Beg Your Pardon?

My self esteem about every aspect of myself is pretty low.  It's sad too, because I'm actually a pretty smart person, but my poor self esteem keeps me from being able to show this about myself.  I guess for fear of not being "smart enough". 

I don't know.  If someone pays me a compliment, I'll say: "Thank you", but then I tell the person, "I don't know why you think that"  then I try to figure out why they said it, it can't possibly be true.  Not me!

silvermystics silvermystics
51-55, F
7 Responses Jun 16, 2007

the way you phrase this it makes me think of the kids who are shy to talk to their crushs. its cute. I mean self esteem is all within. show your inner beauty and it will flow through you and show the beauty you have. you just gotta get up and be like "imma turn heads today and blow minds." and the being smart everyone has their strong suits and low things. just show to everyone that you can posses (i dont think thats right) smarts and beauty, and make it look easy. i think i got off subject..... anyway i notice this is like years old but uhh. hope this helps? haha

u have outgrown ur self u just didnt pay much attention, please take on the new role as the new person who also deserve your attention and forget about the possible low self confidence u because its no longer existing already, please devote ur attention to the new u (the smart one)

There are times in all of our lives when we feel as though no one truly knows us.....God bless you..:)

Thank you. I appreciate that

Yes, I think fear of failure can be a big obstacle, at least for me. <br />
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Maybe you're just protecting yourself by thinking you're "bad", so that you'll be prepared if anyone tell you you're bad. Hmm, did that make sense? <br />
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It helps to understand why you do things, only then can you change them :) <br />
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I'm here if you need to talk.

You'd think that I would get some kind of hint or impression, wouldn't you? I don't know why I refuse to believe that I'm actually as smart or as "good" as I really am. I can be ditzy, but I'm not dumb. I guess I'm afraid to believe. Maybe afraid of failure?

If people keep complimenting you, theres bound to be something to it! Maybe you should start listening...