"Stories" from the Collective (YOU)


My Low Self Esteem Signs Are Plenty...

by Starfire
(USA)


I have many symptoms of low self esteem, unfortunately, including these...

I hate having all the attention on me because I automatically think I'll make a fool of myself.

When I see pictures of my friends online, in the yearbook, or see them in person I get jealous because I think they look so much better than me.

I always think I'm ugly and don't believe people when they compliment me because its so rare and it makes me think they just want something from me. I never really know how to show how I'm feeling. So the one time I had a boyfriend I really loved, he left me because he thought I didn't really love him and couldn't show that I did.

I'm constantly getting mad over the smallest things, like if my friends make a joke about something I don't find funny; and I'm always tired.

I never really sleep anymore at night because I lay awake thinking about how much I wish I could be more outgoing but know I can't

I shy away from people my age or older because I feel like I'm not good enough to be around anyone other than young kids who don't know how to hate yet.

I tried to get a guy's attention, to be friends with him, but I had to go through a friend of his to send him notes. And I couldn't bring myself to put my name on them so I signed them "a friend", but when I finally told him it was me he didn't seem to care.


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Aug 02, 2010
Thank you
by: Steve

Thank you Starfire for being so honest in where you're at in life right now.

I hope you come back to this page one day and you find a different person reading your words. You've already started to make the changes necessary, I believe, by sharing these low self esteem symptoms...

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