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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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    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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    I am the type of girl who has low self esteem but I pretend I have a lot of confidence. My self esteem is so low that when any guy or girl calls me pretty, I believe I owe them...
    jswdancergirl1 jswdancergirl1 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I lost it long ago and now i have rediscovered it within again.Well being traumatized has made me a weakling and dependent person and i ended up being clingy and a bit over polite...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I guess it's an issue that stems from childhood, and has sort of followed me ever since. I was bullied in primary school. Looking back on it now, it probably wasn't as viscous as...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 22

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    DO MEN SCREW THE SAME GARBAGE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO SELF ESTEEM AS MEN? THIS GOES FOR BEING MARRIED TOO SH.T WIVES WITH NO MORALS IN OUR SOCIETY
    PHONEBURNALLDONE46 PHONEBURNALLDONE46 51-55, F Mar 6

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    I battle low self-esteem daily...DAILY... :-( I don't want to talk about it :-(
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 13

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    It sucks having low self esteem and I think its all because of my last relationship..
    dawwnn dawwnn 16-17, F Mar 15

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    Let me get this off my chest..... Since I was little I was made fun of by the only male figures in my life (my bro and father). I blossomed into a woman who gets pleasure when...
    nancylu1234567890 nancylu1234567890 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I always feel like I can't do anything right and put myself down a lot. I don't recognise my achievements because I focus on the people who helped me to get through. I went to a...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    More like no self esteem and no confidence..
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    At this time, my confidence and self esteem levels are hitting rock bottom.. Wow!!
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    The constant feeling of insecurity, of feeling judged, of hating yourself for the way you look... It's all so exhausting. Why can't I have even the slightest bit of self-confidence...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I wish I didn't need other people's approval all the time.
    JourneyOfLife JourneyOfLife 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I'm lonely Depressed Sad I prefer older women Someone please txt me I need comfort
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Mar 15

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    I've never really told anyone how I feel truly because I don't want anyone to feel bad for me or worry about me. But for the longest time, ive been plagued with negative thoughts...
    cbeez25tree cbeez25tree 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I always have had a lack of confidence in myself. Mostly I am doing ok these days, but there are just some times when i fall back into the self-defeating ways of thinking about...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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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 3 days ago

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    I am stuck. I need prayers to accept myself.
    heathee heathee 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't know what to do about this. It just feel as if everyone is so much better than me in terms of intelligence, awareness, creativity, knowledge and so many other aspects. What...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    It's all spiraled to where I am now, all of it. It's all come to this point and I'm still stuck exactly where I was. I've just covered it all up. Repeatedly. When one source is...
    wanderquietly wanderquietly 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I don't feel good enough anymore... I feel like it's only matter of time before it starts to end. I don't want it to of course but I can meet seem to make people want to stay with...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    good quote time: "When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't." - Jodi picoult
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I always hate the "it's not you" "not your fault" speech...still makes me feel like I failed in some way
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Until popeye syndrome returns.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 10

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    MY feeling is that it never goes away
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 13

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    I still have a lot of issues with myself and my appearance but I can honestly say I’m so much more confident than I was a year ago. and that's something I'm proud of.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Sometimes you think of yourself as an afterthought rather than just a thought
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I realized today I am actually skinny. Like I sometimes look at myself and say wow I am getting chubby. But today I put on my favorite dress and looked at myself in the mirror and...
    Emily217 Emily217 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    is more like a rant about my life so far. Everytime I got the chance, I like to go out by myself and think about things (everything and anything so far) and here is what I got so...
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I feel like even if I wanted to I couldn't be anorexic, I don't have the strength to just not eat! Sometimes I wish I did, other times I've very happy that that I can't because I...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 18

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    No matter what i do to clear my acne it always comes back... Why?!?!. I hate life...
    MyLifee99 MyLifee99 13-15 2 Responses Mar 18

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    My boyfriend doesn't understand why I hate myself. I'm 5 feet 3 inches and 212 pounds. Overweight, average looking without makeup. I just wanna be the perfect me but if I just...
    annajvbanana annajvbanana 16-17, F Mar 18

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    My grandma was like "you should find yourself a girl". Me:"get real now".
    MyLifee99 MyLifee99 13-15 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I've alwys had... Since I was a kid. I grew up so scare of people. And I felt myself so insignificant. Always. Even now. And the saddest part is that I've been in therapy for six...
    Starinthedeath Starinthedeath 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    So I was reading the "I want to know if you think I'm attractive" posts ... Then I thought holy **** that's depressing, do you really have to be rated by other people in order to...
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I know I'm not beautiful. I know what beautiful people look like and that's just not me. If I was beautiful, I wouldn't be 18 and never had a boyfriend, unless you count the kind...
    ArwenUndomiel62 ArwenUndomiel62 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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