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I Want More Self-confidence

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    After Baby Body - I have always been a curvy Girl and loved it I was comfortable in my own skin thought i was sexy and i was proud of who i was, I got married and had my beautiful...
    Stefff Stefff 18-21 1 Response Oct 8, 2010

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    Not Sure That I Have Any - I am very good at making others believe I ooze self confidence but the dirty truth of the matter is that I have very little. People who know me IRL would...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    For Sure.....i Believe I... - For sure.....I believe i'm shorting quit a bit these days
    only4me only4me 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2008

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    I Am To Quiet For My Own Good - My whole life I have been known as the quiet shy girl which I am truly tired of. I want to be a leader, outgoing, and have people know I am...
    kennababe123 kennababe123 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    Loving - i always loved older women from the time when i was in school,i loved my eng teacher at class 6th though it was not active,n the time when i was in my class 9th my bio...
    rahulok rahulok 31-35, M Jan 16, 2013

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    I Want to Like Myself... - I'm not happy with the way I look. I don't like anything about myself except for the music i play on the piano. it soothes me. it takes me to another...
    secretmelody secretmelody 19-21 4 Responses Mar 21, 2008

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    Can Everybody Be Confident? - I'm starting to have my doubts about that. Just like not everybody is good-looking or smart, maybe it's also a fact that not everybody can be...
    AmIAMaleHSP AmIAMaleHSP 26-30, M Jul 21, 2013

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    I Don't Like Myself - I wish I had more self confidence, it would make like so much easier.  There's just been so may things in my life, so many that I often blame myself...
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2008

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    I Don't Have Enough - I like to talk big sometimes, and I do have a good level of confidence most days, but I falter and lose sight of the truth and bigger pictures.
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 Aug 18, 2012

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    Confidence With Women. - Mostly I wish I had more confidence when it came to women. But in general, too, although I don't care as much about what guys think of me. When I go out...
    Trapt Trapt 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2008

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    Simple - I've never had any confidence in myself and its always held me back.  I was always told the words can't or wont.  I never really had a mother figure so I think...
    Mellinda Mellinda 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2009

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    I Hate Being Self-conscious >:( - My extreme self-consciousness.... -I can never look people in the face or their eyes for no longer than...a second! I get so uncomfortable...
    kittiex3 kittiex3 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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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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    HOW? - All my life I've lacked faith in myself, some people have put me down but generally most have believed in me and my abilities to the point of being envious. So why is it I...
    paradox28 paradox28 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    No Confidence With Men My Age. No Confidence Full Stop - I wish I had more confidence.....really with men nearer my age.  it's So frustrating, i haven't ever really had a...
    teebag180 teebag180 31-35 Sep 30, 2009

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    I Want To Love Myself More... - sometimes i look in the mirror and look really hard. just trying to find out whats beautiful about me. and i cant say. everyone can tell you how...
    countingshadows07 countingshadows07 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    I keep typing out my experience to post then end up backing out! I feel like I've got too much to say, I don't know where too start and how to express it, it's like a fear to share...
    justme1185 justme1185 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Why am I so good at giving advice to others but not myself? Why do I feel the need to make others happy and not me? Why do I torture myself with mean thoughts towards myself? :(
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    T_t - she: "What do you think? Is it okay?" me: "hmm..just fine" The truth is not! I cannot be honest. This is my weakness. I dunno how to say no to the things that should be not...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 18-21, F Nov 28, 2013

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    Weight Issues... - I always thought my weight is what was holding me back from having positive self-confidence. But I also wonder if I'll change when I lose my weight? I know only...
    TrueBeauty TrueBeauty 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Need It - I lack self-confidence and tend to make excuses for why things don't go the way I want and why I won't do things. I am trying to build it up at the present time by...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 5, 2012

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    I Just Cant Talk To Girls AT ALL - I've been having troubles which really makes me down. I know a man shouldnt post sh*t like this cus this sounds whiny, weak, or sh*t, but believe...
    Britpopbism Britpopbism 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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    Where Are You Confidence? - This morning the thoughts came back. No money no food no energy. Whats the point? Breakdown. No way out. **** it. End it. But then came a guardian...
    Tori91 Tori91 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2013

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    Teamwork? No! - I can't work in group! It makes me sick. I hope I can have a good teamwork...But I just can't. Working in group makes me lose idea, I don't even voice out any...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 18-21, F Aug 26, 2013

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    Self-conscious About Your Looks? - I’m self-conscious about my looks. How can I be confident when it’s obvious most guys are better looking than me? Do you often ask...
    bluehappy bluehappy 21-25, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    Loosing It Is Faster Than Gaining It, Even With Magic Pixie Dust - i've done some bad things just to feel loved/liked. i've done things to myself that i never wanted to be done. it...
    lonergirl123 lonergirl123 16-17, F Nov 13, 2012

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    The Fear Of Making A Mistake - I work in a medical office where we do a lot of routine exams. There are also procedures which are much more complicated. These are called...
    suan suan 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2011

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    A Long Way To Go - Gaining confidence is easier said than done. It's hard gaining confidence if you've been torn down nearly all of your life by your family, people you call...
    MrShortStory MrShortStory 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    Needsel Confidence For Indepence - I have been living with alot of negativity in my life. I need to build myself stron to prevent my partner draw me down. He has a syndrome from...
    Sashbek Sashbek 51-55 Jan 10, 2013

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    Barely Functionable - My life is so controlled by my lack of self confidence. I worry about every little thing I do and this causes me to have a great deal of anxiety. I cannot...
    LoathingMolly LoathingMolly 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    Find a Muse - I'm doing this book called the Swan Curriculum and one of the assignments is to find a muse .. someone who you would like to be more like ... The things that you feel...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2008

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    I Am Me - I am really depress and always worried to develop myself at the highest level in acedemic carerr ,but finance is my problem .I am also aspiring and determine and have...
    jarj jarj 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    Im 14 i hate the way ive struggled with self confidence and esteem my whole life. This is typical for teen girls but people say i have no excuse im very talented at drawing singing...
    Hannah136 Hannah136 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    It is hard for someone like me to be accepted and growing up i coped with emotional, phychological and verbal abuse from some of the closest people to me, leaving me depressd and...
    Teesh15 Teesh15 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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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...
    AreYouMadCool AreYouMadCool 18-21, F 11 Responses May 10, 2013

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    Need - I don't want some, I need more self confidence in order to keep what's left of my sanity.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F Jun 29, 2010

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    Great. So today I just realized I missed an opportunity to get the nicest guy I ever met. Only to realize that the girl that had been looking at me crooked all day today was his...
    EepPartner824 EepPartner824 16-17, F Mar 12

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    Self = Confidence - Okay, either the title is profound, or I just typed in something random, but it seems profound. And that's the essence of self-confidence. Wait, no, that's...
    namegame namegame 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    Confidence Of An Elephant - I never have believed I lacked for self confidence. Maybe a little at times, but that is normal for everyone. The reason I'm writing this story is that...
    DogAZ007 DogAZ007 46-50, M 6 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    YES PLEASE. Someone make it happen for me?
    pappa94 pappa94 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    if i loose 70 pounds have someone that loves me then ill be 50% happier
    cleverusernamethatnooneelsehas cleverusernamethatnooneelsehas 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    Acceptance - I am not handsome. The most i can be is cute (under certain lighting). I am not a genius. Smart yes but not super smart. I am a ****. Most of the time but have been...
    jayceson jayceson 22-25, M Apr 27, 2013

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    Crossroads - It's just a matter of self confidence the ultimate power one must have because nobody will love yourself except you in the first place nobody will appreciate you if...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2011

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    Im Thankful I Found This Site - i can remember when i was younger before school i used to have sooo much self confidence, i used to walk up to people say my name and just start...
    meaglouait meaglouait 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2011

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    Looking For The Lost Me!! - I have never had a huge amount of confidence however I was happy and confident in where my life was going and progressing. I was doing well at uni, my...
    garners garners 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    Im 14 i hate the way ive struggled with self confidence and esteem my whole life. This is typical for teen girls but people say i have no excuse im very talented at drawing singing...
    Hannah136 Hannah136 16-17, F Feb 11

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    Looks - I have no self-confidence with my looks. Just something about me that i don't like. Other people don't see why i think this but i do. I always put myself under other...
    unspokenconfessions unspokenconfessions 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    My Selfconfidence Took A Plane - when my (now ex-)boyfriend and I broke up, it was like my selfconfidence jumped on a plane and went away or something. I couldn't handle the things...
    fleurvanl fleurvanl 16-17, F Jan 6, 2013

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    I'm A Robot. - For as long as I known who I am and what I do, I k ow I've lacked self confidence. I have a phobia of disappointing people. I will always do anything to make anyone...
    Robotatron Robotatron 18-21 1 Response Oct 28, 2012

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    My Wishes - I'd love to get so confident with my body that I can walk aorund naked when I'm alone and not be disgusted at myself... or better yet... I'd love to be able to walk...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2011

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    I Need This Desperately!! - i have always lacked self confidence, and i have always been really shy!! its something i just havent been able to get rid of!! i dont know why, and i...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 9 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    No Confidence In My Physical Appearance...Advice? - I actually like myself a lot, I think I have a good personality, I'm funny and intelligent, but I'm very insecure about my looks...
    wxyz88 wxyz88 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013