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What's the difference between being insecure, unconfident, shy and low self esteem? watch

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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.
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