People often assume striving for superiority is a sign of narcissism where a person is in constant search of boosting their self esteem without considering others either by portraying grandiose or vulnerability. Do you always place a high value on the opinions of others or please others before yourself? You might be showing signs of approval-seeking behavior.
This often roots from insecurities and here are a few signs of people who are insecure.
- They project their own insecurities on you.
- They feel the need to boast about their accomplishments. People who are always bragging about knowing it all or not needing anyone are usually trying to convince themselves that they are worth all that.
- Often drop derogatory comments disguised as the humble brag.
- Always complaining about how things aren’t good enough because it doesn’t go their way. People with inferiority complex often mask their insecurities by pretending to be what we may call “snobs”. This is a facade they put on to hide what’s really inside or how miserable their lives are.
When you come across such people, take the high road. Just know that this behaviour of theirs is not because of you but infact a coping mechanism for them. Keep doing you and let your shine blind the world.
Until next time.