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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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...
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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...
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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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    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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    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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    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 Jan 19

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    I hate how all my friends are prettier than me. I hate how all my friends all have guys in their lives, even multiple guys, who fight over them. I just feel like I don't measure up...
    Xoxolife Xoxolife 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Working to change this but it is so hard.
    Justkissy Justkissy 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    A year ago I moved to a new city and had no friends. I was working at home and going to a pre-college course, but I only made a few acquaintances. Then, I met a boy on tinder and...
    Lightworker22 Lightworker22 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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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    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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    Does depression stop you from regular social activities? Or it's just me hating to go out? Seeing all the people having great time on the streets really do bring me down...
    52hell 52hell 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It sucks. I could've done so many things if I have more confidence.
    Ciem Ciem 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Any person I've ever dated . That's why I'm dating myself right now because I could never hurt me like that
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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?
    michellesydney michellesydney 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    EqualityinAges EqualityinAges 16-17, M Jan 8

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    My experience with Narcissistic Abuse by Parents, Husbands, Co-workers. How many of you experienced them creating false realities for you? They give you distorted information, even...
    Simplelady4U Simplelady4U 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    My sister had a best friend who didn't like me bc I wasn't very attractive. he said he didn't like ugly girls. but I was only about 11 or 12 like I never understood that... He was...
    Dreamscape98x Dreamscape98x 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    Society is filled with selfish men who abuse women. Good guys often get neglected by women. Women cause this too. They say they want good men but settle for the bad ones. Women...
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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