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I Wish I Felt As Beautiful As People Say I Am

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    I was at work last night & I came to a lady's

    bedside and she was becoming anxious and short of breath. I needed to help her breath by putting her on a breathing machine to sleep. She was scared & finally submitted to the mask.... She said "you're lucky you're beautiful, otherwise I'd rather die.." I wasn't feeling around...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2014

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    While at the gym this morning,

    an attractive man that I occasionally see there approached me today. He told me that he had to know my name because I am beautiful. I thanked him, we exchanged names, shook hands and went back to our workouts.
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    I just feel like it's never enough.

    Like I wish I could put my make up on better but I just put it simple. I wish I could do my make up like a pro but that takes skill. as for my hair I want it to be a little bit more curlier I guess it's my shampoo?
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    I feel awkward because people at school don't

    think or see me as attractive, but adults (not in a creepy way) and people outside of school say I'm attractive. I get so confused I don't know who to believe. It woukd be nice if I were seen as attractive at school.
    sammichs sammichs 16-17, F 2 Responses May 28, 2014

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    People say I'm cute, pretty

    and even compliment my personality. Actually, I'm shy and i really don't see myself the way they describe me. Only a few people walk up to me and talk to me and i try my best to be as friendly as possible with them. How come only few people do that if I'm that pretty and a good...
    drunkpotato drunkpotato 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    What I Hear. What I See.

    I've had people tell me that I'm beautiful, pretty, attractive, and so on, but I don't see how people think that? Whenever I look in the mirror I honestly just feel like crying. I want to feel/be beautiful. Like I've had people offer me modeling opportunities, but I've always...
    myusername22 myusername22 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    I sometimes get compliments

    but I usually joke around about it. For example Person: you look pretty today Me: wtf are you talking about I'm always pretty After that we just start laughing. I really don't think I'm that pretty or good looking tbh
    gmolina8 gmolina8 16-17, F Nov 12, 2014

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    I try to look good even

    though I don't feel good most of the time
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    I keep hearing that..

    . and it's not like I'm bridge troll ugly... I just don't believe I am better than painfully average... I am 5'7" tall. average... size 12. average. mouse brown hair.... averaged. Yeah I have big boobs and Danny sexy legs... but really? I'm nothing special
    AnotherAngryWoman AnotherAngryWoman 36-40, F Jan 5

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    I'm not but so many people say i am.

    ..I never believe it...
    EternallyHeartBroken EternallyHeartBroken 13-15, F Jan 8

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    I remember that particular scene from the movie

    "White Chicks" when the girl in the dressing room started freaking out about her body and every outfit she tried on. Although that was hilarious and fictitious, I still think she was lucky because she had a body that could fit in any item. In my case, I struggle with that. My...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    Everyone says I'm so skinny

    and pretty, but I just see a fat, ugly person in the mirror. Someday I'd like to see what everyone else sees. I'll never be good enough for the guy I like
    Madscheers512 Madscheers512 13-15 Jan 5

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    I've had enough, I hate it

    when people tell me how pretty they think I am because it somehow only makes me more disgusted with myself. So now my profile picture is a cat. No more lies
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    all i can say is feeling a certain way about

    yourself regular is though no matter what. find someone that makes you feel beautiful and it becomes way easier.
    gwalavien gwalavien 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I'm so sad because my thousand dollar prom

    dress is too small on my new ginormous boobiez! Everyone tells me I'm beautiful, I just :::sniffle::: don't believe them. And with my boobs soooo many guys are bothering me now. Why is the whole world so lame? Give me validation that I am pretty? Tell me I'm pretty. No, don't...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    People have always called me beautiful

    and gorgeous (not to sound conceited) and I HATE it. It makes me feel awkward and uncomfortable, I don't take compliments well. My boyfriend/ friends/ mom always tell me they don't understand what I see in the mirror when I look at my self. But the honest truth is I don't see...
    Withmywoes Withmywoes 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Every Time I Look In The Mirror I Want To Cry..

    people tell me im so pretty all the time and i really do apreciate it alot but i just cant beleive them. I hate myself more then anyone could ever no. Every time i look at someone skinny and pretty i get sooooooo jealouse. i end up asking God why he cursed me with such an ugly...
    Juicyjujubean14 Juicyjujubean14 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    People say I'm cute. Others say I'm beautiful.

    I look in the mirror and see just a normal girl, I think I'm not pretty, beautiful or what guys would say hot. I also never feel beautiful unless I take a nice picture... But then again it only lasts for a few seconds..
    ThisIsLife13 ThisIsLife13 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I've had a few people tell me

    that I'm pretty or beautiful. I used to believe them, but I don't anymore. I'm defiantly not attractive in any way.
    ijustwantahug ijustwantahug 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    every time someone says I'm beautiful I hate it

    people say "i was just scrolling through the comments and I saw your beautiful face so I messaged you" I absolutely HATE. that it annoys the hell out of me so you just messaged me cause I look good not because you saw I like similar things?
    xlovelybutterflyx xlovelybutterflyx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2014

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    I'm happy people say I'm pretty,

    but at the same time I hate it. People make me sound like some supermodel, and honestly I'm no where close, I look in the mirror and I see this ugly girl, with crooked teeth, a big nose and ugly plain eyes. My hair is disgusting, and sometimes I just wish I could change. I wish...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    I Want To Believe Them...

    For the past three or four years, I started getting told I was cute or pretty or gorgeous.  I never got told any of those things when I was younger which is kind of funny because when I look at my pictures from when I was a child of six or seven years old... Let's just say...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 27, 2010

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    Yep people tell me that.

    But I don't feel it. I still feel ugly. I still feel as though they were all lying. Why would anyone call me beautiful ? I'm so retarded. Why would my teacher say that I have a good heart? I'm do mean and I curse a lot in my heart. I am snobbish. I follow my emotions. My roller...
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    As a girl on this website I get the typical

    messages of how pretty or cute I am from the creeps but at the end of the day I don't believe anything they say because I know they just want something from me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 5

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    all i think is,im ...

    ugly,,,but most of them say im pretty,,,how could they say im pretty?i dont put make up on my face,,,
    delen delen 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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    leex1234 leex1234 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Ranran123 Ranran123 18-21, F Nov 12, 2014

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    Seeing beauty in yourself is hard we tend to

    just see the bad and I'm guilty
    ZebraUnicorn ZebraUnicorn 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    i get shy when they tell me how beautiful i am,

    its also still hard to believe it ...
    MermaidLove24 MermaidLove24 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I get compliments a lot about my appearance

    but when I look in the mirror sometimes I just don't see it. I've never been the conceited type, I hate those.
    xliah xliah 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I get comments on how beautiful I am,

    but I don't think I am. When I deny it people just keep telling me I am. Some days I do feel like I am beautiful. But other days, I feel really fat and ugly. I wish that I could be beautiful every day like people say. 😢
    musicislife15 musicislife15 13-15, F Jul 16, 2014

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    But if only they knew my traumatic past.

    . :( they wouldn't say it
    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    It sucks feeling like this.

    A lot of people tell me"oh you're so pretty and beautiful" and I honestly don't feel that way. I feel like my flaws override my looks and it makes me feel like **** because I don't think I'm beautiful. I feel like I'm just average or even just less than average. I just wish I...
    xxlunawolfxx xxlunawolfxx 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    What Does Being Beautiful Mean Anyway

    Is being beautiful purely a physical attribute? Is it more defined by a person's inner being...who they are within their hearts? Or is being beautiful synonymous with feeling beautiful? I have been called "beautiful" before. I actually hear that compliment a lot here, and it's...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    Only on that special time of the month -.

    - then I wish I was a guy or to rip my uterus out of my body
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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    Unknownimus Unknownimus 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    EternallyHeartBroken EternallyHeartBroken 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    "You have tantalizing eyes""You're beauty

    and brains""You're not just pretty but smart too.""Your smile can sail a thousand ships"~I heard several lines like these since I was a kid.But it's kinda funny because none of these affect me in any way.I only smile, say thank you and shrug off the compliments.Perhaps, I never...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    vanessa5290 vanessa5290 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    I hear you, I just don't believe you.

    I don't need validation from anybody. If I don't see it in myself then to me it's not real. What's important is how I feel about myself not anyone else. I'm not rude and far from ungrateful but if I do get told I am pretty, of course I appreciate it but in my head I'm confused...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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    I don't feel beautiful,

    I don't want to be called pretty neither. it just reminds me of what happened in my past and I know I can't trust their words. I know they mean well but if they knew the truth then I think they'd stop
    livelaughlove0987 livelaughlove0987 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't think Im as pretty

    as people say I am. I get compliments all the time about my looks or personality but most of the time I don't see what others see. I wish I had more confidence.
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    i wish i believed people

    when they called me beautiful or cute or pretty. i wish i saw myself the way they do, but i don't really feel like i ever will.
    xxbangbangxx xxbangbangxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    when I was in middle school I use to be bullied

    and told that I'm not beautiful. sometimes you hear that so much you start to believe it. I don't think I'm beautiful. I think I'm ugly. one time when I was in 8th grade I was in the hallway and about three girls came up to me saying how I was the only one in the whole 8th grade...
    xXsuicidalangelXx xXsuicidalangelXx 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    when people say I'm beautiful,

    I often wonder if they just say it to make me feel better?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Jan 5

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    Still always surprised when people say I'm attractive. I'm always like "excuse me, you're talking to me.