I'm 26 years old and I'm heading to medical school this summer. For as long as I can remember, I never really considered myself to be a beautiful person. In high school, I struggled with acne. While most of the scarring has faded, it seems like it doesn't matter what I do (exercise [I'm a healthy weight], grow out my hair, etc) I still feel like an ugly duckling. This is kind of compounded by the fact that I've never had a guy like me before as far as I know. What advice do you have for me as I transition into this new stage of my life? I thought these thoughts would stop as I moved out of my teen years, but they are even stronger now.
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That's a form of low self-esteem. Do you feel confident? Do you like your body at all? If yes, list off everything good about who you are. I'm not beautiful either, I have many scars, and a lot of them on my face that I can not hide with makeup. But I accept that. I like my body for what it is and the fact that it functions like it should is something to be happy about.
Would you at least consider yourself beautiful on the inside? Because this is what counts and it shines through. As for guys, I like compliments but they are worth more to me from family and friends. No guy has ever called me beautiful but I have been called smart, kind, pretty and fun. Beauty is not all that matters. I'll take smart over hot any day.
Can you ask your best friends to help you? I'm sure if they were asked, they would say you are beautiful in your own way. You'll never be attractive to everyone but to someone out there, you are the most beautiful person they've ever seen.0