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I Want More Self-confidence

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    Every time i see someone

    that stands out from the crowd it really puts a smile on my face, not because i find it funny but because they have the self confidence to dress, act, look the way they want to without giving a damn what others think. We need more people like this in our society because the when...
    abby9305 abby9305 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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'm in FYJC in one of the top colleges in

    mumbai. I come from a very well to do family but I'm from a very simple school. I'm a pretty girl and very nice and humble, but I'm a very shy person and I lack confidence. I don't know how to start a conversation with others, all I can think of is "hi what's ur name", some...
    prettyloner prettyloner 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I feel like I am

    so fabulous, but then reality hits me and I feel sooo unconfident.
    Sydpls Sydpls 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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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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    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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    My whole life i have been just a shy wreck!

    Ive missed out on a lot of opportunities because i am afraid of nothing, but myself. My mind seems to control me, telling myself that I'm not good enough, pretty enough, or rich enough. But I'm glad to say as I'm getting older, i grow more ambitious, stronger, and confident...
    happyconfused212 happyconfused212 18-21, T 3 Responses Jul 24

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    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 10

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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 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Dear couples, STOP MAKING OUT IN PUBLIC!

    Sincerely, single people.
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 13 Responses 1 day ago

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    Waterstorm Waterstorm 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Think the reason I have been in abusive

    relationships is because I'm I lack self confidence . Everyone else says I'm beautiful and I don't see it . Everyone else says I'm smart and I don't see it . Everyone else says I deserve better than my abusive ex and I don't think so. . Why don't I see what others do ?
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    😔 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 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I signed up for the gym yesterday .

    , I'm so tired of these fat thighs,fat arms,back fat,big breast,big *** and big stomach. It's slowly depressing me nd making me feel ugly
    HardAsNailz HardAsNailz 22-25, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    As long as you feel pretty no one can break you.

    Look in the mirror and yes you will find your best features and there will be some you wished would improve, take a step, and find ways you will accept that feature, (example: im a little over weight= workout and eat healthy) make a list and target every single one and watch you...
    miae13 miae13 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    jayjay316 jayjay316 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    i cant look at people directly in the eye

    because im afraid they'll notice all my flaws.
    buttney buttney 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    i have a date tomorrow

    but i can't understand why she would go on a date with me, she is very beautiful kind and friendly and i'm me, ugly, socially awkward and a complete disaster around woman :S
    gekko112 gekko112 18-21, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    I'm very overweight and can't seem to motivate

    myself it's depressing me but I hide it under the pretty face happy fatty facade! I am the heaviest I've ever been and have tried and failed at list diets.. I seriously need motivation and help but don't really no where to go.. I'm fed up .. Tips advice and anyone been there...
    unhappyhippy unhappyhippy 41-45, F 15 Responses 4 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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    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 3 days ago

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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 5 Responses Aug 17

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    I feel so fat. All I see

    when I look in the mirror is multiple chins, extra skin, and folds in places where they shouldn't be. I've never been bullied about my weight (except maybe by family members when I was really little), but all I think about is how people probably talk about it behind my back...
    hugsfeelgood hugsfeelgood 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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    I have great life, awesome kids,

    supportive husband, career I enjoy and yet I lack self-confidence. I rarely feel that I deserve the things I have. I can never get past the feeling that I am not good enough for the things I have worked so hard for.
    sexysoccermom sexysoccermom 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I tried dating apps just to chat

    and I found these two guys that I'm talking to and they are amazing! But they both like me and I had to make to clear that I'm just chatting and they want to meet up with me and everything and it made me realize that I'm not ready to Date! I have the emotional and physical...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 18

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    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 6 hrs ago

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    I feel like the reason I'm still single is

    because I lack self confidence. I would say its because I'm plus size but I've seen bigger girls in relationships. How does one gain self confidence? What is the secret to this.
    jirineo jirineo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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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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    Yes! I did it.... I rode my motorcycle today

    and I did a fabulous job!!! Slowly and surely I'm getting my confidence back!
    kavcardenas kavcardenas 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I just need confidence!

    Thats all! Help
    itsmrhally itsmrhally 22-25, F 11 Responses Aug 5

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    I get so insecure about how I look

    that I always end up deleting my profile picture on apps like this after they've been up less then 10 minutes.
    abbie90 abbie90 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I start training next year to become an air

    traffic controller and I'm nervous about the idea I may not cut it.
    Thediary Thediary 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 2 Responses a week 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 12 Responses Aug 3

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    My brother has just found out he has stage 3

    cancer I'm not sure what the rights words are to say to him
    carmelcos carmelcos 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 18

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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 have awful self image issues.

    It's gotten so much better though.
    jenadvice jenadvice 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    shakarar shakarar 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    I finally did it today I told my ex-husband no!

    Too sex!!! Today is going to be a good day... The funny part he was like why? I told him your have a gf and to be determined... Lol!!! Yes!!! There's light at the end of this ugly tunnel!
    kavcardenas kavcardenas 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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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 3 days ago

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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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    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 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really really hate my smile

    so I pretty much smirk or have a blank face in all my photos
    lilbum97 lilbum97 16-17, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I get reaaally self conscious around a group of

    people I don't know. Especially on the first day of school.
    thatswhatuthink thatswhatuthink 13-15 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I feel that when people are talking to me

    or looking at me they r actually looking at my pimples. I've gotten bullied because of tht. And i have tried everything. My mom is gonna buy me something for it tht I found but tht is something tht I'm really insecure about. I hate the way my face looks! Mostly because of my...
    dreamer358 dreamer358 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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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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    I used to just chill around

    and let stuff happen as they happen, so lately, I have taken it into my own hands to go and get myself fit, I am by no means unfit, just not what I would like, somewhat pale, and am really shy with not much confidence, so I am starting to do a lotta exercises. Trying to get a...
    SturgyZA SturgyZA 13-15, M 20 hrs ago

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    I am a pretty pretty princess it's a full time

    gig. Everybody wants to be my friend and it kind of makes me sick. When I'm not in my canopy bed, I'm filling my diary with stickers. And my mom yells get down here Tobi. And I just say whatever. Because I'm running with the rainbow unicorns. Don't you wish you were me. Running...
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I would like to try new things

    but I am afraid of looking like a complete idiot because I don't know what I am doing. I like to know everything I need to know about something before I try it myself. My life is filled with people who are always looking for ways to prove that I am an idiot and that I foolish to...
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    For the past 4 years I have struggled with a

    lack of self-confidence. Whether it's image or something about my personality. Ive never thought I was pretty enough, skinny enough, bubbly enough. I just pick out everything I think is wrong with me. And I wish I could see that I am pretty enough, skinny enough, bubbly enough...
    tessareedy tessareedy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I find it really hard to be confident.

    I am a girl who is constantly in jumpers and Leggings. My best friend is absolutely beautiful, she looks gorgeous with and without make up, it's horrible being with her around boys because all the attention goes to her! She is so charismatic and funny! I am so blessed to be her...
    lepricunt lepricunt 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Well more like I want to be comfortable in my

    own body. I really want to be able to take my clothes off and not be self conscious in front of people. Like in the locker room for instance, id like to stop hiding myself. After a recent chest reconstruction to correct a birth defect, I'm trying to build confidence. I want to...
    maria20144 maria20144 18-21, F 3 Responses