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I Want to Like Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 235 People

    First Entry

    I have disliked myself for as long as I can remember. I feel like I am a terrible person and that I only deserve the worst. I have an amazing boyfriend who tries to help me feel better about myself, but nothing works. I want to like myself. I really do. I just don't know how to...
    ekolacin ekolacin 18-21, F 5 Responses May 5, 2009

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    Im I Worth Being Loved

    i remeber when my ex boyfriend told me he could never love me because i dont even love myself... And i was lost, because he was so right! i just think it would be so much easier for someone to love me, for me!! i dont know how to love myself how can i.. if nobody else wants to...
    SoEmPtY SoEmPtY 16-18, F 3 Responses May 21, 2007

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    The Start

    When I was younger, my sister called me fat. She called me worthless. She didn't know that later I would become depressed and anorexic. Funny how those insults, I can still hear her say.So many people compliment me, but, I can't believe them. I can't accept that is me they are...
    shineaway12 shineaway12 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    So Trying

    I guess it's harder than I thought. I'm fine as long as there are no mirrors around to remind me how I've changed. How my body is proportioned differently, how my face has matured, the grays that keep peeking out and just the overall look that my challenging life has given me. I...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Nov 3, 2007

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    do I Want to Like Myself? ...

    do i want to like myself? i am finally at a place where i love myself.   it's just the rest of the world i have a problem with.
    JoshTurner JoshTurner 26-30, M Nov 3, 2007

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    I Want To Be Me Again

    I used to not care about anything or anyone. All i wanted to do was have fun. But right when i hit 5th grade everything came crashing down..I started not to llike myself. I still dont. I get compliments and everything but i dont believe what people say. All i see is some...
    macilynn3 macilynn3 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2013

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    I Wish

    i wish i cud lyk myself but i dont nd i dont think i eva will.not wit the scars on my arms nd thighs reminding me of the struggle im goin through jes to breathe each day :( :(
    bootyb bootyb 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2007

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    Of Course- Any Logical Pers...

    Of course- any logical person would. Lord knows how much I love myself. The only problem is if I do something disappointing, I disappoint myself and that hurts most of all.
    reka105 reka105 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2007

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    A Story I Wrote..

    I would just like to take some time out of my day to share something with all of you.Years ago I used to hate myself, and not find myself attractive in the least bit, I had an eating disorder and couldn’t even see what i truly looked like in the mirror for a good while. I have...
    Beautifulimperfections Beautifulimperfections 26-30, F Feb 27, 2012

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    No Problem Loving Yourself When You Know How Much God Loves You!

    We dont like ourselves for many reasons - Some may think that they are not as good looking as others or not as smart. Some of us might have had a traumatic childhood - where parents never expressed their love for us. For others, It might be because we just dont...
    GodsBeloved GodsBeloved 26-30, F 2 Responses May 7, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I never liked myself but now I can't stand myself, not just because of my repulsive appearance, but bc of how manipulative and twisted I am..
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F Nov 29

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    Ever since middle school started I wanted to be someone else. I wanted to look like this girl or act like this girl or have her hair etc. I'm the same exact way now. It really...
    alliesmiles alliesmiles 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    So stop pushing and trying to make me feel better about myself because it won't work.
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Not at all! just void. nothing. I don't even feel like talking or laughing. smiling nothing. just seeping deeper into the void sounds good to me! putting my head doen getting sh!t...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Nov 28

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    So here's the deal; I'm an idealist, not a perfectionist, but an idealist (there's a difference, well to me at least). Ever since I was a kid I promised myself I won't turn out...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I'm a little worried.... I used to cut myself when I was around 18 or so , I accidentally cut myself and I liked the feeling. I began cutting because I liked the feeling and was...
    Honee86 Honee86 26-30, F 1 day ago

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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 6 days ago

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    Hi there! I've recently come out of an 8 year long relationship where I was constantly criticized, belittled and mocked. I didn't like it at all, his personality wasn't very nice...
    buttonthimbles buttonthimbles 22-25, F Nov 23

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    When people tell me that I MUST have kids, I literally feel like this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/kids I don't want children, and have never been interested in children. The...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    I hate my self as stated above. I don't like my face, figure, voice, friends, family, location, and just overall life. I have sever anxiety and always find myself counting and...
    mckennaolsen mckennaolsen 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    1) Birth name: Zachary Gannon Marten (my last name) 2) Name backwards: Nodnal 3) Were you named after anyone?: Not that I know of.. 4) Does your name mean anything?: Landon...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Nov 24

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    I always felt weird being a Male i even told my BFF's/Sister. and they tried their best ta help me feel like Myself. It sorta Helped but Then I now have a Crush/in LOVE with my...
    aldereo212 aldereo212 16-17 2 Responses Nov 26

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    It's so easy to create a list of everything I hate about myself. I filled up a page in minutes. It's a lot more difficult to make a list of good things. Especially since many if...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    I love my boyfriend, but sometimes I feel like I'm doing this because I don't want to be alone. I care for him when he's sick. I appreciate the little things he does and the big...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F Nov 23

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    ahahahaha! This is funny. I already think Im attractive and I don't care if others think otherwise. Its enough that I like myself.
    bettybloops bettybloops 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 28

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    I have nothing to do, nobody to be with unless my self, and i dont Even like myself, he is annoying
    Pot1023 Pot1023 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I'm 5'9". Or 175cm, for all the metric users like myself. :) So I'm quite a bit taller than most women and girls.
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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    Decided it was time to switch things up a bit. I normally get my natural nails manicured, but today i decided to get an acrylic nail tip. I have to get used to the nail extensions...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    Reading and writing are the best companions for an emotionally hurt introvert like myself. It's the best therapy besides compulsive online shopping to helps provide an escapade...
    hesitations hesitations 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have never felt like myself till now, usually at school I would be quite and not talk but today was so different I broke the glass were my real emotions were in I opened the door...
    pinkkitten100 pinkkitten100 13-15, F a week ago

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    I will never be wanted like I once was.
    Kimbizz Kimbizz 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    "We want, like the devils of old, to be let alone in our sin."~William Lloyd Garrison
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F Nov 20

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    I am a life time learner. Science and writing are my 2 favorite subjects. I found out i do even better if i teach myself. After learning this i went from F's in math to A's. I am...
    tig1991 tig1991 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I am turning 23 tomorrow and I don't have a single clue of what I want to do with my life. I work because I have to fend for myself but I don't like my job at all. I work...
    thewildkind thewildkind 22-25, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Here is the thing. I know that I can be and do anything. Other people have told me that I have the potential to fly high - I have mental images where I am flying high. The problem...
    befabolous befabolous 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Before you add me to your circle, you must know a few things about me. First and foremost is that my name does not lie. I am, and always have been the blasphemous optimist. If...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    I'm a flawed person....inside and out . I guess we all are . For me....I spent my entire life trying to be prefect....trying to look perfect....still I was told I'm just not good...
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Im sitting at school right now, on the last day of school before the winter break all alone, because all my "friends" decided to stay at home, so now I get to spend the day all by...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    I made a new account so I can stay away from the other public one. I didn't want to delete it because I have unfinished business but then I keep going back there and do the same...
    ShatteredHeartBrightDreams ShatteredHeartBrightDreams 18-21 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    A lot of bad things have happened this week.. Got me too tired.. Really losing my grip on this life but too coward to take my own life.. Wish i wont wake up.. Wish ill just drift...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    First of, Like many out there i have a learning disability. Way back when there were not the resources there are today. I tried hard to do well in school. I was put in resource...
    willowofthewoods willowofthewoods 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I am really close to being ready to throw in the towel. I can't really take this much longer. I need to get out of my fathers house. I haven't been here too long, just 4 months...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    With each pound I put on i slowly reach my dream of becoming immobile. I have a lot of people to thank for my support in gaining. Currently I'm 230ish (my peak was 241 but due to...
    AspiringSSBHM AspiringSSBHM 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    With each pound I put on i slowly reach my dream of becoming immobile. I have a lot of people to thank for my support in gaining. Currently I'm 230ish (my peak was 241 but due to...
    AspiringSSBHM AspiringSSBHM 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    With each pound I put on i slowly reach my dream of becoming immobile. I have a lot of people to thank for my support in gaining. Currently I'm 230ish (my peak was 241 but due to...
    AspiringSSBHM AspiringSSBHM 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    No matter how hard I try, I always find a way to hurt myself emotionally, not physically. Always. I ******* hate it so much and yet I keep doing it... always wanting things I can't...
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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