Perhaps you know a person who has acted severely to the loss of a relationship, almost to the point where you thought it was irrational. You might know someone who gets very depressed or feels betrayed at the slightest criticism. Maybe you react this way. Most intense reactions that are associated with an irrational response to loss, rejection, or criticism are the result of insecurity. The influence that insecurity can have on ones mental well being is so strong that, if it is not identified or addressed sooner or later it can cause a person great pain, sabotage ones potential for success, and very likely destroy their future relationships. To fully understand the severity of this issue, one must first realize what it is, where it comes from, and how it affects a person.
Insecurity stems from how a person behaves in response to certain negative situations or actions in their personal or social environment. It plays a major role in how people view the world and the way they respond to it. Insecurity is a human trait that refers to a profound sense of self-doubt or a deep feeling of uncertainty about ones place in the world. Insecurity for the most part, can be associated with constant self-consciousness, lack of confidence in ones self, and anxiety about their relationships. People are born sensitive, but they are not born insecure. Since feelings of insecurity are a part of human nature there is no point in feeling ashamed about them.
Very few people can say that they have never experienced symptoms of insecurity. Most people have some degree of sensitivity, and the majority of them have experienced loss, separation, abuse, or rejection in their lives. For some, the loss of a parent by death, abandonment or even divorce can trigger insecure emotions. Physical abuse is another factor to be analyzed when finding the root of insecurity. Or maybe for some it is the countless number of times they have been rejected or had t...