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How can you gain confidence?

How can you gain confidence?

Mastery: You sound like a person who wants to grow. Bravo! simply put: confidence is built upon mastery. Fear can be the biggest challenge to this. But if you try something new, you will effectively have walked through any doubt and now you are on the road to mastering it. Practice walking through your fears daily with some new task and watch your confidence grow. Be well. ...Read more

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How can I gain confidence when I look ugly because of a skin condition?

How can I gain confidence when I look ugly because of a skin condition?

Be brave: This is a question that dermatologists talk about often with patients. You can tell folks, "I have ___, it's not catching. It's painful but I am able to tolerate it." Otherwise, work on being physically fit -- this is 95% of good looks, skin notwithstanding. "Seal" (photo guy) is a music star and looks great despite his discoid lupus -- be productive & nice and you will mirror his self-confidence. ...Read more

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I have extreme insecurities and depressive issues due to bullying etc. And it's taking over my life. How do I gain confidence back?

I have extreme insecurities and depressive issues due to bullying etc. And it's taking over my life. How do I gain confidence back?

Bullying: Bullying can happen at any time in life, but when it occurs in adulthood you have more choices about what to do. I don't know whether your age is truly 48, or if you're actually a minor. If you're an adult, you can seek out psychotherapeutic care to recover your confidence and strength. If you're a minor, you need help from your parents to get this care, and also in dealing with the bullies. ...Read more

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What to do if I have squint in my right eye. Because of it, what to do if I have lost all confidence in me. How can I gain confidence?

What to do if I have squint in my right eye. Because of it, what to do if I have lost all confidence in me. How can I gain confidence?

Squint or strabismus: The term squint is another word for strabismus or "crossed-eye." Many people with this condition can lose self esteem and may prefer not to make eye contact with people for the fear of their problem being recognized. Many forms of strabismus can be corrected by eyeglasses or, if need be, surgery. A patient with this problem should see an eye muscle specialist for treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I quite smoking. And how can I gain self confidence?

Smoking Cessation: There are several options to stop smoking, but first you have to want to totally stop. You can quit "cold turkey", use nicotine patches, gum, lozenges or inhalers or use oral medications such as Chantix or bupropion. Speak to your primary care physician to discuss options. Stopping smoking is one way you can gain self-confidence by doing something good for yourself. ...Read more

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How can I gain self-confidence?

How can I gain self-confidence?

Ego deficiency: You might want to discuss this with a clinical psychologist to learn why you do not feel confident in your abilities. Would wager that those around you find you valuable and functional and helpful. You need to learn how to recognize and promote your independent talents. Bet you have many and could help others. Go now and you can learn about yourself soon. ...Read more

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How can I gain more confidence when i look ugly because of a skin condition?

How can I gain more confidence when i look ugly because of a skin condition?

When I was in : Junior high, i remember a chubby gal in gym class. Some girls were embarrassed to shower or get undressed after pe class. She never appeared hesitant at all. She was very popular ; handled herself with confidence. Frankly, i was so focused on her confidence ; her personality - that i never focused on her weight. That's when i first realized that we can make situations into what we want them to be. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of everything: graduating, getting a job, dating (i never wanna do that; what a change!) how can I gain some confidence? Is this unusual?

There is hope: Many people worry about the future and what it will bring. Sometimes just trying to get out of your comfort zone and do things will build your confidence. If you feel your worries are getting in the way of you being able to move forward it may be time for some help. There are several types of therapy that specifically work on decreasing your worries and increasing your confidence. ...Read more

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How can I gain better self confidence i'm 16?

How can I gain better self confidence i'm 16?

Please don't let: others be the measuring stick for who you are. Clarify what you believe in w/trusted family or friends and live it. Our "stock" rises and falls, especially in teen years. Externals like clothing, looks, etc. are ok but don't last. "Feeling Good" by David Burns may be a helpful book, as can be seeing a psychologist for support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I help my 12 year old son gain more confidence? He doesn't push himself, always assuming he is going to fail.

Not failing enough: Maybe it would help to explain to him that he needs to fail far more frequently than he's been failing- for lack of trying. Although it may be super-human to enjoy failing, learning to fail and not feel overly wounded can be liberating. I could have used some similar coaching when i was 12. ...Read more

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How can I help my gambling addicted boyfriend gain the confidence back to be healthy in our relationship?

How can I help my gambling addicted boyfriend gain the confidence back to be healthy in our relationship?

Deal with addiction: The best thing you can do for an addict is help them to deal with their addiction. I would suggest groups like celebrate recovery, which would be useful for both of you. As someone in a relationship with an addict, you will have your own stuff to deal with in order for you to both be healthy and happy together. ...Read more

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I want to gain some weight because under weight is killing my confidence, not feeling very hungry . I'm 24 and under 55 kgs height 5'6?

I want to gain some weight because under weight is killing my confidence, not feeling very hungry .
I'm 24 and under 55 kgs height 5'6?

The good news.: Thin guys gain much more muscle mass when they start a serious weight lifting routine in a year, than guys who are not thin. Naturally thin guys are great candidates to become body builders. So start lifting! Because you have so little body fat, those 6-pack abds and your muscles will look cut quick. Other guys will be jealous! ...Read more

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Complete lack of self confidence. What can I do to gain more?

Complete lack of self confidence. What can I do to gain more?

Ego deficiency: You might want to discuss this with a clinical psychologist to learn why you do not feel confident in your abilities. Would wager that those around you find you valuable and functional and helpful. You need to learn how to recognize and promote your independent talents. Bet you have many and could help others. Go now and you can learn about yourself soon. ...Read more

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I was wondering could it help your mental health to gain more self-confidence?

I was wondering could it help your mental health to gain more self-confidence?

It couldn't hurt: Seriously, the more self-esteem one has, the better one feels about oneself , the easier it is to function personally, interpersonally, and professionally. When we feel confident about ourselves we are better able to perform optimally in all areas. Life happens, but with confidence we have better strategies and more control to address the issues which always occur. ...Read more

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I m 23yrs, wen i indulge in sex i don't get erection, i m loosin confidence nw, any remedies to start my sex life nd gain confidence.Dnt hav any othr dises?

I m 23yrs, wen i indulge in sex i don't get erection, i m loosin confidence nw, any remedies to start my sex life nd gain confidence.Dnt hav any othr dises?

Erection troubles: Given your age i would advise a good and thorough evaluation with a men's health expert. You could have a number of reasons for this problem. But, you also do not need to suffer in silence. There is a chance you have thyroid or testosterone abnormalities. You may have arterial damage from high blood pressure. There are medications that can also work to help you enjoy a full sex life. ...Read more

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I'm dying to lose weight I lost my confidence and gained weight because of depression and now I want to change that I need help?

I'm dying to lose weight I lost my confidence and gained weight because of depression and now I want to change that I need help?

On right track!: It is so great that you are motivated to get healthier & lose weight, and you are completely on the right track to realize how important your confidence is! You do face an extra challenge if you remain on anti-depressant medication. FOCUS on increasing activity/caloric expenditure: DAILY walking or work-out of 350+ calories. Then 1400-1600 cal of veggies, protein, limited carbs. You'll get there:) ...Read more

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How can I boost my confidence?

How can I boost my confidence?

Consider homeopathy: The first thought that comes to mind is seeing a psychologist/counselor/therapist who might help. I advise doing this, but classical homeopathy can also be valuable in your situation.You need individualized treatment-there are many different remedies that might help and you need to see a good homeopath to find the one best for you. Fortunately there are many superb homeopaths in india.See comment:. ...Read more

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What should I do to increase my confidence?

Set realistic goals: Setting realistic goals and following through with a plan to accomplish them, and managing to do that in adveristy is one of the best ways of building true self-confidence. Accepting reasonable challenges, persevering, bouncing back, are all needed. There is no quick road to confidence, it takes effort and the ability to reflect back and realize you have made it, even though it has been tough. ...Read more

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I have no confidence tell me how to build self confidence?

I have no confidence tell me how to build self confidence?

Believe in yourself: Start by recognizing that you have the power to change the world, and realize that the world needs you. Now. ...Read more

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Sudden loss of confidence?

Has anything else: happened lately? The death or illness of a loved one? Problems at work with a boss or coworker? Conflicts with family members? Problems at school? Sometime a sudden lack of confidence is related to other things happening in your life. Meet with a therapist to figure out what maybe the matter. ...Read more