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I Think Having Good Self Esteem Is Important

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 393 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have low self esteem in general. I went in this morning to take my drivers test for my license. I was really nervous. I passed maneuverability. After that, we went into the...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I don't have poor self-esteem. I have poor esteem for everyone else! - Daria
    NG725324 NG725324 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I recently deleted all other social media from my life due to the fact that it was causing so much harm to my self esteem. I woke up every morning blindly scrolling through each...
    Danlor9991 Danlor9991 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I have low self esteem I'm 5'2 and only weigh 90 pounds,,, I hate being skinny,,, now a days guys want thick girls
    sactownbarbie sactownbarbie 26-30 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I have a new idea for you if you suffer from low self esteem. This should work for most of you: Are you a child abuser? Do you regularly punt puppies? Do you eat monkey brains...
    HumanNuggets HumanNuggets 22-25 4 Responses Feb 10

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    It wasn't until I searched low self esteem, did u find , and confidence. To read this was to feel validated. The internal conflicts the eternal of my existence each and every day...
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I have a low self esteem even though I try to hide it
    babyvuvu2014 babyvuvu2014 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Okay okay. Im not sure what having good sex means . But to me making love is a term I can relate to. Because making love is about both of you showing your affection for each other...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    hi I am new here having good life experience
    ammanu ammanu 31-35, M Feb 16

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    i used to have self confident when i was younger but when i hit puberty it changed. all the other girls had better developed bodies and got boyfriends so easily and i never got any...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I am really sick of feeling like a failure all of the time. I'm tired of wanting to die every time I make a mistake. The reason why I feel this way is because all of my peers treat...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I don't think people really need a reason for this. We're in a world where media shows standards for males and females that are impossible. It's not even one person- it's multiple...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Feb 10

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    I owe it all to my parents, always calling me stupid and telling me that I'm a bad person who isn't good enough. Whenever I want to talk, they tell me to go to my room and talk to...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This may sound horrible or something, but I don't hate my body for being fat; I just don't think I'm skinny enough to me attractive.
    GahYan GahYan 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I love my kids so much. I can't imagine not being a part of their lives. I know guys who choose to never see or have anything to do with their kids and I can't believe how selfish...
    JeremyB77 JeremyB77 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Don't be fooled by appearance... Why would you want something that looks good but ugly in the inside? Looks doesn't last long anyway! Personality does it lasts forever! Which is...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    Attitude and charisma is really good looking!!!
    Livyordreams Livyordreams 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 3

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    if you can make me laugh, smile and giggle, your good....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 9

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    Some people just don't understand how important a father is to a growing child, especially a boy. Growing up without a father is agonizing, whether he left you or he died before...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Anonymity. Being anonymous can be powerful. I often think you get a more true expression of someone's thoughts and desires, a clearer picture of who they might be at that moment...
    Cautiouslyr3ckless Cautiouslyr3ckless 41-45, M Feb 7

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    I have so little confidence I reject ppl who ask me out not because I don't like them back, but because I feel too ugly and unworthy to have someone's affections. < 3
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I almost died in an ATV accident in Mexico I had a girlfriend for 5 months online and in person She said she'll never leave me and she'll b with me through everything. A month...
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Feb 8

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    I find it hard to find people who understand how hard it is to never like yourself. I'm my own worst critic.
    xxmonkeynessxx xxmonkeynessxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    After years of being called ugly,stupid,retarded, special,disabled, poor,weird,creepy,and lots more! This is what I've become. I hate myself I can't do anything right I'm more than...
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F 10 Responses Feb 7

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    I have to write something about myself, for therapy purposes. I have to describe this character that happens to be me. I don't really know what to say. I barely can write this...
    Dylanismyfriend Dylanismyfriend 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    So I'm feeling down about my body, im slightly chubby and such, but and this is a bug but, my boobs are very small they fit into a 38 A cup. This always makes me feel bad, most...
    Cuttlefishculler Cuttlefishculler 18-21 2 Responses Feb 8

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    i just cant help it and i dont know if theres a way to change how i feel
    johnny437 johnny437 13-15, M Feb 10

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    I really don't find myself that attractive........I have big hips,brown skin,I have a weird voice that is really high,I have small fingers,a big head,marks oh my face and crazy...
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I am as capable as anyone out there.
    anshu0312 anshu0312 22-25, M Feb 13

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    With a bit of courage for shuness on the side.
    HiddenNumber4 HiddenNumber4 13-15, M Feb 13

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    This would be great, so I could stop second guessing myself all the time, so I could talk to people without feeling lightheaded. Although I guess it's better with too little than...
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I'm falling back down. Everyone around me seems to be happy and over their depression and here I am getting worse and worse by the minute... Suicidal thoughts are back. I'm not...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I can't talk about anything with my mom with out her telling me to get a job or get my license. It ****** me off because: It's really ******* hard to get a job here. Every teenager...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Feb 15

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    I always do bad on a test even thought I studied hard for the exam. A novel by me.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18