Amanda Seyfried Brings the Quote of the Day

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“I was super-outgoing until I was around 10. I got a bit older and started getting shy. Way too shy. “I felt so extremely ugly. When I look back, I was not ugly – I was cute and had a gap in my teeth. But I wish I could have enjoyed that part of my life and be more confident.”

… says Amanda.

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65 thoughts on “Amanda Seyfried Brings the Quote of the Day”

    • i think i disagree although i do like her now. because of chloe . and i now see her “unique appeal” . during mean girls time thought she was not very pretty especiallly in comparison to her co-stars. (except maybe lindsay lohan lol.)

      • i think it’s great that she can have confidence. i find her quite unattractive, but i do appreciate her sentiments. no doubt her confidence has really helped her get jobs. i think it is an important message no matter what you look like. good for her!

  1. Same for me – I think this kind of thing is common for girls when they close in on puberty. I look back at pictures of me when I was 11 and think, ‘wow, I was really pretty’ – it’s such a shame I didn’t feel that way then! I had major anxiety issues at that age and was so self-conscious. I still have issues, but I’m more secure in myself than I was then. That’s one of the few good things about getting older – you do tend to start accepting yourself more and being happy with what you’ve got.

    I should have enjoyed it more then – but how many 11 year olds are self-aware enough for that?! Childhood is fleeting and most of us don’t know how great it was until it’s gone – sad fact of life!

    • For sure. I was totally awkward once I hit 14, and yeah, ugly. But I look at pictures of myself prior to then and I was incredibly pretty! 11 was my peak, too, for that time. Looks were the last thing I was thinking of at that age.

      • omg yes! i was so pretty and skinny, and i remember all the girls used to make fun of me and call me ugly and flat and everything, but one day one of them told me that they were always jealous of me and i was like what?
        so i wish i could go back and have more confidence wow school would be so much easier

        • I don’t think school is supposed to be easy. Honestly, if you can make it through high school and middle school, that’s two big accomplishments in life.

          I don’t mean to sound critical but your comment sounds a bit pretentious. You may not have meant it to sound like that, but starting off with the words, “i was so pretty and skinny” and then going on to say that all the girls were jealous of you may make a lot of people roll their eyes.

          A lot of people get called names, and you’re lucky to have been told one day that it was just out of jealousy. Some people are teased because of their weight or appearance but no one ever comes out and says, “You’ve been punked!”

          • It wasn’t pretentious at all. If she says she was pretty and skinny then girls probably were jealous. It’s very believable, particularly at that age. There’s an obvious difference between being conceited and simply being honest, particularly because what she said relates to the topic. I don’t understand why it’s acceptable for people to say “oh i think i’m so ugly” on a post like this but not acceptable for someone to state their attractiveness which is what this quote is about; having love for yourself!

          • @deanna

            Perhaps I just took her comment the wrong way. I really wasn’t trying to put down self confidence, I think it was great.

            I was just put off by the tone in which I took it (which I realize I could have read into it all wrong, since text without personal presence can be misleading) because it reminded me of an adolescent girl complaining.

            I really didn’t mean to offend Anne or anyone else by making assumption that her comment was made a particular way and I’m glad she was able to find confidence in herself when she got older.

          • Don’t worry I wasn’t attacking you. It’s just it’s happened a number of times on the site where people have accused others of being conceited even though what they said wasn’t conceited in the slightest so it’s been irking me and thought now would be a good time to express my view as it relates to the topic haha. People are always encouraging self-esteem but at the same time, it’s expected that we think of ourselves as unattractive? It doesn’t make sense. Also, I just have to add, you have the prettiest face.

          • Agreed deanna. I may be in the minority but I never went through a phase like this. I always remind myself that I’m young and this is probably the peak of my physical attractiveness – and I guess that’s a good attitude to have because I feel like I haven’t wasted any time at all feeling unattractive. Of course I wish I could improve some things about my body, but overall I’m very happy with myself. In fact, hearing about other people’s experiences makes me feel that maybe I’m overconfident and have an inflated self-esteem. I mean, I don’t think I’m the hottest girl in the world by any stretch, but now it’s kind of worrying me that I never went through something like this because it seems to be a really common experience.

          • Stressing over your appearance, especially when you’re so young, IS a waste of time. Sure, people can say those who are confident in their own skin are ‘pretentious’ or ‘conceited’ but stressing over your looks obsessively and having fears about being considered ugly by complete strangers is more conceited, in my opinion, than being happy with yourself. I have a hard time being around very insecure people because they are always worrying about how people perceive them and their looks in particular. Life’s too short really but hey, when you’ve always been cute I guess it’s just easier 😉 😛

          • Yeah you can definitely have high self-esteem and confidence whilst still knowing you aren’t perfect and never will be. People seem to think if you’re happy with yourself you think you’re perfect so they get really critical about your looks. When I was in high school there were some girls who’d say “why is she so confident, she isn’t that pretty, she isn’t that special gosh” and I’d just laugh. The point is still being happy and confident whilst knowing and acknowledging you aren’t perfect like you said about your friends. I know what you mean about the suffering in silence. My best friend has always been like that, I was the only person she’d talk about her self-loathing of her appearance to. It made me truly sad because she’s so beautiful and it made me realize how important loving yourself is because if you loathe yourself you can’t enjoy life and live up to your potential. Ofcourse my comments got backlash but noone sees anything worrying about the”i still think I’m fat and ugly” etc etc comments.

        • deanna: I really wish I could retract the first comment I made. That post just reminded me of my younger sister who I’d just sat and listen to complain about how she wanted to go to a different school because everyone was mean to her because they were jealous, so I was jumpy to voice my frustrations, but looking back at her comment it really didn’t warrant my snarky response. And thank you 🙂

          mel: That’s so wonderful to hear. I mean it really is nice because I literally do not know of a single woman who has total confidence in her body and looks. Even both of my grandmothers who are in their eighties still diet. (Not that I’m saying they shouldn’t be healthy, but they literally diet like a younger woman might.)

          • i have to say i agree with mel, I know so many women who are comfortable with their looks, far far more than those who are uncomfortable. not that they think they are perfect, they might wish they were taller, or constantly be promising themselves that they will work on their thighs, but as you said they are happy confident and aware of their own attractiveness to the opposite sex. As someone who never felt good about themselves and is only turning things around now I suppose I have alwasy paid more attention to peoples behaviour and feelings about these things than most, and the contrast between my own insecurity and the number of things i wouldn’t do because of how ugly i felt and my friends behaviour was considerable. Also on the remark about the insecure being MORE concieted because the person is always seeking compliments and obsessing- I agree I hate that behaviour but i don’t associate it with true insecurity. I was so convinced I was ugly I never mentioned it- I knew people would either agree with me or just try and be nice to save my feelings, neither o which was going to make me feel better- it would be like danni de vito asking someone if they thought he was short! people who go on and on about this sort of thing to me are seeking attention, compliments and sympathy. Which is why to some extent I am a little dubious about celebrities going on about this sort of thing – I’m never entirely sure I believe them..

          • I think Amazon nailed it. It’s not that I have total confidence in my looks – far from it, I have things that I don’t like just like everyone else – it’s just that I’ve never gotten myself down because of it. The truth is, I know I’m not perfect (no one is), but I’m pretty sure I’m not UNattractive either. So while I’ve never gone through any sort of phase where I felt ugly or unwanted because of my looks, I do have insecurities – they just aren’t very extreme. I agree Alex that there probably isn’t a single woman who has TOTAL confidence in her looks – at least I haven’t met her yet. I am very confident compared to the majority of people, but I have my insecurities as well.

        • Well, if your comment was pretentious, so is this one: I used to wonder if the reason I got made fun of was because they were jealous. It didn’t occur to me at the time. I’ve come a long way since then. I’m not 100% secure in myself, but like someone else said, who is? Sometimes I think yeah, I would have been jealous of me then, too!

    • I think that Mel/Amazon hit the nail on the head there.
      Sure, when I was younger I had periods of self loathing in my looks, but I haven’t felt like that for a good maybe 8 years (I’m 27).
      There are things about myself I’m not that happy about about – I wish I had thicker hair with more volume and I’m rather overweight, have lost some weight but really struggling to find the balance between having a social life and continuing to lose at the moment. I’m getting married in 7 weeks and I was a bit worried about being a fat bride, I don’t use the word fat like a self put down either, its the truth, i could stand to lose 40lbs…
      BUT there are things about myself that the I do like, my face, general bodyshape & proportions and while I’m not tall, I’m above average height and I feel I do carry the extra weight OK.

      I don’t see the point in waking up everyday and hating on myself, and I think despite my flaws, I’m a relatively attractive woman. I’m sorry if that makes me conceited or stuck up, but I prefer that to spending my days picking holes in my appearance. There are other things that make up my self esteem, but not hating your looks does play a reasonable part in it.

      • I’ve really enjoyed reading all these comments. It’s nice to know there are others who value themselves inside and out, regardless of the flaws we think we may have. Congrats on the wedding KT! I hope you all continue being ‘conceited’ and ‘pretentious’ :P:P hahaha. Maybe it will rub off on others and do a world of good.

      • Just to add to what everyone else has said. I look at things similarly but there is a few things I picked up on.

        Firstly, SO many people say “I’m not perfect. Nobody is perfect…” or something to that effect. I look at it like, well actually. Who the hell is anyone to define what perfection is!? If you ask everyone in the world…they will all have differing ideas. Sure, some groups will have similar ideals but overall nobody can really define it. It is subjective. So who is to say I am not perfect!? (inlcuding myself!)

        Secondly, what is a flaw? Really? What is a flawed nose? Or flawed thighs? Or what is a flawed height? Imo that is also subjective. What you may think is a flaw to you…may be a perfection to someone else. I don’t understand why people so readily accept that there is one type of “perfect” when talking about looks or anything for that matter.

        However, I do think there is a fine line between conceited and confident though. I agree, if more people were confident then I actually think women would get on a hell of a lot better. BUT there is also being conceited to the point where you have to tell people often that you think you are so great. (Not saying anyone on here is doing that)…just making a point. I think true confidence is modest…Whenever I have girls around me talking about how fabulous they are I generally don’t think of them as confident people…they come across as insecure to me. Like I said though, I am not saying anyone on here is doing that considering this is the topic of conversation. Just saying, in real life there is a lot more to it and just because I can’t stand a woman bragging, doesnt mean I am jealous or that I am trying to put her down. It’s because she crossed that line of being an interesting and confident person and a self obsessed, insecure person

  2. I kind of feel the same way. I always thought that’s what they called the “awkward stage” and that everyone kind of goes through it. As a child I was always confident, then around middle school, I just began to think I was super ugly and no one would talk to me so I didn’t talk to most people, and then I snapped out of it in time for high school.

    I do wish I was more confident as well but hindsight is 20/20. I don’t regret it extremely though, because like I said, I think it’s a normal part of development. It’s when you start considering how you are perceived by others. At first it’s scary so you withdraw from people, but then you learn to find confidence in yourself.

    • It’s interesting that you say that about yourself. I’m dating a guy at the moment who had severe depression when he was 15 onwards (25 now). Anyway, from 15 to almost 18 he had NO confidence. He would rarely leave the house, dropped out of school and didnt want people to see him. He thought he was so ugly and flawed that when he did ocassionally leave the house he wouldn’t talk to anyone, unless spoken to. Even then he would say a few words extremely nervously and that’s it. He said he snapped out of it at 18, but still has issues with the way he looks and who he is (he didnt have the best upbringing) and he is seriously the most gorgous looking guy. He has nothing to worry about at all! I got a bit scared when he told me about the not talking to people thing, however it seems quite common from reading these comments! Although, there are varying degrees of insecurity. He didn’t have the support to pull him out though. Obviously, there are many issues going on with him besides the looks thing…but mahybe I shouldn’t be so scared and should see the fact that he found that strength to get through that means he is an amazingly strong person. And that what he went through was just a common part of growing up for most people

  3. I’m glad that she had that awkward stage, too. I feel like going through a phase where you’re not (or just feeling like you’re not) pretty helps keep you a little humble and gets you to grow your personality more.

    Even though I wish I was wayyy more confident during my preteen and teenage years, it made me the way I am and I’m thankful for that time because I was a major nerd and I continued to work on my brain instead of concentrating on beauty and boys.

  4. At 30 years-old I still find myself fighting these feelings. What a waste of time. Also, I think Amanda is one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen.

  5. I love Amanda so much! She seems really sweet and down-to-earth. She is gorgeous with an amazing figure also. To all those saying you feel ugly … I know it’s easier said than done, but all you need to do is stop being trapped in that mindset! I guess I have a good mentality/outlook, because I’ve never felt ugly, so I must be doing something right!

    • I was feeling pretty ugly today (over eating due to holidays, too much alcohol on nye etc etc) but I went to the beach and noticed I was one of the most attractive, in shape people there and the feelings were banished! The obesity epidemic is definitely serving a purpose LOL

      • Haha … reality check! It’s really simple, all you have to do is walk outside and take a look and your self-esteem will probably go up like 100%.

          • Well the quote IS talking about looks rather than personality and everyone else has commented about being unhappy with their looks so ofcourse you choose to attack the ones who are happy with their appearance. What a surprise. Maybe you’d like me better if I disliked my appearance? I find THAT sad. but now that you’ve decided to bring it up, I might as well throw in that I have a very lovely personality too 🙂

          • I think self esteem really is based on looks. I mean, who sits there and goes, “I think I have a great personality today!” I mean, obviously other people are going to think better of you if you have a nice personality, but I measure my own self esteem in how I feel about my appearance one day or the next.

          • i just thought the comments were pretty tacky and in poor taste – like what are you guys saying exactly? That most of the world are ugly and you guys are so much better looking than average? And even IF that were true – why would you laugh at other people? I’ve never been to america and dont now what people look like there but in europe there are so many physically stunning people tall and slim with perfect bone structure etc etc better looking than people on american TV shows and stuff. That kind of “im special because of how I look” attitude isnt something thats common here (beauty after all, is everywhere) and its looked down upon really, thats a culture thing I guess.

          • Well we were also just being funny with our comments. I’m sorry that our humour got lost on you. I also don’t live in America. Yes it’s culturally acceptable to loathe your appearance but not love it even though self-esteem is encouraged. Funny isn’t it. And, it’s more than just appearance that makes me happy with who I am. I have great, dedicated family and friends, I take care of myself, study hard, work hard, play hard and enjoy my life and who I am. It’s sad that mine and mel’s healthy, happy mentality is ‘looked down upon’ Oh well, the rest of you can just sit there in your critical self-loathing I guess?

          • @ deanna I never said anything about people should be self-loathing or critical. I think in europe accpeting yourself is definately whats encouraged – just accepting yourself for who you are whether you are plain or beautiful, skinny, curvy, whatever, and not dwelling on your outside whether its dwelling on it in a vain way or dwelling on it in a negative way. neither are good. It was the part of saying “just go outside and look at other people” which I thought was vulgar and its laughing at others and feeling superior which is pretty ugly in itself!

            I just assumed you were american or living there because I guess of your language and also I actually am aware that in america being into your apperance a lot or saying things like “im hot” (not saying you said that, Im speaking of americans) is looked at a bit different there – like I mean in america that maybe wouldnt be considered “vain” because their culture is different.

          • I don’t know, being a European growing up in America, I think there is definitely a strong dislike of people who are confident. Being such an individualistic and competative country, confidence is threatening to a lot of people, so they naturally respond negatively to it.

            I know when I was growing up, the biggest fear of us girls would be to be perceived as “conceited.” And that was also a common insult you would say about other girls. “Omg look at how she walks. She’s so conceited.” You’ll also find a lot of similar comments coming from Americans regarding celebrities who say they like themselves (Katy Perry, Megan Fox, Demi Moore).

            Americans don’t want people to feel bad about themselves, but they don’t want them to feel good about themselves either…not unless they feel good about themselves first. I think in any culture, it is only people with a good self-esteem that can watch other people be proud of their looks/personality/accomplishments.

          • OK I see that this comment was taken the wrong way. I agree with Deanna that looks DO play a large part in self-esteem. Snoops, I do not see myself as superior. My comment was that sometimes we get so messed up/critical/nitpicky about ourselves that we really just have to look outside and see the bigger picture. I’m not saying everyone outside is ugly, it’s just that sometimes we don’t have a realistic perception of ourselves and we need to get a reality check. We may think we’re so ugly compared to Angelina Jolie, but the average person does not look like that, nor do they need to look like that! My comment wasn’t intended to be rude or vulgar, I was just saying that sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own heads that we need to realize that the world isn’t perfect, either.

          • To add on to that, I do live in America, and people who are self-confident can sometimes be seen as conceited. I’m not saying my comment was the most tactful, PC comment ever, but it was meant to be taken lightly and with a sense of humor. Like I said, it is a REALITY CHECK, not like an “I’m so superior” kind of thing. Because a lot of women tend to get down on their looks a lot, and we have to realize that everyone else has their flaws too.

          • You guys do realize, of course, that there are entire groups of people who looks mean absolutely nothing to, right? Looks are YOUR obsession. There are individuals who spend their time (whose obsession is) developing their mind, spirit, and the welfare of others and think very little about themselves.

            Europe is the most surfacey, shallow place when it comes to fashion and appearance. Anorexic chain smokers is all Europe is. Bad teeth and poor health care too. Pale, sickly looking bunch, for the most part.

          • Europe is the most surfacey, shallow place when it comes to fashion and appearance. Anorexic chain smokers is all Europe is. Bad teeth and poor health care too. Pale, sickly looking bunch, for the most part.

            And this is one of the most bitter, stereotypical comments I have read on this site.

            You do realize that some of the most enlightened scholars and indviduals were Europeans, right? You do realize most of them chain smoked, had terrible hygeine, bad teeth, right? And you do realize that their habits did not affect their ability to produce/help the world, right?

            Also, not all Europeans are pale. Not all have bad teeth. Not all of them smoke, and not all of them are thin (their countries have just not been as hit by the obesity epidemic as others). Not even the majority of Europeans fit these categories, so I don’t get where you’re coming from.

            In addition, there is absolutely nothing wrong with caring about your looks. It is not “vain.” It is not, “conceited.” It is smart. It is common knowledge that we are social animals (our identities are formed from interacting with other human beings), that we make judgements based on first impressions, and that we seek approval from others. These are not BAD things, this is what we ARE. This is how nature made us. Our ability to socially interact is one of the tools that has led our species to be so successful.

            Therefore, given the above, it’s common sense to want to portray a good image to others. And if you want to increase your opportunties for developing your mind and spirit, and working for the welfare of others, then you might want to work on looking good just so you can get your foot in the door.

            The whole bimbo vs. nerd Hollywood stereotype is long played out. The two are not mutually exclusive. In fact, stop by most universities, research facilities, charity organizations, and you will find that the people are above average in terms of attractiveness. Why? Because intelligence = awareness, awareness = taking care of yourself.

          • Thank you Casey. @K Justice, of course looks do not make me who I am! But we are on a body-image based site, so I wouldn’t want to go on blabbering about how I took all AP classes in high school and got a 2300 on the SAT because in all honesty, I don’t think anyone here is really interested in my academic achievements. Yes, I will be the first to admit that I care about my looks – maybe I am a bit vain, definitely by your standards. So what? It is not a felony to care about your appearance. I do not obsess over my looks 24/7 – I actually play sports and an instrument, you know. At the same time, looks are also a part of me, because I focus a lot on the fashion industry and appearance is inextricably associated with that field. Does that make me a bad person? No. I do community service, I read books (the last one I finished was Anna Karenina, in fact, just in case you thought I read only Gossip Girl), so you cannot say I do not care about bettering my mind or caring for the welfare of others. Sure, I do not do these things every day, all day, but who does? And your comment about Europeans was uncalled for. I have friends who are Europeans and they do not have bad teeth or chain smoke. And what does bad teeth have to do with your argument anyway? And chain smoking is not a great habit, but I won’t ridicule or look down on someone just because they do it. I’ve known people who smoke but they are also very kind and talented. It seems nowadays that it’s black and white – if you care about your looks, you’re automatically self-obsessed and vapid. You can’t possibly value intellect or personal accomplishments, right? Well I care about my looks, and I have plenty of goals – play Edouard Lalo’s symphonie espagnole for violin, learn to balance en pointe for ballet, and break the top 100 in California for my age. Don’t get me wrong, I care about my appearance, but that’s not all there is to me.

          • And not all Americans are fat, greedy, and selfish. Yet I read that on this site all the time. *Snore* I’m bored.

          • K Justice- although I do think the Eurpean comment was a bit harsh, I actually do agree with you. Plus, I can understand where your frustration came from with the comment anyway! There is a fine line between being vain and being confident. I agree, there are people that care about things a lot more than they do their looks! Personally, I think that’s how it should be. I think that’s where substance in a person comes from. I also believe that a person isnt who they are because of their interests or goals or their achievements. Sure, they may be something to enjoy and be proud of! However, all these things can change in an instant. An accident that leaves you paralysed or with cosmetic damage etc. Your heart and soul however take a lot more to change. When it comes down to it all hard times are what shows a person’s true colours.
            Yes, it may be a good idea to care about your appearance if it makes you feel happy and you know…there is the hygeine issue. However there is ‘caring’ and ‘obsessing’…you’re self worth doesn’t need to be based on your appearance. Many people don’t base their self worth on that. Being obsessed and needing to have ‘the best’ of everything superficial is not needed. I mean, sure if that’s what people want to do then that’s their life but it doesn’t make them any better than anyone else, nor does it mean that everyone thinks the same way!
            You are exactly right that people on here are more likely to be obsessed with superficial things…imo intelligence is another thing that can be the same. I don’t judge a persons self worth based on their looks, their intelligence, their money, their achievements or their jobs etc. Although they are all part of a person…I am far more interested in their heart.

          • Clearly none of you read my earlier comment where I described what makes me happy to be who I am.
            “And, it’s more than just appearance that makes me happy with who I am. I have great, dedicated family and friends, I take care of myself, study hard, work hard, play hard and enjoy my life and who I am”
            Mhmmm ofocurse K justice people can’t care for their appearance and be intelligent. I’m incredibly stupid, obviously. I mean, I only graduated at the top of my class in high school and now attend one of the best Universities in Australia on a scholarship, that was offered to me, studying psychiatry. I’ve had many internships offered to me by very successful psychiatrists which is helping me already gain a reputation in the field and yes, I’m only 20. Don’t even get me started on the amount of community service I’ve done. I’ll send you a copy of my resume if you’d like. Not to mention my future profession is one that benefits people. You practically asked for this and I do rather enjoy proving people wrong as I’m very used to being underestimated. I do have to say thanks though, because it’s people like you that have propelled my ambition. Put that in your pipe and smoke it I believe the saying goes?

          • “people can’t care for their appearance and be intelligent. ”

            Exactly deanna.

            That’s what I just can’t understand. I don’t understand why people feel the need to pick and argue one over the other. The two are NOT mutually exclusive. Someone said that they believe that everyone should strive to be a better, more wholesome individual instead of caring about looks. I say, people should strive to be both. Why not? It’s been repeatedly shown that people who are both confident in how they look, and are intelligent, well-rounded individuals are 1) the most successful, 2) the happiest/most content with life, 3) have the best opportunities, 4) have the most prestige and ability to affect others.

            The case that people who argue “smarts over looks,” are the same people arguing entree over side dish in a meal. The best thing to do is to of course eat the whole meal, as that way you get all the nutritional benefits from the meal, not just some.

            Someone also said that looks are temporary and can be taken away in a second whereas personality is not. I disagree. The same accident that can affect how you cosmetically, can also cause permanent brain damage. Not to mention, even if you don’t get injured at all in an accident, traumatic events can cause a person to do a complete 180 of their personality, or it can cause amnesia. As for age? Age affects both. You don’t fight age just over looks, but also over the ability to think, and it is important to upkeep both, not just one.

            The true well-rounded person tries to be the best they can be in ALL aspects of their life. That includes looks and presentation. I believe the people who are arguing the case, “people who care about looks are vain,” are people who are insecure. The reason why I think that because in my insecure phase, that’s what I thought too! I turned to my studies, and decided anyone who didn’t was stupid and vapid and vain. Then later, I realized, true success = the combination of both, not just one!

  6. 10 is that magical age when a lot of girls start to hit puberty- mentally at least. I felt so awkward and ugly too. I’m sure I wasn’t. Now at 18 I still feel like I don’t fit in my body- but I feel less ugly. Good to know beautiful people like Amanda aren’t immune to these feelings too.

    • well it wasn’t 10 for me. in fact i was over confident until i was 14. then all my self esteem vanished and plummeted when i went to high school and saw the gorgeous 18 year olds. i still have some of those feelings now. but they come and go.

      • Same here…i hit that “puberty” thing around 12-14. I was so confident and outgoing, always saying jokes and talking to people. Then bam! I couldn’t talk to anyone without becoming red…i was feeling the ugliest duckling around! Now at 19 years i still don’t feel confident, but it’s a bit better than it was. I am confident when i am around people that i know.

  7. I think everybody knows that feeling. When you are a little kid your presence is more important than your looks, but as you grow older your looks matter more especially in your teen-puberty years.

  8. I know the feeling as well. I felt awkward, and sort of ugly, pretty much from 10 to 17 or so (on and off), but it wasn’t so bad i wouldn’t have been able to enjoy my life. Still, it was the most uncomfortable period of my life so far, hopefully it stays that way 🙂 Amanda is very pretty and i have no doubt she was a cutie at the age of 10, the evil thoughts of puberty don’t ask for an ugly face.

  9. I think most people go through something like this
    Though when I look back, I was not a particularly cute preteen or pretty teenager.
    At the moment, the older I get, the better I feel about myself – I think I improve with age, apart from a few wrinkles & a bit of gravity LOL

  10. I was a cute kid and pre-teen. My teenage years were horrendous, and I’m only starting to come into my own now in my 20s. Unfortunately, going from being a cutie to an ugly teenager **** me up in the long run. Lots of self-image issues to deal with, but better for me to deal with them now when I can.

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