Insecurity is described as “a feeling of general unease or nervousness that may be triggered by perceiving oneself to be vulnerable or inferior in some way.”
While there are some obvious signs of being insecure – poor social skills and general anxiety about being around other people, to name a couple – there are some signs that wouldn’t indicate being insecure at all.
Some behaviors that can be seen as confidence are actually signs of insecurity!
Often, people who can’t stop boasting about how great their lives are may act like they have it all figured out when in reality, they might be really insecure.
It could be someone you know, or maybe it’s you.
One person might not show their insecurity the same way as another, but if you notice that they display a number of the following signs, chances are, they’re secretly insecure.
1 – Constant Bragging
Insecurity presents itself in a variety of ways, depending on the cause and the person’s personality.
For instance, people who have narcissistic personality disorder tend to be deeply insecure.
They project a false image of themselves to others and are hypersensitive to any criticism, no matter how small.
Now, bragging doesn’t automatically equal narcissism, but the need ‘to show off’ does indicate insecurity.