I Want More Self-confidence

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    I want to step out of my house

    and not have to cover up due to being over weight. I want to start loving warmer weather and I want to wear shorts and tank tops like all the other girls. I've always lacked confidence in myself, hating myself for not being skinny or pretty. Sure, at times I look at myself in...
    Marie107 Marie107
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 22

    Self confidence is the essence of success.

    You may not trust other people but you must trust yourself above all.
    gorafa9 gorafa9
    13-15, M
    1 Response Feb 25

    Dear couples, STOP MAKING OUT IN PUBLIC!

    Sincerely, single people.
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Aug 29, 2014

    I should accept myself just the way I am

    and stop analyzing every flaws of my body.  I hate my lips, my skin, my hair, my nose and sometimes even my brown eyes. As for my body, I hate it completely, I find myself...uhm...Fat... It 's so sad. How can someone hate themself like that ? But I'm working on it. I...
    deleted deleted
    26 Responses Jan 16

    I wear a wig because I shaved my head an was

    scared guys wouldn't like me anymore an half the people I see think I'm a lesbian which is categorizing me.(I know this because they asked me) I shaved my head to get the dye out of it which was not even half an inch when I cut it. I guess I'm just looking for ways to help...
    rae1512 rae1512
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 23

    Don't you ever see in the mirror

    and like your own image, but you hate how you look in a photo?
    SarahiK SarahiK
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Apr 27, 2015
    BastilleBlue BastilleBlue
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    I am a mess of tangled dark hair

    and dried chapped lips. Chipped nails on fair skin. Piercings on this delicate face. I swallow bubble gum and bite my nails. I am emotions and long cardigans. I take a different route to the same place everyday. I smile at strangers and keep them company. A stranger drinks me up...
    LavenderDarling LavenderDarling
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    I Hate when I'm arguing with somebody.

    And I'm speechless, and then I start remembering all the legit comebacks after the person is gone.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jul 19, 2015

    One day I want to be able to look in the mirror

    and love the way I look. I'm working on it & I see myself loving myself a bit more 😊
    jupitercx jupitercx
    18-21, F
    Apr 13

    You don't need to be pretty like her.

    You need to be pretty like you. -you're beautiful
    LavenderDarling LavenderDarling
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2015
    LavenderDarling LavenderDarling
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    I was 14.2 stone, in 6 months I dropped two

    stone and I am now down to 12.2 stone which is .1 above average for my body weight Back when I was in school I was pretty chubby (I was fat) and I had a crush on a girl who never liked me, she came into my restaurant the other day where I'm working as a chef, she couldn't...
    ril3yx ril3yx
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 29
    alorain alorain
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    Blah blah blah... Is it bad to be tiny ?

    Is that such a crime?? I can't help it .. I'm 5"4 and just small..
    SaraSmile92 SaraSmile92
    18-21, F
    37 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    Getting to know people helps you to make new

    friends. That is one of the best ways.
    pearls37 pearls37
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 18

    We all should feel good about ourselves no

    matter what size we are. God created us this way, we are beautiful
    KulthumC KulthumC
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 25

    Self-confidence is not a gift from heaven,

    we are craftsmen. Similarly, we builta temporary or chronic lack of confidence following an unfortunate event or untoward behavior on the part of others. In all cases, it is not inevitable, then take our trowels and hammers: Martine Teillac, psychoanalyst, gives us 3 keys to...
    souaymen souaymen
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 10

    I wish I had self confidence: ( I feel like

    its easier said then done! how do you think I can gain some?
    sadguy253 sadguy253
    26-30, M
    16 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Nov 28, 2014

    I really have no confidence mainly

    because I was constantly bullied growing up and no one ever talks to me. :/
    DariaHannahGruber DariaHannahGruber
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 5

    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...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Dec 13, 2014


    masterken234 masterken234
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Apr 1

    When i was a kid i use to be over confident

    and full of energy and never had a problem socializing after years of being picked on and betrayed i isolated my self and contained my emotions. Ive opened up a lot more while growing up but i still hide in the shadows sometimes
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 25, 2015

    shorty, pig nose, book worm

    and most girls are prettier and sexier than me. but who cares, i love being me and there are always people in my life that just make my day. :)
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    The most beautiful thing you can wear is

    confidence. Blake Lively I don't always wear this sign ( confidence) but I'm wearing it tonight and it feels good.
    Wantsfortomorrow Wantsfortomorrow
    41-45, F
    Apr 12

    Been a long time since I've been on here.

    What a crazy past two weeks. My whole Life has changed and I'm so blessed. I got my own place to stay, got out of my abusive relationship, starting to express my music and have a lot of my friends back. Life is honestly going to get better and I couldn't be any happier. My self...
    SaraSmile92 SaraSmile92
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    My stupid shyness has ruined

    so many opportunities.
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 17, 2015

    My whole life I've been bullied.

    Since primary school I've been called every name under the sun, and expected to keep quiet. Now everybody thinks they can push me about and that I'm the verbal punchbag of the class. Retaliating doesn't help, I've walked out on numerous occasions, stood up and yelled but it...
    AutumnalLauren AutumnalLauren
    16-17, F
    15 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    I am a climber on a youth climbing team,

    and we train together and work out with each other. Recently I was taught a different type of climbing, called sport climbing, where you hook your rope in to the bolts on the wall as you go up (I figure most people are unfamiliar with this sport). This means that if you fall...
    inserthappyfacehere inserthappyfacehere
    13-15, M
    4 Responses Feb 17

    with a friend who supports me

    and increase my confidence
    noureldin93 noureldin93
    22-25, M
    Mar 3

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    DoctorNKF DoctorNKF
    36-40, M
    Apr 6
    iamsal iamsal
    13-15, F
    6 Responses Mar 18

    I can't seem to get confident with my body,

    everyone says that it's good and if Iose weigh I will be anorexic but I think I looks horrible. What am I supposed to do?
    LucyDraw1110 LucyDraw1110
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 21

    When ever I looked in the mirror I talk to

    myself and act like I'm famous or say things to the people that I can't say in front of them. I'm not sure if there is people like me and I always say that I'm crazy because I talk to myself.
    Behappy4ever Behappy4ever
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 26

    I need to just accept

    that I'm beautiful, and move on.
    shellyseashore shellyseashore
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 16, 2015
    HellBunneh HellBunneh
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Jan 7

    Just remember this...

    if someone is putting you down, hurting you emotionally, making you feel like crap because of something you say or do, because of how you look, or because of the things you like - just remember that THEY are the ones with the problem. Not you. They hate themselves or something...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Mar 2, 2015

    I dealt with years of no self confidence & just

    finally had my breaking point of not giving a flying you know what. This is YOUR life & only life, do whatever you desire and want without worrying about how others will view you or say about you. Who cares about those who aren't adding value to your life nor walking in your...
    anon0109 anon0109
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    What is the difference between low self-esteem

    and being humble? Is self-confidence considered the same as self-esteem? SOS!
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Feb 26
    MyCrookedSmile MyCrookedSmile
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Feb 24, 2015

    The People On Here Are SO Positive ,

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

    I do not see anything in me.

    .i can look in the mirror and see my reflection but no good traits, no positive things..i mainly look at myself like have i always been this way...where is my fire? My bravey? I always spoke my mind now i just stay quite. Now i consider the consequences deeply overthinking..My...
    4rmSin 4rmSin
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 2

    I have what it takes to be successful.

    I just under estimate my qualities sometimes. Fear is a block on my way, but I'm gonna overcome it once I get familiar with my advantages. I'm better than most and I'll start believing in myself.
    MessyGlaze MessyGlaze
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 29

    I'm Ugly. That's is. I feel like

    when someone first see's me they think I am ugly. I have had people tell me I am ugly. I didn't believe them at first. But the more they tell me that the more I start judging myself. The more I look deeply at myself and judge every inch of my body. (This parts to fat. There's...
    Olidaze02 Olidaze02
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 1

    I really need more confidence,

    not having a lot has stopped me from talking to people and I just feel uncomfortable and anxious all the time. I remember trying to do work experience that lasted an hour before they told me it would be better if I went home because I didn't look at happy at all. They asked me...
    ehhnaw ehhnaw
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Feb 25

    I don't have much self confidence.

    I doubt myself a lot and that's one thing I don't like about myself.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 3

    Hi!:) I really want to ask

    for your help, my friends! To cut the long story short: Personally what makes you feel better about yourself? How can orhers assure you that they are amazed by the way you are, without they make you feel unsure if they really mean it? I had confidence issues when I was younger...
    LeapingToadstool LeapingToadstool
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 5

    Ever since my heart got broken iv had

    confidence issues. so many girls have wanted to give me there hearts but I felt I wasn't good enough for them.
    gonzalesjon90 gonzalesjon90
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 9

    my boyfriend in the past flirted with other

    girls.. would ignore me to be with other girls.. I am trying to forgive him but now I see myself as not enough.. what am I suppose to do?
    teletech1996 teletech1996
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 25

    From the further I can remember to now,

    I've always hated myself. I've always compared myself to every girl around me. It's nothing new to me, that feeling of inferiority. Less beautiful, less smart, too fat, too shy, too unpopular, too tall, too invisible, too useless, too different. It's killing me on the inside...
    livingdeadsoul61 livingdeadsoul61
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Apr 18

    i wish if i was taller.

    .im only 4'8" (142.24cm) tall.. and i hate it...i feel so different everyone and no guy wants to date a 4'8" girl.. i know it.. i know guys love short girls but not as short as me... i feel ashamed of my height and that's the truth..
    loveiseverything18 loveiseverything18
    18-21, F
    27 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    I feel like I'm more myself on ep

    than on Facebook. Being able to express myself on this site feels like I am free. On Facebook its a fear to post because of judgements or not receiving enough likes. Hopefully one day I can post in Facebook without insecurities but right now I need time.
    AngelK2010 AngelK2010
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    Can someone tell me short stories

    for building up my self confidence...Because I believe stories reach our mind effectively than just a brief or detailed speech...
    iamaprincess12 iamaprincess12
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 15

    " Self confidence is sexy.

    " Well I'm screwed
    CestLaVegan CestLaVegan
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Mar 6, 2015

    To me, it starts with a workout

    and a good hair day.
    sh4274 sh4274
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 11

    I look confident and maybe I am!

    but some people and things break my confidence every now and then. I have my head held high and that's how it should be but there's just really someone or something that makes you lose it somehow. It affects my mood every now and then. I just back away, look from afar and keep...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 31

    Self-confidence... I had plenty of

    that when I was young. But I lost it due to some horrible life experiences. When I was young my daddy was always dtunk and hit my brother in front of my eyes... which made me a bit scared of drunk people. I got traumatized and nowadays I would never ever touch alcoholic drinks...
    deleted deleted
    11 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    It's hard for me to trust myself

    when everything I do (or fail to do) seems to give me a reason not to. I don't think I'm ugly, but I'm definitely not someone you'd look at for more than maybe a few seconds. I don't think I am a complete idiot, but I'm not the kind of person you'd think of when it comes to...
    FreshAirLover FreshAirLover
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 5

    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
    15 Responses Aug 3, 2014
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