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I Want to Talk About Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    BASE Two-god's Love

    Individuals perception on how God effects and controls the emotions in their lives.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 10 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    Low Self Esteem Vs High Self Esteem

    L.S.E results in a poor self image. Your self image is based on weel weel you see yourself. L.S.E. feeds your negative thinking  and makes you believe negative comments from others. H.S.E. is the opposite if L.S.E. If you have H.S.E you will be self motivated, happy and...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M Jun 18, 2009

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    Bases For Self Esteem

    According to Crocker and Wolfe - 2001 - Contingencies of self worth. People differ in their beliefs for self esteem. This beliefs form bases - or what they need to do or who they need to be to classify themselves as a person of worth.       ...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 19, 2009

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    Do You Talk to Yourself?

     Negative self talk kills self esteem. 1) What names do you call yourself 2) When you make a mistake - do you call yourself and idiot or a loser? 3) Who talked to you this way in the past. 4) Way do you still listen to them?        ...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 16 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    Self Esteem Is Different From Self Confidence

     In psychology - self esteem is a person's evaluation of their own self worth.It's like a self inventory.  Self confidence is an attitude that allows people to have a positive view of themselves and their lives. It's related to one's personal; beliet in their own...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    Base Three - Family Support

    Almost self explainatory. Lack of family support is almost a direct path to low self esteem. We could fill volumes on this main base cause.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    Hey!

    How is everyone doing this fine day?
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 7 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    Hi - My Name Is Mary

    Hi, My name is Mary and I am one of RetiredFather's summer interns. I would like to talk about self esteem and how I can feel good about themself.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 5 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Don't Have Any

    i was crushed from an early age from my parents so i never had any so how can i get some ?
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M Jul 16, 2011

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    Base One Virtue

     Virtue is moral excellence. iCharacter trait or quality valued as being good. The opposite of virtue is vice.                            ...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 2 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    Self esteem issues are real! In fact they are more real now, than they have ever been! Living in a society obsessed by Image! Image! Image!, a society where the world is at the tip...
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    I'm battling issues that I don't know how to handle. In the past my boyfriend would talk with girls both online and off, it never went past talking but it still hurt finding out...
    cindyboo14 cindyboo14 31-35, F 14 Responses Dec 9

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    My experiences growing up haven't been good ones I was befriended a lot and didn't have anyone to take care of me I came from a broken family and didn't care much about myself. My...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I have a very low self-esteem. Like I like my body, but I hate my face. I took the manly features of my dad's face and my mom's hair. I have a big head for my height too. And it's...
    azngirl123 azngirl123 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'd like to be honest with you. I don't know you, and you don't know me, and that makes it easier for me to get all of this out. I want to be really honest with someone other than...
    kurioussubmissive kurioussubmissive 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Low self esteem and poor body image is something I've struggled with all my life. Growing up as the only kid in a wheelchair in my town, I was always a bit of an outsider and spent...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I used to have a low self esteem. I used to be emotionally dependent, albeit secretly, upon boyfriends for a sense of worth and happiness. I still have my moments where I wish I...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Not really poor body image as much as low self esteem. I can not talk to a pretty girl to save my life. I get all light headed then think its a waste since they'll just tell me to...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I've had low self esteem problems all my life. I grew up being the only kid in a wheelchair in my town and because of that I was bullied relentlessly and the affects of it really...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I dont remember the last time that I felt good or happy about myself. Im not a girl with overweight problems but neither Im skinny model. I've never saw myself at the mirror and...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 28

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    So earlier tonight I went out with a friend to try and study for finals and as I was waiting for her to pick me up, I realized that I had forgotten to put on makeup. Yes, we were...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    I find it sadly ironic that the people who often ridicule or belittle you for having low self esteem are the ones who play the biggest part in damaging any you may have left.
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Especially low self esteem. Which I have. I don't find myself useful or attractive. Not that I care. I just try to make people happy that are most important in my life, and it's...
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I don't understand. I can't even post a status online saying what I feel like without someone coming along and ask me what's wrong and if I want to talk about it. I've even had...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm not interested in talking about the death of a man who appeared to have attacked a cop shortly after committing a strong arm robbery of a convienience store. I feel like the...
    bagel54 bagel54 22-25, F Nov 25

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    I really don't see what's so bad about talking about it.. I like girls, so do a lot of other girls, so why does it matter so much? I feel like it's wayy too taboo anymore to talk...
    emilygirl1 emilygirl1 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    You ask me how I am, I say I'm not feeling the best.. im not fine. it takes so much of me to answer that in honesty. But then you ask me why.. what happened... I smile my tears...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It´s a recent thing... though I like to talk about emotions and thoughts, when it comes to feelings I´ve found out some people would ask and encourage me to talk to them about my...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    So I'm going to use this experience to talk about nearly everything since that's what I like. My boyfriend of 1 month just told me last night that he was bullied for being...
    ThatGirl0610 ThatGirl0610 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    be enjoyable to converse with a woman who would like to talk about their situation.I'm a very good listener...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Dec 9

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    there is a paradox of trust and caring. those i trust to talk to are ones i care deeply for....and i dont wish to upset or burden those i love. if i talked about how i feel ...to...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My parents and brother flew in for Thanksgiving. It's the first time we've all been back together since my accident two years ago. At the airport, my father looked disappointed...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M Nov 23

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    So me and my gf where in public and since she's not out but I kissed her in front of these girls that she try's so hard to impress so that the won't call her gay and now the mess...
    lexinwonderland lexinwonderland 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I love debates with people who don't have the same opinions as me. I'm national conservative in Sweden and would love to talk about anything in politics, even with people who has...
    Hajhaj01 Hajhaj01 22-25, M Nov 23

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    Because i don't like to talk about what hurts
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    It's eating me up inside. And I can't talk about it. I know it's my own fault too. I never should've done it. And I'm getting exactly what I deserve. My heart broken to smithereens...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    don't like getting them but like to talk about them
    tinytonya2001 tinytonya2001 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    That moment when people talk about their relationship, and how it's working so well ect. I really try to be happy for those people, but in truth I just feel like someone is waving...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Dec 6

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    I need a good old hard spanking and need to talk about it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    I cant talk about it BC I dont even know people ask what's wrong, dude I don't know what the **** is wrong
    100BlackRoses 100BlackRoses 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 1 Response Dec 14

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    Im having a really hard time. I have that only one friend, she always drag me into her friends, her ''cool friends'' its hard, because i try to fit in and start to talk but its...
    ThatGirlR ThatGirlR 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    i can't take it anymore...i mean me myself i need someone to talk to :'(