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I Want More Self-confidence

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    The Sad Story Of Me.

    I used to think I was pretty. Maybe in 1st grade, then I didn't care about looks, I was fine. A kid. In second grade that is when it began, my sister would always call me ugly, fat, dumb. I was a kid. I believed her. I wasn't fat. But it made me so sad. When I developed my...
    AreYouMadCool AreYouMadCool 18-21, F 11 Responses May 10, 2013

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    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I know I have a lot to offer the world.

    I'm just figuring out how to express that confidently. To ask for what I really want. To muster up the courage to say no, I think I can do better than this. To always seek continuous improvement while finding contentment with who I really am, and everything I have already...
    missykaiyay missykaiyay 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I've watched an episode of Dr.

    Phil today in youtube and I loved this line, "Everybody can be beautiful if you love who you are." So smile people, we're all beautiful.
    HwangNeulRin HwangNeulRin 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    My family and friends are always saying to stop

    bring myself down but I just look at myself and think in what life is someone going to want this.
    justanotherquitegirl justanotherquitegirl 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 7

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    Dear couples, STOP MAKING OUT IN PUBLIC!

    Sincerely, single people.
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 12 Responses Aug 29

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    It sucks not to be confident.

    Worrying about how you look and how other people see you is almost crippling to me. I want to be able to walk out of my house and feel comfortable in my own skin. I'm very over weight, decent height, short hair and an odd face (not that ugly not pretty). I pretend to have...
    LovelyLady333 LovelyLady333 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    I feel like ever since I migrated,

    I haven't been able to express myself much; especially when I have to speak English most of the time.. I want to communicate with other people and be able to express myself, but sometimes it's hard, knowing that others might judge. I seriously can't wait to go to university. I...
    kenahreee kenahreee 16-17, F 2 Responses 40 mins ago

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    I feel like I would have more self-confidence

    if people just didn't walk up to me an call me ugly. I've been at my locker at school and guys have come up and said right to my face and immediately started laughing right after. Yeah, people on here call me pretty, but, and this may sound bad, it's just not enough to make me...
    Igot7starlightarmy Igot7starlightarmy 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hello guys! 😊 im new to here

    and now i'm wondering what brought me here? And you know what i guess loneliness.. Sometimes i feel like no one understands me or listens to me. Like everyone fits in, has no struggles gets on with their lives.. You look at them and feel like drowning in the sea.. And no one...
    Gitamomo Gitamomo 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've hit rock bottom again.

    I hate absolutely everything. I refuse to have my pictures taken and I won't even take a pic of myself anymore. Its hard to even look in the mirror. I'm just a terrible person who feels worthless constantly. Everyday I lose more and more self esteem and just want to die. I can't...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    No matter how many people tell me Im pretty,

    i just can't seem to believe it.. I've been like this for years. But nothing I say or do helps.. I just hope that's later in the feature things will get better..
    Beautifultragedyy Beautifultragedyy 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 12

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    πŸ˜” everyday I'm told how beautiful I am .

    . Every single day .. I wish I could see myself through their eyes
    NoTuRtYpE78 NoTuRtYpE78 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    Being told 'my severe lack of confidence makes

    people feel uncomfortable' at a job interview is really not what I need to be hearing. Great way to rain on my parade.
    demie18 demie18 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Kenz42 Kenz42 16-17, F 7 Responses Sep 9

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    Confidence seems to come

    so easily to some people. I wonder if it is a product of nature or nurture.... I told someone recently that I don't ever think I am good enough. He asked me "what is "good enough"?" I've been thinking about this alot lately. Who defines what is "good enough?" One thing that I...
    eham1234 eham1234 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Waterstorm Waterstorm 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I've been on and off with my girl

    for 3 years and I'd do anything for her, but she hurts me constantly, telling me I'm useless, not going public about our relationship and then telling me that I'm hiding it, I'm never good enough and can never make her happy. I just feel like a complete loser because I have a...
    AnotherStoner AnotherStoner 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    People will love you

    and hate you for who you are or who you pretend to be. Question is does it matter? Freaking NO! Whatever you are, whoever you may be, you rock! And you are awesome in everyway :)
    charlichan charlichan 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I'm that girl that likes to take pictures just

    to get the compliments. It boots my self esteem! And gives me more confidence in my every day life. There are those that give me a lot of crap for it but if it makes me happier, then whats the big deal?
    youdontknowmylife youdontknowmylife 18-21, F 16 Responses Aug 3

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    There was a party next to my house last night.

    So I went there for like 15 minutes to check it out. As I arrive there was lots of AA's on the side walk smoking weed or marijuana idk....there was good looking chicks and lots of guys of my age & older. So I go in the music was going on, there was guys doing shots at a table. I...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 23

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    How do you socialise normally

    when you're shy, socially awkward, hate life and people in general?
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 14 Responses Aug 12

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    I have very low self esteem I am recently out

    of a marriage that ended after five years I feel like I don't really deserve to be loved like something's wrong with me. I was in a relationship where the guy used me and I feel even more terrible about myself!!
    1sweetnurse 1sweetnurse 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 12

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    I've always had a rather low self-esteem.

    Rather it's my face or my body, I just never seem to be happy with anything. It's gotten to the point where I don't even want to go out in public because I'm so terrified of people looking at me and judging me. What's worse is I can't even pick a specific thing I hate. It's just...
    daughtersofanarchy daughtersofanarchy 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I enjoy making people feel confident about

    themselves, even if I don't feel that way myself. :x
    Sydpls Sydpls 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I want to be more open

    and less quiet. I'm tired of this girl too shy, too nice, I mean too much nice that I finished by being manipulate. I want to say what I want without being afraid of people. When I try to take contact with others I just ask stupid questions because I panic... Do you have good...
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is me, after curling my hair.

    I usually never ever ever take pictures of myself, but I thought this one looked okay. Anyone else agree? >.<
    Kenz42 Kenz42 16-17, F 9 Responses Sep 9

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    Sometimes I go on hot

    or not and I click "hot" on all the unattractive girls because I feel like everyone should feel like someone likes them.
    brganger brganger 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 2

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    I'm wearing this really nice outfit tomorrow

    for school but it's not my style at all so I'm really surprised I'm gonna wear it. But I'm gonna wear it and I'm so nervous.
    lilbum97 lilbum97 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm always thinking the negative all the time

    about myself what I do in anything at all
    lukekentykent lukekentykent 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 30

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    mayjo mayjo 41-45, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Blonder hair, flat chest,

    tv says bigger is better... South beach, sugar free, vogue says thinner is better
    chantellehorne14 chantellehorne14 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 8

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    Now I'm going to have class photo

    and I thought that I will take a dress on me today. I think it's too much because other in my class do have "every day clothes " but I wanted to be outside the box and be myself so I took the dress I bought with my best friend.
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    So recently, me and this girl I've been dating

    were talking and she told me that she thinks I'm really handsome (she's told me this multiple times). She also told me that her mom thinks that I was extremely good looking to the point that I could be a model, which is insane to me, to the point where I'm incredibly skeptical...
    GabeR1991 GabeR1991 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    The root of my depression is a self love

    problem. I have no self esteem left. It's just gone. He asked why I always pick myself part, he told me that I'm perfect the way I am but I don't believe it. I don't see it but I so desperately want to. It's definitely a learning process. I'm drowning in my insecurities. There's...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Because I'm not living

    and I want to feel alive again, to be able to live.
    Yuan127 Yuan127 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    I want to look in the mirror

    and be proud and happy with what I see not disappointed and disgusted
    lornaxox lornaxox 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I think that it is only female nature to be

    insecure. But I want to over-come that. I want to be that strong confident girl who doesn't care about anyone or anything.
    KaylaJackie KaylaJackie 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Today I was going to wear a cute pair of shorts

    but I couldn't because my legs looked really big so I ended up wearing jeans again in this ruthless heat
    maydaysirens maydaysirens 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    lifeishard4me lifeishard4me 13-15, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    Thatpower Thatpower 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I wish I was one of those people

    who could flash their teeth and give a beautiful smile! Ugh, what I'd give to have nice set of straight, pearly white teeth, fuller lips and a bigger mouth.
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    lifeishard4me lifeishard4me 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    so im thinking about stabbing myself in the eye

    tonight i tried a few nights ago but instead had to settle with 2 deep cuts on my cheek under my eye and it was so painful and i cant work up the courage to stab myself in the eye. i know it sounds pathetic but i think an eyepatch looks badass and it might be what i need to be...
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate pouring my heart out to the one person

    that lets me call her my best friend just to have her take what I poured out and flush it down a toilet. I need better friends...
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    shakarar shakarar 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    Having a fear to trust yourself

    and your own strengths.
    cassie343 cassie343 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I don't even like cats >.

    < but yeah, I just hate taking full face pictures. This is really the only one I have.
    JurkoKD JurkoKD 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    People always say that I'm beautiful.

    .. But I know that's not true. They only say that because they don't know me. They can't see everything that I see in the mirror or underneath all my makeup and clothes. I just wish I could believe them or I wish I was actually one of those beautiful girls. I wish I had more self...
    MikaylaG MikaylaG 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 14

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    "Be willing to be a beginner every single

    morning" ~ Meister Eckhart You can't control the curve balls life throws you, so you have to learn how to control yourself and change quickly to make sure the curve ball doesn't knock you out. Be willing to be a beginner each day. Always start how you want to finish. Never...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    She beat herself up From her weight to her

    toes From the size of her thighs To the shape of her nose- And on her walk home When she was alone She’d talk to herself In the harshest of tones- She could never enjoy All the good that she had For she spent all her thoughts On how she was bad- She woke up one day...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    Sometimes I think nothing can bother me

    and I keep feeding my self with all the knowledge I come across But than I started to look at my body closely Before when I was able to work out every day And was in younger age My body was on it's own Just nice and curvy But once I got lil older and more relaxed looks like...
    hunlove hunlove 31-35, F 3 Responses