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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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    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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    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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    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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    Or do i.??? Egomaniac ?

    ?? Narcissist??? Or victim??? Or broken??? Egomaniac with an inferiority complex??? Hmmm??? Foid for thought.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    My defense mechanism for having a low self-esteem is putting on a mask of confidence, which is almost non-existent in reality.
    wanderingsilhouette wanderingsilhouette 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I guess I have suffered from low self esteem for a lot of years maybe even always There's also been experiences in my life that's not helped like I was in an emotionally abusive...
    Ellievale Ellievale 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    A year ago I was diagnosed with Complex Trauma PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder with Moderate Episodes, and Anxiety Disorder NOS. All of this originated from physical, sexual, and...
    mjh8808 mjh8808 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    How many of us look into the mirror and hate what you see? Wait a second. Did you create yourself? No, you didn't. I made myself feel bad for years because of my appearance and I...
    ladybug96 ladybug96 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was washing my hair when I thought of the following today: I can't allow anybody else to determine my sense of esteem. Nobody knows me well enough to judge me anyway, so why...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 11

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    I've dealt with low self esteem and confidence issues for as long as I can remember. I grew up as the only disabled kid in school and had to deal with the bullying that came with...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    My self esteem feels really low how do you know what your worth? In a confused and lost state...
    Anna85xo Anna85xo 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    for as long as I can remember I have been teased and made fun of called ugly and worthless. People have told me that I should just be a guy because I'm too ugly and manly to be a...
    jazzyxxav jazzyxxav 22-25, F Oct 14

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    as an 11 year old, how to gain confidence and stop having low self esteem? it sucks. Badly.
    haya08 haya08 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 17

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    yes i have low self esteem but no one know about it cz i can always fake it. hard for me to believe that someone will ever love me
    fraufraufrau fraufraufrau 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    At the moment I'm in retreat, and going through a lot of soul-searching. One of the things that's come up in my procrastination breaking programme is the notion of self-acceptance...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Criticism: disapproval based on mistakes/faults. That's me. Constantly thinking about all the things that are "wrong" with me. Going over each and every flaw in my mind...
    BelieveInU BelieveInU 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's so ridiculously low today, I hate everything about my appearance. I've been so self conscious for literally as long as I can remember, my earliest memory of it is when I was 5...
    Gallowsweet Gallowsweet 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm learning to love my self a little more each day, I'm not dumb or stupid or helpless and I do have a future and I will go far and i am smart, very smart. I can achieve my goals...
    tigersfan195 tigersfan195 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I know I'm intelligent, but I want to be my own definition of perfect. I compare myself to so many girls and my self confidence got so bad once that I started crying in front of...
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'd like more self confidence and belief
    ayumipamyurin ayumipamyurin 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    I have to find some way not to spend my money now that I have more of it. Lol have spent over 700 dollars the last three days. Scarrrrrryyyyy. lol will be buying an electric guitar...
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    It's really bad. When I like something and someone else shares an interest in it or seems to threaten it I immediately give up on it and go back into my shell
    MissManaged MissManaged 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    its like not fair how god makes people. some people have it all while other have a saddist unfair life. ITS SO ****** UP. im tried of hating myself and how i look i had to do that...
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    I'm not a fan of Ulrika Johnson. But I do know one thing about her: she said whenever anybody told her they loved her, she automatically lost respect for them. Because how could...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M Sep 29

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    I really just don't like myself.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 30

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    Im just wasting space is what I tell myself. I don't think anyone/thing could make me change my mind about that. I am nothing. Why do people compliment me? It's all lies!
    6356kk 6356kk 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm ugly 😂😂😂 but I'm glad ! My personality has taken me places! And it still does
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M Oct 5

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    oh my goodness a compliment! I think the world just stopped turning! my mom NEVER compliments me. it's nice to hear that I look pretty for once.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Damn some days I just hate myself so bad
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M Oct 8

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    Like i know I'm ugly , probably the main reason why I don't have a girlfriend
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I feel ugly and I'm shy . Maybe I should just go for it and talk to girls for once . I can't make love happen with a random stranger. It just has to happen
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I want to be someone else so badly. Everyone else's lives look so much better than mine. I wish I was pretty and popular and smart and I know it's shallow but I wish I had money...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I hate the fact that I'm a b-cup.. My sister is a DD and my mother is overweight but has to get her bras out of boxes at the store and my aunt has DD's too! But I'm 18 with small...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 9

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    Dear guys, It's extremely hurtful when you tell a woman she's ugly and fat. You think it's funny at the time, but words hurt. Here's to not eating for the next week! Sincerely...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Every ******* day is an ongoing battle with how much I hate myself. I can barely even try on clothes without having a ******* breakdown!!! I hate myself and my appearance and I...
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Going to bed with tears running down my face. I'm sick of this ****. It's the same old crap every day. I'm stupid. I'm ugly. I'm fat. No one cares about me. I'm a **** up.
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am confident in my body, but my face not so much. All my friends have dates to this dance except me, its horrible. I am not terribly ugly, but i am ugly i think. No matter what...
    neverweather neverweather 13-15, F Oct 2

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    Is there a man that can actually understand a women to the point of not putting her down for it?
    Browneyes34886 Browneyes34886 46-50, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I have had a really hard time of it over the past few years. I got involved with prescription medication. It ruined my life. My problems were not that bad. It just had a few life...
    Martinn1 Martinn1 36-40 20 hrs ago

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    I need to rant. I have had so many worries and stressful thoughts going through my head and I need to let them out. It's going to be long and probably annoying and depressing so I...
    linkingold linkingold 18-21, F Sep 30

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    I'm friends with this girl who has a older brother that just moved from Alberta. I talked and hungout with both of them together a few times and a night when I didn't have my son I...
    Purplesloths Purplesloths 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    An article about overcoming low self esteem and improving self confidence. http://margavita.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/rising-above-low-self-esteem/
    Margavita Margavita 22-25 Oct 14

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    My story is both simple and complicated at the same time, but I will try to explain it as best as I can. I claimed the title Straight Edge in 2012, but was drug and alcohol free...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 25

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    I guess a part of what richard does is sell you a dream. The dream of being important and having power over others. No matter how warped it is. There are two parts here. 1...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    My boyfriend is way inexperienced to the point where he's hurting my feelings at times. Not just in relationship ways, but he's inexperienced with people as well. He was trying to...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F 5 Responses