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I Want More Self-confidence

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    I have no self confidence.

    I have always sucked at social relationships or any social encounter. I'm 5'4 always been shorter then everyone at school. People would make fun of me. I never showed them it hurt me but deep inside I was hurt. Having to deal with this over the years made me loose all self...
    furquijo101 furquijo101 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Despite how I act on the outside,

    I am ridiculously and often pathetically terrified. It can be the hardest thing, when your greatest demon is yourself.
    Alliepallie86 Alliepallie86 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    Is it just me or is the way you look in mirrors

    vs real life different? I feel super ugly in pictures. Is it just because I'm not photogenic or am I really that ugly? I feel like pictures show my acne more, which if I look into a mirror It's not noticeable. Whenever I take mirror photos I'll take a picture while making a face...
    Chylena Chylena 13-15, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I really need to stop doubting my own strengths,

    and start believing in myself.
    beniebenie beniebenie 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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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 life was good and my boyfriend was caring, loving and everything i never thought i would get. Have you ever had a feeling that...
    garners garners 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    Do I actually look good in this pic?

    I just got complimented alot
    PeterQuill PeterQuill 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I hate when I feel like I don't know

    where I'm supposed to be or what to do. I can't explain my feelings which annoys my friends but I feel I can't never ever trust. I hate watching people who are happy and think why I can't be like that or when someone really pretty goes by and I wonder why I can't look like that...
    Alisson11 Alisson11 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    Here I am, a single overweight mom

    and teacher at the age of 38. Been single since ex H left me for office **** at 7 months pregnant. So yeah that is depressing and I used to be thinner, more positive, but honestly never had good self esteem. My biggest insecurity: not having a life. Being boring. Not having a...
    smcordova smcordova 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    plainolme16 plainolme16 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    This might sound really weird,

    but for some reason I always tie my hair, I don't like it, but I can't open my hair, I feel like people judge me, once I opened my hair and my mom asked me if I open it just to impress guys, I mean this is so weird especially that I'm a girl, I really want to open my hair but I...
    hgscgirl hgscgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm 14 and weigh 87 pounds

    and I'm a female. My 10 year old sister is 70 pounds. She's always calling me twig and skinny and so are her friends and I know they're younger than me so I should be able to ignore them but I can't. At school I get called anorexic or too skinny or people just tell me I need to...
    demegirl14 demegirl14 13-15, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm so ugly I have to wear make up to cover my

    uglyness no one wants a ugly girlfriend or wife I'll be alone all my life I hope it's true god has a person for everyone cause I feel like I will never find that guy or who ever I just don't want to be alone all my life I want a famliy and a husband a nice life not to Be ugly...
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    I really suffer of law self confidence I just

    don't know wat to do PLS HELP
    shouqfaisal shouqfaisal 13-15, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I walk into my closet I know what I want

    to wear. I feel like this is the best outfit ever. Then comes the hardest part facing judgement and Criticism. Your afraid no one will accept you.
    Jordanjdj Jordanjdj 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 I can control my self-confidence, so I try to read up on how to be more positive and love my self more. I believe I...
    TrueBeauty TrueBeauty 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    I'm a shy person. I want more self-confidence.

    well, I had joined a theater club in my school to boost up my self-confidence. It worked tough, but sometimes I think I'm still lack of self-confidence :'3
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Every time I look in the mirror I just want to

    cry I'm disgusted a couple of boys had called me fat and now I believe I am too a couple years ago I was just so happy and I don't know what happened people are so mean
    katie4399 katie4399 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Im 22 with pcos a disorder

    which means I have several cysts on my ovaries. Due to my pcos I'm having fertility problems, weird period cycles, bolding of my hair, hair on my chest, chin, belly, and on my bum. These are common affects of this disorder and I have then all. I have no confidence because of...
    Aishag Aishag 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    When you are 'raised' by a mostly ABSENT father,

    who when he isn't at work or in the PUB is making your life hell, telling you how worthless, a waste of space and dumb you are just because hes in a bad mood. And a cleanaholic, nagging mother, who also decides to take her bad mood out, whether from work or something your father...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    JordanRocha JordanRocha 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not really packing the goods

    that girls really want but when I perform they love it I'm confused
    Nateweezy Nateweezy 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I definitely need to work on having more self

    confidence, it is something i've struggled with all my life and its really gotten in the way many times
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 20

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    I don't know how to see myself in a good light,

    all i see is a sad, pitiful girl in a wheelchair and I know it's selfish. I just don't see how people put up with me. Maybe that's why most can't. For once I just wanna feel like I'm worth something.
    savannah764253 savannah764253 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 25

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    If we don't judge flowers

    for their different height, width, size and color... Why do we judge ourselves like that? We are even more beautiful and important than a flower
    Bree986 Bree986 26-30, F Jun 18

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    Although people always tell me about my nice

    smile, and sweet personality I have never been able to see what everybody else has! Recently I challenged myself To find 3 things I absolutely love about myself and to start excepting my true beauty :)
    micahdianne micahdianne 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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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 you need to do to be the person you want to become and ask yourself what would so and so do ... Would they ...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2008

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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 people when i probably shouldnt.    
    unspokenconfessions unspokenconfessions 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    WomanlyQueen WomanlyQueen 26-30, F 7 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I think bad about myself constantly.

    I wasn't like this two years ago though. It's because one year ago I was called fat twice by a boy so now every time I look in the mirror I feel disgusted
    han02hug han02hug 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to love myself

    so badly. I crave confidence. I hope that some day I can look in the mirror and not be disgusted by what I see. I hate my body- everything about it. I'm so disgustingly overweight. It's summer and I'm constantly wearing hoodies and baggy clothing to try to hide my stomach. I...
    Internallysound Internallysound 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm not very confident in myself.

    I don't think in pretty or anything like that. People(my boyfriend) tells me but I don't think so.
    GrapeLollipop GrapeLollipop 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had a baby 5 months ago,

    and before I got pregnant I was in the best shape of my life. I should have eaten healthier (not that I ate bad at all) and exercised more. Because now, 5 months after my baby I weigh more than I did when I was 9 months pregnant with her!! I eat healthy and work out and just...
    Daisylove612 Daisylove612 26-30, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have absolutely no confidence.

    I am 35 single male who hasn't had a girlfriend since my early twenties. I had a drug problem throughout my twenties that took much from me. Although I've been off them since my thirtieth year they have left me a tall skinny bald toothless man. I have no confidence to talk to...
    emanon420x emanon420x 31-35, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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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 beautiful you look, but you have to feel it. i guess i give myself a reason to not have confidence. but i dont know how to fix that...
    countingshadows07 countingshadows07 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    I hope I could have more confidence in myself.

    I am business student and ideas are a mechanism for my mind to function. However I always procrastinate and doubt my ideas all the time. Until recently ll the ideas I have in mind are either being pitch by others or budding up in the market. I really hate myself why can't I take...
    Jtcwman Jtcwman 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I spend my days coddled against a stuffed

    animal, losing myself in my blasting music. The music that makes me feel less empty, less numb to the world. Sometimes I feel so alone, so lost and music makes me feel something, like I'm worth it to live. If only society could recognize it...
    awghja awghja 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    palmtreespring91 palmtreespring91 22-25, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to understand peoples short comings

    so I can forgive and move on.
    redrose60989 redrose60989 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate everything about my body.

    I'm short (4 foot 11 inches). I'm pudgy or just fat whatever you want to call it. My hair is a frizzy curly mess. My eyes are a plain boring brown. My cheeks are too fat and make me look like a chipmunk. My lips are overly full. And my chin just looks weird. Plus I'm 21 with a...
    Boredwithlifeandlove Boredwithlifeandlove 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My confidence is so very low. I just don't know why. I use to be a very happy and confident person but people kept shutting me down and question my happiness. Like what reason isn...
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    As a kid I wasn't good looking and I wasn't "normal" so people classified me as the weird kid. So growing up in school being bullied pretty much everyday of my life did this too me...
    NPkid97 NPkid97 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 5

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