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I Think Having Good Self Esteem Is Important

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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 1 day ago

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    Lack of confidence and low self esteem...I've had low self esteem and confidence as long as i can remember... I think i was born with it...I've never believed in myself and don't...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I've been invited to apply for a very prestigious position at work and it would be a huge opportunity personally and professionally. The fact that my name is on an incredibly short...
    thelasttoknow thelasttoknow 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I have been thinking about receiving psychotherapy for months now regarding my emotional instability and attitudes toward myself and my environment. I constantly feel disconnected...
    pflz91 pflz91 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    My self esteem is non-existent. I feel so horrible about myself almost all the time. (I'm bipolar and I sometimes have an inflated self esteem during manic episodes) but other than...
    becxboo becxboo 16-17, F Aug 6

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    This all started when I was in middle school because I had and still struggle with my weight because back in middle school I was pretty much overweight my entire life. In middle...
    Jordanbeautiful Jordanbeautiful 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    The only reason I don't have confidence in myself anymore is because of a quote I believe is true, "Forget self-esteem, learn self-control." It is one of the many quotes I live by...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 12

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    My low self esteem affects my relationship with my bf in a negative way. I try not to show the fact that I have low confidence but he still gets upset at me for it. It also affects...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    All my life, I've felt like I'm second-rate, that the people around me (friends, family) are more interesting, more intelligent, more attractive, funnier, stronger, kinder, and I'm...
    JHeit JHeit 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    How can someone ever love me if I don't like myself sometimes. I have my good days and my bad days. Honestly today feels like one of those bad days. Sometimes though I come to the...
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    All my life I’ve been harboring the thought “I’m not good enough.” At school, if I didn’t score the maximum grade, I wasn’t good enough. If I didn’t pick up each and...
    TryingToGetIt TryingToGetIt 26-30 1 Response Aug 9

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    I hate being skinny. I wish I was thicker. It's much more attractive. I hate having fast metabolism I want I gain weight. I don't think I will ever love myself.
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    I think it was a combination of everything being picked on, marginalized, bullied relentlessly, sexual harassment,not saying anything for so long. feeling like no one accepted me...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I don't need to live my life waiting or trying to be "good enough" because I am already "good enough" right now, right now I am perfect and I will always be perfect for me. -self...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 12 hrs ago

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    Everyday of my life I think the same thing. I will never be anything, I won't live the life I want, and I can do nothing about it. That wasn't really a story, so I'm sorry to...
    bugf9630 bugf9630 13-15 1 Response Aug 3

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    Unfortunately this is something I am still having to process, and it's taking a long, long time, no-matter how much I struggle to keep the past in the past. Ah well. I'll keep at...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am 27. A month ago I left a five year relationship due to the treatment I received. The first year was okay, then the lying started. He lied about talking to other women, he lied...
    tippbrown198623 tippbrown198623 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I'm not good enough never have been and never will be I wish people understood how bad im struggling right now going out tonight to a bar with friends sucks enough since I don't...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    One of the biggest things I need to work on...smh I just feel like I am never good enough...
    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F Aug 5

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    Yep. Wish. Often. No codependancy. More independent. Less caring. Less worry. Less analyzing. More sleep. More good luck. But wishing rarely produces...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 11

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    When people tell me I'm pretty and I don't agree with them its not because I like the attention or because I don't believe them, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For some...
    TheRouge TheRouge 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I've been bullied since I was 11, kids at school would bully me & I would go home & just get bullied some more by my dad. It's like I could never escape it. He's the reason I have...
    neliza neliza 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    It's so hard to feel good about yourself when you spend over an hour trying to convince someone that they are beautiful then the second you send a pic they leave. I guess I...
    makaiajane makaiajane 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm sick in the head and I can't fix it I think I will start to get better but then it comes back even worse than before I need help with this and have no one to turn to cause...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F Jul 25

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    I really have no worth in this world. All motivation has been completely destroyed. I am the laziest piece of garbage anyone will ever meet. I think I would be doing the world a...
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 9

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    Its good to have a great personality but its also important to have good looks. Honestly, i think you cant like someone and be with them if you think they are "ugly". Its not fair...
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My personality type: ISFJ (Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging) ISFJ Strengths Very supportive. ISFJs are always willing to help other people, sharing their knowledge and...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Both parents have an extremely important part to play in our lives, raising us but also shaping us into people. Mothers and fathers can be responsible for our mental state and the...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Big-time important!!!!!!! A good friend of mine doesn't have his front teeth because you never brushed them.
    MtnDewForever MtnDewForever 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    I want to be more than a piece of meat I want to be looked at as the intelligent person I am and not the beautiful eyes or my gorgeous body or my delicate face or how my hair is...
    Ownership Ownership 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    You can find a gorgeous boy with a **** personality or not so great looks and amazing personality. How often is it you find both!! I'm one of them lucky girls then!! When you get a...
    Mollou Mollou 18-21, F Aug 6

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    I believe beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And if you're true and genuine, I think that's beautiful.
    ireallylikebacon ireallylikebacon 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 9

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    Yes fathers are important then mothers . Im a daddys girl and i love my dad so much . Hes a wonderful father .
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F Jul 30

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    I live alone. Have a few number of friends. Don't have family close by. No boyfriend/ children. My only responsibility is my flat. I have to be tight/frugal with my money because...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I like the idea of having a sugar daddy. Is this so wrong? Is it close to selling yourself? Not sure. Does appeal.
    clareg clareg 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 23

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    :( I try to talk to girls but I'm afraid to
    Djcovance Djcovance 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I've been bullied ever since I've started school. I've either been too different, too fat or too ugly. Not only was I teased in school, I was also teased at home. I know now that...
    MacabreCannibal MacabreCannibal 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Beauty has a vast definition. It differs from one person to another. I am cynical when it comes to compliments given to me. I can't help it but to disagree even knowing everyone...
    MarieAiko MarieAiko 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25