Insecurities are negative thoughts that can cause you to doubt yourself. They can arise in different areas, such as your relationships, your work,
These are some characteristics of insecure people as compared to people who are more secure, according to Dr. Romanoff.
Insecure People – Feeling inadequate – Constantly doubting your self-worth – Being unsure of yourself – Questioning your relationships – Fearing that people will abandon you
: Traumatic childhood experiences such as being bullied, mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers can make you feel like you're not good enough
Being in relationships where you were treated poorly by friends, family members, colleagues, or romantic partners can make it hard for you to trust others
Experiencing a major setback, such as a divorce, break-up, or job loss can take a toll on your self-esteem and self-confidence, making you feel insecure
When they do find fulfilling and healthy relationships, this might spark their fear of loss, because love was never guaranteed or freely given in the past.
Social anxiety can cause you to be overly critical of yourself and make it difficult for you to trust your partner’s actions and intentions.
People who tend to be perfectionistic are usually more prone to impostor syndrome because they never live up to their unrealistic expectations for themselves
– They tend to compensate for their perceived flaws by behaving in ways that they think will make them more lovable to their partner, which might not be authentic to who they really are.