I Struggle With Thinking of Myself As 'pretty'

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    When I was in elementary school I was very tall, taller than almost everyone who was in my grade or less.. I was the class joke. I was picked on and bruised emotionally. I Had straight a's up until the 5th grade. In 5th grade I was done being picked on I was fighting back...
    SilverRain583 SilverRain583
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2012

    Miss Fugly

    I hate the way I look ever since I was ...maybe...10...I couldn't stand one moment looking at myself in mirrors. I avoid all shiny objects that reflects light. My self confidence became so low that it affects my whole life. I stop volunteering to get involved in activities in...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2010

    Why have I been graced with

    and ugly face and disgusting eyes 😓
    HeartacheICantFix HeartacheICantFix
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    I see myself as average,

    or maybe less. But hear different things for other people. Compliments are very hard for me because I tend to believe they are some form of a sick joke. People thinking I'm "fishing for attention" when I tell them how I really feel so I tend to just nod and awkwardly say "thank...
    MsBree01 MsBree01
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014
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    Jun 25, 2015

    Just sitting here looking at different groups

    on here and this one just so happened to pop up. This couldn't be more true for me. I can hardly look in the mirror without cringing or saying negative things about myself. It's awful, but I'm not pretty. Uhhh yeah. You could say life is rough right now. This stage in life...
    lizygurl lizygurl
    22-25, F
    Dec 28, 2014

    Not a Pretty Woman

    I'm not Pretty, but at least I am alluring, right?
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Feb 1, 2009


    For the past 6 years, i have been struggling with thinking of myself as 'pretty' when i look in the mirror i see myself and i go ew. It's been even worse lately because my boyfriend wont answer my calls, wont return my calls, and when i do finally talk to him, he blames me for...
    lala03392 lala03392
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2008
    heartcoaster1 heartcoaster1
    16-17, F
    Aug 6, 2015

    Can I Just Hide?

    i have never considered myself pretty. i hate it when my mom says i am, she has to say that we share the same DNA. plus she's my mom. i consider my self as a normal blimished face teen. which sound pretty damn ugly to me now.
    gothicromantic gothicromantic
    18-21, F
    Jul 14, 2009

    Eek, I'm so ugly!! I just don't see how I could

    possibly ever be attractive to anyone.
    LinkTurtle LinkTurtle
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 6, 2015
    emma143 emma143
    18-21, F
    Mar 9, 2014

    I'm Not Pretty At All.

    So many people have called me pretty and all sorts... but I never see it at all. I wish I could see what they see when I look in the mirror, but all I see is everything thats wrong with me. I really don't think I'm pretty really...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2009

    The Ugly Duckling?

    I never have thought of myself as "pretty" or "beautiful", when I think of my looks all I think of is "plain" or "ugly". I have grown up in a beautiful family, all my siblings are thin, dark brown hair,  brown eyes, thin faces, perfect skin, and tan. I am fat, a redhead...
    redupp redupp
    13-15, F
    Mar 20, 2010

    Even though I'm told all the time how pretty I

    am I still can't seem to believe it. I wish I could see what everyone else sees :(
    Wellzerz2012 Wellzerz2012
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2015

    No, I'm Not!

    My Momo, my best friends in Ireland (Philip and Sharon), and many others tell me that I am pretty... Nah! I just don't see it. Well, I've been told all of my life that I'm ugly... from everyone in school, all my friends as an adult, and my own birth-father. My mother never said I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 1, 2009

    I feel like when people tell me

    that I am pretty they are lying. I have had only one boyfriend and boys never seem to like me.
    hannahelisaa hannahelisaa
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    Not So Much Pretty

      I believe to be PRETTY is in the eye of the beholder. But to be attractive is something that almost everybody would agree with. I try to be positive concerning my looks; but that quickly fades once i go out into the world and have constant reminders that i...
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2009

    you only see yourself in the mirror.

    .. you dont get to see your face light up when you realize you are happy. you dont get to see yourself walking along the street admiring the sky. you dont get to see the way the sun reflects off your natural face. you dont get to see the moments when you are truly beautiful.
    classylips classylips
    16-17, F
    Dec 29, 2014


    That's the LAST word I would use to describe myself. Elisha Cuthbert- she's pretty. Me? I'm nowhere near that.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2010

    From the time I was a little girl my mom made

    it her daily mission to tell me I was ugly, no one would were want me. This has stuck with me my hole life. I have many people tell me how pretty I am but when I look in the mirror I see the beast ;(
    lover4life33 lover4life33
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 9, 2014

    Most days I see myself

    as ugly, if only my teeth were straight I'd be a confident young woman. I plan to get braces in the next year.. I'm an adult, 31 soon but it's never too late.. Just gotta keep my gums healthy and pink. Waiting for my health insurance waiting period to end so I can get them at a...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 9, 2014

    It Varies

    Some days I wake up and like what I see in the mirror, but most days all my eyes reveal are my blemishes...like my acne, too-big nose, poofy hair, gelatinous butt, ruddy lips, etc. Sometimes my reflection physically disgusts and revolts me. I think that can be dangerous to feel...
    Quetzal Quetzal
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2009

    So once there was this discussion about how bad

    or good I looked and it was so annoying because even tho the person insisted on saying that i "look good" i just couldn't buy it! Why is it so hard to accept that I will never see myself as "not-so-bad-looking" you do?
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Aug 6, 2015
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