I’m 23 and despite countless girls saying that i’m cute and good looking i just simply don’t believe them i never have done, i know my personality is great but i just don’t believe i’m good looking. Is this a self worth/confidence thing or is it some bigger mental health issue
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Trace back to your younger days. We're you perceived as conventionally unattractive by your peers, not gaining enough positive attention in regards to your appearance as a developing individual? This could be a factor, because now you've grown used to being insecure about your looks that if anyone tries to comment on your appearance in a positive manner, you're unable to believe them because you most likely think that unattractiveness get carried on and beyond teen years (when you're still developing btw) and stuff like this gets embedded in ourselves because we're so young and vulnerable. Any positive comment = probably not a positive comment, and is just a way of telling you kindly something doesn't suit you/you're not that attractive.
I identified this within myself a long time ago, and have been working on acceptance. But hey, at least being one of the "ugly duckings" during high school has made me into a somewhat humble and empathetic person?0