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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

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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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