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I Want To Get My Confidence Back

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 395 People

    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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'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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    hey so I'm going on a limb here for myself. I'm 21 and want more self confidence. have always been a "small guy" and it sucks. I'm around 5ft 5 but weighs way less than average. i...
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    I would have never let my sister manipulate me into being someone I wasn't because, according to her, "you have to be a certain way in high school or you'll have no friends. Emo...
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    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Jul 21

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    I cry every day now that you are gone Lost and alone I just want you back To hear your voice, to hear your words. Lost and so alone
    msladyred68 msladyred68 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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    I know I am in a better place now that he is out of my life. He cheated on me. He's an alcoholic and unstable person. Yes, I do miss him. I stay up at night thinking of us and what...
    macabre00 macabre00 26-30, F Jul 20

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    Hi all, I'm new here but this looks like a good spot to post so I'll go ahead. I have been with my partner for almost 4 years now. I'm only 22 so this seems like a long time to...
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