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I Want To Get My Confidence Back

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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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    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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    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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    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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    michael14031 michael14031 18-21, M 10 Responses Sep 4

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    Marathoner Marathoner 31-35, M Aug 31

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    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F a week ago

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    hugsfeelgood hugsfeelgood 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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    prettyloner prettyloner 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    When I'm playing the piano or singing in front of someone my hands shake or I can't stand or sit with my back straight because I have no self confidence whatsoever
    MissesTomlinson MissesTomlinson 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    abby9305 abby9305 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    SturgyZA SturgyZA 13-15, M Aug 29

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    How can I feel confident when I see myself as a failure and my efforts as fruitless? I know it is better to be positive, but when I try to think positively, I feel like a liar. I...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    rycbar10 rycbar10 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    LovelyLady333 LovelyLady333 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    ForeverLife ForeverLife 13-15, F Sep 6

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    dirtbikerida125 dirtbikerida125 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    takalexd takalexd 31-35, M 7 Responses Sep 2

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    I would go back and tell the younger me that I was special. Which sounds weird, but my mum was so preoccupied with not wanting me to become one of those kids that think their gods...
    ForgottenPaige ForgottenPaige 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Normaler Normaler 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 30

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    Confidence seems to come so easily to some people. I wonder if it is a product of nature or nurture.... I told someone recently that I don't ever think I am good enough. He asked...
    eham1234 eham1234 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    So recently, me and this girl I've been dating were talking and she told me that she thinks I'm really handsome (she's told me this multiple times). She also told me that her mom...
    GabeR1991 GabeR1991 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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