I Wish I Felt As Beautiful As People Say I Am

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    I am 40yrs old and I have schizophrenia.

    I hear voices on a daily basis. My ex tells me I'm beautiful, but I don't see it! I wish I was as beautiful as some people tell me I am. I'm overweight and have several health issues which makes it hard for me to exercise. Which in turn makes it hard for me to lose weight. So...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 6, 2015

    it would b nice. better yet,

    I wish I were treated as beautiful as ppl said I was
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    Girls always tell me I'm handsome

    but I know they are crazy because I just don't see it
    deleted deleted
    May 4, 2015

    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
    Jan 5, 2015

    I feel pretty Oh so pretty I feel pretty

    and witty and gay! Ok. I'm not gay. And I don't feel gay. But gimme a break. This song was written before I was born!
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 8, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jul 13, 2013

    People always say I'm perfect

    and **** but I honestly don't see what they see
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    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,,,
    Jeansgirl3200 Jeansgirl3200
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Mar 14, 2014

    We all at some point go through this.

    The insecurity of not knowing what other see when they look at us. When will it end? I was once insecure, I knew I was beautiful but I felt I constantly had to be validated for it, I felt empty never knowing if someone truly cared for me, or is they were just drawn to what they...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2015

    Last Night I saw this guy

    who I have been talking online for a while with. We were planning to meet sometime since he was visiting family near by my city. We talked for a while and then he said to: you are extremely skinny I don't know if that is good or bad. I asked him what he meant and he said he's...
    beentheredonethay beentheredonethay
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    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, 2015

    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..
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2015
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    5 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    If you don't feel like it now,

    start acting like you do. The rest will follow suit.
    redpapa redpapa
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    You know what, I don't know

    why I joined this group. Really I don't even care lol. I'm just in the middle of this all, and happy for what I have. don't focus on appearence as much as personality!
    ImAnAccident ImAnAccident
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2015

    Wtf get over it ppl tell u things

    for different reasons
    prettyflamingo prettyflamingo
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

    when people say I'm beautiful,

    I often wonder if they just say it to make me feel better?
    deleted deleted
    Jan 5, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 31, 2014

    My wife and ep sisters jewlz

    and cristine all tell me how beautiful I am. But really I know I'm not only a ugly girl but I'm not much to look at as a guy. This morning on my birthday I wonder if I'll ever feel pretty with out cosmic surgery. Will I ever see a mirrior and not want to cry. Will being alive...
    SolayTranswife SolayTranswife
    26-30, T
    3 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    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
    1 Response Feb 1, 2015

    I hesitated for a moment to join this group.

    It sounds needy, perhaps it is. It is the truth,for me, though. I have never felt beautiful and never really felt that this the one attribute should be so important that it eclipses the more important attributes such as, kindness, intelligence, or overall personality. Here...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 5, 2015

    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 Feb 27, 2015

    . I don't feel too beautiful everyone else says

    I am but I don't see it I only see my flaws and I feel like people are lying to me someone told me that it might be body dysmorphia
    sixcolorz sixcolorz
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 4, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2015

    I try to look good even

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

    Friends, family, and strangers have said it

    but idk, I think it's just because I don't hear it from guys. I've never been asked on a date or hit on unless it was by some horny internet dweller. I don't want to be the kind of girl or person who gets their value from how others look at them because that's pretty pathetic...
    geekychick14 geekychick14
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2015
    Unknownimus Unknownimus
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 9, 2014
    Causelifesucks Causelifesucks
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    Omg yes! People talk about me like I'm

    so pretty.. But ain't no way in hell I see that. We must be looking at two different people.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2015

    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...
    Qtrelle Qtrelle
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2014

    I don't believe in what they say

    because i don't think how I look really helped me to get much of what I want. Except my jobs because I know my employers all hired me not only because of my qualifications but also due to the fact that they were attracted to me and believed that my look is good for their...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    sometimes I doubt myself do I look

    as beautiful as how the people say when I look at the mirror I don't feel that way ofc I wish I felt as beautiful as people say I am yes
    christinelim819 christinelim819
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2015
    BriGags BriGags
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 30, 2015

    My family and some friends tell me I'm

    beautiful, gorgeous even, but I wish I felt that way. At school, you would think that I would get all the attention because I'm beautiful. I'm not saying I want all this attention, I'm just saying that I wish someone who knows me could acknowledged that and make me feel good...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2014

    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.
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Jan 4, 2015
    holygoth holygoth
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    Has anyone been called gorgeous

    or beautiful before and felt special? The only time that happened to me was in a classroom full of people and it was by the guy who bullies me everyday so that was depressing.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    I feel beautiful inside

    and want to share some advice: Advice: If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change: From Dr Wayne Dyer. I heard a story that may help. It went like this and by the way it was true. Story by Eldon Taylor the Power of gratitude. look him up. A woman who...
    sea4 sea4
    51-55, M
    Jul 4, 2015

    I go home and every one tells me

    that im either pretty or ugly I go to school and the same thing happens.
    BloodPainter BloodPainter
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    Assume that your beautiful

    and move on!! 😈. I know it ain't that easy but the question "am I beautiful or not" will be a never ending one. Thinking you're beautiful doesn't have = arrogant.
    WalterVincent WalterVincent
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 11, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Apr 6, 2012

    "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
    4 Responses Nov 10, 2014
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 29, 2015

    omg so true! one day in school

    that i specially felt like crap i was "talking" with some classmates -wich is more listening from my side- and this guy said to the girl 'she's so beautiful, just look at her' and i was lost in my cellphone at the time but i look up hoping to catch the beauty and they were...
    piecesofpaper piecesofpaper
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    Guys have told me i am beautiful,

    stunning etc. but I just can't believe it
    711casc 711casc
    18-21, F
    May 22, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 23, 2014
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