I confess posted January 24th, 2013 at 4:56 PM The main reason that I'm single and don't have many friends is that I'm afraid people would make me feel bad about who I am. I need to build confidence and self-esteem before I can open up to others. Show 4 Comments post a comment 4 Comments Post a Comment Chin Up Jan 24, 2013 at 6:25pm There is nothing bad or wrong about who you are. A starting point is to know that everyone has hang-ups about themselves - even the people you think have no reason to. I'm very doubtful that most others' reception of you would be as negative as you predict. Treat yourself respectfully and try to outwardly behave like a person who truly likes him or herself. This may feel inaccurate given how you tell us you inwardly feel, but it will likely have an overall positive effect on your self-image. Remember that you are important and worthwhile. If there is something about you that you are ashamed of, you'd probably be surprised to learn that others will nevertheless accept you. If this is the case, why not post separately about this? Ignore the one-line remarks and pay attention to genuine and thoughtful responses. People, at least worthwhile people, value things like honesty, kindness and integrity - features which may animate you or anyone, regardless of superficial flaws. stefunnydontyaknow Jan 24, 2013 at 8:46pm shit ya! I am so strange and awkward, but we all are, don't try to hide it anymore...think of the last time when you felt so free, so happy, now let that take you away...into yourself...don't try and match the clones of todays world...be different, thats who you're meant to be... "those who mind, dont matter, but those who matter don't mind" now get up and dance! yes by yourself in your computer room and don't give a f**k..it will be a beautiful thing :) dubbedcrazy Jan 24, 2013 at 10:17pm b.dylan - "but even the president of the united states sometimes must have to stand naked" isalndgal Jan 25, 2013 at 7:57am Sometimes ( likely most ) when people seem confident they are fakin it they are just nervous and worried as you are! Join the Discussion Your name Comment * gs email To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.