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I Want To Get My Confidence Back

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    Beat Into The Ground.

    Yes, as a young man, I really didn't have many issues with confidence. I suppose I had average self esteem. But over the last few years, the constant pounding life has put on me has made me feel worthless and weak. I know the area I am stuck living in plays a role in it, but it...
    tone77 tone77 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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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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    I lost someone on EP and I feel like a missing big piece here. Hope, she gets to read this and reconsider coming back to me.
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    The thought of you's no ******* fun You want a martyr, I'll be one Because enough's enough, we're done You told me think about it, well I did Now I don't wanna feel a thing...
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    Hi..... I was with someone for a while..... And if your just gonna comment or message me and say ur 13 ur to young and stuff like that go away but really.... We had something . I...
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    I did before,which in turn lead to an unhealthy friendship,destructive one..Even after we stopped being friends,part of me wanted u back and not just the friendship but the...
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    No faith in myself leads to lack of confidence.
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    Why is this so for especially Indian parents to understand this … this does not require parenting skills, its just mere common sense If they encourage their child .. tell them...
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    I literally have like no confidence. I don't understand because I have it all, but I'm a deep thinker as I'm sure you all are, but I can't seem to think positive too much or have...
    M1TCH94 M1TCH94 18-21 Jul 5

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    I am not there yet. After my marriage ended and I decided to come out to my family as a lesbian I felt great and 95% of the time I still do. However there are times, this...
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    Before 2 years..... i was a completely different person.... like.... i was being loved and taken care of wvwry where i went. I had sooo many friends..... i was the centre of the...
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    Well since I was younger I've always been shy and didn't know how to express what I wanted! So I grew up lacking of confidence and feeling too ugly dumb and inattractive to talk to...
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