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I Need to Work On My Self Esteem

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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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    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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    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 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

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    Work In Progress

    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 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 woke up this morning and realized that I don't have many friends or a girlfriend, because I have low self esteem and self confidence, I have always known there was something...
    JodyValero JodyValero 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    Its happening again. At the moment my self esteem, as I've realised over the years is faltering and recently flatlinning. These days its just barely beyond functioning. I've lived...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I battle depression for years, last year i tried to kill my self, now i am on antidepressants for mounts and they are helping me a lot, my suicide thoughts are gone. But i still...
    anazi anazi 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Don't get me wrong, I do make fun of others, but it's not for self-esteem. It''s to establish eh pecking order.
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I have Aspergers which means I can be shy, with very low self esteem & lack confidence, I feel ugly and unwanted. I'm here because I'd like to meet genuine people & make friends...
    Scarletjaki Scarletjaki 36-40, F 5 Responses May 2

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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...
    DylanDaVillian DylanDaVillian 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    All my life, I have looked in the mirror and said "I can be better, I can look better, look at how any things I can change!". It started I guess when I was in the 4th grade, and...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 13-15, M Apr 29

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    I guess being bullied as a child, being disabled, having a father who talks down to you constantly will effect you for years. I've tried exercise, talking about it any 'new hobbies...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 3 Responses May 13

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    It's funny though,self esteem how much it matters.On the job brain full of ideas I want to say them,I want to contribute,but no.Mouth open no words,hand in air in gesticulation...
    somerandomguyfromspace somerandomguyfromspace 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I believe my self esteem is high in certain parts of my life, yet in some areas I feel there's very little confidence, I feel worthless to most people so often. I have yet to...
    dannyboydreaming dannyboydreaming 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I was sitting in class today and my friend was drawing. She kept putting her self down about it. She was saying what she drew was horrible and that she had "absolutely no...
    YourNotSoImaginaryFriend YourNotSoImaginaryFriend 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    I need to make changes in my life. A friend of mine took me out today. She'd won tickets to meet some local celebrities and have lunch with them. I work all the time and didn't...
    Caspianstorm Caspianstorm 36-40, M Apr 30

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    So, when I moved from primary to secondary school I began to be the platform on which bullies attack. I didn't suffer any physical attacks, however I was ridiculed and picked on...
    ftariq24 ftariq24 16-17, M May 14

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    I had a really big fight with my boyfriend today because I caught him looking at **** and it made me feel so ugly. I know looking at **** is natural and I look at **** too. I have...
    origamilover origamilover 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am happy with me and have no need to do or say anything negative to others to feel good about me. my choices are mine alone and I respect others to make their own choices for...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F Apr 27

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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 3 days ago

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    I have low confidence.There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright...
    darknight00 darknight00 26-30, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    8whenever i go to in any functions o or ceremony so i feel My self so boring l feel that there is any problem in myself I am not likes other my dressup is not gorgeous me should...
    123reshu90 123reshu90 22-25, F Apr 26

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    Or the art of not giving a ****. Cause seriously I still remember things I said and did in second grade that make me wonder if it make people hate me. Even now I can't stop my...
    sweetiebomb sweetiebomb 22-25 1 Response May 4

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    Sometimes or most off the time I have no confidence. No confidence for making friends, sometimes speaking to acquaintance's. Or for things I do creative I don't believe it's good...
    Ghost25 Ghost25 16-17, M Apr 23

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    I mean is there any guy out there. that would love someone who has lots of tattoos and piercings? it's seems hard for me to find someone who I can really be me with, and he will be...
    gizmolover101 gizmolover101 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 23

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    I hate the fact that I can't stand up for myself. I am so careful to not hurt myself. I'm very insecure. I'm afraid of the things that they might me thinking of me negatively...
    LifeisRiddle LifeisRiddle 16-17, F 1 Response May 7

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    i hate feeling like there's no one there, I just want someone too care.
    MemoryLane1137 MemoryLane1137 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    I should be happy but I feel worse now, officially worse. It's may not be the worst but I'm hurting. The bad thing is that I can't get help or tell anyone or my mother. She's part...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 2 Responses May 4

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    I know I shouldn't be comparing with other people. I should be comparing with myself. I need to stay positive and feel genuinely happy for other people's successes and achievements...
    rileystella rileystella 22-25, F 3 Responses May 8

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    Normally I can handle things but today I just can't do it. I was with a guy, he was a narcissist, a cheater, and completely arrogant. I tried my best to stay with him in the...
    SilentRider SilentRider 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    How am I supposed to deal with this? I am constantly thinking about work and worrying . I work at a call center and it has really gotten to me. I cannot seem to handle constantly...
    NicoleDollx NicoleDollx 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    PEOPLE SAY THE NUTS AND I REN...T BOY RICHARD NOTORIOU... S SHEEP RAPIST ARE DAMAGED... AND CLEARLY HAVE PROBLEMS.. CENTRED AROUND HAVING NO.... SELF ESTEEM AND ISSUES WITH...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 May 3

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    I'm so sick and tired of hearing my guy friends tell me about how 'hot' or 'cute' my friends are. I get it I get it I get it. i don't need to be reminded and hear it every time...
    shshim shshim 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    To say that Richard is a coward and has problems is an understatement. The same can be said of the nuts their behaviour isn't normal by anyone else's standards. These people are...
    DEFANDSCARED64 DEFANDSCARED64 51-55, M May 8

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    My mother has borderline personality disorder. It's all or nothing, black or white to her. You have to give her attention and she is constantly taking and editing selfies. She is...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I guess I should just tell rent boy and the nuts that I feel sorry for them and leave it at that. There is only so muchPiss I can take out of these people. I suppose if they want...
    raisehell52 raisehell52 41-45, T a week ago

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    MY ARCH NEMESIS SEES US AS... BIZARRE CHILDLIKE WEIRDOS.... WHO LIVE IN A FANTASY WORLD... WHERE YOU NEVER HAVE TO ACT. IN ANYWAY LIKE NORMAL MEN.... AND THEN MY ARCH NEMESIS...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 May 3

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    I've always had trouble with my self-esteem and base it too much on winning the approval of others. Because I always view myself as needing to have something to offer other people...
    brianwmc9 brianwmc9 22-25, M 5 Responses May 6

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    Turtle. Slowpoke. Slow as molasses in January. These are words used to describe me from 5 years old and onwards. I'm not lazy. I'm smart, passionate, and creative. I'm methodical...
    flypaperflowers flypaperflowers 36-40, F May 9

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