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Why do I feel so worthless?

15 Answers
Last Updated: 04/04/2017 at 8:16pm
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March 30th, 2015 11:29am
It could be anything. Perhaps it's because you never really get noticed by the people around you, or the stuff you do is never praised or acknowledged, so you feel as if it wouldn't really matter if you were there or not. I feel worthless at times, too, because it seems like no one ever notices the good things I do and that I'm just invisible. And if you feel that way, perhaps you're not hanging out with the right crowd, with people who truly care about you. Or perhaps that people always look at the bad things you do rather than the good. Of course, this is all just assumptions, because I don't know your current situation. Hopefully though, you will stop feeling that way soon enough.
March 30th, 2015 12:28pm
Sometimes we feel worthless because we are thinking very negative thoughts, which we need to try and challenge with positive thoughts. Instead of thinking you're worthless, think of all the things you are good at and things that you have achieved
April 1st, 2015 4:06am
Not completely sure, because you are wonderful. This world needs you. You are something quite special!
April 4th, 2015 10:31am
If it lasts for a long time, its a general symptom of depression. It can be explained as a chemical imbalance in the brain which can be treated well. If its not something you feel often, its just normal reaction. People may feel worthless when they fail at some moment of their life. But this receeds with time.
May 20th, 2015 2:55am
Instead of asking yourself, "why do I feel worthless," ask yourself this question, "Why I shouldn't I feel worthless?" and then follow up this question, "What gift, talent or artistry do I have to share that others have not yet had the opportunity to see in me?" If you don't come up with anything, I guarantee that someone in the real world, whether it be a family member, a close friend or a significant other will challenge you to explore an inner strength that you possess.
May 22nd, 2015 1:06am
feeling worthless is possibly the most obvious symptom of low self-esteem. But it's also one of the easiest to overcome
June 10th, 2015 5:18pm
Love, you're not worthless, I'm sure you are a great person, you just can't see it because you only see the worst part of yourself. We all have our flaws, but think on how many virtues you have.
June 29th, 2015 6:40am
In times of stress, it can become extremely easy for us to think about every single thing that is weighing us down and shift the blame towards ourselves. Perhaps in this time of stress, you are focusing on the mistakes you have made - as we all make them and it is a normal part of life - and are not giving yourself credit for the aspects of you that make you wonderful. Now is the time to really look at yourself and recognize that you are worth it, and that you deserve to treat yourself with dignity and respect. (:
September 28th, 2015 2:19am
It might just be your stressed out or tired. But if you do feel worthless don't self-harm it doesn't do anything, think about each time you cut your self, your cutting someone you love, would you still do it? even then it still solves nothing you are worth everything in this world. you deserve to be here as much as the next person.
January 11th, 2016 3:18pm
Its a loop. Working on feedback. About how you percieve yourself and how others percieve you. Its just knowing you can do so much better and not able to do it. You know u r better. But nothing u can do abt it.
April 26th, 2016 5:40pm
You don't know your real value
April 27th, 2016 12:04am
maybe no one has told you what you are worth to them :)
September 20th, 2016 2:48am
Maybe you feel as though there is not an immediate purpose for you right now, but as soon as you find something you can put your heart and soul into, you will feel motivated and satisfied. Try new hobbies that take your mind off your thoughts.
October 3rd, 2016 7:30am
When we stop liking ourselves we feel worthless. Many times when we dont manage our conflicts we feel worthless.
April 4th, 2017 8:16pm
Feeling worthless just cannot be described into words. You might feel worthless if someone constantly criticizes you or perhaps no one appreciated your efforts. In my case, I felt worthless because of constant criticism but I have tried to just ignore the haters from now on. Sometimes, worthlessness may also step from you being disappointed in yourself. All you can do is try to love the person that you are for this feeling to go away. I hope you feel better soon.