Through out most of puberty, I was ugly. Acne, braces, glasses, no fashion sense...if it was bad, I had it.
Now I'm in my early 20's. I'm no beauty queen but I'm not nearly as ugly as I used to be. According to outside opinions from various sources (guys, girls, friends, strangers), I am at least moderately attractive to most (that translates to "You're cute but nothing special").
I can look in the mirror or at pictures and see that I am better looking than I used to be. However, I still feel like the same ugly girl. I have a hard time talking to people because I imagine they're just thinking about how ugly I am. When I'm walking out in public I stare at the ground and don't look up. I can't even make eye contact with a cashier or waiter.
What can I do to get rid of these feelings?
Most Helpful Girl
fake it till you make it. and speak highly of yourself. don't say your no beauty queen, you have to change the way you feel about yourself and it starts with your attitude and how to talk about yourself. even if you have to fake it, do it, the more you repeat something the more u'll believe it subconsciously. obviously your not ugly anymore, your mind just hasn't caught up with your looks now. hold your head up, look people in the eye and tell yourself your beautiful everyday before you leave the house.0