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    sometimes i act like i am.

    but i know im not. im not confident at all. but i know im getting somewhere. i shouldve been a cheerleader in high school cus i really know how to cheer on. for anything honestly. i try that with myself. i find that i just really tear myself down when something goes wrong though...
    christievaca christievaca 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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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 13 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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    Who would've ever guessed

    that being married could actually rob you of your self worth and confidence. I know I never did. I have been married for 25 years and of that to an alcoholic for 15 years. I never thought that all those times just laying in bed listening to him go on and on would affect me so...
    burple70 burple70 41-45, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    My boyfriend teased me about my singing (even

    tho my family says I'm not bad at all for a person who's never done singing lessons before), so I stopped singing in public. He said he didn't mean to offend me and that he hasn't heard me properly singing yet. I'm afraid that if I try my best he'd still make fun of me (he never...
    dariada dariada 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I'm sitting here wondering what I should do to

    demonstrate my ability to code a perfect website, I totally question my ability everyday...I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing anymore. I question myself all the time having little confidence in myself. ugh I know this is vague but this is on my mind right now.
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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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, 2014

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    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    This is something I have never had- self

    confidence. I have always measured it by the way people around react to my actions. I have always let people decide my worth and guess what, I have always been proven worthless! And all that I do is sit and cry about why me? why am I always the wrong one? why do I have to get...
    angelcares angelcares 22-25, F 13 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    edwardg20 edwardg20 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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    Growing up we pick at our selfs noticing all

    our flaws / imperfections . Some may think what you think is beautiful is in fact ugly , it goes both ways . We're not always satisfied with what we have that we search for that one other half that makes feel whole . But when that other half starts to point out your...
    Bittersweetgl Bittersweetgl 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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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, 2014

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    Guys.. I've got a problem !

    A huge one.. Self confidence is my issue.. Can someone help me ? Please? I beg all of you anyone !
    Rafaab Rafaab 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 20

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    kissmissnikki kissmissnikki 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    I Dont want to wake up feeling numb,

    I just want to be happy with myself!
    AnnATerry AnnATerry 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I actually like how I look

    before going to school or such..but whenever I come in contact with other people, my confidence falls down. Like, completely.
    nyanneon nyanneon 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I'm so stuck every time I try to change my

    outer self it don't last I tend to feel empty inside how is it possible I lack confidence so much?
    Primrosa Primrosa 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    The People On Here Are SO Positive ,

    I Love It <3 . Finally Something New In My Life ..
    FlawsAndAll FlawsAndAll 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    I cant express what i really want to say

    because im scared of rejection :(
    rizalyn rizalyn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I want to feel good about my self a little more,

    since my heartbreak I have been wondering and feeling like I'm not good enough to be someone's girlfriend and this brings me down a lot but then I think on what the Bible says that God loves us since we were in our mothers womb, He created us to his perfection, this gives me...
    Marlenyfl83 Marlenyfl83 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    The fact the society has made every single

    person wish they were someone that they're not, ******* kills me. I hate that I walk through school worried about what other people think of me. Because of society, I hate everything about myself
    lexibabby lexibabby 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I just wanna know how ugly I am

    as I truly think I am ugly,I just want more self-confidence to start over
    jessicatong jessicatong 22-25, F 26 Responses Jan 21

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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, 2014

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    I remember when i used to call myself mack

    daddy haha. My confidence was higher when i was 13 than it is now..
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M Jan 12

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    Dear couples, STOP MAKING OUT IN PUBLIC!

    Sincerely, single people.
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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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 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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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 10 Responses May 10, 2013

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    On the outside, I look really self-confident.

    My friends tell me all the time that if I wanted a girlfriend, I could literally just ask anyone. Problem is, I don't want just anyone. I want someone who I can have an intelligent conversation with. Someone who likes to write poetry, who loves art and music and dancing. I want...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 12 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I wish I could learn to keep friends.

    .. my lack of self-confidence always gets in the way. I always end up ditching my friends one way or another because I'm afraid they don't want me in their life. I always feel mediocre in general... I have zero friends at this point... :c
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    shakarar shakarar 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I always feel so ugly.

    Having a husband who would rather talk to any other girl but me doesn't help matters.
    kayroxyoursox kayroxyoursox 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 10

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    I really got tired. Everything I do never seems

    good. This lack of confidence made careless and lazy. Because I always believe that I am never going to do well any ways. For example, I am not studying well for my exams because I think I am failing anyways. It really exhausting. Not just that, but I wish I was prettier or...
    1hatemy5elf 1hatemy5elf 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    I wish I never cried

    when I expressing myself
    Lifeisawar Lifeisawar 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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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 19 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    i'm not happy with my self .

    i can't feel happiness anymore. i dont know . my life is so boring. i just wanna scream loudly . i cant be like this forever right? but i cant change my self. im not confortable with my self. i want to out. i cant controll my self .
    onikaa onikaa 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I'm losing all my confidence ,

    I'm always depressed for no reason I don't know what to do
    Snowwhite5424 Snowwhite5424 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    I'm confident in who I am

    and what I'm about. But self confidence when in the presence of managers and bosses seems to elude me. Until I'm so mad I let them have it with both barrels !! And then they wonder why ?!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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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, 2014

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    I don't like how people say make up is bad

    but for real I feel the best when I have make up on. it gives me that confidence I need.
    Vandejo Vandejo 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    sharemenotgap sharemenotgap 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 17

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    I really hate myself

    and my personality, I truly suck, I can feel like garbage and immediately pass to feel fine like in a second, and the next second I'm garbage again. I hate this feeling, its like having a crush on yourself and not knowing if you like you back.
    uglyandskinny uglyandskinny 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 24

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    sophiejayneee sophiejayneee 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    I want to not hate my appearance I want to

    actually answer what do you like about ourselves with more than my shoulders
    permanentdreams1 permanentdreams1 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I am really doubting myself these days.

    I don't know if it's the holidays, or my professional learning curve or what. It's hard to be me right now. Anyone else feel that way?
    laurieb623 laurieb623 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    BOO

    YEAH😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃
    Sweetcityflower Sweetcityflower 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I have problems with this too.

    and my insecurities are so bad that it messes with my relationship
    jenniebaez1992 jenniebaez1992 22-25, F Jan 20

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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, 2014

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    OK I hate this I look in mirror

    and all I see is ugly I hate fealing this way I just want to think I'm beautiful but I can't I'm over weight and I know it and when I have to go to school I just want to hide I've been told I was hot before but I just can't see it and I don't know any boys who like me though so...
    obesepeoplerock obesepeoplerock 13-15, F 8 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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 3 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    When someone calls me cute I literally freeze I

    don't know what the hell in supposed to do so I'm just like "Um... Thanks?" 😅😅
    AlphaBloodMoon AlphaBloodMoon 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 16

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    I'm so tired of looking in the mirror

    and hating my reflection. I'm tired of people getting frustrated with me because I can't accept their compliments. It's been getting so bad I have to cover my face when I walk by a mirror or else I break down. I'm just sick of hating myself. I want to be okay with my stretch...
    hauntxme hauntxme 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    Is wearing make-up a bad thing?

    Why? I find it as a way to build more confidence..Because applying make-up , Makes someone feel prettier and brighter..tell me Im not wrong.
    lildandelion lildandelion 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 6

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    In 2015 I will like myself.

    That's what I'm going to write on my dry erase board for New Years. I'm tired of caring what people think and being so hard on myself. I am not an ugly woman. I just have a lot of flaws. My health caused a lot of what's going on with my appearance and I just need to accept it...
    jesscharnelle jesscharnelle 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 13, 2014