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I Think Having Good Self Esteem Is Important

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 383 People

    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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Self esteem issues are real! In fact they are more real now, than they have ever been! Living in a society obsessed by Image! Image! Image!, a society where the world is at the tip...
    pristee88 pristee88 22-25, F Dec 2

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    I've had low self esteem problems all my life. I grew up being the only kid in a wheelchair in my town and because of that I was bullied relentlessly and the affects of it really...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I find it sadly ironic that the people who often ridicule or belittle you for having low self esteem are the ones who play the biggest part in damaging any you may have left.
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    My experiences growing up haven't been good ones I was befriended a lot and didn't have anyone to take care of me I came from a broken family and didn't care much about myself. My...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    Not really poor body image as much as low self esteem. I can not talk to a pretty girl to save my life. I get all light headed then think its a waste since they'll just tell me to...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I dont remember the last time that I felt good or happy about myself. Im not a girl with overweight problems but neither Im skinny model. I've never saw myself at the mirror and...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 28

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    I used to have a low self esteem. I used to be emotionally dependent, albeit secretly, upon boyfriends for a sense of worth and happiness. I still have my moments where I wish I...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Especially low self esteem. Which I have. I don't find myself useful or attractive. Not that I care. I just try to make people happy that are most important in my life, and it's...
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Low self esteem and poor body image is something I've struggled with all my life. Growing up as the only kid in a wheelchair in my town, I was always a bit of an outsider and spent...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I'd like to be honest with you. I don't know you, and you don't know me, and that makes it easier for me to get all of this out. I want to be really honest with someone other than...
    kurioussubmissive kurioussubmissive 18-21, F Dec 9

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    I'm battling issues that I don't know how to handle. In the past my boyfriend would talk with girls both online and off, it never went past talking but it still hurt finding out...
    cindyboo14 cindyboo14 31-35, F 14 Responses Dec 9

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    So earlier tonight I went out with a friend to try and study for finals and as I was waiting for her to pick me up, I realized that I had forgotten to put on makeup. Yes, we were...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    I try my best to get mote self esteem and confidence but I just end up failing at it!
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    Having a person who loves you like you are the best, the most beautiful, the smartest and the most amazing girl in the world is something that can be bought. Yes, it is wonderful...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Im not so sure but i think my esteem will go away until i reach the age 19
    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    Having a good attitude affects everything you do and plays a part in law of attraction! If you got good attitude it will attract positive energy from all around you and good...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    People are told to think that they are beautiful, smart, and "worth it", but when they embrace that they are called selfish, petty, moronic, etc. Its so sad. But I don't think...
    efrejoles efrejoles 13-15, M Nov 21

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    Ugh I hate overthinking things. It just makes me think that I'm not good enough for him. That he's way out of league...
    Chrels Chrels 22-25, F Nov 23

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    Im having a really hard time. I have that only one friend, she always drag me into her friends, her ''cool friends'' its hard, because i try to fit in and start to talk but its...
    ThatGirlR ThatGirlR 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Thanks to everyone who's said nice things to me. I have **** for self confidence and some of you have made it better. That's pretty cool. Still feel pretty worthless overall, but...
    worthlesssluttttt worthlesssluttttt 22-25, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm going on a self harm/self hate marathon since I'm off on break next week I'm going to bleed and sleep the depression away. I've come to the conclusion that no one REALLY cares...
    alentecia alentecia 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Some days are good Some days are bad Some days I love myself Some days I'm sad Some days I succeed Some days I fail Some days have sunshine Some days it hails Some days I talk Some...
    larosenoire larosenoire 18-21, F Nov 18

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    I do. What is it I don't like about myself? Physically. My nose, I hate it! My eyes. Feel like they're too close and crunch up too much when I smile. I wish my legs and butt...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F Nov 18

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    I had confidence in myself for about 2 hours this morning...then I looked in a mirror. And then I got mad at myself for being stupid enough to think that I actually looked...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Comparing yourself is a big issue. I'm pretty sure I'd love to be as good looking as them, but are they happy with themselves?
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I never really had any problems with myself until I started dating.. Guys would say how they wanted a girl like this , or a girl like that .. While we were together .. They...
    BeverlyPills BeverlyPills 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    For most of my life I have been told by adults that I am worthless and will never make anything of my life. I have not had a very good support system as I've been growing up. My...
    amykingery amykingery 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I feel like i want to give up but i cant. Ive been fighting for so long, i was trying to look okay on the outside but i just cant. The reason is , i know that noone will ever care...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 a week ago

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    Via Pinterest. I cannot even begin to describe the mixed feelings of both "thank **** someone put it into words!" and "Oh FML...so that's what my problem is..." Tell you what...
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F Nov 28

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    how do we measure selfworth ??? what ever it is i need micro units to measure mines ...
    rajmelotra rajmelotra 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I'm drowning in my own darkness, and this time I don't think I'll have someone to pull me out.
    piercethetaco000 piercethetaco000 13-15, F Dec 7

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-Lonely/5249647 Please read this
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I really really feel bad today. 😔 I kinda need a hug...
    polyglotparrot polyglotparrot 13-15, F Nov 18

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    I completely hate how I look recently ughh
    katstho katstho 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20