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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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    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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    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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    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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    Or do i.??? Egomaniac ?

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

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    Self esteem issues are real! In fact they are more real now, than they have ever been! Living in a society obsessed by Image! Image! Image!, a society where the world is at the tip...
    pristee88 pristee88 22-25, F Dec 2

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    My experiences growing up haven't been good ones I was befriended a lot and didn't have anyone to take care of me I came from a broken family and didn't care much about myself. My...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I'd like to be honest with you. I don't know you, and you don't know me, and that makes it easier for me to get all of this out. I want to be really honest with someone other than...
    kurioussubmissive kurioussubmissive 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    So earlier tonight I went out with a friend to try and study for finals and as I was waiting for her to pick me up, I realized that I had forgotten to put on makeup. Yes, we were...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    Low self esteem and poor body image is something I've struggled with all my life. Growing up as the only kid in a wheelchair in my town, I was always a bit of an outsider and spent...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I'm battling issues that I don't know how to handle. In the past my boyfriend would talk with girls both online and off, it never went past talking but it still hurt finding out...
    cindyboo14 cindyboo14 31-35, F 14 Responses Dec 9

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    I've had low self esteem problems all my life. I grew up being the only kid in a wheelchair in my town and because of that I was bullied relentlessly and the affects of it really...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I have a very low self-esteem. Like I like my body, but I hate my face. I took the manly features of my dad's face and my mom's hair. I have a big head for my height too. And it's...
    azngirl123 azngirl123 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I used to have a low self esteem. I used to be emotionally dependent, albeit secretly, upon boyfriends for a sense of worth and happiness. I still have my moments where I wish I...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I find it sadly ironic that the people who often ridicule or belittle you for having low self esteem are the ones who play the biggest part in damaging any you may have left.
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Not really poor body image as much as low self esteem. I can not talk to a pretty girl to save my life. I get all light headed then think its a waste since they'll just tell me to...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I dont remember the last time that I felt good or happy about myself. Im not a girl with overweight problems but neither Im skinny model. I've never saw myself at the mirror and...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 28

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    Especially low self esteem. Which I have. I don't find myself useful or attractive. Not that I care. I just try to make people happy that are most important in my life, and it's...
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    how do we measure selfworth ??? what ever it is i need micro units to measure mines ...
    rajmelotra rajmelotra 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I heard it was about a tree and a boy. The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous. Perhaps a...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I heard it was about a tree and a boy. The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous. Perhaps a...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm going on a self harm/self hate marathon since I'm off on break next week I'm going to bleed and sleep the depression away. I've come to the conclusion that no one REALLY cares...
    alentecia alentecia 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm at the point where I can do nothing right. I spend hours on my appearance and what for? To be told I'm ugly and fat? I can't go on like this. I need to change something but...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F Nov 21

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    I'm 20. Never had a boyfriend. I am extremely insecure. I hate the way I look. I'm tall, have a slim body, nice hair, and have been told that I have a nice personality. Some guys...
    parisjade12 parisjade12 22-25 Dec 4

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    i can't take it anymore...i mean me myself i need someone to talk to :'(
    DalaKumono DalaKumono 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    People are told to think that they are beautiful, smart, and "worth it", but when they embrace that they are called selfish, petty, moronic, etc. Its so sad. But I don't think...
    efrejoles efrejoles 13-15, M Nov 21

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    Thanks to everyone who's said nice things to me. I have **** for self confidence and some of you have made it better. That's pretty cool. Still feel pretty worthless overall, but...
    worthlesssluttttt worthlesssluttttt 22-25, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I completely hate how I look recently ughh
    katstho katstho 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    I was looking at quotes on Pinterest for something to send a friend and I came across something that's supposed to be positive but just made me cry. Broken crayons still color...
    BrokenDee BrokenDee 36-40, F Nov 21

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    Ugh I hate overthinking things. It just makes me think that I'm not good enough for him. That he's way out of league...
    Chrels Chrels 22-25, F Nov 23

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    I had confidence in myself for about 2 hours this morning...then I looked in a mirror. And then I got mad at myself for being stupid enough to think that I actually looked...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Comparing yourself is a big issue. I'm pretty sure I'd love to be as good looking as them, but are they happy with themselves?
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    All thanks to past experiences.
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Via Pinterest. I cannot even begin to describe the mixed feelings of both "thank **** someone put it into words!" and "Oh FML...so that's what my problem is..." Tell you what...
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F Nov 28

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    I hate that I will have times this comes back. I'm not as bad as I was but I still have a moment here and there. The last time I was being compared to two other guys. It bothered...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I never really had any problems with myself until I started dating.. Guys would say how they wanted a girl like this , or a girl like that .. While we were together .. They...
    BeverlyPills BeverlyPills 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    he told me pretty things full of hope and promise. then life gets going and he forgets to be supportive. it takes too much time. ugh
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    This girl makes me ******* hate myself
    drpastasauce drpastasauce 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Im having a really hard time. I have that only one friend, she always drag me into her friends, her ''cool friends'' its hard, because i try to fit in and start to talk but its...
    ThatGirlR ThatGirlR 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Ya know how on social media people post Tbh & rates well there were these 2 boys that were giving them out to whoever liked their picture and I liked the picture but then unliked...
    BrightInspiriation BrightInspiriation 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I frown when I look in the mirror. Terrifying reflection
    HunnyMuffin HunnyMuffin 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    For most of my life I have been told by adults that I am worthless and will never make anything of my life. I have not had a very good support system as I've been growing up. My...
    amykingery amykingery 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    I'm slowly giving up on myself
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7

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