- On May 28, 2015
Let’s look at the meaning of insecurities first.
Insecure: Anxious, afraid, not confident or certain, unstable, shaky
We all have insecurities about something at one point or another in our lives. The secret is to acknowledge the problem, to understand where it’s all coming from and to deal with its root as soon as possible.
Recognizing insecurities, both our own and those of others, is an important part of interacting with others in an empathic, caring, and perceptive way. It isn’t about exploiting other people but about recognizing that their perspective, actions, and stance are each colored by their insecurities and may well be the real reason behind an inability to reach a meeting of minds. Grasping the insecurities of another can help you to understand them better and it can also help you to ward off the less thoughtful things that people sometimes say or do to us.
If you have been feeling insecure, consider the following:
- Acknowledge that you have a problem and do not ignore it but rather, address it
- Understand that your insecurities often affect those around you…mostly your partner
- Decide not to be a victim of it and uproot the problem by resolving your inner issues