Friday, January 20, 2012

Believing in Yourself

Why is it so hard for me to believe the good things others say about me? I've always had low self esteem and I've learned to live with it. I have gotten better over the years but still I have the hardest time accepting praise, it's like I know I work hard on something and give it my all and when people acknowledge it and tell me how great it is, I have a hardest time believing it. I guess part of me doesn't want to come off being vain or arrogant, but part of me truly doesn't believe it.

It's funny, I'm a self proclaimed "Nice Guy". I have lots of tread marks on my back to prove it. But when someone tells me what a nice guy I am, I don't believe it.. why?

Why is it easier to believe the mean & negative things said about me then the good things?


  1. Kenny, its because it's way too easy for the average person to insult and belittle another person rather than give them a compliment or simply be nice. No matter how much pride I have in myself, I find negativity everywhere, from some nasty comment on my tumblr, to an very vulgar insult I recieved the other night. Despite it all, I am proud to be a geek, proud of who I am, and proud to call you a friend.

  2. I know how you feel, it is something that I think about quite a lot. I have the same problems I have absolutely no problem believing anything negative that people may say about me, but if anyone say anything positive I tend to wave off as either them just being "nice" or "polite", or them just saying it because they feel bad/sorry for me, or in extreme cases tend to tell myself well they only say that because they don't know the "real" me. We always tend to be our worst enemies. I will however once again add my own voice to say you are indeed a nice, friendly, seemingly(to me anyway) positive upbeat guy :)