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I Wish I Felt As Beautiful As People Say I Am

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    Unknownimus Unknownimus 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 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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    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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    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'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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    EternallyHeartBroken EternallyHeartBroken 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    my boyfriend and friends tell me im beautiful

    all the time but for some reason i dont feel the same way, i look at my self and see so many flaws. my boyfriend sees them but tries to change my mind but its just not working and i dont know how to change that..
    lovershated lovershated 18-21, F 1 Response a week 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, 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 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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    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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    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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    tapnotes51 tapnotes51 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F Nov 11, 2014

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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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    *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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Ranran123 Ranran123 18-21, F Nov 12, 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 6 Responses Nov 10, 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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    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, 2014

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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 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 try to look good even

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

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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, 2014

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