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I Want a Better Self Esteem

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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 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Mar 18

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    Related Experiences

    i have low self esteem, and i hate it. because i love myself, but its like i find trouble thinking in that way everyday. i have headaches sometimes thinking about bad things. I am...
    NonoFlorArtist NonoFlorArtist 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I lost it long ago and now i have rediscovered it within again.Well being traumatized has made me a weakling and dependent person and i ended up being clingy and a bit over polite...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I guess it's an issue that stems from childhood, and has sort of followed me ever since. I was bullied in primary school. Looking back on it now, it probably wasn't as viscous as...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 22

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    I am the type of girl who has low self esteem but I pretend I have a lot of confidence. My self esteem is so low that when any guy or girl calls me pretty, I believe I owe them...
    jswdancergirl1 jswdancergirl1 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm ugly, I stutter and have no friends. Self esteem? What self esteem?!
    hreinn hreinn 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I battle low self-esteem daily...DAILY... :-( I don't want to talk about it :-(
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 13

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    My wife destroyed my self esteem. Married 17 years. She had nothing. Put her through college. Put a roof over her head. Brought her 3 Mercedes in that time. Took Her To Europe...
    bigrobery62 bigrobery62 51-55, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    DO MEN SCREW THE SAME GARBAGE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO SELF ESTEEM AS MEN? THIS GOES FOR BEING MARRIED TOO SH.T WIVES WITH NO MORALS IN OUR SOCIETY
    PHONEBURNALLDONE46 PHONEBURNALLDONE46 51-55, F Mar 6

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    It sucks having low self esteem and I think its all because of my last relationship..
    dawwnn dawwnn 16-17, F Mar 15

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    Let me get this off my chest..... Since I was little I was made fun of by the only male figures in my life (my bro and father). I blossomed into a woman who gets pleasure when...
    nancylu1234567890 nancylu1234567890 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I think I've almost conquered my lack i Of self confidence. I'm trying to redefine my self worth in what it truly is. Through me and through my creator. The other day, I gave...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F Mar 23

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    I always feel like I can't do anything right and put myself down a lot. I don't recognise my achievements because I focus on the people who helped me to get through. I went to a...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    More like no self esteem and no confidence..
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    At this time, my confidence and self esteem levels are hitting rock bottom.. Wow!!
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I used to have really low self-esteem and was really shy back when I was in primary school, I still am though but not as bad as it was before. I would always look down when I walk...
    Monstaar Monstaar 18-21, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I need more self confidence and self esteem
    jake722 jake722 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Fixing my self esteem...well one way to do that is to raise my confidence. Being successful at things I enjoy will help me do that...
    starablaze starablaze 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    is more like a rant about my life so far. Everytime I got the chance, I like to go out by myself and think about things (everything and anything so far) and here is what I got so...
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I realized today that the main cause of most of my problems was shame. I am ashamed of myself to the point that any little thing I do wrong makes me hate a part of myself. This...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I don't know what to do about this. It just feel as if everyone is so much better than me in terms of intelligence, awareness, creativity, knowledge and so many other aspects. What...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    The constant feeling of insecurity, of feeling judged, of hating yourself for the way you look... It's all so exhausting. Why can't I have even the slightest bit of self-confidence...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I always have had a lack of confidence in myself. Mostly I am doing ok these days, but there are just some times when i fall back into the self-defeating ways of thinking about...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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