Or are these all the same thing? For example, can someone be shy without being insecure? I think a lot of confident people are very insecure on the inside, but I think the others may all be similar things.
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What's the difference between being insecure, unconfident, shy and low self esteem? watch
- Thread Starter
- 01-02-2010 20:09
- 01-02-2010 20:10
Yes. I'd say I'm shy but secure.
I am confident in who I am, I just take my time to open up to people...I don't really know why, I've always been this way.
- 01-02-2010 20:17
I'm quiet, which sometimes gets mistaken for shyness. I'm not really nervous with people, I just don't say a lot. Obviously, we all have our insecurities, but I wouldn't say I have more than the next person.
By the same token, I have several friends, mostly male who constantly need to be the centre of attention to feed their ego by their own admission, so yes, there is a difference.
- 01-02-2010 20:35
There's definately a difference. I'm shy/reserved but not nervous/anxious in social settings. I tend to be good at in depth conversations but rubbish at small talk with people I don't know well! I'd also say I'm quite confident in my looks and abilities.