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I Need to Work On My Self Esteem

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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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    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 2 Responses Aug 5

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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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    My low self esteem affects my relationship with

    my bf in a negative way. I try not to show the fact that I have low confidence but he still gets upset at me for it. It also affects my work preformance, I just started a new job and unless I find it in me to be confident I probably won't have much success. It affects every...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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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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    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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    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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    Or do i.??? Egomaniac ?

    ?? Narcissist??? Or victim??? Or broken??? Egomaniac with an inferiority complex??? Hmmm??? Foid for thought.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I was bullied a lot in middle school, probably because of the way I dressed. It really took a toll on my self esteem. Now I doubt everything I do and I hate that. I'm working on it...
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    Ive been battling self-conscious and low self esteem for sometime now.. Hav u ever experienced asking ur seatmate or friends for answers for exams or seatwork? And soon finds out...
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    thesorrybumblebee thesorrybumblebee 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    every time I trust someone it blows up in my face. I trust fairly easily tho. plus I have such low self esteem I think I'm fat.... ugly.... a mistake..... hurt everyone I meet
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    My self-esteem is like a rock. The higher you bring it up, the harder it comes down .-.
    SilenceInBlackAndWhite SilenceInBlackAndWhite 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Everyone who is a little bit closer to me knows how low self esteem i have. It is unbelievable actually. There's no part on me that I'm satisfied with. I mean physically. And...
    anrim654 anrim654 18-21, F Aug 27

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    My self esteem is lower than ever now.......
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    My self esteem is lower than ever now.......
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    my self esteem is so low that i cry in public when i see someone pretty and wish i were them. never tell yourself that you are ugly. never, ever, compare yourself to someone. not...
    xenababy7 xenababy7 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Sometimes I get horry in the shower and if Iook down at my self I get wet and when I see a girl sometimes. I'm a lesbian I don't like boys asking me out. I don't like school I love...
    jansen11 jansen11 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    My goal: to be the person I want to be with in more ways then one... With this in mind I find myself getting anxiety from a place of self perfectionism, but then I take a step...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I question my work ablity. I have been doing the same work for 18 years. I fear that my son will not call me all the time. I fear that he will get in trouble.
    littleoreo littleoreo 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    With all the people that have hurt me in my life i don't trust anyone. I don't need to feel any worse than what already do and i don't need to be falsely happy again.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M Aug 21

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    I really do. Growing up being told that you're a failure and never going to amount to anything tends to have that effect on someone. On a side note since my esteem is so low it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 9

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    There is literally nothing attractive about me. Physically or personality wise. Don't worry if you're reading this, you don't have to try to make me feel better. It doesn't work.
    ModernJob ModernJob 16-17, M Aug 31

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    I've been married for 5 years now and I need out because I feel BORED and I have lost attraction for my husband... He is always broke and never has money to help out..always asking...
    voguetouch voguetouch 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    All I do on here is post about how much I dislike myself. I really need to get my **** together lol.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I view myself as having low worth so I automatically think people are judging me as low in worth, weird, freakish, complex,?so much stuff. I wish I had more self confidence.
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I have had them since I was very young and I been hurt so many times. It's hard for me to trust almost anyone. So don't take it personal it's just the way that I am. The low self...
    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 16-17, F Aug 26

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    I really do. Need to create a solid routine before my workload gets larger and alot more complicated. No stress though, all in due time. Consistency is key.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Sep 9

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    I don't really trust anybody........ I've been called fat so many times and I believe it. I've been called a ***** so many times, that's why I'm going to just stop talking. I've...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Catwithscars, please unblock me so I can read the message
    Tgharrold99 Tgharrold99 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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    After you've been stabbed in the back so many times you just start to give up.
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I feel that I have less of everything. I'm not pretty, smart, talented and no boy wants to date me. I have acne, uncooperative hair and my smile is crooked. My body is not that of...
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    I actually took a screenshot of a message someone sent me because he had paid me a lovely compliment. I know that is a little sad but it meant a lot to me!
    HaightStreet HaightStreet 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I dislike the way I look along with many others.
    onlyme313 onlyme313 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    My entire life is spent thinking "how can I improve the way I look". "If only I could lose a few pounds". "If only my nose was shorter, my hair longer, my teeth whiter" I feel...
    xxlouisebaby xxlouisebaby 22-25, F Aug 30

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    Am I attractive. Please answer honestly
    Nick1027 Nick1027 13-15, M 7 Responses Aug 31

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    I hate the way I look and I just feel like no one will ever be interested in me. Anyone else feel that way??
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 1

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    I feel like I'll never have a relationship because I will never believe someone likes me.
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