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I Wish I Felt As Beautiful As People Say I Am

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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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    EternallyHeartBroken EternallyHeartBroken 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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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    leex1234 leex1234 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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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 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 2 Responses Apr 8

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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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    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 26-30 2 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    Guys have told me i am beautiful,

    stunning etc. but I just can't believe it
    711casc 711casc 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Ranran123 Ranran123 18-21, F Nov 12, 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,,,
    Jeansgirl3200 Jeansgirl3200 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 14, 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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    But if only they knew my traumatic past.

    . :( they wouldn't say it
    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 10

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    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...
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F May 5

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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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    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. 😢
    jaydamarie15 jaydamarie15 13-15, F Jul 16, 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 Feb 27

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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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    Unknownimus Unknownimus 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 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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    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 Feb 28

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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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    vanessa5290 vanessa5290 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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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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    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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    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

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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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    . 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

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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 Feb 27

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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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    Girls always tell me I'm handsome

    but I know they are crazy because I just don't see it
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Jan 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 Mar 3, 2014

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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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    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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    People say I'm attractive but I look in the mirror and don't see how that is. Too many people have hurt me to see any good.
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