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This is a discussion on Insecurities. within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Everyone has insecurities that plague them (well, I assume everyone does). Mine include having no artistic ability, not being original ...

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    INFP - The Idealists


    Everyone has insecurities that plague them (well, I assume everyone does). Mine include having no artistic ability, not being original in how I express myself with words, seeming 'creepy' or unfriendly to others, being a joke to other people, etc.

    What do other infps sometimes feel insecure about?
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    Are you trying to tell me you can be insecure about one thing, yet be confident about other stuff?
    I'm not sure i believe you :o

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    Am I allowed to say 'everything'? It's not untrue; I'm a very insecure person for the most part, and terrified of getting hurt by being judged, disliked and/or rejected. It's held me back from doing a lot of things in life.

    One particular thing that stands out I guess, just because it's played such a big role in my life, is my insecurity surrounding my body. I've had a severe eating disorder for 12+ years now. Of course, it's mainly about issues much deeper than the surface, but I do feel very uneasy in my own skin. I often wish I could simply be a mind without a physical body. It would be so freeing...
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    INFP - The Idealists

    How I have no friends/close friends I talk to often.

    That I don't look as attractive as I think I do.

    That I may think I know a subject more than I actually do, thus becoming 'that guy'.

    That I will never find somebody who I am attracted to who is also attracted to me.

    How if I do find somebody like that they will have certain aspects of themselves that I don't agree with.

    How I can't write music despite loving listening to music and playing guitar.
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    My intelligence, despite the fact that people often tell me I'm not at all lacking in that department.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    My social skills.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Lack of social skills, negative judgement/rejection by others, intelligence, monotonous voice, and probably others I can't think atm.

    I've already acknowledged that most of my insecurities are irrational, yet they persist. If only it was as simple as telling myself I'm wrong.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Being a joke, being weird, awkward, and alone.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Wow! I read all the previous posts and they basically spilled out my insecurities. I'm really insecure about what people think of me, (although I try to deny it to myself) but I've been trying to over come this insecurity by talking more in class, joining in group discussions and just saying whatever it is that I have on my mind without thinking of what people's reaction will be. Taking a philosophy class has really helped me because I am really set on my beliefs and I love sharing what I hold to be right.
    Another insecurity is as someone else said, not looking as good as I think I do. I also depend a lot on peoples evaluations of me, for example, I'm used to people coming up to me and telling me that I look attractive, but when people don't do that I start feeling unattractive and ugly. I have to understand that I'm not going to get compliments all the time and not to depend on people too much.
    It's crazy how my physical appearance affects me so much, like when I feel that I look good that I can say anything and just be myself, on my not-so-good-looking days, I kind of withdraw to myself and keep quiet.
    Another insecurity is that I LOVE to draw, but I can never come up with anything original from myself. I always have to look at another picture or something and draw. I wish that I could just come up with something by myself and I'm scared that I will never be a good artist because of my lack of creativity.

    I am extremely socially insecure and I think that my social insecurity comes from me judging people, I think that people judge me the same way I judge them. I need to stop!

    I wish that I could just let go of all my insecurities and just be who I am. I wish that I can be fearless. I guess that in order to become fearless, you have to experience the situation that fears you and face it and get over it.
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    Another one I thought of is the fact that I feel like a fraud most of the time. I'm always afraid I'm going to be "found out". In what way, I'm not sure exactly... though I think it often relates to intelligence. People tell me I'm smart, and I do know that I'm not stupid... but my own confidence in my intelligence is not the best. It's exaggerated by the fact that I haven't gotten to achieve some of the things I really wanted for myself, especially in the area of education. I never got to go to university because of my long-standing and serious health issues, and I feel a huge amount of shame because of that. Thinking about my own lost potential kills me and I often feel so inferior to others who've gotten to have that experience. Once upon a time, I had so many dreams and passions... *sigh* Maybe I'll get there someday...
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