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    There's this guy I am interested. He opened up to me about his struggle in wanting to earn respect and do things for himself. He said that he just "puts on a facade". He wants to seem fearless and powerful and that he could be the worst at something and still say he is better than the best. I assured him that nothing he said sounded like bs to me. I really want to help him.

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    He also said that everyone he knows is kind to him and he isnt very critical of himself and that if anything, he's critical of others.
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    Okay so it seems like maybe he has some other problems going on in his life and that’s why he feels as though he has to seem fearless....maybe family stuff?
    He could just be insecure. Point out the things he’s great at, and if he’s made a positive difference in your life, make him aware of that because that could show him that he’s helped you.
    I suppose just maybe let him understand the little things; if he takes baby steps in becoming more independent and starts investing in himself, then his feelings of power will be real.
    This was a really difficult one to answer so I’m sorry if my response wasn’t helpful
    Good luck x
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