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Insecurity

 

It drives us to exaggerate our claims, while hiding our failures

It highlights the painful moments, while syphoning off the blessings

It causes us to interpret even the simplest of questions as an attack

It conjures images of inevitable rejection

 

Insecurity

 

It compels us to manipulate in the fear our needs will go unmet

It keeps us wrestling for a seat that already had our name on it

It pushes us to be someone we’re not in the belief that no one could love us as we truly are

It makes us feel as though people are judging us when we’re actually judging ourselves

 

Insecurity

 

It encourages us to wonder who the author was thinking of when he wrote this

 

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It is a blindness to the beauty, with a clarity on the flaws 

It is the impulse to manipulate for what’s already been freely given

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It is the urge to compete with those who are dearest to us

It is the voice that taunts us from behind the mirror

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It is the compulsion to tear people down to what we unconsciously perceive to be our level

It is the willingness to trade our values for the approval of others

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It is the frequency that muffles every compliment, while amplifying the slightest criticism

It is the apprehension to speak for fear of sounding stupid

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It is the drive to control what was never ours to govern

It is the tendency to exaggerate our accomplishments, while denying our weaknesses

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It is the fear that if they really knew us, they wouldn’t love us

It is the unspoken sense that it would be better if we were someone else

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It is ultimately an identity thief

and

Its name is insecurity

 

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Insecurity will often cause a person to try to gain by manipulation what others would willingly give to them (e.g. attention, affection, respect).  Self-doubt convinces them that illegitimate means are the only way to obtain what is legitimately available to them.  Ultimately, these attempts to coerce are often what drive people away, which only serves to reinforce their feelings of insecurity.

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