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I Want To Get My Confidence Back

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 339 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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    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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    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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    We met on facebook don't judge me just yet and i noticed he commented on my status that i had wrote bout my other ex saying he hates me he doesn't understand me. Then i realized...
    chavelliex3 chavelliex3 22-25 1 Response Dec 1

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    As relating to my first experience.. Which is : Need-To-Confess-Something/5179372 I am going to meet Eddy and Harry both at a same place to clarify things. Im so nervous plus...
    TheLivingDead TheLivingDead 18-21, F Dec 2

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    I don't want to be strangers again.
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    In 2015 I will like myself. That's what I'm going to write on my dry erase board for New Years. I'm tired of caring what people think and being so hard on myself. I am not an ugly...
    jesscharnelle jesscharnelle 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 13

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    I am not very confident n need help in getting my confidence back
    Sneaky84 Sneaky84 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    up until I was 16 and finished high school i had a close friend group of about 5 of us. our group had expanded and reduced again throughout the years but us 5 stayed tight. I...
    minmins07 minmins07 16-17, F Nov 23

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    "Undo It"- Carrie Underwood I should have known by the way you passed me by There was something in your eyes and it wasn't right I should have walked, but I never had the chance...
    FreudianSlip13 FreudianSlip13 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been reflecting on a lot of things today. My anxiety level felt like it was through the roof. It probably didn't help that I was pretty hungover. If I could describe what...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    I've been thinking about this line throughout my adolescent years. It would be running through my head at every second. "You need to be more confident, then you could achieve...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Ok I'm still on my kick I want plastic surgery. Yep I have decided I'm going to save all my money for surgeries. Also I want to have Cindy Jackson advise me. I can't bear being...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I go through periods of time where I think sharp and clearly. I love it. There isn't so much of a struggle for words. I don't have to ponder for so long before I finally find a way...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Nov 22

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    If only I could read minds. How do you come back from disappointment, betrayal, and just plain stupidity and trust the world. TRUST WORDS. And what happens when actions don't...
    ember23 ember23 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 1

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    I'm 21 and 5'6 and i was doing so well on my own but i ballooned back almost to my starting weight because of family issues and I need help! I'm a gross 189, ugh. My ugw is 118...
    MayaGyaru MayaGyaru 70+ 6 hrs ago

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    Basically my entire life I have always lacked self confidence. I grew up as the only kid in a wheelchair that I knew and was pretty much made to feel like an outcast and that...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    I have such low self confidence, and I I honestly have no idea on how yo bring that up. sometimes I feel as if I can't go out of the house because my self confidence is so low..
    Rissaaa17 Rissaaa17 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    I would go back in time when my Dad did beat me to stop him, I would go back in time when my uncle want to rape me and fight him back and beat the hill of him ,, I would go back in...
    denez denez 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hi my name is ginger. And I really don't know how to start. I've never had anyone ask me about my life but I'll give it a try. I have a brother who I love to pieces even though...
    Ginger1313 Ginger1313 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I want to have confidence in wearing makeup. But I'm afraid to wear it because of what my family might say. Growing up I never touched make up. Now I feel like I want and need to...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    (Drawing attached- I created new hairstyle for Rihanna, and I know it's awkward lol) It's been a while since I last posted my last drawing. Yes, I'm not well and in pain. For me...
    beautifulbutterfly2 beautifulbutterfly2 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I've been in a relationship for 10 years now. We broke up 2 years ago because I caught him talking to other girls. Much more than just friendly talk went on. We got back together...
    jenbast jenbast 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Happy Thanksgiving!!!When your loved ones count their blessings I hope they count you twice. This is my special greeting for Thanksgiving time to express to each of you my...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    any tips on building self confidence?
    steezyben steezyben 16-17, M 6 Responses Nov 29

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    I really need more self confidence . .
    Strange143 Strange143 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I am worth being loved. I am worth being desired for every aspect of me. I am beautiful, I am kind, I am loving. My looks are only the beginning. I deserve to be happy. I am...
    imcitcat imcitcat 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I feel like I get torn down by people for having 3 kids at 20 and so called trapping their father my boyfriend in a relationship for 5 years... I really need to just learn how to...
    momofthree921 momofthree921 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    So I have this friend across the street named Trish. This the only picturei got of her She tried to overdose so we both strangled each other in her yard for the pills. I tried...
    jesstheman jesstheman 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    I NEED more self-confidence. Lately, I've been trying harder and sometimes it works, but sometimes it doesn't. It'll be a lot of work...
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Though I rarely gain it back with motivation given by myself's thoughts or if I've never given any deeper thought into things...I lose it being that I don't go through with things...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I was in a relationship three years ago. It was my first relationship, and as you know about firsts, it was so important to me. He ended up breaking my heart by hooking up with...
    klondikekorner klondikekorner 18-21, M Dec 10

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 14

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    I've been hurt by everyone who I've ever been friends with, or dated. I have no self confidence anymore. It got crushed and now I feel depressed.. All the time.
    feelings101 feelings101 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 14

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    WARNING: This is a long read. Please proceed with open-mindedness. +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ I've completed my High School... And I've majored towards Journalism and Language...
    thegoodrebel10 thegoodrebel10 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    A true friend I met on EP (thanks you) sent me this Clifton StrengthsFinder test for free. I now know what my dominate abilities are capable of and also what I needed to STOP doing...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'd go back being 14 and try to **** more older guys! Some guys just love younger *** and I wish I'd had the confidence to give them it
    bd693 bd693 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 25

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    I'm 28 weeks pregnant this will be my second child. I've been married to the father for less than a month. During my first pregnancy I gained at least 80lbs and never lost it I...
    kellim6509 kellim6509 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 1

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    I am happy girls feel like they can tell me whatever, I'm not saying that so you inbox me depressing stories that ruined your life. I'm saying this because for once in my life, I'm...
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I dont look for approval...I'm sure about me, know who I am and how and why... I have confidence in me and my life...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Nov 23

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    I had confidence in myself for about 2 hours this morning...then I looked in a mirror. And then I got mad at myself for being stupid enough to think that I actually looked...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    When people say that girls like bad boys I don't think that is true. I think as humans we are attracted to people that have confidence and carry themselves with purpose. I think we...
    Blackbutterflies99 Blackbutterflies99 13-15, F Dec 2

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    I feel like the only way I can accomplish a lot of things I aspire to do in life is by gaining confidence and getting rid of my social anxiety. My self-esteem is so ******, I can...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I really want to loose weight not for anyone but for my self I'm sick of seeing everyone around me have the perfect body and have the right fat in the right place. I don't want to...
    Lifetooshort Lifetooshort 16-17, F 10 Responses Dec 13