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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have doses of self esteem that appear on occasion. But it would be awesome if it were more of a regular thing.
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    More like no self esteem and no confidence..
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    At this time, my confidence and self esteem levels are hitting rock bottom.. Wow!!
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    My wife destroyed my self esteem. Married 17 years. She had nothing. Put her through college. Put a roof over her head. Brought her 3 Mercedes in that time. Took Her To Europe...
    bigrobery62 bigrobery62 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    People with high self-esteem they don't compare themselves to others.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    i think my low self esteem stemmed from my mother always saying negative things to me all the time. i got accepted to a university a few weeks ago and she was upset that the school...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    It sucks to be afraid to walk alone at school without friends, its awkward to go shopping alone, its embarrassing to eat alone at the cafeteria. My old profile pic was the only pic...
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 1 Response Apr 10

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    I'm always getting compared to other girls who are prettier, thinner, smarter, nicer, and overall better than me. It's caused my self esteem to plummet and my insecurities to sky...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 28

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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 day ago

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    mzgirl mzgirl 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 4

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    my body isn't one I'm proud of. I've tried starving myself but it didn't work, whenever I go outside my heart feels like it's not there anymore and I always think people are...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I am happy today that again I make a girl feel truly loved and strong, but a little sad that we can never talk, as she has to sell her phone due to financial issues. She was an...
    neeraj8king neeraj8king 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I know I need more. Life would be... better if I had more. But alas, I can't seem to get past my self loathing. Ok, no. I don't loath myself. But... How could anyone see me as more...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I am stuck. I need prayers to accept myself.
    heathee heathee 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I was walking home one day, when I realized. No matter what I do, I can cut, to punish myself, starve myself to try and be perfect, try my best to have perfect grades, but i'll...
    tearfilledocean tearfilledocean 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I hate almost everything about myself. No matter what I do, I always feel like the weird outsider who doesn't belong anywhere. For one thing l, I look like a little kid most of the...
    animegirl63 animegirl63 16-17, F Mar 26

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    No friends and now no bf and even that people say that I'm pretty, I never feel that way. I always think that I'm not good enough because of my failed relationships. And I can't...
    drja20 drja20 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I absorb the positive feelings that people feel towards(specifically if I think they like me) so I feel someone likes me I would like them back. The problem is I am shy as **** so...
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    And it's getting lower by the year.
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    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 11 Responses Apr 2

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    I mean I only get told by my "friends" how ugly and repulsive I am to boys all of the time
    clamsbeestrees clamsbeestrees 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 2

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    oirishi oirishi 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    The same ex that got me into trading pics and roleplaying was the same girl that cheated on me a month after I nearly died
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