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I Think Having Good Self Esteem Is Important

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 382 People

    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 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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    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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    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'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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    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.
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 13-15, M Nov 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 16 hrs ago

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    I agree. I think some people here are looking for "models" to converse with? I might be talking to someone and they ask for a picture and when I send, they stop talking to me. (It...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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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 11 hrs 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 1 day ago

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    I was told today that I was attractive (kinda funny hearing it from two girls when I'm gay) and I'm really trying hard to believe it right now. Telling yourself you are when you...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    I've a beautiful partner that has low self esteem, I've tried everything to make her feel better about herself without much success. I'm willing to do anything to help her feel...
    lowez lowez 36-40, M Nov 19

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    I think I tend to make poor decisions which have caused strain in my relationship with my husband because of my poor self esteem.
    katzbrow katzbrow 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 31

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    I've been to see someone today who specialises in Leadership programmes, mainly because I keep getting knocked back for promotion, but also because I know I have a really low self...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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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 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    I'm really self conscious when it comes to what I say and do. I'm still mentally kicking myself for things I said when I was six. My worst problem is when I say things and realize...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F Nov 14

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    I’m almost fifty-seven years old and I’ve spent a good portion of my life feeling bad about my physical appearance. I didn’t set out to be this way, I’ve just managed to...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I can't stop comparing myself to what's in the media. I know it isn't healthy for me to keep doing that, but I can't help it. I never felt good about myself. I'm very OK with my...
    adriana1722 adriana1722 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 11

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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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    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 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    my family doesn't think I'm gonna Finnish school. my parents make fun of me because I used to self harm. my parents tell me I don't have potential. I'm tired of everything.
    oxoxJillianxoxo oxoxJillianxoxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    A good attitude is key to a successful life but also what helps one to manifest a great attitude is love from people, love for the self, love for people, and a sense of...
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M Nov 13

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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 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    I guess I should begin at the beginning, right? Seems like it should be a no brainer, but I'm not sure which beginning to use. Once upon a time, a Scottish coke smuggler met a...
    HayleyBuggy HayleyBuggy 18-21, T 2 Responses Nov 11

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    Im at the absolute lowest now. The only thing keeping a temporary sanity is Making songs, ciggarettes and an urge to win over my self-hate. School is going bad since im not sure...
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    Some of my friends say I'm really pretty nice but I just don't see it and I think I'm stupid even though I'm in 2 high school classes and I'm in 8th grade (I don't have to do 8th...
    unicornsydney unicornsydney 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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    We put so much emphasis on the way someone looks but really? Why? The person literally has no control over how they will look like in their natural state. Its just already decided...
    LoveCove LoveCove 18-21, F Nov 3

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    I think that beauty has overtaken the world right now, and definitely not in a good way. Everything is sexualised which kind of makes me lose my ****, especially when it comes to...
    LuciLeft LuciLeft 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I remember a quote by Henry Ford.. "If you think you can or think you can't...You're Right". 'Nuff Said.
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    Me and my Boyf have been together 2 years, I've lived with him and moved out an several occasions. I've moved in again and when I packing my stuff I found condoms stuffed in a...
    littlefox6 littlefox6 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    The picture speaks for itself...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    You are absolutely amazing! It just may not show itself yet…
    nojokeintended nojokeintended 36-40, M Oct 30

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    I got expelled and seeing everyone at school and Everything makes me feel ****** about myself. I hate myself.erg
    oxoxJillianxoxo oxoxJillianxoxo 13-15, F Nov 6

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    To all my friends on here here my number feel free to text or phone me looking forward to hear from you all +44 7860 868314 💞💕
    lydiacox lydiacox 18-21, F Nov 13

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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