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I Want to Talk About Self Esteem

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    How is everyone doing this fine day?
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 7 Responses Jul 11, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jul 21

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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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    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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    I have discovered that this is my biggest flaw and challenge in life. Low self-esteem truly affects me and causes me both physical and mental distress that is unbearable much of...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    i dont really have much self esteem anymore. i used to be really fat but even then, I was happy and I felt pretty. nowdays, i dont. it's like, everyone tells me im pretty and that...
    TrueLondon TrueLondon 18-21, F Sep 3

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    There was a small time in my life that my confidence started to bloom. I modeled for a few photographers, I was happy with the way I looked minus a few things if course. I...
    MarKri MarKri 22-25, F Sep 7

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    I've been having some thoughts about this for a few days now, which I might have partly reflected in comments I've made here and there, can't remember... What I've been thinking...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    Ive been battling self-conscious and low self esteem for sometime now.. Hav u ever experienced asking ur seatmate or friends for answers for exams or seatwork? And soon finds out...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F Aug 25

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    I always feel like I have to compare myself to other people. It gets under my skin all the time. It eats away at me everyday. It kills me and I have no remedy to get rid of it or...
    thesorrybumblebee thesorrybumblebee 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    every time I trust someone it blows up in my face. I trust fairly easily tho. plus I have such low self esteem I think I'm fat.... ugly.... a mistake..... hurt everyone I meet
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    My self-esteem is like a rock. The higher you bring it up, the harder it comes down .-.
    SilenceInBlackAndWhite SilenceInBlackAndWhite 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Everyone who is a little bit closer to me knows how low self esteem i have. It is unbelievable actually. There's no part on me that I'm satisfied with. I mean physically. And...
    anrim654 anrim654 18-21, F Aug 27

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    My self esteem is lower than ever now.......
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    My self esteem is lower than ever now.......
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    my self esteem is so low that i cry in public when i see someone pretty and wish i were them. never tell yourself that you are ugly. never, ever, compare yourself to someone. not...
    xenababy7 xenababy7 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Man this was so cool tonight I open up to my boyfriend and we talked about me being into diapers it was hard at first but as we talk it got easer to talk about diapers and he knows...
    Diaperdragon Diaperdragon 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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    This story is regarding my spiritual path and my discovering of my sexual orientation. And it is going to be very very long so, be prepared.I was born as an Orthodox Christian, i...
    ThatBlueOwl ThatBlueOwl 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    This story isn't true but cute. Jeremy and Emily talk about tickling. Hey babe says Jeremy's fiancee Kate. Hey says Jeremy ! I thought u were getting wedding errands done with...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Any girls who want to talk about sex feel free to come my way and message me or simply respond
    DX223 DX223 18-21, M Aug 31

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    let's talk about football players and football in details..
    ghettoboysodrummss ghettoboysodrummss 18-21, M Sep 1

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    I don't know why, but they've always interested me. Although there's little information on them, and most of the stuff I've seen for it are from people who have no idea how it...
    cyanidemaxwell cyanidemaxwell 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Every time I try to talk about my own it seems all I get in response is shhh I don't want to hear it! Its either you do it or nothing at all, or you can take it or leave it. Sadly...
    babyglp babyglp 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I know what I'm talking about! I know what I'm doing! Do you have to understand!? I don't have a plan but I know where I am. I don't have a way but I do what I say. I know...
    secrets1can2be3told secrets1can2be3told 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I like to talk about sex turn ons we all have them. They are all different too, not right or wrong. If it turns you on who's to say if it's wrong or right? It won't change how you...
    TxRocker TxRocker 46-50, M Aug 23

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    It's hurts so ya sometimes it's just way to painful to talk about
    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    Ugh. My older siblings are 18, 18, and 28. I hate when they talk about me horribly like I'm not even there. It get's me depressed and the things they say are horrid. I feel like...
    franchesca19112 franchesca19112 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I mean, I have nothing to say. I don't enjoy talking about my problems in fear of letting others down.
    LowTheory LowTheory 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    The closer I get to someone the more i trust them to talk about the problems i have and of course i end up pushing them away after that. It's my problem and sometimes it is my...
    BeautifulCatastr0phe BeautifulCatastr0phe 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I've been married for 5 years now and I need out because I feel BORED and I have lost attraction for my husband... He is always broke and never has money to help out..always asking...
    voguetouch voguetouch 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I have had them since I was very young and I been hurt so many times. It's hard for me to trust almost anyone. So don't take it personal it's just the way that I am. The low self...
    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 16-17, F Aug 26

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    My goal: to be the person I want to be with in more ways then one... With this in mind I find myself getting anxiety from a place of self perfectionism, but then I take a step...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I have trouble trusting people which stops me from having any kind of relationship. I want someone to talk to but I know I won't open up at all. I had to talk myself to putting...
    BoMolly BoMolly 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I don't really trust anybody........ I've been called fat so many times and I believe it. I've been called a ***** so many times, that's why I'm going to just stop talking. I've...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I really do. Growing up being told that you're a failure and never going to amount to anything tends to have that effect on someone. On a side note since my esteem is so low it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 9

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    I don't need to live my life waiting or trying to be "good enough" because I am already "good enough" right now, right now I am perfect and I will always be perfect for me. -self...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I view myself as having low worth so I automatically think people are judging me as low in worth, weird, freakish, complex,?so much stuff. I wish I had more self confidence.
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I feel that I have less of everything. I'm not pretty, smart, talented and no boy wants to date me. I have acne, uncooperative hair and my smile is crooked. My body is not that of...
    sunsetcountdown sunsetcountdown 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    There is literally nothing attractive about me. Physically or personality wise. Don't worry if you're reading this, you don't have to try to make me feel better. It doesn't work.
    ModernJob ModernJob 16-17, M Aug 31

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    All I do on here is post about how much I dislike myself. I really need to get my **** together lol.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I want to tie them up and milk them
    FreshMilk4Me FreshMilk4Me 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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