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Posted on Mar 18, 2015

18 Struggles Of Being A Girl Who Sometimes Actually Likes Herself

Can I live?

1. People don't know how to react when you accept a compliment.

2. You have to say "can I live" when you just want to take a selfie of yourself looking on point some days.

3. When you do work up the nerve to be assertive at work, you have to deal with worrying people think you're being a "bitch."

4. Society probably hasn't caught up to you yet.

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5. You have to explain why, keeping all things in perspective, you love your body.

Kevork Djansezian / Loryn Brantz / BuzzFeed / Via people.com

6. You try to look casual in pics when you're really feeling your look — so you end up having this awkward expression on your face:

7. You have to do a #shameless hashtag on selfies — as though you should be ashamed you look awesome in your new lipstick?

8. People don't know how to react when you occasionally say something nice about yourself.

Gweneth Bateman

9. Sometimes you need to crop people out of pictures...your daughter for example...and everyone FREAKS.

10. You have to deal with the frustration that people would be uncomfortable if you answered a compliment on your clothes like this:

Thinkstock / Loryn Brantz / BuzzFeed

"I got it on sale?"

11. You've just started to hit your stride and society decides you're too old.

Jason Merritt / Getty Images / Loryn Brantz / BuzzFeed

12. You have to publicly defend feeling OK in a bikini.

People Magazine

"Put on a bikini and stay strong."

13. You have to use your pet as a prop just as an excuse to show the world how cute you are (and your pet).

14. If you don't look completely busted, people don't realize it's still hard work to feel good.

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Be. Impressed.

15. You accidentally intimidate guys from asking you out by laying out all the reasons you'd make a great date.

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Like this hilarious lady who wrote: 10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want To Take Me To Prom.

16. You need to type several hashtags and an explanation just to post this amazing beach day picture.

17. You're probably kind of offending everyone.

Woman who likes herself #OffendEveryoneIn4Words

18. And then you have to do some next-level thinking just to realize what's happening.

why is it okay for you to tell a girl she's pretty, but as soon as she believes it she's "full of herself" and "vain"?

So go on and take that selfie today if you're feeling your look.

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