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I Wish I Felt As Beautiful As People Say I Am

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    I Wish I Did

    I wish I felt as beautiful as people say I am but I don't, sometimes I think they say I'm pretty and all but they don't mean it... I have a long curly brown hair.. My skin isn't dark( like I care).. I'm fit.. Like to go for a jog... But when I look at myself I just don't feel...
    Lilpopkiss Lilpopkiss 16-17, F Dec 6, 2012

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    Apparently I'M Beautiful..

    My guy friends always tell me how beautiful I am and the guys at work do too... They always say how perfect I am, and sometimes I feel it. But I often feel foolish for it, it's hard to describe... When there are other girls around I feel like I'm nothing and that I simply can't...
    CheesePoodles CheesePoodles 22-25 Mar 18, 2013

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    All I Do Is Wish

    people "say" that i am beautiful or pretty or w.e but i just wish i believed them. I dont see it at all. I want to see it  but i dont see this girl that they are talking bout. In the mirror in pictures, i just dont know what they see.
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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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 22-25 1 Response May 28

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    I Need To Believe

    I know I should. But I can't. I look in the mirror and see one big piece of ugly. I want to stop being the negative belly but I can't. I try. I'm trying. Help me. Please? A word of beauty. Something to believe in? I need something to believe. I can't believe my own body. I need...
    LoveandhateLoveandhate LoveandhateLoveandhate 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2012

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    Never Gonna Love Myself

    Ever since i was bullied in 2nd and 3rd grade i have thought i was ugly or fat or something was jus wrong with me. i have never felt confident in myself. i rarley eat anymore. when i do eat i get mad and cut myself. i have a lot of problems i have a lot of self hatred in myself...
    blackandred12 blackandred12 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    They All Tell Me...

    People always say you have grown into a beautiful girl... Haha. Funny now tell me the next joke you have. Because i am not beautiful and no matter how many times you say i am... One more person says im not.
    findingthatsomething findingthatsomething 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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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 16-17, M 1 Response May 22

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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. 😢
    basketballislife15 basketballislife15 13-15, F 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    My boyfriend always makes me feel

    so special.He thinks i am the most beautiful woman on earth ^^ He always makes me feel like i am a really beautiful lady :D I love him for making me feel that way but most of the times i dont believe him when he says or thinks i am beautiful. Its difficult to believe because i...
    Angelina1992 Angelina1992 18-21, F Mar 11

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    Searching To Be Thin

    When I was young looks didn't matter. Never did I question if I looked okay. I'd where what was comfortable and was happy with myself. I don't know when that changed. If it was after all the fat jokes, or if it was after the cutting, or maybe it was just after I grew up some...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12, 2013

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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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    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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    Lies..

    BEauty can mean so many things to so many different people. People never tell me I'm beautiful, its usually like omg you ate what??? Either way this has lead me to believe I am ugly, I have always felt this way I want to lose weight but there is only one way I know how and if I...
    SecretSpirit SecretSpirit 18-21, F Nov 14, 2011

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    Perfectly Imperfect?

    I’ve been meaning to write a story about body image for a while…ever since an EP friend wrote a story about an alteration to a dress. She wasn’t too happy about the alteration because it was meant to falsely accentuate a part of her body and she was quite comfortable with...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 31, 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 5 Responses Mar 14

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    Like A Penny

    im like a shiny, new penny fresh off the mint. at first im fascinating, pretty even. but then the novelty of me wears off and im just like any other penny you pick up off the street.
    juSts0m3giRl juSts0m3giRl 18-21, F Sep 3, 2013

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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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    Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder...not Mine

    It is truly a desire of mine to feel as beautiful as people say I am, over the last few years I have learned to accept the fact that if people tell me I am beautiful to just say Thank you and leave it alone. It is not in my persona to fish for compliments, but it is natural to...
    bluetatoo19712000 bluetatoo19712000 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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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'm Not Beautiful...

    Whenever I meet someone, they tell me I look like a angel, or a model...I don't see how. I see everything that is wrong with me, I'm to chubby, I have a big nose, and to big of chin...I'm ugly. I just think people are just pittying me because they don't want to hurt my feelings...
    deathbyblades16 deathbyblades16 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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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 26-30, F Jul 4

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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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    High School Is The Worst Time To Feel Ugly

    I am 165 lbs..so I feel fat even though people say I'm skinny. My thighs bulge and my stomach is gross. I have stretchmarks on my boobs because I got so fat that they needed to stretch. I hate my eyebrows, even though everyone says they love how full they are. I hate the scar on...
    allieKatee allieKatee 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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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 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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    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 13-15, F 11 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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    Yeahhhhhh............

    ...................But instead I just feel ugggghhhhhhhhh;-/ Ha ha ha.
    moodyness moodyness 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4

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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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    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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    Am I Beautiful?

    I know you are in no position to answer that. By no means do i expect you to be able to. I always pretend to pretty ifthat makes any sense what so ever. But i cant get past the ugly when i stare in the mirror. Im addicted to finding flaws. I take a picture and deconstruct every...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27, 2012

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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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