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I Want to Talk About Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jul 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Hey!

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

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    Related Experiences

    I wish I had higher self esteem and more self confidence but I don't. People who know me would think otherwise but they don't know what's inside me. I don't really know what to...
    SomeoneOutThere SomeoneOutThere 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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    When I was in 5th grade I use to think that all pretty girls were stuck up.. I remember being in grade 5-9 that people would look down to me cause I didn't look a certain away. All...
    chelseaalexis18 chelseaalexis18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    So here comes the day in which i feel like sh*t. I use the tinder app, you know, but i dont really use it for dating, which is ironic, i know. But, i use it because i want to know...
    kindahipsta kindahipsta 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Launch young always have been the black sheep in the family , always the typical problem child in school because always ending up failing when others can do it properly...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    It sucks feeling this way. People say I'm an open book but I don't think I am because I cry in private and quiet when I'm sad but often smile when I'm around people whoever they...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jan 5

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    I only have self esteem issues when it comes to my job. I don't always feel like I'm right for this job. Maybe it's just the way some people treat me in regards to my job. Trust...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    i feel unloved, lonely, bored, and sad. i just feel like my life is over and that i don't have a place in this world. i am am college student and i am in my 30s and struggling to...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    When God showered self esteem, I was sleeping..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 9 Responses Jan 2

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    well not low self esteem i may not like myself but i still think im better than mist people... i have a wierd mindset. any way jealousy? yeah i guess i am, same old story girl i...
    Idioticnerd Idioticnerd 13-15, M Jan 6

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    I used to think I was cool and had allot of friends..... But then I realized I was completely ****ing stupid...... And ppl started bullying me and I started getting bad grades and...
    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 14

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    I have subconsciously been working toward self sufficiency my whole life. Needs must. I've always preferred to spend my money on fun things so I scrimp and save on anything I can...
    JjayJay JjayJay 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    What about never? We think of it but superficially and with foreboding. We certainly don't talk about it--I mean REALLY talk about it. ..as if engaging in the conversation itself...
    OnlyLoveKeepsTrying OnlyLoveKeepsTrying 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Whenever I hear people laugh, giggle or whisper I always assume their talking about me and I become very self conscious and think twice about everything I do/did and say/said to...
    Brittany71515 Brittany71515 13-15 Jan 2

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    But when I do want (or need) to talk about it, everyone is sleeping. I wish I could just talk about it when people ask.
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    When I first had the idea the I might be gay I was terrified. I mean no one wants to be in the minority. I was in my early teen years and was still living with my mother. I did...
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Way I see it if I can find someone to talk about that with, everything after that is pretty much smooth sailing lol! Let's talk about boobs, oral and dating before we worry about...
    ViewtifulMe ViewtifulMe 26-30, T 3 Responses Jan 5

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    You get incredible questions from strangers; when they discover you're an astrologer. It's kind of like being a Doctor at a cocktail party. People will walk up and say, "I've got...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    I tried to record my sisters conversation to prove weather I'm right or wrong that they're talk about me in my back... well I'm wrong but I think sometimes they do....
    laineswift13 laineswift13 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Is there any females left on here that will talk about thongs with me if so add me an send me a pm
    bmscottjr23 bmscottjr23 18-21, M Jan 1

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    I hate how all my friends are prettier than me. I hate how all my friends all have guys in their lives, even multiple guys, who fight over them. I just feel like I don't measure up...
    Xoxolife Xoxolife 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    For those of you who don't know what a Creepypasta is, it is a short scary story designed to terrify you. Find the scariest Creepypasta you can, or make your own. I can't give any...
    CreepyPastaEP CreepyPastaEP 26-30, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I use to be able to look in the mirror and tell myself "damn I'm one sexy mofo" but now I can't even look in the mirror ;-; I got all the ugly looks and my sisters got all the good...
    FadingStarrr FadingStarrr 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Im so tired of feeling unloved, worthless, useless... I want to love my self, but how can I? Im not thin, Im not as pretty as the other girls, Im not tall. The truth is I wished my...
    kindahipsta kindahipsta 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Truer words not spoken, gotta love yourself if you want someone to love you. Think about it - http://hailey2thequeen.weebly.com/blog/what-about-love
    sassyhelen sassyhelen 18-21 Jan 11

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    Feeling really bad today. Got hit with depression. Sucks because I find more people online who hate me and also there is absolutely nothing good about me. Every single thing I've...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 15

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    Holy smokes, how those in my early hears chipped away at me! My only freedom from worry and care came in my late teens and early 20s... But at a cost. I survived by not caring...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M Jan 12

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    I've done something terrible. the reason I have lost all self worth is because in a terrible person. I just can't tell anybody what it is. I have ruined two families and my own and...
    ftdubdub ftdubdub 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Every time I am having a stressful day at work and lack in self confidence, I open my notepad on my desk and repeat this is my mind.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 5

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    My ex best friend who I considered to be a ****, slept with a guy I had told her I liked and she knew all well about this. For me to come to like someone is a big thing and I was...
    opinionatorAli opinionatorAli 18-21, F a week ago

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    Any girls want to tickle chat? Tickler or ticklee!
    somanydynamos88 somanydynamos88 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    Why do I always torture myself by seeing pictures of really pretty girls? This just makes me feel like I'm nothing compared to them. Why do I fall in love with guys I'd never have...
    kindahipsta kindahipsta 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Constantly everyday I tell myself," I'm going to be ok" but I don't know when that will ever happen. I try to live life in confidence and bring joy to people but I am always...
    YoyoDuckyMomo YoyoDuckyMomo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I grew up all my life with this. My family never truly accepted me for being mixed. They wanted a whiter me. I was never really accepted socially in the usa. I was always "too...
    sfdrboy sfdrboy 22-25, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I wonder what is the point of me. I can't remember the last time I felt truly wanted. I know I have family and friends that love me, and I know they would be there for me...
    rycbar10 rycbar10 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Unfortunately, that requires talking to strangers, and I'm still paranoid about that.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 15

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    I'm very open on every aspect of my life but this. I don't want too worry people or be burdonsome. People have their own worries or issues why should I be selfish and add to their...
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M