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I Think Having Good Self Esteem Is Important

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 401 People

    Worthy ...

    Our core of strength ... good self esteem ... without it we cannot project the positive traits we all possess. If we believe ourselves to be worthy of love then we will be loved.  It really is that simple.  How can we not be worthy of love? ... think about it ... we...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F Nov 10, 2009

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    I'm so thrilled to say I'm actually gaining

    some self-esteem without feeling guilty about it. Man, this is such a freeing thing. Usually when I feel like asserting myself I think that it'll be considered "being a *****" or even getting those comments like "You're an ***." And honestly, these comments have been from...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F Nov 10, 2014

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    Happiness Or Self Esteem?

    I have worked on self esteem and happiness and it seems they are the same, IMO. ..When I'm happy, i have good self esteem/worth. when I'm feeling good about myself, I'm happy. so maybe if i work on both it will all turn out very good. my new "happiness" teacher is at: google...
    jimrich jimrich 66-70, M Jan 27, 2011

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    Having A High Self Esteem Is The Best

    I have to admit I have not always had a very good self esteem. When I was younger people would be cruel to me and try and push me around. I was quite shy and didn't have any siblings. I had many heartaches but over came most of them. I can truly say that my self esteem has gotten...
    nikka11 nikka11 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    Very Important

    I think having good self-esteem is crucial to being happy. It took me 30 years to discover this, and I still struggle with it daily. I truly am trying to love myself now, and it's extremely difficult, but I have to try. I mean, if I don't love myself and protect myself, who will...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2010

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    Wish I Had Some

    Don't know quite where it went, but it seems to be gone now.  Maybe I am being punished.  I used to have plenty, probably more than my fair share, but when you live in a competitive environment it really does help you get by.  When you leave the competitive...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Mar 9, 2010

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    It's no fun to be depressed

    and hate thy body and personality and whatever else. Been there, done that. Just sit back, listen, and try to enjoy life. :)
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F Nov 10, 2014

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    Rounded Corners

    It's important in the sense that it is the key to self confidence and shows that we care about ourselves despite our strengths and weaknesses. Good self esteem is a stepping stone to happiness as long as it doesn't lead to narcissism and self indulgence.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F Jun 2, 2011

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    It's True!

    I used to have horrible self esteem, and it made me so depressed that I hated life. When I finally managed to start raising it and fixing it, I stated to be happier. I loved my self more, and was an all around more happy person. I now know that I'm a beautiful, sexy, wonderful...
    DeadsyDreams DeadsyDreams 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2009

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    The Elusive Self Esteem

    Ahhhh self esteem , just what is it and how do you get some? The ways you don't get it are super easy to identify, Sisters telling you that you "could" be pretty or you "could" look nice if you only lost 5 lbs. your whole entire childhood, which then progresses to 10 lbs as you...
    VoteForPedro VoteForPedro 51-55, F Apr 7, 2013

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    Love Thyself, Too!!

    Self esteem = the esteem of your muthafukkin self (as said by Katt Williams lol). The clothes don't make you.... you make the clothes! Feel beautiful and you'll BE beautiful!! B-) I used to struggle a lot with self esteem when I was younger until one day I had an epiphany: I make...
    Terrain12 Terrain12 31-35, F Oct 8, 2013

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    I never had a low. Self esteem.

    I think people need to learn to love themselves and try working on making themselves a better person instead of doing nothing and complaining about it.
    XodolsWasHere XodolsWasHere 16-17, M Nov 10, 2014

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    i think my low self esteem stemmed from my mother always saying negative things to me all the time. i got accepted to a university a few weeks ago and she was upset that the school...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I always tell myself and others that I dont care about clothes or fashion or trends or anything like that. Well actually I really dont care for fashion bc its weird or for trends...
    ofnoimportance ofnoimportance 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    i have low self esteem, and i hate it. because i love myself, but its like i find trouble thinking in that way everyday. i have headaches sometimes thinking about bad things. I am...
    NonoFlorArtist NonoFlorArtist 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I'm ugly, I stutter and have no friends. Self esteem? What self esteem?!
    hreinn hreinn 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Ever since i gained weight i have absolutely hated my body and the problem is i can't lose it again because of my stomach issues and super low metabolism urgh. I hate looking at...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    More like no self esteem and no confidence..
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    At this time, my confidence and self esteem levels are hitting rock bottom.. Wow!!
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    My wife destroyed my self esteem. Married 17 years. She had nothing. Put her through college. Put a roof over her head. Brought her 3 Mercedes in that time. Took Her To Europe...
    bigrobery62 bigrobery62 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    People with high self-esteem they don't compare themselves to others.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    It sucks to be afraid to walk alone at school without friends, its awkward to go shopping alone, its embarrassing to eat alone at the cafeteria. My old profile pic was the only pic...
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 1 Response Apr 10

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    I have doses of self esteem that appear on occasion. But it would be awesome if it were more of a regular thing.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Apr 19

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    Don't get me wrong, I do make fun of others, but it's not for self-esteem. It''s to establish eh pecking order.
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 13 hrs ago

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    I am happy with me and have no need to do or say anything negative to others to feel good about me. my choices are mine alone and I respect others to make their own choices for...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    So I was sitting in class today and my friend was drawing. She kept putting her self down about it. She was saying what she drew was horrible and that she had "absolutely no...
    YourNotSoImaginaryFriend YourNotSoImaginaryFriend 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I was walking home one day, when I realized. No matter what I do, I can cut, to punish myself, starve myself to try and be perfect, try my best to have perfect grades, but i'll...
    tearfilledocean tearfilledocean 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sometimes or most off the time I have no confidence. No confidence for making friends, sometimes speaking to acquaintance's. Or for things I do creative I don't believe it's good...
    Ghost25 Ghost25 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    No friends and now no bf and even that people say that I'm pretty, I never feel that way. I always think that I'm not good enough because of my failed relationships. And I can't...
    drja20 drja20 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I absorb the positive feelings that people feel towards(specifically if I think they like me) so I feel someone likes me I would like them back. The problem is I am shy as **** so...
    Overdrive18 Overdrive18 18-21, M Mar 29

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    I finally got my braces off but I know that wont change my chances of having a girlfriend
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 19

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    When you're surrounded by smart, georgeous/good-looking, rich, talented and healthy thin people, you just had to keep yourself as low as possible. You know you'll have trouble...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 11 Responses Apr 2

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    I am supposed to go on a date soon in the next couple days and we met online. I only posted 2 photos of my face and one picture of my body because I'm very insecure about it. I'm a...
    mzgirl mzgirl 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 4

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    Does anyone know how to gain self confidence? I've been dealing with this problem for over 5 years. I sometimes feel as if im too nice to others, or just let myself go..I let...
    yasminesaleh00 yasminesaleh00 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    my body isn't one I'm proud of. I've tried starving myself but it didn't work, whenever I go outside my heart feels like it's not there anymore and I always think people are...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I can't help it. I've always been the tallest/biggest girl in my class and all my friends took dance and or been in some sport while I just focused on my studies more and my...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    8whenever i go to in any functions o or ceremony so i feel My self so boring l feel that there is any problem in myself I am not likes other my dressup is not gorgeous me should...
    123reshu90 123reshu90 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So, been arguing on & off with my girlfriend today .... I'm with a programme for my alcohol dependency/binge drinking. I'm with an organisation that helps me rebuild my confidence...
    TrustxxIssues TrustxxIssues 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I need more friends I am board with not having any body to talk to so please add me to your circle I need friends to talk to
    cheerxlife cheerxlife 13-15, F Apr 4

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    Some search for love and acceptance, others for silver and gold. I found all that and so much more in the outstretched hands of small children and it touched me, made me the single...
    whitepine1 whitepine1 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    A person who at first glance may be good-looking can easily look ugly at second glance after you've seen their personality, and vice versa.
    Letmebee Letmebee 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I believe strongly that fathers are very important in a child's life whether it is a boy or girl. One parent cannot be both parents. Boys need their dads and girls need their...
    michelleroberts76 michelleroberts76 36-40, F Mar 27

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