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I Want To Get My Confidence Back

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 422 People

    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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    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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    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 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, 2015

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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 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

    So would you like to be seeing a psychiatrist? Or become depressed? Because that's the path that you will take if this is a box that you have ticked. So no, this is the one thing...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    First of all, let me be clear that I am not suicidal at all, not even a little bit. Life feels hard for me but I believe that things can change for the better. It seems like...
    fuwhat fuwhat 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Ok... This is very important, I'd like you to understand this, because, I'm not really what you think I am... On the outside, I may appear to be a depressed loser with no self...
    xXverlorenXx xXverlorenXx 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Cavalier worn, and of grizzled mien, Astride his dark mount in the winters icy rain. Armor all dented, rust eaten sword and much battered shield, Surrounded by death on some...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    So lets see: 1 I am a very curious person 2 I love everything about science 3 i am an atheist 4 my favorite scientist is Nikola Tesla 5 i am not a very patient person 6 i...
    truthlibertyprogress truthlibertyprogress 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My confidence over night became so low. I have no confidence What so ever. I wish I knew why. Not sure what to do either. Not good
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    okay, I got jealous and pulled away.. hoping you'd come back, and stay but you never looked back and it broke my heart, now it's been years that we've been apart. I want you back...
    Barbee95 Barbee95 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    When I was little, I always wanted to grow up quickly because if I were 18 years old, I can do many things with no restriction. Especially since I'm a little geeky, the no...
    Rosiinysr Rosiinysr 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've never been in love before. It's so incredibly rare for me to be attracted to someone's appearance and soul. I like people who are smart and unique. I feel like most people are...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Mortal combat What are these feelings? From where do they come? It's like a million little things, have piled into one. They build up together, in the dark parts of my mind. And...
    Luke5150 Luke5150 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    Mortal combat What are these feelings? From where do they come? It's like a million little things, have piled into one. They build up together, in the dark parts of my mind. And...
    Luke5150 Luke5150 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It is called Turmeric. It is a spice used in foods. It is very new to me since i've never heard of it until recently. It has antioxidant properties in it that are great for skin...
    iamnikki iamnikki 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Some days I wish I could see myself the way other people do. I lost a lot of my self confidence when I was with my ex. He put me down so many times that he made me believe I wasn't...
    SouthernGirl35 SouthernGirl35 31-35, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think self confidence can become addictive. Well, that was all I had to say.
    PigMonkeyHybrid PigMonkeyHybrid 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Not Sure How To Choose An Attorney? Read These Tips! You do want a lawyer that can handle your case right? Most people think that good lawyers cost a fortune. This can be true...
    lawyerbd0 lawyerbd0 22-25, M a week ago

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    These last two years have been such a growing experience. Like my advice is so good now. I thought I was mature when I was 14 and now I look back and I just think about how...
    ihaveaname99 ihaveaname99 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I used to feel this way and I used to have very low confidence in myself. I refused to talk to anyone, I refused to include myself in anyone's conversations and anyone's parties. I...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 4

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    ...i pray to God that he will help me do this again. i don't want to be depressed and scared anymore. i don't want to be haunted and paranoid. i want to be happy!
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I have been dating a guy for a few months now. He is very sweet and he seems to love the way I am. I finally thought I was going to be happy. One day someone texted me using his...
    chrisdee26 chrisdee26 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I weigh like 100 pounds I'm 19 going to be 20 next month and everybody is on me about eating and gaining weight....I do eat a lot just for some reason can not gain weight. I hate...
    teeq22 teeq22 18-21, F 18 Responses Feb 2

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    I'm kind of tired of feeling upset over why I don't have a girlfriend currently. every February, near valentine's day. I feel that maybe this year I would find someone. there's no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I have been thinking and something popped into my head. There are many people on here who suffer from depression and anxiety, and it seems we all have one thing in common. We are...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Seriously women. You show any sign of confidence in yourself, how you look and especially confidence in what you want I'm all yours. Nothing sexier than a woman confident.
    MrBeardtastic MrBeardtastic 31-35, M Jan 31

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    That's why I always blame myself,even if other person did wrong.Whoever it is...To everyone I just keep apologizing.I just want everything to b normal in the end.But if u apologize...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    ****. This theme... So, three years ago, I had acne. I had literally my face covered with acne. I went to a dermatologist and I did treatment for a year or two. Now, although I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jan 31

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    i wish i can be more confident with my height. im a girl and i am really tall. i am 172 cm or 5'8", and thats really tall for asian girl right? and the average height of asian...
    osh0412 osh0412 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 30

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    So I'm trans, and don't have any friends that would be anyway supportive of that. I live in a conservative area and played football and all of my friends where on the team with me...
    kayla55815 kayla55815 18-21, T 5 Responses Jan 30

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    Here's how to spot it!1. You feel on-edge around this person, but you still want them to like you. You find yourself writing off most of their questionable behavior as accidental...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I feel trapped in my own mind. I feel that, I have my own war inside my head and my heart, every thought and every event in my life has a really strong and negative impact on this...
    rafaeladel rafaeladel 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 29

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    Paralyzed with fear. As I slowly put my confidence away from struggle and into hope. Okay... I can move. I want to move.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 29

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    i . hmm . i hav my own personal relationship with "God" . i say like that coz . id hope its universal but evryun has their own relationship and perception and idea of that stuf...
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle 36-40, M Jan 28

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    1. I am 18 years old. 2. I really like the colours pink and mint green. 3. My favourite seasons are Autumn and Winter. 4. I pretty much have all the symptoms of Social Anxiety but...
    emjm013 emjm013 18-21, F Jan 27

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    my family had made it very clear that they're ashamed of me and i wish i had the confidence to run and never look back
    kaliforniadreamin kaliforniadreamin 16-17, T 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I am still in love with you, yes, 30 years can't be thrown away just like that... But do I want you back, funny thing is I don't. I am not even interested about your future. Does...
    AlternateUniverse AlternateUniverse 41-45 Jan 23