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I Want More Self-confidence

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    I am qualified! I have a wide array of skill

    sets! I'm a detail-oriented hard worker! Why can't I get that across to employers. I come off like a little sheep. I need to be a lion. I'm a Leo after all. Get some confidence b*tch. You have worked hard to get where you are. Convince the employers! No matter how hard I work...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    IwillBePretty4U IwillBePretty4U 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Really, it's a bit irrelevant.

    .. and I know it's pretty young -- possibly irrational of me to be saying this, too. But... do you find yourself admiring immensely those who are unfairly able to do things you can't do yourself? And for yourself, as well? I'm pretty much guessing it's a common feeling. Sucks...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses a week ago

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    If only I could be okay with my looks.

    And my body... But I hate both and I'm not okay with people seeing me in a tank too or shorts. I don't wear skirts or shorts.
    Janae430 Janae430 16-17, F 7 Responses May 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 10 Responses May 10, 2013

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    I've been uncomfortable in my own skin

    for as long as I can remember. Mostly because I was bullied from a young age all the way through high school.I try to remember the things that I like about my body, and work on the ones I don't but there are some things I will never be able to change and I just want to finally...
    KratieCat365 KratieCat365 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 11

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    how do guys feel about girls with low

    self-confidence. how do guys feel about girls with makeup?
    mewkitty911 mewkitty911 13-15 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    " Self confidence is sexy.

    " Well I'm screwed
    CestLaVegan CestLaVegan 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 6

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    When I was 14, I had little self confidence.

    I was always self conscious, I saw pictures of girls the same age looking like models in photos and they seemed happy because they socialised. After my nan passed away and I was bullied in school, I hated my image. I thought I was ugly and disgusting. I wanted to feel happy, but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 11

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    I wanna know what people think about me?

    Please tell me if I'm ugly!
    tessalol52 tessalol52 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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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 2 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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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 12 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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    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 26-30 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Remember that no matter

    who says you're ugly, someone else thinks you're beautiful :)
    jessagable jessagable 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    HannahR3n33 HannahR3n33 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I do, although I hate to admit it.

    I just feel it makes me come off as weak and pathetic. I know I have many great qualities but so much of how I think of myself is tied to what other people think of me. My mom and sister have always told me I was beautiful but I never got any attention from boys in high school...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    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 1 Response a week ago

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    i never go anywhere without makeup.

    i cant swim without clothes over my swimming suit. even with my family. i dont wear clothes unless there baggy. i only wear pants. i dont like people seeing my legs. to me thats the same as being naked. that might sound stupid. but its how i feel. i want more self-confidence. i...
    mewkitty911 mewkitty911 13-15 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    At random times of the day I have

    flashbacks-memories of really embarrassing things that I have done in the past (whether just an hour ago to 9 years ago) and i just cant help but cringe. My breathing gets heavier and I get a minor headache. On rare occasions I even blurt out words like curses to make it stop...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Is anyone else struggling with the summer months

    and hot weather as a girl who won't wear dresses, skirts, shorts or anything revealing because of self-confidence issues?
    CocoaCheese CocoaCheese 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    my confidence level is zero.

    ..even when I was going to share my experience I was hesitating that should I write or not....when I want to answer in class I cannot...I even cannot talk to my classmates ...I feel that no one likes me....I even cannot ask questions in class ....
    neha66228 neha66228 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    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 10 Responses Apr 27

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    lauren2500 lauren2500 13-15, F 100 Responses 5 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 feel like everyone i find attractive is out

    of my league,I joined 2 dating websites,i don't even know what the point of it was sometimes,because the guys who message me i dont find attractive the majority of them and the few that do,they seem like players,have children or other stuff.Im tired of it even if someone cute...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 16 Responses Jun 10

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    Atom4815 Atom4815 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 19

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    I'm not any less of a woman

    because my boobs are the smallest a cup and my back goes to my legs. I'm healthly petite. Just as I wouldn't tell a fat person to stop eating, you shouldn't tell me every day to eat eat eat. I doooo. What was your first clueee. Evidently I'm still aroooound. It's not my...
    Awesg Awesg 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 5 Responses Jan 10

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    I hate how people out me down about my looks

    especially my bf.I recently had a baby so I'm out of shape and my body seems boyish.Nowadays guys want a girl with a big butt and little waist... it's annoying.. I want to be able to love myself.in the past I was skinny.. diet was good. I seem to always get myself down and to me...
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I need to win, and for one in my life I'm

    going to walk thru my fear and do whatever it takes at all costs. I'm not sure I will live a long time, for decision were made I wasnt worth it for I hadn't done enough. Yea right. I can't wait to see them in the same position that they have chosen to put me in. Right is...
    theotherversionofme theotherversionofme 51-55, M Jun 25

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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 26-30, F 25 Responses Jan 21

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    I think I'm pretty, yeah,

    but I wish I loved myself more. I've had a lot of insecurities, one of them is my teeth, they're not perfect and a lot of people tell you that it's a necessity to have straight teeth. I've always been happy with my body though, I used to have a lot of thoughts of surgery and...
    treya15 treya15 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 13

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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 12 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    I went to a school full of bullies and,

    everyday i was teased about how i was bigger than normal kids,how i looked older than what i was. i still am today. And now i stare at myself and just see nothing but disappointment
    Jayson999 Jayson999 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    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 31 Responses Apr 27

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    abzz1109 abzz1109 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days 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 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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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...
    FatNerdGal FatNerdGal 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I can't have a crush

    because I'm so afraid of being rejected. all the boys I talk too, I friendzone because somewhere in the back of my mind, I just know that it never would have happened. There's so many girls out there who are better, prettier than me, and what's the chance of that boy coming to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 25

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    MyCrookedSmile MyCrookedSmile 22-25, F 15 Responses Feb 24

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    Dear couples, STOP MAKING OUT IN PUBLIC!

    Sincerely, single people.
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    I am lack of confidence.

    It's weird. I can make eye contact with girls but not boys. Obviously you can conclude that I've never made friends with boys. Plus I was in an all girls highschool. Now I'm in a pre-u program pretty much like college. I'm having a hard time making friends because well I don't...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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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 9 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    I need to just accept

    that I'm beautiful, and move on.
    shellyseashore shellyseashore 26-30, F 3 Responses May 16

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    My self-confidence just grew by alot.

    I just came out to my now ex girl friend. I feel great but then a little bad because she had a MAJOR CRUSH on me. I hope she keeps the promise of letting me come out to my friends and family but I havent talked to her in days and she might be really mad.
    ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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