Can any of you honestly say that you have no insecurities? No one deserves to feel insecure about themselves, but most of us still do. Insecure is defined as “Not sure or certain; doubtful.” Insecurities can come in many different forms. For instance, people can simply not want to talk about what size jeans they wear, or they can be completely dedicated to looking “perfect” in the public eye.
Many people blame the media for making people feel insecure about themselves, but there are few times when the media doesn’t have something to do with it. It may not be direct, either. It could be that someone was just looking through a magazine and they saw a picture that made them feel ugly or fat, but it isn’t always so anonymous; sometimes it’s our peers. Someone that may feel great about themselves can be torn down and made to feel like they aren’t beautiful just by the way someone else looks or how they look at others. Bullies have just as much to do with insecurities as the media does.
Being insecure can lead to many things, such as depression, self harm, unhealthy dieting, problems with grades, problems making and keeping relationships, or becoming reckless by taking unnecessary risks to improve oneself.
According to livestrong.com, people with insecurities can do certain things to overcome them, like changing their current behavior, taking a rational approach to each problem they face so that they are no longer inhibited by debilitating fears or beliefs, or opening themselves to the possibility of success and accomplishment.
When you feel insecure, you shouldn’t just bottle everything up because that isn’t healthy. Find a well trusted friend and talk to them about it. If you just keep it all bottled up, it could be directed into the wrong outlet and cause more bad than good.
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