9 Sure Signs of Insecurity You Should Be Aware of ...


There are many signs of insecurity to look out for.

Insecurity is defined as lack of confidence or assurance;

it also points to feelings of self doubt.

We've all felt insecure at times in our lives, that's normal.

But if you find that you or someone close to you dwells in insecurity, that's probably not normal.

The following signs of insecurity are a good starting point to help you assess if it's time to take a good look in the mirror.

1. Control Freak

Control Freak

One of the first signs of insecurity is the need to be a control freak.

The need to control can definitely stem from fear, and fear often goes hand in hand with insecurity.2

Does your boyfriend like to control what you wear?

Do you have to be in control of what you and your friends do?2

Pay attention to controlling behavior and consider the root.

No one wants to be controlled.

2. Bullying


Sometimes people are so insecure about themselves that they have to lash out and pick on others in order to make themselves feel better.

This behavior is bullying and it's not right.

If you are a secure person you don't need to pick on others in order to make yourself feel better.

The only person that you are competing against in this life is you.

3. Arrogance


Have you known someone who can't stop talking about how amazing they are?

Have you also noticed them share personal insecurities?

It's not unusual for people to try to overcompensate for their lack of confidence with elevating themselves.

Secure people are confident and insecure people are arrogant.

4. Jealousy


Jealousy is the ugly green monster that all of us have had to face at some point.

I once heard that a boy makes a girl jealous of other girls while a man makes other women jealous of his woman.

I think that feeling jealous occasionally is normal, but if you are always jealous of other women then it may be time to start being grateful for what you have and stop comparing yourself to others.

If you are always jealous around the person you are with then have an honest discussion with them to see if it's you or them.

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