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I Want a Better Self Esteem

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    How to build self esteem, finish the things you have started. Trust me on this.
    ruberbandball ruberbandball 22-25, M Apr 2

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    Learning To Take It... - I'm in a bit of a pickle. I've never learned to take compliments, because I never believed I deserved them. Now I've finally met a wonderful woman who...
    damonengel damonengel 22-25, M 1 Response May 9, 2010

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    Will I Ever Get "enough" Self Esteem? - I'm 21 years old. I have a job, an amazing husband, and our 1 year old daughter, I love them to pieces but my self esteem is low I...
    luvofanimals09 luvofanimals09 18-21, F Nov 7, 2011

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    Positive Thinking: Deepest Roots - People these days speak a lot about thinking positive, but without really knowing the TRUE meaning of positive thinking. Being Positive is...
    SouthsideBalla SouthsideBalla M 2 Responses Apr 27, 2008

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    I Do! - oh, how much difference will that make in my life! i want a better self-esteem since it is fast becoming so rare among all of us. that will make me feel better about myself...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle 16-18, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2008

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    Better Self Esteem - I want better self esteem because I get made so easily and I want to control it better and I want to control it better but its hard for me to control my...
    tiara1992 tiara1992 18-21, F Sep 4, 2011

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    The Bottle In the Logo - I really do wish it where real. For all of the people who need it. [IMG]http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/uploadedImages/Home/Latest_Issue...
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M Dec 22, 2007

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    Who Doesn't?  I... - Who doesn't?  I'm sure we could all use a little extra here and there.
    Plum Plum 26-30, F May 27, 2008

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    I Hate Myself - I have a relatively good job. I have a loving mother, sisters, brother and a boyfriend, but somehow I am never fully happy. I feel empty inside and I don't know...
    Nafrica Nafrica 22-25, F Apr 16, 2012

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    When Will I Ever Stop Caring What Other People Think Of Me????? - Probably never, because i have no self esteem. I get depressed so easily. My work is very slow right now..yes i...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2011

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    Positive Thinking - I found a couple things that can help self esteem is to set goals and create a habit of thinking positively.  By trying to have a more positive outlook and...
    findinme findinme 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    Sometimes Compliments Are The Nicest Thing A Person Can Do For Another - Whenever I feel like nothing about me is good, those moments where I feel like I'm ugly and unnecessary, I...
    Cinnasticks Cinnasticks 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2012

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    Trying - I’ve been wearing a jacket lately at I’ve put on a bit while dealing with this tumor/surgery thing over the last few months. I know it doesn’t hide...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response May 30, 2008

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    I am really sad that I am about to give up what I want, just because I am an outcast who will never fit in.
    SpicyKrab SpicyKrab 22-25, M Apr 7

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    Insecure - Lately I've become very distrusting of new women in my life. I sense that they feel threatened by me. I sense they dislike me. But more importantly and disturbingly, I...
    Octarine Octarine 31-35, F Jul 20, 2012

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    Every person has dealt with low self-esteem and so have I. It’s not the best feeling in the world, but it’s not that bad either. The way we value ourselves is a hard thing to...
    BeingAnAnglophile BeingAnAnglophile 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Truth is I don't think I've ever had any Self Esteem or Confidence. I say that only because looking back throughout my life I cannot recall a time where I was truly okay with being...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    extreme low self esteem... im pretty socially awkward because of this and i stutter a lot she i talk to people who i feel have more social status than me. also, i have extreme...
    nataliekatherine nataliekatherine 13-15 1 Response Mar 18

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    I've been in a relationship with a committed guy for close to 4years who is soon to tie a knot, I'm so afraid to leave and move on, I'm so afraid to fall in love again, I'm so...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Throughout my entire life, I've struggled with self esteem. From childhood through my sophomore year in college, I was always teased and was the main topic for everyone's cruel and...
    Paul1538 Paul1538 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Always have had low self-esteem. When people say I'm beautiful or pretty I automatically shut it down. I look in the mirror and see so many flaws and things I wish I could change...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have very low self esteem... I waste hours dreaming of the beautiful body and intelligent mind I've always wanted, I grow more jaded every day from the venom in my envy of my...
    Jillianchn Jillianchn 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    It's that usual low-self esteem caused by worries. The worries of not being able to meet expectations despite disliking expectations and preferring to go wherever I please...afraid...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I have had low self esteem for 4 years. After all that happened and all those conflict with my used to be friends, i just didnt want attention to myself anymore. Everytime i get...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have really low self esteem, it is reaching the point where I don't even want to go out and socialize because I don't feel good enough.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    With my first real post I want to be honest and open up with something that has been bothering me for years. I am sure several people post similar things but this is my honest and...
    SkipperSkips SkipperSkips 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know where the hell it originated from. I used to believe in myself, but I lost that. I never really had much confidence. Probably because I was emotionally abused by my...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I don't even mind not having high self esteem but can I at least think good about myself
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I have very low self esteem. I get so depressed because of how I feel about myself I wind up taking it out on my boyfriend. When I do it makes him feel like **** and like I think...
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    It almost seems more comfortable to have low self esteem instead of getting your hopes up and feeling confident only to be crushed again. I guess what I am saying is it is easier...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I've pretty much had low self esteem since the age of 6, I got put down a lot about my weight when I was a kid and that I had a few learning difficulties. I'm 15 now and I still...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M a week ago

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M a week ago

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    my self esteem is so low and I can't find out why I'm like this. I pick out every single little flaw I can find, and I'm so brainwashed that everyone else around me notices...
    megtayl0rr megtayl0rr 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have such low self esteem, my family is constantly telling me that I don't give myself enough credit. It's hard not looking at myself and seeing a **** person. Because I AM a...
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Some days I can't get out of bed... Not because I'm lazy but I feel so down I don't want to see anyone. I have a boyfriend and says lovely things about me but I can't see it and i...
    nawpjh nawpjh 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    You were enthused to see me. Estatic. It made me feel special. But it also made me feel scared. I was nervous. I didn't know what to do with that emotion. I accepted it the best...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 23 hrs ago

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    I live in a house with 4 other people about the same age as me. (I've been living here now for about 6 or 7 months) When I come home from work, I walk straight to my room and stay...
    JustMsDanni JustMsDanni 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    I feel like Everyone's better than I am, idk why:/
    chaaayy chaaayy 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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    Where do I begin. This whole story being my life is quite a long loopy one, and if anybody has the energy to read this and respond, I thank you - in return I will just cut to the...
    spiderchris spiderchris 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been in a long distance relationship for over 5 years now. It was instant love when we spent our first summer together. We absolutely clicked! Being 1000 miles apart and...
    cynic44 cynic44 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I consider myself to be a fairly attractive young man. But my self confidence pretty low when it comes to asking the opposite sex out. And when the opportunity arises for me to ask...
    beyondreach89 beyondreach89 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I can't help it. When I hear people laughing, I think they're laughing at me. I always think people are talking about me when they're in groups and I usually am too shy to ask a...
    123peppy 123peppy 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    The Person who brought me into This world is beautiful-she is also very shallow. She judges everyone and everything on the basis of looks and beauty. Pretty is pathetic, damn you...
    lolaMyheqrt lolaMyheqrt 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I was abused horribly by my father from as for back as I can remember (my first memory was being punched in the chest) and at the same time bullied in school because of my deformed...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Sometimes I think about it just for karma, if someone hurt my feelings I'll hurt myself and they'd somehow feel it later cuz karma will punish them. Crazy idea right? You know why...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Because I feel like I'm a pest wherever I am, a surplus to the group. Someone who happened to just be there, nonexistent to everyone around me or ignored cuz they feel disgust or...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I haven't cut in over two years but I miss it terribly. I want the pressure of a cold, steel blade against my wrist knowing that, I can feel something. Numbness is the worse...
    aokiger aokiger 22-25, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I used to self harm last year. I'm starting to have those feelings and I really want to go back to the blade. Call me crazy. I don't care. But one thing that stops me doing so. My...
    HydroChronexia HydroChronexia 13-15, F Mar 26

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    Anyone else have low self confidence? I hate being so insecure, like I know you can notice them by the way I act, and that makes people get away from me. Any advice would be great...
    feistyfun15 feistyfun15 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I feel invisible all the time, I'm used to being ignored but I can't help thinking. I want to cut, and I can't stay strong.
    indigo21 indigo21 16-17, F Apr 2

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