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I Need to Work On My Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 151 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 think so low about myself. I'm always negative, there will be times where i actually want to cut myself just to feel something.
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    I think, bit by bit, I am beginning to like myself. I've battled incredibly low self esteem and anxiety for most of my life, so actually smiling at myself in the mirror is taking...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My Fake Mother had her boyfriend and his family members burn the ends of my hair with a cigarette lighter to make me look like more of what my Fake Mother brainwashed them to...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I go through bouts of sadness where I don't feel good enough for anyone. Tonight is one of those nights.
    EllieT17 EllieT17 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I tend to turn to random people to flirt with and talk dirty to so I get some compliments because I never get compliments in my own relationship
    oddkid448 oddkid448 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I have been self harming for 5 years and I literally self harm almost every day because I don't see the point in recovery when I have such low self esteem and no close friends...
    Alexx556 Alexx556 16-17, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've always had it. Ever since I was a little kid. I absolutely hate my body image. All it takes is one photogenic girl who looks so beautiful and confident to make me hate myself...
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hello! My name is Emma and I’m 20 years old and live in Stockholm, Sweden. I spent my teen years having low self-esteem, panic attacks and was extremely anxious and insecure. Now...
    emmaerika emmaerika 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I don't think I will ever find love. Just don't know where to look.
    Roger773 Roger773 41-45, M Aug 22

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    I feel like my low self-esteem just gets worse and worse, On the outside i look like a beautiful girl.. but if im not looking at myself in pictures or in the mirror i feel...
    sabrriinaaax3 sabrriinaaax3 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I am 26 and I lost one of my front teeth. Guess what? Chipped right to the gum. Dentist said there was no hope, unless I have money to buy my way out of such a tragedy...
    myfungasm myfungasm 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Today my mother told me again, that IM FAT. She is always controlling what I eat and how I look. I am currently in college, I try as much possible to get fitness..but there is no...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Tonight I cried my eyes out. I was on POF talking to a guy. We got along so well and even made plans to hang out. He asked for my Instagram and of course they weren't as cute as my...
    AwkwardBlackGir1 AwkwardBlackGir1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    "do you think rent boy richard runs boot camps? To train the nuts in how to pull tough guy faces?" The power fantasy is clearly organised. It has structure and clear lines of...
    MYBANDISHERE1234 MYBANDISHERE1234 31-35, F Aug 19

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    I was messaging back and forth with an old friend from high school, and the question of whether I had tried dating came up. I basically told her no, because not only am I far too...
    jdhammer84 jdhammer84 31-35, M Aug 18

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    I hate to see single people online blaming the world on why they are single. All women are gold diggers...all men are dogs...Women don't like me because I'm a nice guy and they...
    Artiste92 Artiste92 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I have no self esteem. I really HATE myself. I HATE being female. I HATE my brain and my body. I don't understand WHY God made me this way??
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm really feeling like crap today and I don't know why. I'm feeling numb and invisible. I'm so tired of all the negativity around me when I'm trying so hard to be positive and...
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I have low confidence.There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright...
    inception000 inception000 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I just really dont like myself, people tell me I'm pretty and all but then it makes me feel like people only like me for that, especially guys because i don't think I have a great...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I am new here and am not very good at writing, even though I do have a lot to say and have trouble organizing my words as a result. I have had trouble making and keeping friends my...
    tm193 tm193 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Nearly 5 years. I want you to think about that. That's how long this has gone on for. These freaks have obsessively stalked me for nearly 5 years. That's not the sort of behaviour...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Aug 15

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    My self esteem has been slightly higher than usual, so I may start posting more selfies :p
    Smileydork Smileydork 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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    "The power fantasy doesnt require qualifications, being well rounded and normal, having self esteem and the pair of balls that go with it or leadership qualities." If richard had...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Aug 15

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    I'm not an ugly person I'm (I've been told) that I'm rather cute. I'm a small woman and for a black woman I don't have a very big butt my co-workers like to joke that I have no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 15

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    "He was shown how he could feel powerful by hiding and bullying cowards just like him. Finally he could belong." And lo richard did turn upon his own kind and this made him feel...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Aug 15

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    "Its because they are insecure and their self esteem is wrapped up in what other people think." Its not all about the nuts. They think everything i do is directed at them. I have...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Aug 15

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    I have low self esteem issues. I suppose all my life I felt like I was ugly. Being bullied throughout my school days made me feel less of myself. I do not think I have ever spoken...
    BreakingTheRules BreakingTheRules 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    Richard has spent what? The last 20 years creating and refining his power fantasy. Then him and the nuts try and run it on me. Only to have it horribly backfire. I have pushed...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Aug 14

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    I hate sounding like I'm whining or complaining but I really wish I had better self esteem. When I was younger I had braces and I was a stick (well I still am) and I just got made...
    Overtherainbow66 Overtherainbow66 22-25, F Aug 13

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    and I often think of doing it again. The "switch" has gone off maybe three times since I stopped years ago, and I have to immediately shut my brain down from proceeding. You know...
    hexgrl2k hexgrl2k 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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