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I Want To Get My Confidence Back

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    When Dreams Go By

    Shizoaffective 24 year old.I have been diagnosed for almost two years.I had my first psychotic break at age 19...God was there,I was a martyr,started dancing on top of my car in the middle of the road. My last break convinced me that I had a problem,I remember talking to...
    Harmony111 Harmony111 22-25 Jul 10, 2012

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    I Do

    I use to be very confident, before you. I use to not give a **** what people thought about me, if someone didn't like me, whatever their loss, what the **** do I care, but you ****** my emotions and my head all up. I wish I could get my ******' confidence back!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2013

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    I'm 18 And Am Very Ready To Get More Confident!!

    Again i'm 18,female and have spina bifida which makes it real hard to walk so i'm real overweight by like 100 lbs and i'm 5'1 and 3 yrs ago i lost 40 lbs in 6 mths and for once i was actually pretty confident! That only lasted a few months as i started having a whole bunch of...
    lukebryanfan94 lukebryanfan94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    Sigh... Yep..........

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    WWYDfan WWYDfan 22-25, M Jan 9

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    I'm a school teacher,

    so for some reason I feel I have a moral obligation to lead by example. This causes me to dress responsibly and often cover-up more than my husband would like. I really don't want to give my teenage students more fodder for their changeable hormones, or be seen as anything other...
    albatrouz albatrouz 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    How do I get my confidence?

    What happened that caused me to be shy for so long? I used to be so confident, I was scared to do anything, I didn't care who was watching. Now, just the thought of doing anything in front of anyone makes my heart rate go @ a ridiculous rate. Why can't I be confident like...
    Sexychocolatee Sexychocolatee 16-17, F Dec 19, 2013

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    I know it doesn't make any sense

    but when I was doing really well and people noticed and commented I picked up on their sadness that I took as caused by me being somewhere they wanted to be and over time and countless comments I succumbed to becoming like them, before I didn't let it get to me but it just...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Feb 8

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    Confidence And Courage

    Confidence and courage are very different. Confidence is what you have before you are aware what the situation is. Courage is what you have when yoy 'fess up to a mistake. Without courage, confidence is worthless. Without confidence, courage is worthless.
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2013

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    I know people say " Their loss, your lesson" as some way of trying to make you feel better but this was definitely my loss, aswell as my lesson. I just want him back.
    PepperF PepperF 22-25, F a week ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    angiestong angiestong 26-30, F a week ago

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    My ex left me 2 years ago about 2 weeks after my mother passed away. I know I wasn't a perfect person. But we dated for 4 years and his home and family were like my home and family...
    blondshel blondshel 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I want my self confidence back. My life is so stressful that I have put myself on the back burner, focusing on my kids and husband. I give 100% all the time and get nothing in...
    ddoss18 ddoss18 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    My fiance the father of my children just ended our relationship because his ex the one abandoned him and his daughter 6 years ago just popped back up out of the blue and now he...
    Bbycswt1 Bbycswt1 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I often find myself day dreaming and wondering how my life would be now, if on one particular day in my life, I would have done just one thing different. It was a very hot July day...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I did something that required so much confidence today, the 11th of February, that I nearly missed my last chance to do it. (I'm going to say now that I'm a 14 year old freshman...
    CuteWeirdness CuteWeirdness 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I did something that required so much confidence today, the 11th of February, 2015, that I nearly missed my last chance to do it. (I'm going to say now that I'm a 14 year old...
    CuteWeirdness CuteWeirdness 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I did something that required so much confidence today, the 11th of February, 2015, that I nearly missed my last chance to do it. (I'm going to say now that I'm a 14 year old...
    CuteWeirdness CuteWeirdness 13-15, F Feb 11

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    I was doing some talking today with my counsellor and well I hit on some pretty important stuff. I used to love art so much. through all the pain and misery it was the only thing...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    "Just Another Night" February 15th, 2015 In the dazzling darkness of the black void, my brother Bobby stood watching the flaming sunset in the distance. His face was cast with a...
    tylerp0401 tylerp0401 18-21, M Feb 19

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    I care too much about what other people are going to think of me. I know how stupid it is and want to stop caring but every time I try to do something that takes confidence...
    turbotang turbotang 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I've been playing guitar since I was 12 years old, my first guitar was a cheap acoustic bought at a flea market, but it did the job, my Dad played and was good, when he was younger...
    wetsec wetsec 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I've always had no confidence and low self esteem because my whole life I have been told that I'm fat and need to lose weight when in reality I was actually at a healthy weight all...
    Thatonegreyeyedgirl Thatonegreyeyedgirl 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    So, its been five months in my weight loss journey. Temptations to quit this new hard life is rising in me. I have been going really hard on my self for most days....jogging for...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I m also tired of being in this world with lack of confidence. I feel tired of people telling me I can't see confidence in you, build up ur confidence. BT my question is how, how...
    pujapande321 pujapande321 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    just a heads up my spelling is not the greatest nor is my grammar so please be easy xP. my entire life it has been so easy for me to find the greatness in others and bring it out...
    Lugelogistics93 Lugelogistics93 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Dear self-confidence, I miss you a lot. Specially in these periods of hard working. Building up self-confidence is difficult, I do sport, I try to stay positive, I try to be myself...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 8

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    Happiness is something that everybody strives for. Some people naturally have the ability to be happy, others struggle. Obviously every person goes through some tough times. I am...
    ckjackson43 ckjackson43 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm writing this cos I'm really low. And I don't wanna talk to anyone. I just wanna tell someone. I'm really losing confidence in myself. Noone wants to hang with me or flirt. If I...
    Desert9 Desert9 22-25 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I lack confidence in myself when i play my violin, I'm trying to fix it so much but sometimes its hard to.... I always feel as if I'm being judged. Unless I'm in the zone, then i...
    HeartfeltMusic HeartfeltMusic 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    So, for starters, I'm 20 and I live in NC. I'm an Eagle Scout, a college student, and a christian. My life hasn't been one of perfection or glitz and glamour, but it hasn't that...
    MyLifeInANotebook MyLifeInANotebook 18-21, M Feb 8

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    I am not self confident at all because I got a round face ,I really hate that ,but I can't change anything as I was born to be kind of that , I can't even look up person when I...
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 14 Responses Feb 8

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    Funny story. This girl told me that my eyebrows are "on fleek" and i looked at hers and said "yea yours are nice" but she was actually complimenting me. That just shows how much...
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    My self confidence is zero. Especially public speaking, I get terrified. I had a coursework to prssent a presentation to the class (about 15 people) about the chosen topic. I...
    pam88 pam88 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 10

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I think I am losing my self confidence in bed. Thinking about it in bed makes it worse! And think about that makes it even more worse! I can't get out of my mind!
    Masculine101 Masculine101 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 21

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    I wish I had more Self-confidence so I could ask out this girl at school
    crossdresser1065 crossdresser1065 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I wish i have more self confidence. Ever since in my entire life ive always been a negative person. I dont know where should I start, I am afraid to get employed coz i am afraid to...
    atserk18 atserk18 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    hi friends I m Puja n I m very new to this app ... from childhood onwards I was never a good student but I was a good in English speaking... suddenly in class 8 I failed n after...
    pujapande321 pujapande321 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Although compliments are nice, I would rather connect with a few than be told how handsome or cute I am by many. Superficial praise doesn't do much for the soul, it only represses...
    ConradHelix ConradHelix 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I believe that everyone goes through this at some point in their life. I just want to say, no matter what people say or think or how people look at you. Someone in this world will...
    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Let me start off by saying 2 days ago i was hanging out with my friend at in n out in the parking lot just eating our food in my car. While we are eating this group of girls comes...
    Anmq24 Anmq24 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 8

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