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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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    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 1 Response Feb 8

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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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    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 7 Responses Jan 11

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    perhaps this is a little bit cliche... but if i could go back, i'd go back to the time i was w/my ex boyfriend. i think he was some sort of a psychopath. he strongly enjoys dating...
    screambloodygore screambloodygore 26-30, F 56 mins ago

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    I really miss it. I'm not saying the company name or anything like that because I don't want this to be used against me since I am currently looking for work... and I hope no one...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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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...
    Awesg Awesg 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    When I was bicurious I got with the girl I was fancy - ing, and had been for a long time. She's a flaming homo. Butch. What I like. She was a virgin in all aspects at the time. We...
    Awesg Awesg 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I met him back in September. He was hot, with a mysterious personality. We had mutual friends and that's how we met. We started going out as a group in public often. I always knew...
    IndigoSahara IndigoSahara 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I studied Taekwondo for many years as a kid, until I became a 1st degree black belt but I'm not sure about my self-defense skills by now. That was something I stopped doing since I...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Why is it that guys think that's the one thing every girl wants to see? I'd rather see my dog squatting with her tail up to crap than see your random d**k pic. And I'm speaking...
    luckylidia luckylidia 16-17, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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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...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just want this to go away. Back in January I lost the group of friends I had been extremely close with for the last 4 years. That was very hard for me. I spent weeks in a...
    juli123 juli123 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just came out to my now ex girl friend. I feel great being able to come out so easily. I also feel a little bad because she had a MAJOR CRUSH on me. I want to tell my mom next...
    ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo 13-15, M 2 days ago

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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...
    ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo ImBiYakimaWaAlonzo 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Some day I will find her. She is going to be whatever race she happens to be, she is going to be whatever size she happens to be. She'll have large not to perky breasts or she'll...
    Gander1465 Gander1465 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    Confidence is knowing that you can do something without trying to top everyone else whereas arrogance, you try to top everyone else and prove that you're better than them.
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I know no one can instill self confidence in you and that it must come from within, but really how do you get what you never had? I have just about zero self confidence. Anything...
    SomeoneOutThere SomeoneOutThere 41-45, M 3 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    My boyfriend/ex-husband are always honest with each other. Some people say that, but leave out sexual fantasies. Not so with us. We have had additional female sexual partners...
    parttimefreak parttimefreak 36-40, F 4 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...
    theotherversionofme theotherversionofme 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    ENTJ ENTJ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the Myers-Briggs personality type. For the Socionics ENTJ, see Logical Intuitive Extrovert. ENTJ...
    StarAngels StarAngels 46-50, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I do not come on EP as often as I used to but, to my surprise, there are a number of people asking for updates as well as advice on other issues. My last update went into detail...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have wanted to be a clown ever since I was 6 or 7 years old. I love to play dress up and wear face paint. I can put my strange fashion sense to work. i like the anonymity of...
    IndecisiveDoeEyes IndecisiveDoeEyes 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was on Facebook this evening and stumbled upon this picture. I couldn't help but feel annoyed by this post. It's a collection of 4 pictures combined into one picture to...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i just want to die. i just want peace amd happiness again. and after my boyfriend passed i realized theres no way ill find it on this earth. i just want to be with him, in his arms...
    ForeverMyAlwaysREH3 ForeverMyAlwaysREH3 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I've been trying to figure out a way to say this in which people will understand. I've decided it's entirely impossible to do that so here's what I have: I am all about loving...
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I hope one day i found my soulmate.I want a girl who love me and like me as a friend and as a lover .I believe that one of the most important qualities of an amazing woman is...
    ShadowofLove ShadowofLove 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have been overweight most of my life and now that I am heading towards my 30s, I want to change this about myself. I wish to have more physical energy to travel, go hiking, and...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    I wish I knew how to build up my self confidence. It's extremely low or maybe even non-existent. Buying new clothes doesn't work, neither does getting my hair done, putting on some...
    LexiBexi7 LexiBexi7 22-25, F Jun 21

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    I've always had low self esteem and confidence not matter how long I spend working out
    MrLazyCloud MrLazyCloud 18-21, M Jun 20

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    I love to be able to go back in time and prevent me dating my first girlfriend she ended up killing all the confidence with girls I had and now I hide behind being safe and pushing...
    IRONMARSTER IRONMARSTER 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    I was the smiling sweet very shy good samaritan that helps everyone but sits back,stays behind hiding in the background! I was the shy little sidekick and always try to make...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    so I've been talking to this girl for about 3 mos. I kept getting the feeling she was seeing other guys, which we weren't even together, she lived 4 hours away so I can't even get...
    redbay1991 redbay1991 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 18

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    I, a very confused person and I do not what I want ... At the mean time I'm not pressured to look for work and this is good because when I had to work I had a lot of suffering...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F Jun 16

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    Aye. Confidence is knowing which tool to use, whereas arrogance is trying to repair things with s spoon.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15

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    I believe... Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery or strength. It isn't a bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others. Confidence is...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 35 Responses Jun 15

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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...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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