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March 16, 2012 8:15 PM Subscribe
What are specific things have you done that have improved your self-esteem and confidence?
posted by geegollygosh to human relations (40 answers total) 126 users marked this as a favorite
Either specific (successful) actions you've taken to improve self esteem and confidence, or things you've done where that was a surprise bonus.
I guess I should say, I'm asking this question specifically because I tend to be kind of insecure in dating and actually social relationships in general, so I'm most interested in that angle. (I'm okay in terms of having the confidence to take non-interpersonal risks-- like travelling or bungee jumping or whatever-- it's when you throw another person in there that I become more unsure of myself. And by "unsure" I mean that in dating I can be a doormat and in friendship I can be unnecessarily worried about whether I'm actually liked.)
Comments about other aspects of self esteem are welcome as well though. I'm female and 24 if you'd like to tailor your responses to that time in your life or share a gender specific comment.
Apologies if there are similar questions, I looked but most seem to be pretty snowflake-y, while I'm looking for specific ideas and experiences.