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Pretty people have problems, too.

But when you get to look like you've stepped off the cover of Vogue and you've never once bought your own drinks, feeling sympathy is hard to summon.

But being attractive is not everything. Physical attributes still don't make life perfect. Which is why I'm skipping the gym today.

It is good to know though, that even people gifted with physical perfection can still be as unsure about life, just like the rest of us average looking gnomes.

Redditor u/pauseitron_ wanted to know how life can be not so perfect for those picture perfect types, by asking:

People who're considered physically attractive, what are some of the things that you feel insecure about?

Insecurity is a horrible affliction. It holds us all back from fulfilling our greatest potentials and nobody is immune. We often feel like we're the only ones walking about with these issues but we're not.

if only...

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"I'm short. As a 5'5 male compliments are nearly always followed up with something along the lines of "if only you were taller."

- MaybeLithuanian

"status"

"My job and income. (I'm a receptionist)."

- beautycristine

"You're not alone. I wouldn't consider myself really attractive, pretty average. However, I have trouble feeling confident with people I believe are in the same attractiveness range as me because so many of my peers have achieved "status" and I'm still not there."

- relatablerobot

It all Matters

"Whether I mean as much to the people who mean so much to me. I took a friend out for dinner for his birthday recently and he said something that made me realize he was having as good a time as I was. It made me tear up for a second, remembering that the people I love also love me."

"They want to be included by me as much as I do by them. Sometimes this thought process has led me to treat people I love as an afterthought because I didn't think it would matter to them. But it did. I do."

- aimhighswinglow

Face It

"I'm considered "physically attractive" from the neck down, which is fair, I agree. So, my face is what I'm insecure about."

- Letmehoeoutrq

"Bruh some guy once came up to me and said "me and 'guy group' rated all girls in our year from 0-10 (yes they actually gave someone a zero), wanna know your score?" after unpolitely declining he went ahead anyway and said "your body is an 8 but your face is pulling you down"... Well... Tf am I supposed to say to that?"

- Nylnin

Anxiety

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"I worry about how I look without clothes, my personality flaws, and my income (guy btw)."

- Brave-Excuse-458

How can the flawless feel so many flaws? I wonder how many are in therapy. I worry about all of those things every day.

"get someone better"

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"When I was thin and hot, my boyfriend told me he was scared I'd cheat on him because I could "get someone better." He ended up cheating on me, saying he couldn't take the pressure. I worry about that still. Even though I'm single I have a hard time trusting someone's loyalty."

- Ornery_Pumpkin_8691

is it me?

"I was considered quite attractive in my 20s and never had much trouble meeting guys. But I had real trouble keeping boyfriends. I was told more than once that I was boring. I'm quiet and a huge introvert and am perfectly happy spending a day reading or watching movies. But I guess that wasn't fun for the men I liked. So as a result I was, and still am quite insecure about my personality."

- Coconut-bird

Never Enough

"Never feel good enough."

- USMCseth

"This. No matter how attractive you are there is always someone that looks better. The grass is always greener. I get told I'm attractive and I'll agree to an extent that I'm not ugly but I will never be perfect. I will constantly pick at my flaws no matter how small they are."

"My hips are too square, my teeth are yellow and crooked, my boobs aren't perky enough, my butt isn't fat enough, my lips aren't big enough, my eyes aren't perfectly equal... that's just scraping the surface. People I love and want to have loved me will tell me they think I'm beautiful and I won't believe them. Like it's a lie. I'll get mad sometimes when my boyfriend tells me I'm the most beautiful woman in the world."

"He might believe it but it's not true, and it's too much pressure to keep that up. I have wide hips a small waist and big boobs. I'm symmetrical and proportionate but there is no way I can ever compete with the thousands and thousands of Instagram models or pornstars or even beautiful strangers that my partner will be exposed to every day. Why even bother with me?"

- inuttedinyourdad

Bad Partners

"My partner not really loving me."

- SpeedyMcA**face

"Oh that hit home. I have this but I am female, guys will date me for months saying all the things I want to hear and sleep with me, only to then tell me they've found someone else and they're together. I have been told numerous times I was used as an ego boost by guys I generally liked, I'm actually still friends with one. Now I have been single for 7 years (I've had some dates) with huge trust issues, knowing the older I get as a woman the less attractive I become and it's a never-ending cycle."

- Stealingyourthoughts

Being Blah...

"How cool I actually am. I'm a good looking guy but I've had a boring life in some capacities."

"When the world shut down last year I found out other people had to give up a lot more fun and exciting plans than I did. That really hit home and I'm working to change it."

- AverageSizeWayne

No matter who you are, or what you're feeling, you're not alone. There is a life lesson we seem to cross paths with everyday. And now we know those we envy are in the same boat, they're just in a prettier one.

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