Putting self-doubt or flaws in the essay?

<p>I wrote a great essay, and I included some things I feel bad about in it. Such as being short or having a weird hairline. I wanted to include my physical features in the essay and show emotion. They really play themselves well into the essay, too. Is this a bad idea? I mean, I show confidence in the essay, but I wanted to show a diverse me. And it's a very minor part of the essay. Any thoughts?</p>

<p>If you were talking about flaws like being lazy, dishonest or hating to study, then I'd say don't include them. However, I don't think that mentioning kind of flaws you're mentioning would hurt your chances of getting into college.</p>

<p>There is actually a pretty famous application essay that talks about the writer's insecurities about his height. In the conclusion the writer asserts, that while he may be a short man, his achievements make him feel taller than everyone around him. He got into Harvard with that essay.</p>

<p>^The title is 'Growing Up'. The author's height is 5'6-7''.</p>

<p>Nah, on the essay he says he's 5'5. And on topic, as long as you don't write about anything that Northstarmom mentioned, it could turn out to be an awesome essay,</p>

<p>Okay, cool. Thanks: )</p>