males and females that are impossible. It's not even one person- it's multiple...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I wish I didn't need other people's approval all the time.
    JourneyOfLife JourneyOfLife 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am as capable as anyone out there.
    anshu0312 anshu0312 22-25, M Feb 13

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    With a bit of courage for shuness on the side.
    HiddenNumber4 HiddenNumber4 13-15, M Feb 13

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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...
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I almost died in an ATV accident in Mexico I had a girlfriend for 5 months online and in person She said she'll never leave me and she'll b with me through everything. A month...
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Feb 8

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    I am really sick of feeling like a failure all of the time. I'm tired of wanting to die every time I make a mistake. The reason why I feel this way is because all of my peers treat...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I find it hard to find people who understand how hard it is to never like yourself. I'm my own worst critic.
    xxmonkeynessxx xxmonkeynessxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    After years of being called ugly,stupid,retarded, special,disabled, poor,weird,creepy,and lots more! This is what I've become. I hate myself I can't do anything right I'm more than...
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F 10 Responses Feb 7

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    I have to write something about myself, for therapy purposes. I have to describe this character that happens to be me. I don't really know what to say. I barely can write this...
    Dylanismyfriend Dylanismyfriend 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    So I'm feeling down about my body, im slightly chubby and such, but and this is a bug but, my boobs are very small they fit into a 38 A cup. This always makes me feel bad, most...
    Cuttlefishculler Cuttlefishculler 18-21 2 Responses Feb 8

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    This may sound horrible or something, but I don't hate my body for being fat; I just don't think I'm skinny enough to me attractive.
    GahYan GahYan 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    i just cant help it and i dont know if theres a way to change how i feel
    johnny437 johnny437 13-15, M Feb 10

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Feb 10

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    I really don't find myself that attractive........I have big hips,brown skin,I have a weird voice that is really high,I have small fingers,a big head,marks oh my face and crazy...
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I'm falling back down. Everyone around me seems to be happy and over their depression and here I am getting worse and worse by the minute... Suicidal thoughts are back. I'm not...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I can't talk about anything with my mom with out her telling me to get a job or get my license. It ****** me off because: It's really ******* hard to get a job here. Every teenager...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Feb 15

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    I always do bad on a test even thought I studied hard for the exam. A novel by me.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I find it hard to accept compliments because it feels like I'm being lied to. 😐
    hibashaikhx hibashaikhx 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 20

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    I feel so alone and depressed it makes me wanna cut again
    Sveny Sveny 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    one minute you are on top of the world, next minute you feel ugly and unimportant. ..ugh life
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I owe it all to my parents, always calling me stupid and telling me that I'm a bad person who isn't good enough. Whenever I want to talk, they tell me to go to my room and talk to...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Very very low. I've always been made fun of. I have fat legs, stomach, arms.. Everything. I also have stretchmarks in all of those areas. I hate it so much...
    WishMeLuck15 WishMeLuck15 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I AM SO STUPID I HONESTLY BELEIVE THAT MY..... SILLY CHILDISH BULLSHITE WHICH REVOLVES AROUND..... MAKING UP FANTASTIC LIES AND HIDING BEHIND.... A BUNCH OF DAMAGED COWARDS IS A...
    ORANGEWHISTLE4321 ORANGEWHISTLE4321 46-50, T 17 hrs ago

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    Rent boy seems to be confusing me with 1) damaged idiots with mental health problems and no self esteem 2)easy risk free targets with no self esteem who let people walk over them...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Feb 6

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    you realise you behave the way you do because thats what I want? I sized you up and then I broke you it wasnt hard. All I want to do is endlessly humiliate you in front of...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 24

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    I've always had no confidence and low self esteem because my whole life I have been told that I'm fat and need to lose weight when in reality I was actually at a healthy weight all...
    Thatonegreyeyedgirl Thatonegreyeyedgirl 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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