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I Think Having Good Self Esteem Is Important

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    peace82 peace82 26-30, F Oct 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 70+, M Jan 27, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have a hard time in life and relationships in general because i have a really low self esteem, idk why this is, i just know its there and i can't do anything about it.. Ive tried...
    Cheesyboy Cheesyboy 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have discovered that this is my biggest flaw and challenge in life. Low self-esteem truly affects me and causes me both physical and mental distress that is unbearable much of...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I've been having some thoughts about this for a few days now, which I might have partly reflected in comments I've made here and there, can't remember... What I've been thinking...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    i dont really have much self esteem anymore. i used to be really fat but even then, I was happy and I felt pretty. nowdays, i dont. it's like, everyone tells me im pretty and that...
    TrueLondon TrueLondon 18-21, F Sep 3

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    There was a small time in my life that my confidence started to bloom. I modeled for a few photographers, I was happy with the way I looked minus a few things if course. I...
    MarKri MarKri 22-25, F Sep 7

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    every time I trust someone it blows up in my face. I trust fairly easily tho. plus I have such low self esteem I think I'm fat.... ugly.... a mistake..... hurt everyone I meet
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    my self esteem is so low that i cry in public when i see someone pretty and wish i were them. never tell yourself that you are ugly. never, ever, compare yourself to someone. not...
    xenababy7 xenababy7 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Ive been battling self-conscious and low self esteem for sometime now.. Hav u ever experienced asking ur seatmate or friends for answers for exams or seatwork? And soon finds out...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F Aug 25

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    I always feel like I have to compare myself to other people. It gets under my skin all the time. It eats away at me everyday. It kills me and I have no remedy to get rid of it or...
    thesorrybumblebee thesorrybumblebee 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    My self-esteem is like a rock. The higher you bring it up, the harder it comes down .-.
    SilenceInBlackAndWhite SilenceInBlackAndWhite 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Everyone who is a little bit closer to me knows how low self esteem i have. It is unbelievable actually. There's no part on me that I'm satisfied with. I mean physically. And...
    anrim654 anrim654 18-21, F Aug 27

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    My self esteem is lower than ever now.......
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    My self esteem is lower than ever now.......
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Take any journey for about an hour into a city and I can guarantee you will find a girl you think is good looking. It never ceases to amaze me just how common good looks are lol...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Stevie Wonder - for once in my life Listen to this song, read the lyrics and then imagine you singing it to your self, magical will happen lol... On the real though, love to me...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I view myself as having low worth so I automatically think people are judging me as low in worth, weird, freakish, complex,?so much stuff. I wish I had more self confidence.
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I have had them since I was very young and I been hurt so many times. It's hard for me to trust almost anyone. So don't take it personal it's just the way that I am. The low self...
    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 16-17, F Aug 26

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    Nate was about the same age as me but he'd had what seemed like much more life experience. We were both twenty years old and working on a farm. I'd been working there since my...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    I've been married for 5 years now and I need out because I feel BORED and I have lost attraction for my husband... He is always broke and never has money to help out..always asking...
    voguetouch voguetouch 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I can't act out my dreams. It's like trying to push a wall that wont move. Somewhere I'll mess up the whole experience, it happens almost every time. With my anxiety disorder it...
    riverflows riverflows 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I have trouble trusting people which stops me from having any kind of relationship. I want someone to talk to but I know I won't open up at all. I had to talk myself to putting...
    BoMolly BoMolly 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    Is anyone else having problems posting stuff ?
    lonely112 lonely112 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My goal: to be the person I want to be with in more ways then one... With this in mind I find myself getting anxiety from a place of self perfectionism, but then I take a step...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I really do. Growing up being told that you're a failure and never going to amount to anything tends to have that effect on someone. On a side note since my esteem is so low it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 9

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    Olga No matter how many times I punch the mirror it still reflects still projects still renders that horrid reality all too clearly I don't look at myself and think “cute” I...
    JaneBloodyAusten JaneBloodyAusten 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 3

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    I really don't like myself at all. I have dreams and goals of becoming something I don't believe I can be. I'm not even going to make to start my senior year considering I was a...
    onlyme313 onlyme313 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Truthfully I do believe that looks are not everything considering a person can be beautiful, but that does not mean they are a good person. Personality can go a long ways with some...
    Ahaizzy Ahaizzy 16-17, F Aug 25

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    My entire life is spent thinking "how can I improve the way I look". "If only I could lose a few pounds". "If only my nose was shorter, my hair longer, my teeth whiter" I feel...
    xxlouisebaby xxlouisebaby 22-25, F Aug 30

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    Always when I have to speak in front of many people my face turns red and I speak weird. My friends call me shy. But I just think it's not my people.
    Ramakichi Ramakichi 18-21, F Sep 10

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    I find this to be really true :) There was a time in my life when I was super shallow and only talk to the prettiest of girls or the guys that don't have ache and braces. However...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 12

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    With all the people that have hurt me in my life i don't trust anyone. I don't need to feel any worse than what already do and i don't need to be falsely happy again.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M Aug 21

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    I don't really trust anybody........ I've been called fat so many times and I believe it. I've been called a ***** so many times, that's why I'm going to just stop talking. I've...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Catwithscars, please unblock me so I can read the message
    Tgharrold99 Tgharrold99 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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    After you've been stabbed in the back so many times you just start to give up.
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I feel that I have less of everything. I'm not pretty, smart, talented and no boy wants to date me. I have acne, uncooperative hair and my smile is crooked. My body is not that of...
    sunsetcountdown sunsetcountdown 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    I actually took a screenshot of a message someone sent me because he had paid me a lovely compliment. I know that is a little sad but it meant a lot to me!
    HaightStreet HaightStreet 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I dislike the way I look along with many others.
    onlyme313 onlyme313 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    There is literally nothing attractive about me. Physically or personality wise. Don't worry if you're reading this, you don't have to try to make me feel better. It doesn't work.
    ModernJob ModernJob 16-17, M Aug 31

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    Am I attractive. Please answer honestly
    Nick1027 Nick1027 13-15, M 7 Responses Aug 31