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I Wish I Felt As Beautiful As People Say I Am

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    For Almost My Life I Usually Felt Unattractive

    I was bullied for almost all of high school I believed it boys always called me ugly as well some girls but my friends say you are not ugly I felt like the beast from beauty and the beast I was felt lied to you not ugly why you think that I hated what I saw in the mirror still do...
    xdarkangelx666 xdarkangelx666 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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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

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    I am not pretty. So no profile picture there.

    But i love apple. I realized, what those people talked behind my back about my face and pimples, they are not my friends. Their thoughts doesn't matter
    appleforlife appleforlife 26-30 1 Response May 28

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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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    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

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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...
    Alyeskaa Alyeskaa 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    Girls at my school always say I'm cute,

    but I wonder if they're just playing with me. If they're trying to hit on me, then they mine as well stop right now. I don't wanna hurt myself with an unnecessary relationship. I'm still hurt from losing the crush of my life. Why would I try masking the pain when I know I still...
    patrick199 patrick199 18-21, M 1 Response May 22

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    I try to look good even

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

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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 7 Responses Nov 10

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    Beauty Is A Burden

    People tell me I'm beautiful all the time. Always. I think I'm pretty but nothing spectacular. I'm like 5'5'', 133 lbs, green eyes, short curly hair, DD boobs and really nice legs (my favorite part of my body since I like to run!). I don't look like a supermodel or actress or...
    vbunny vbunny 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2012

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    Unknownimus Unknownimus 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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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 6 Responses Dec 11

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    Sometimes my family and

    even friends will say "your so pretty, your a beautiful young lady, or you look good today" and I'll blush and thank them for their compliments. But 80% of the time I just don't see it. Most times I'll look in a mirror and say I'm so ugly before I can no longer stand to look at...
    LoveIsInTheBlood LoveIsInTheBlood 16-17, F Nov 11

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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'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

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    Ugly duckling case. Tall,

    skinny and gorgeous, I know it, but I can't see it. Why? Growing up I was taller than all the guys in my class, I had glasses and short hair with bangs. I looked like a boy, and I acted like a boy. I was socially awkward, I still am. Today I'm a part time model, with 5...
    trinoctal trinoctal 18-21, F Nov 11

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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

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    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F Nov 11

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    I'm not ungrateful because I thank God everyday

    that I was born a healthy, perfect human being. But sometimes when I look in the mirror it just gets kind of depressing, like why are my shoulders so wide, or why do my eyes look small and uneven, or feel my body isn't curvy.People say that I'm blind and say that I'm "so pretty...
    Naturalxoxo Naturalxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    EternallyHeartBroken EternallyHeartBroken 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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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

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    It's just that I hear it all the time

    and I don't believe it or see it. It's like someone telling you that you're smart even if you've had some dumb moments. It makes you think how are they seeing you right now. And how can you see what they're seeing
    Dynasty2000 Dynasty2000 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 11

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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

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    I'm Nothing..

    i talk to people online and eventually it always leads to them asking to see a pic so they know who they're talking to and its only fair right? So, i send a few and some call me gorgeous, pretty, cute, and even beautiful! But others stop talking to me after they see my pics. Im...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27, 2012

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    Blemish #1

    The main problem with believing I’m beautiful is that I’ll have to trust y’all when I start to see it fade. It’s not a problem now, when I’m in my prime, able to stand proudly before a mirror and know I’ve done the best with what God has blessed me with; but soon the...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Aug 2, 2012

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    Nothing Lasts Forever Unless You Make It!

    I just joined EP and in browsing I saw the side topics and one of the stories was in this group. I was floored and broken hearted to see that it was not just one person but a whole group. I guess I should not be surprised because I too thought that I was ugly and not worthy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    *sighs*

    In real life, I don't get compliments, but on EP, everyone is so nice- I get complimented almost every day! I sure wish I could see myself the way some of them claim to see me. I don't think I am the worst-looking person in the world. I have definitely seen worse. At least I am...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Nov 30, 2011

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    Ranran123 Ranran123 18-21, F Nov 12

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    I may get the occasional compliment now

    and then. I'm sure I would get a little more if I made myself approachable, but I don't believe any of them. I look in the mirror and I truly can't see what they're talking about.
    faithisadino faithisadino 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I Don't Feel Pretty At All

    But my boyfriend is always calling me sexy and beautiful. I don't know why I can't see what he sees. Maybe it's because I was bullied and called harsh words for so long that I just can't see anything that is good about my appearance. Maybe it's because I feel like I don't take...
    yolorwatson yolorwatson 18-21, F 1 Response May 5, 2012

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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

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    When you are online, I stare at your name

    waiting for you to say "Hi"
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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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

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    tapnotes51 tapnotes51 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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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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    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

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    Yeahhhhhh............

    ...................But instead I just feel ugggghhhhhhhhh;-/ Ha ha ha.
    sugarbearbabykins sugarbearbabykins 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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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

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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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    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

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    Took Me A While But I Have Started To See Myself As Beautiful.

    I didn't have a single boyfriend until after I left high school. Barely a kiss, I was still a virgin. None of the boys at school found me attractive. I don't remember my mother ever telling me I was pretty or beautiful, but I do remember a few criticisms from her about my looks...
    sunnygirls2 sunnygirls2 26-30, F Jan 14, 2013

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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 6 Responses Mar 14

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    Sometimes I heard stuff.

    ..it has been always hard to believe I represent beauty.I dont say I am ugly, but I feel like nothing much. Perhaps I had been having this ugly feeling about life and experiences...that makes me think/feel bad.I think I look how I feel... Or not?
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Jul 4

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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

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