1. You can’t accept compliments
How do you respond when someone compliments you? Do you find it hard to just say thanks and instead you point to something that “proves” the compliment isn’t true?
2. You apologise a lot
There are people who apologise when there’s no need to. They are so worried about offending people that they even say sorry ‘just in case’.
3. You don’t open up
You find it difficult to have deep conversations with friends or even a partner as you don’t want them to think badly of you.
4. You make jokes about yourself
It’s fine to have a bit of banter but maybe you’re constantly making jokes about yourself because you think it’s better to do so before others do.
5. You let others make the decisions
Do you allow friends and family to make all the decisions? It could be because you don’t want to come across as bossy or be held accountable for making a ‘wrong’ decision.
6. You don’t give your opinion
You always stay on the fence. You don’t want attention if your opinion is different from others.
7. You try to please
It’s good to try to make people happy, but an insecure person tries to overly-please. You need to be validated by other people.
8. You’re defensive
This may come across as pride but you just can’t accept to be wrong about something. You can’t handle constructive criticism and you feel really bad if someone disagrees with you.
9. You’re materialistic
You spend spend spend because you want people to see what you have and that you are making it in life – maybe you’re even in a lot of debt because of it. You want people to notice you, to talk nicely about you.
10. You’re sexual
Sexuality is a very powerful and influential and you can see this through the images in the media nowadays. Men for example love an attractive woman and some women know that if they flaunt their body and their sexuality, they are going to get a lot of attention.
If you identify with any of the above, it’s time to start doing something today about it, because a person who is secure with themselves is much more likely to achieve success, have meaningful relationships, and be respected by others.