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I Think Having Good Self Esteem Is Important

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 425 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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    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...
    WindsomeFlurry WindsomeFlurry 26-30 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 66-70, M Jan 27, 2011

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    I thought I did, but it turned out I just needed to trust myself and love myself, and believe in myself. When you do these things you can see clearly that harsh judgements made...
    JustTheSun JustTheSun 26-30 4 mins ago

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    So what do you guys think? I have pretty low self esteem when it comes to my looks to be honest, like I'm okay with how I look and everything, but I wish I could be prettier, and I...
    galacticsplash galacticsplash 16-17, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    ...me and my husband are very strict on this one.
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Today is another day I have to go grocery shopping with my stranger for a Mother. I believe that she fills up with pride and joy when she takes me grocery shopping because she...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I mean, yeah, maybe you're feeling really bad about yourself but don't put other people down just cause you hate yourself. Talk to someone. Someone you trust. If you can't or don't...
    nobodynumbah8 nobodynumbah8 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm not yet a parent, but I think a good spanking now and then has its place. I don't dismiss out of hand the studies that discourage spanking, though, nor do I assume that these...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I can’t say no to this one as I don’t have a mum, there’s anice lady back in America who gave birth to me for a wedge of cash but she’s no a mother to me. What I have is my...
    DanteAsiir DanteAsiir 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    ...i pray to God that he will help me do this again. i don't want to be depressed and scared anymore. i don't want to be haunted and paranoid. i want to be happy!
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My best friend does that to everyone and it's really obvious that she does it to cover her own insecurities, but it's so annoying and people who doesn't know how she is always end...
    Danimp5 Danimp5 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Having this disease is excruciating. Inside I rot and squirm unable to get rid of this feeling, and I just smile to the world to convince them that I'm okay. I can't move forward...
    artemicionmoon artemicionmoon 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    it's only fare if we try make the World a comfortable place for everyone. don't judge or try diminishing somebody for being themselves
    dollarsigns dollarsigns 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Even though I am older, I still battle with self esteem issues. I wonder how anyone could love me. I wonder what is wrong them, What is wrong with me. I have too many faults to...
    aaronfunn aaronfunn 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hello, I haven´t posted anything for a while.. Sh*te is I discovered the guy I've been with for some months now it's with another girl. We had an open relationship so its not...
    96Charlie 96Charlie 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Building up my self-esteem from grounds up, baby steps but slow progress is still a progress.
    Valencia Valencia 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    That's why I always blame myself,even if other person did wrong.Whoever it is...To everyone I just keep apologizing.I just want everything to b normal in the end.But if u apologize...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    been kinda struggling with depression and self-esteem especially since being promoted. just been so drained and I lost myself and what makes me happy. idk what to do anymore
    hexKrona hexKrona 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Self hatred has been my constant companion most of my life. I wouldn't really know what to do if I felt normal. And recent events have shredded the little bit of self esteem I had...
    nothingandno1 nothingandno1 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is 1-100 problems I have in sick of it.
    dyingsnowangel dyingsnowangel 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I really don't get it. When I was a teen. I didn't care so much about what others said or did to me. I was in my happy bubble. But today, gaaah. I can't text anyone or have any...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    one of my traits responsible for a great deal of trouble.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    But love to give advice Lol http://nutrilover.tumblr.com/post/138145680213/new-post-has-been-published-on-nutrilover
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 27

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    But should we http://reluvworld.tumblr.com/post/138143768218/how-to-hint-that-you-like-them
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 27

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    We who care are awesome Theres no need for fake Quiet around lethal pigs maybe But never be fake
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 27

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    Trial research This vid says how to date introverts So If you are one Send it to your crush Lol http://reluvworld.tumblr.com/post/138133479988/8-tips-on-dating...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 27

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    This vid proves me was smart Me said do gratitude list And victory list And list of awesome And goals Four out of seven By my mind seeking a boost for me...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 27

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    it's hard but sometimes it has to be done.
    mabuhayka mabuhayka 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Your smell makes me cry and this shirt smells of you So I hold it to my face and I sleep with it Because with out you I'd cease to exist.
    EndlessBummerz EndlessBummerz 26-30, M Jan 26

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    I've decided to just give up on pursuing the men I'm attracted to because they never seem to ever want me. In the cases where they have been attracted to me, it's usually just...
    wendybunny wendybunny 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    My life is a mess. I don't know what to do with it anymore. It started since I was younger until now when my mom married my step dad. He was a good but short tempered man and I...
    LightHigami LightHigami 13-15 1 Response Jan 23

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    My low self esteem makes me depressed and insecure but I don't have will fixing it.Its not that I don't want to get higher self esteem I just dont want to lie to myself and i...
    heltel heltel 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22

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