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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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    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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    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 13-15, F Dec 19, 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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    One lorde song goes I want it back/I want it back/the minds we had/the minds we had. All the time sometimes. But I wouldn't change anything because I'm who I am and I can live with...
    blabweekly blabweekly 13-15, F Oct 5

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    IAMNOWHERE IAMNOWHERE 36-40, F Oct 9

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    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    justalittlehuman justalittlehuman 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 27

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    I suppose I can talk to people easily enough. The trick comes when I have to do more than shoot the breeze. My struggle is that, sometimes, I don't think my words are having the...
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    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I miss my childhood. When everyone were friends, and fights don't last too long. When weekends don't mean homework overtime. When we played together under the sun. When computer...
    MushroomHat MushroomHat 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have enough confidence where I am comfortable in my skin and am starting to embrace it slowly. I just want to get to the point where I'm not afraid of what comes out of my mouth...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I am trying to work on this project but my lack of confidence in my abilities is stunting my progress. I hate this. I know I can do this. I know what I am doing. Then why am I so...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    My long term bf is always, without meaning to, putting me down because I don't have a long term career goal or plan. I am going to college for business which I feel good about but...
    Cheerly Cheerly 22-25 1 Response 4 days ago

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    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    Some days after a fresh shower I can put on a pair of shorts and a top and feel pretty and love myself. Other days I do the same thing and just hope nobody looks at me as I walk up...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    I really want me to have more self-confidence but I jus don't know how ..
    erikamariahxo erikamariahxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I've gotten better. I no longer feel like no one wants to see me or wants to be around me. I'm so much happier. It's strange how good confidence can feel. :3
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Confidence can get you through a lot in life. I think that's why I'm having so much trouble as I change and get older. I am not confident. When it comes to being professional I can...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    This is for everyone who needs self confidence. I'm not a skinny girl and whenever people message me saying I'm perfect I'm not, I have many flaws, so this is for Yall. Be proud of...
    mayanatasha mayanatasha 16-17, F 13 Responses Sep 24

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    I want to stop being superficial and shallow and wishing someone would save me. "You're your own savior." That's what I heard about from everyone I've met. It's true...I've...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    Thanks to my best friend i am attending a dance class today, pole dancing to be exact, a lot of women who have attended the classes say it gives you more confidence,chance to meet...
    Misjodie Misjodie 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    calixx calixx 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 5

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    This is my first time on this and story that true about me about why I want more confidents When I was in 8th grade it was in the afternoon at the end of school and before anyone...
    segio1818 segio1818 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    The hardest thing for me is starting conversations, even on sites like this. I look at post and think "Cool I'll respond to that." But then I see others have responded and I lose...
    Ozz210 Ozz210 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 7

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    fylana fylana 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    What are the steps to becoming more confident in myself? I feel like my lack of confidence is affecting everything about my life
    annasmth annasmth 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 11

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    I've changed my profile pic to one of myself. I'll be changing it back to a random pic soon. I am a little uncomfortable with people seeing me on here, I don't want someone I know...
    Bubblesxxxx Bubblesxxxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I have no clue how to make friends. I have no confidence either. I can't think of anything after saying hi. Other people say to talk about common interest, but I have none. I'm the...
    rithic rithic 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I'm losing all my confidence , I'm always depressed for no reason I don't know what to do
    aphrodite5424 aphrodite5424 16-17, F 9 Responses Oct 12