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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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    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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    Truth is I don't think I've ever had any Self Esteem or Confidence. I say that only because looking back throughout my life I cannot recall a time where I was truly okay with being...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Every person has dealt with low self-esteem and so have I. It’s not the best feeling in the world, but it’s not that bad either. The way we value ourselves is a hard thing to...
    BeingAnAnglophile BeingAnAnglophile 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    my self esteem is so low and I can't find out why I'm like this. I pick out every single little flaw I can find, and I'm so brainwashed that everyone else around me notices...
    megtayl0rr megtayl0rr 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    It's that usual low-self esteem caused by worries. The worries of not being able to meet expectations despite disliking expectations and preferring to go wherever I please...afraid...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I've been in a relationship with a committed guy for close to 4years who is soon to tie a knot, I'm so afraid to leave and move on, I'm so afraid to fall in love again, I'm so...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Throughout my entire life, I've struggled with self esteem. From childhood through my sophomore year in college, I was always teased and was the main topic for everyone's cruel and...
    Paul1538 Paul1538 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I have very low self esteem. I get so depressed because of how I feel about myself I wind up taking it out on my boyfriend. When I do it makes him feel like **** and like I think...
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Apr 10

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    Always have had low self-esteem. When people say I'm beautiful or pretty I automatically shut it down. I look in the mirror and see so many flaws and things I wish I could change...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I don't even mind not having high self esteem but can I at least think good about myself
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I have had low self esteem for 4 years. After all that happened and all those conflict with my used to be friends, i just didnt want attention to myself anymore. Everytime i get...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have really low self esteem, it is reaching the point where I don't even want to go out and socialize because I don't feel good enough.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    I have very low self esteem... I waste hours dreaming of the beautiful body and intelligent mind I've always wanted, I grow more jaded every day from the venom in my envy of my...
    Jillianchn Jillianchn 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    It almost seems more comfortable to have low self esteem instead of getting your hopes up and feeling confident only to be crushed again. I guess what I am saying is it is easier...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    How to build self esteem, finish the things you have started. Trust me on this.
    ruberbandball ruberbandball 22-25, M Apr 2

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    I've pretty much had low self esteem since the age of 6, I got put down a lot about my weight when I was a kid and that I had a few learning difficulties. I'm 15 now and I still...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    With my first real post I want to be honest and open up with something that has been bothering me for years. I am sure several people post similar things but this is my honest and...
    SkipperSkips SkipperSkips 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have such low self esteem, my family is constantly telling me that I don't give myself enough credit. It's hard not looking at myself and seeing a **** person. Because I AM a...
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    it frustrates me. i have so many friends who are super shy and embaresed and don't understand just how beautiful they are ! i have this friend Tanika . she is so beautiful ! she...
    MiskaMaskedOne MiskaMaskedOne 18-21 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Some days I can't get out of bed... Not because I'm lazy but I feel so down I don't want to see anyone. I have a boyfriend and says lovely things about me but I can't see it and i...
    nawpjh nawpjh 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Where do I begin. This whole story being my life is quite a long loopy one, and if anybody has the energy to read this and respond, I thank you - in return I will just cut to the...
    spiderchris spiderchris 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I live in a house with 4 other people about the same age as me. (I've been living here now for about 6 or 7 months) When I come home from work, I walk straight to my room and stay...
    JustMsDanni JustMsDanni 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I consider myself to be a fairly attractive young man. But my self confidence pretty low when it comes to asking the opposite sex out. And when the opportunity arises for me to ask...
    beyondreach89 beyondreach89 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I can't help it. When I hear people laughing, I think they're laughing at me. I always think people are talking about me when they're in groups and I usually am too shy to ask a...
    123peppy 123peppy 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been called fat and unfit for a while now and I didn't think I was for the longest time I didn't believe them but I strongly believe that I need to lose weight and I want to...
    BrokenAngel98 BrokenAngel98 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Why can't I just love myself, I can never see the good things about myself. I hate it so much.
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Dose anyone like 4 1/2 inch dicks .... I feel like no one dose...
    CASTbox CASTbox 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Always have ........ Any suggestions?
    onesmrtrn onesmrtrn 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I don't know how it reached this point. I've certainly never had anyone make me feel worthless--I have a loving, supportive family and have never been bullied by my peers or...
    rlc91 rlc91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Yeah pretty much :/ everyone here is so nice but for some reason people (boys especially) don't see that. Plus family doesn't really help considering they pick at my flaws 24/7...
    suzannah98 suzannah98 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    when I look in the mirror...... I've never been told I was pretty, over the years I've never been given a reason to think i was beautiful, pretty, or anywhere near it, but people...
    musiclover122 musiclover122 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I recently ended a relationship with someone and they used my weaknesses about myself against me. The words used have hurt me beyond belief and I dont know how to get them out of...
    mdvettech mdvettech 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am sooooo ugly, or average which is ugly in my book, bleh
    Danchou Danchou 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I am really sad that I am about to give up what I want, just because I am an outcast who will never fit in.
    SpicyKrab SpicyKrab 22-25, M Apr 7

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    It really doesn't help when the person I think I'm falling for doesn't have any romantic feelings for me. And I don't mean like he only sees me as a friend. I mean the only...
    ThisIsMordor ThisIsMordor 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    A was with this guy who destroyed my confidence I now feel fat and ugly and worthless because I wasn't good enough for him.
    grimesfoster grimesfoster 18-21, F Apr 7

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    The Person who brought me into This world is beautiful-she is also very shallow. She judges everyone and everything on the basis of looks and beauty. Pretty is pathetic, damn you...
    lolaMyheqrt lolaMyheqrt 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Kids at school make fun of me on how I look and act ugh why should I bother being nice in school
    Nny7 Nny7 13-15, M Apr 9

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    I was abused horribly by my father from as for back as I can remember (my first memory was being punched in the chest) and at the same time bullied in school because of my deformed...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    And I have no reason to. I was blessed with a fast metabolism and size 0 waist, people call me pretty, I get hit on when I go out. But I've always found a way to hate the way I...
    breeziibee breeziibee 18-21, F Apr 10

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    Help? I dunno what's up? Dunno what to look for in anxiety and depression advise?
    thatslagsarah thatslagsarah 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I hate that I can't feel pretty 😭
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    You were enthused to see me. Estatic. It made me feel special. But it also made me feel scared. I was nervous. I didn't know what to do with that emotion. I accepted it the best...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I feel so ugly right now, I can't stop crying!! 😢😔
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    My boyfriends, john, best friend,Paul, died in a car accident in November. Paul was going to marry a girl. Now my boyfriend and her talk often. Which is understandable but lately...
    dixie201425 dixie201425 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago