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I Need to Work On My Self Esteem

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My self esteem has been severely knocked down. I'm staying indoors today. I just fear if I go into town all crushed like this that I'll do something stupid. Like let 5 guys take...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I use to have low self esteem and would like to share my feelings so that it might be able to help others. Let me start off by saying I view myself as a perfectionist. In my...
    DavidRHall1996 DavidRHall1996 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I never ever felt like the need to make fun of others to feel popular or to raise my self esteem. I used to be the one who been into a lot of making fun of. I knew it was cos they...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Jul 16

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    Yesterday a friend and I were in a park relaxing. A group of guys came and approached her, my friend is more curvy then I am naturally petite. My friend is really developed for her...
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 7

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    I have low self esteem as it is. I feel so low about myself. I have since I was really young (it seems more often than not). I have stooped so low today. I messaged my ex and told...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 13

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    From years of my mom telling me that I was fat and that I needed to lose weight my self esteem has plummeted to an all time low. I avoid mirrors, clothes shopping, hanging out with...
    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I literally hate myself with about everything I have inside of me . I can't even look into a mirror without wanting to barf . I'm trying to become a happier me but it's hard when I...
    r3alfri3nds r3alfri3nds 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    No matter how hard I try, I just can't boost my self-esteem, When I look at myself, I see this hideous person with an ugly nose, huge lips, thick eyebrows, small squinty eyes...
    MLW1123 MLW1123 18-21 Jul 22

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    For the longest time I've been the fattest person in my family and around me and I've never fit in. I never stop thinking about how much it hurts me when I look in the mirror an...
    JennieKathleen JennieKathleen 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Doctors send so much time trying to make people feel good about them self. Some people only have a very limited amount of things to feel about. When the job you have been at for 2...
    Linndsay Linndsay 26-30 Jul 22

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    I'm sick in the head and I can't fix it I think I will start to get better but then it comes back even worse than before I need help with this and have no one to turn to cause...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F a week ago

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    I constantly criticize my self. I hate how I look and hate how I act around people some times. I always say stupid things and even find my own self annoying some times. I feel like...
    Cartwheel3694 Cartwheel3694 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Especially when it comes to body issues. I know I'm not perfect and there's a bit of room for improvement, but I also know I'm not fat or awful looking. I'd venture to say that I...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    I have a really low self steem, i'm so damn scared of rejection and also scared of people making fun of me, i really can't think of me as a successful person in the future, and...
    nati900 nati900 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    How can someone ever love me if I don't like myself sometimes. I have my good days and my bad days. Honestly today feels like one of those bad days. Sometimes though I come to the...
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 3 Responses 45 mins ago

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    I must confess there was a time when I enjoyed making fun of others...so mean.It was pure act of creativity how I would analize stuff others worn or behaviours I found odd.It...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 10

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    I am really shy and I never think that I have done something well when apparently I have, my teachers have clearly noticed this as me and a few other under confident students have...
    Melonfriends Melonfriends 13-15, F Jul 2

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    I think I feel the worst when I think about the size difference between me and my boyfriend. I always felt the male should be bigger, that it was simply a sign of masculinity. My...
    genericidiot genericidiot 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I honestly wouldn't give a a monkeys penis about anything you would say about me. There's only like 2-3 people on this planet that can mentally make me cry.
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 2

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    I don't think I'm pretty. I really don't. I mean I joke around a lot and I don't send pictures. People get to know me and I'm great but as soon as I show them who I really am, they...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    God you're so fat. You disgust me. Just look at yourself. You are the epiphany of ugliness.
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Im not the hottest guy but I'm a good looking average joe. My wife wants someone with more money and cuter I suppose. I am too scared to even attempt to speak to other women and...
    aaronfelti21 aaronfelti21 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I feel so ugly and worthless compared to other girls
    yesiigarciaa yesiigarciaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Feeling like i dont look good enough to get anything real, any real realationship.
    justfnbrad justfnbrad 22-25, M Jul 11

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    I bounce back and forth everyday between feeling good about myself and feeling like I am worthless. A lot of this has to do with my appearance, even though I know I am an...
    alittlerose alittlerose 18-21, F Jul 16

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    It won't go away I saw a super cute dress yesterday and picked it up then put it back down then made myself go back today and was gonna get it but a skinny girl was buying the same...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F Jul 16

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    It currently is at a six. It has taken a very long time to recover from the -10 I was once at but it was worth it. I have never looked back since.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I hate my body, I hate my life I get bullied, people think Im happy when Im not im suppose to be happy and everything But i hate my life in general
    autumnmarch12 autumnmarch12 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Yep. I feel like that I never am good someting and will always make mistakes even if the action is an easy thing. Almost every girl in my batch has something they're good at but me...
    bestchloe bestchloe 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    This site has improved the way I look at myself. Thank god!
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jul 21

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    I'm not good enough never have been and never will be I wish people understood how bad im struggling right now going out tonight to a bar with friends sucks enough since I don't...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Beauty has a vast definition. It differs from one person to another. I am cynical when it comes to compliments given to me. I can't help it but to disagree even knowing everyone...
    MarieAiko MarieAiko 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wish I was confident and outgoing. Probably never gonna happen.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been rejected and hurt so many times. It's just really hard for me to get close to people anymore. I dislike everything about myself... :/
    allisonks98 allisonks98 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Whats going to happen? In delusional fantasy land whats going to happen? You are nobodies. It only effects you. I dont know anyone involved. Why would I care? You care about what...
    BetterThanYouAtEverything BetterThanYouAtEverything 41-45, F 58 mins ago

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    What you want people to see are tough guys who push people around because they are scared of how tough you are. In other words the way you wear your tough guy berets frightens...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    For those of you who put your self worth into how many Instagram, Twitter, even how many Facebook friends you have, you need to work on your self esteem and confidence.
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F Jul 20

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    Well, I have always wanted to start a blog, but I have hesitated because of two things. 1. No one is going to read my **** and 2. I didn't want to share too much about my...
    Pamham101 Pamham101 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I'm in such a bad way. I'd appreciate some kind words off anyone. I have a history of severe depression anyway but events in my life atm are causing me to implode. I have two...
    Stiggyb Stiggyb 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Here I am, a single overweight mom and teacher at the age of 38. Been single since ex H left me for office **** at 7 months pregnant. So yeah that is depressing and I used to be...
    smcordova smcordova 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    I really dont think you understand what I mean when I say I dont understand you. I mean I dont understand your behaviour it just dumbfounds me. I try and understand the reasoning...
    RichardTouchesUpLittleBoys RichardTouchesUpLittleBoys 41-45 1 Response Jul 13

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    Every now and then, when the sun seems unusually wounded, I retreat to the farthest recesses of my self and ponder. Which isn't particularly unusual, but I suppose the subjects in...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19

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