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I Want to Talk About Self Esteem

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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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    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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    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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    Hey!

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

    I use to have low self esteem and would like to share my feelings so that it might be able to help others. Let me start off by saying I view myself as a perfectionist. In my...
    DavidRHall1996 DavidRHall1996 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    No matter how hard I try, I just can't boost my self-esteem, When I look at myself, I see this hideous person with an ugly nose, huge lips, thick eyebrows, small squinty eyes...
    MLW1123 MLW1123 18-21 Jul 22

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    Yesterday a friend and I were in a park relaxing. A group of guys came and approached her, my friend is more curvy then I am naturally petite. My friend is really developed for her...
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 7

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    My self esteem has been severely knocked down. I'm staying indoors today. I just fear if I go into town all crushed like this that I'll do something stupid. Like let 5 guys take...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I literally hate myself with about everything I have inside of me . I can't even look into a mirror without wanting to barf . I'm trying to become a happier me but it's hard when I...
    r3alfri3nds r3alfri3nds 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have low self esteem as it is. I feel so low about myself. I have since I was really young (it seems more often than not). I have stooped so low today. I messaged my ex and told...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 13

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    I never ever felt like the need to make fun of others to feel popular or to raise my self esteem. I used to be the one who been into a lot of making fun of. I knew it was cos they...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Jul 16

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    From years of my mom telling me that I was fat and that I needed to lose weight my self esteem has plummeted to an all time low. I avoid mirrors, clothes shopping, hanging out with...
    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    so a few months ago my dad started heightening his abuse of me, it's verbal and emotional but sometimes it even gets like physical not like hurting me but more like forcing me out...
    atinyratsy atinyratsy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I would really like to get a better understanding on this. I can only read so much before I want to talk to those that have experience on the subject. I've been in a relationship...
    matt0030 matt0030 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I have many things to talk about if you want to vent or talk pm me :)
    Daddylicksyou Daddylicksyou 61-65, M 4 days ago

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    I will talk about all my former experiences with sex in chat if anyone wants to hear about them some of them are shocking some of them are hot!
    sirsnoopy2 sirsnoopy2 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate when someone adds me and just wanna talk about Sex...! But I haven't any problem with girly chats ;-) Feel free...
    Yaroslava Yaroslava 16-17, F Jul 8

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    I dont like to talk about my feelings becouse... When I do talk a bit to my parents they always misunderstand and they just can't listen to what I have to say ... My feelings are...
    gigi3199 gigi3199 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I wanna talk about it all the time ;)
    Myself678 Myself678 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 8

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    People are always on here talking about how they get tons of messages and it's like umm, send them over here my way, because my inbox looks like the Sahara just died of a heat...
    LunarBeam LunarBeam 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I like talking about teacher and student sex
    Myself678 Myself678 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    I get so turned on when I talk about sex
    dmedina513 dmedina513 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Im afraid to talk about how i feel because i feel like its going to come out wrong or if its going to get me into trouble . I do express my feelings at times but im always so...
    savannah0115 savannah0115 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I'm here to find like minded people and talk about sexual things, sorry if you don't then don't add me. Simple as that. But if you like to learn of others story's? And tell yours I...
    TxRocker TxRocker 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Doctors send so much time trying to make people feel good about them self. Some people only have a very limited amount of things to feel about. When the job you have been at for 2...
    Linndsay Linndsay 26-30 Jul 22

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    For the longest time I've been the fattest person in my family and around me and I've never fit in. I never stop thinking about how much it hurts me when I look in the mirror an...
    JennieKathleen JennieKathleen 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Especially when it comes to body issues. I know I'm not perfect and there's a bit of room for improvement, but I also know I'm not fat or awful looking. I'd venture to say that I...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    I constantly criticize my self. I hate how I look and hate how I act around people some times. I always say stupid things and even find my own self annoying some times. I feel like...
    Cartwheel3694 Cartwheel3694 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have a really low self steem, i'm so damn scared of rejection and also scared of people making fun of me, i really can't think of me as a successful person in the future, and...
    nati900 nati900 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think I feel the worst when I think about the size difference between me and my boyfriend. I always felt the male should be bigger, that it was simply a sign of masculinity. My...
    genericidiot genericidiot 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I honestly wouldn't give a a monkeys penis about anything you would say about me. There's only like 2-3 people on this planet that can mentally make me cry.
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 2

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    I bounce back and forth everyday between feeling good about myself and feeling like I am worthless. A lot of this has to do with my appearance, even though I know I am an...
    alittlerose alittlerose 18-21, F Jul 16

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    I'm not good enough never have been and never will be I wish people understood how bad im struggling right now going out tonight to a bar with friends sucks enough since I don't...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have been rejected and hurt so many times. It's just really hard for me to get close to people anymore. I dislike everything about myself... :/
    allisonks98 allisonks98 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Im not the hottest guy but I'm a good looking average joe. My wife wants someone with more money and cuter I suppose. I am too scared to even attempt to speak to other women and...
    aaronfelti21 aaronfelti21 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    It won't go away I saw a super cute dress yesterday and picked it up then put it back down then made myself go back today and was gonna get it but a skinny girl was buying the same...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F Jul 16

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    Beauty has a vast definition. It differs from one person to another. I am cynical when it comes to compliments given to me. I can't help it but to disagree even knowing everyone...
    MarieAiko MarieAiko 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sometimes being in a open marriage can make you crazy. We both at some point live different life's and talk to other people but we have to remind them and are selfs that we are not...
    karienight karienight 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I was raised in a small town so naturally about 80% of my HS graduating class is already settled down some on baby number 2 and while they are very happy, I am in NO way close to...
    AutumnV3 AutumnV3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Ok so let me tell you about this girl I met on EP. So it was late and I was looking for girls to talk to as usual anyway I find this one girl on EP and she is way out of my league...
    ZekeFrost ZekeFrost 18-21, M 2 days ago