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I Want a Better Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 593 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    You are absolutely amazing!

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    WonderingWillow11 WonderingWillow11 26-30, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    what's the best self confidence/motivation so I can boost before I get an anal tonight?
    ONEPERCENTER666 ONEPERCENTER666 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    People say that I'm attractive or good looking. What ever. I really don't see it myself.... I do want more self-confidence but i find it hard as I don't consider myself any where...
    Chucks42 Chucks42 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My friends are OK were not as close as others. The guys I like to hang around,I'm not that close with but I do love being around them. They hang out together and are super close...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My friends are OK were not as close as others. The guys I like to hang around,I'm not that close with but I do love being around them. They hang out together and are super close...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Being made fun of growing up, being made to feel that I'm not as important as my older siblings, bullied all through school...all these things have lead to low self esteem...then...
    guitarman493 guitarman493 61-65, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    two steps forward, and then two steps back ....I'm jus a sucker with no self esteem (offspring)
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I told you I think I am week , didn't you see people don't like me , I hv to do better n harder, didn't you see.! This is why I suck and this is y I get the strong g emotions.. U...
    Outlookingtheworld Outlookingtheworld 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Everything is fine. I am going good at studies and at other things. Its just the self confidence where I suffer. If I had some self confidence my life would have been much much...
    waiting4someone waiting4someone 18-21, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    so lately ive felt more self conscious about my breast theyre small i fit in an a cup and my boyfriend says he loves how small they are and i know he means well but i cant be happy...
    Cuttlefishculler Cuttlefishculler 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I text someone and it takes them forever to text back. Like any normal person in the end you end up with 5 texts sent and still no response. It really brings down your self...
    varcx3 varcx3 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was just told today that I can't be in an advanced class if in self conscious…
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F a week ago

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    I think so low about myself. I'm always negative, there will be times where i actually want to cut myself just to feel something.
    yoadrian123 yoadrian123 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I think, bit by bit, I am beginning to like myself. I've battled incredibly low self esteem and anxiety for most of my life, so actually smiling at myself in the mirror is taking...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    i find myself being overly insecure lately. i feel anxious, and i feel like people are watching me and judging me. most days i move past it and dont let it get to me. but some days...
    whenyourheartwonders whenyourheartwonders 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    It's hard to never believe in yourself and think you won't make it even if you do it right you've proven yourself wrong assuming you'd fail. It's hard to wake up and hate yourself...
    NecayaGirl75 NecayaGirl75 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I just want some confidence, a sense of self awareness that everything us going to be alright. I don't know what it feels like to be confident. I have NO friends and I don't do...
    ChrisTheHero ChrisTheHero 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I've always had it. Ever since I was a little kid. I absolutely hate my body image. All it takes is one photogenic girl who looks so beautiful and confident to make me hate myself...
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Hello! My name is Emma and I’m 20 years old and live in Stockholm, Sweden. I spent my teen years having low self-esteem, panic attacks and was extremely anxious and insecure. Now...
    emmaerika emmaerika 18-21, F Aug 23

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    About a year and a half ago I felt really great about myself. I got a great receptionist job and was really taking care of myself then I once I started dating my boyfriend I got...
    lotus47 lotus47 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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