Most of us feel insecure sometimes, but some of us feel insecure most of the time. The kind of childhood you had, past traumas, recent experiences of failure or rejection, loneliness, social anxiety, negative beliefs about yourself, perfectionism, or having a critical parent or partner can all contribute to insecurity.
What are the causes of insecurities?
There is no one cause of insecurity; many factors can lead to the condition. Insecurity may stem from a traumatic event, crisis such as divorce or bankruptcy, or a loss. It can also result from ones environment, as unpredictability or upset in daily life can cause anxiety and insecurity about ordinary, routine events.
What is insecurity a sign of?
Insecurity is a feeling of inadequacy (not being good enough) and uncertainty. It produces anxiety about your goals, relationships, and ability to handle certain situations. Everybody deals with insecurity from time to time. It can appear in all areas of life and come from a variety of causes.
How do you know if your partner is insecure?
What can you do to address insecurity?Keep things relaxed. Hearing the words we need to talk can make even the most laid back person feel defensive! Pick the right moment. Say how you feel, not how you think they make you feel. Listen. You could even plan. Come back to it.