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I Want a Better Self Esteem

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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 always think back to one compliment that I received from a total stranger one day. I work at McDonald's... in particular, I'm normally in the drive thru. With our store...
    Cinnasticks Cinnasticks 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2012

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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 Nov 23, 2014

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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 thinks the world of me. The pickle is I don't know how to not only believe what she tells me, but to also think it myself.
    damonengel damonengel 22-25, M 1 Response May 9, 2010

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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. i will stop hating myself and might start loving myself! i will be more successful and i will not be...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2008

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    Cant Handle This Imperfection..

    I'm not perfect...never have been...never will be...but I've learned to accept this.when something about me..is pointed out...it hurts me...very badly..I can't take it...I think about it for long periods of time..I start thinking..and then I point my own flaws too...it hurts..so...
    rainbowskittlezz rainbowskittlezz 16-17, F Jul 25, 2013

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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 what to do or why. I feel guilty for half of the things that I do. I never seem to say the right things or do the right...
    Nafrica Nafrica 22-25, F Apr 16, 2012

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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 perspective on life our self esteem can grow. We can build self esteem through exercise, reading, writing, setting...
    findinme findinme 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 10, 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.
    SmujeeZ SmujeeZ 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7, 2014

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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 am afraid that is simply a reflection of how much I feel threatened by them. I've been noticing that I feel...
    Octarine Octarine 31-35, F Jul 20, 2012

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 16

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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, 2014

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    You are absolutely amazing!

    It just may not show itself yet…
    nojokeintended nojokeintended 36-40, M Oct 30, 2014

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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 anything and that I shouldn’t care but deep down it bothers me if something doesn’t fit the same. OMG...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response May 30, 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 anger sometimes and I hate that I am working on that each and everyday I try so hard not to get made but its not easily its...
    tiara1992 tiara1992 18-21, F Sep 4, 2011

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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 think. I've never really felt good about myself or how I look. Is there anything I can do to maybe raise my self esteem? Thanks!
    luvofanimals09 luvofanimals09 18-21, F Nov 7, 2011

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    Sometimes I feel attractive

    and believe I have a good figure, but then I look into reflections and see a big girl with an ugly face, well not an unattractive face, why?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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'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-esteem and for the life of me I can't see what others see in me. Anyway, I'm actually now a little bit scared! After an hours...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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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 not all about pretending everything is okay. It is about turning a negative experience into a positive one by find a lesson or reward in...
    SouthsideBalla SouthsideBalla M 2 Responses Apr 27, 2008

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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/Latest_Issue_Staging/AW_SelfEsteem.jpg[/IMG] But, I don't think it would work, for everyone, even if it where real. I think I...
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M Dec 22, 2007

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    My boyfriend doesn't understand

    why I hate myself. I'm 5 feet 3 inches and 212 pounds. Overweight, average looking without makeup. I just wanna be the perfect me but if I just wanna vent he turns it into a lecture...
    annajvbanana annajvbanana 18-21, F Mar 18

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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 that I am so ashamed of myself. I am chubby, but I'm not fat. I'm ugly. I'm so hideous. If I could change everything about myself...
    becxboo becxboo 16-17, F Aug 6, 2014

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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'm very lucky that i get to work with animals which i absolutely adore, but the slow periods are unbearable for me. I'm someone who has to be busy, and feel...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I hate feel insecure with myself. everything my fiance does like look at other women upsets me so much!!!! why must a man feel the need to look at other "interesting " people. am...
    emotionalmommy emotionalmommy 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I Have Low Self Esteem I know guys like confident women and it sucks because this is just how my mind is on the topic of my physical appearance. I have tried so hard to change my...
    SereneThoughts SereneThoughts 22-25, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I am always being told how pretty I am and how amazing my body looks.but since middle school I realized I had low self esteem. when I got into high school things changed. guys...
    tytm tytm 13-15, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    My husband never comes to bed with me even if we have a goodnight I go to bed by myself every single night is that normal?????
    zaragh zaragh 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    People compliment me a lot on my appearance.. I'm not saying that to be conceited, I actually get a compliment almost every day. For some reason, it seems to be messing with my...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sometimes, I am not sure how i can boost my self-confidence and become an ordinary person once in my life. Too much in my head lately to feel just "ok". I wish I had more close and...
    create1908 create1908 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    my confidence level is zero...even when I was going to share my experience I was hesitating that should I write or not....when I want to answer in class I cannot...I even cannot...
    neha66228 neha66228 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Is anyone else struggling with the summer months and hot weather as a girl who won't wear dresses, skirts, shorts or anything revealing because of self-confidence issues?
    CocoaCheese CocoaCheese 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am in a long term relationship. Most days it's healthy but sometimes he makes me feel like I will never be enough for him. It's both depressing and irritating. I feel like if I...
    tula87 tula87 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I want to start off by saying my lack of self-confidence is not looks based. I like the way I look. I say that because a lot of people associate low self-esteem only with...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I have to realize that my idea of what I want to be or look like will never be achievable, those past demons of being called names and comments about my body is what I'm...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My legs are too fat My skin is too pale My stomach is too round My arms are too big My face is too ugly My hair is too straight My hands are too long My toes are too short My scars...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i dont know what is wrong with me.. i just hate my self no matter how hard i try i just cant help. i cant sleep at night because i keep thinking that i am not good enough. i...
    shbamo shbamo 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    At random times of the day I have flashbacks-memories of really embarrassing things that I have done in the past (whether just an hour ago to 9 years ago) and i just cant help but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses a week ago

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    "Everything is Awful and I'm not okay: Questions to Ask Before Giving Up" https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6A2F5ky9SELU0Zfd05YMEpyNUk/view?pli=1
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F a week ago

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    I hate how people out me down about my looks especially my bf.I recently had a baby so I'm out of shape and my body seems boyish.Nowadays guys want a girl with a big butt and...
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Hi, i'm gavin, and like to help people, if you want message me and we can talk
    GavinP GavinP 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    My self-confidence just grew by alot. I just came out to my now ex girl friend. I feel great but then a little bad because she had a MAJOR CRUSH on me. I hope she keeps the promise...
    ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I had a lot of problems growing up and i was bullied really bad through high school. Oddly enough i am on the opposite side now and everyone likes me which is nice but sometimes i...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Really, it's a bit irrelevant... and I know it's pretty young -- possibly irrational of me to be saying this, too. But... do you find yourself admiring immensely those who are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 26

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