Things People are Self Conscious About
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
September 17, 2015
Filed Under Self Help
by Catalogs.com Info Guru Aurora LaJambre
Everyone has something they’re insecure about.
Sometimes these are so intense they paralyze you from taking advantage of opportunities, meeting new people and feeling good about yourself. Good news is a number of them can be helped if you’re willing to take action.
Here are the top things people are self conscious about.
10. Hearing Aids
There are only so many times you want to ask people to repeat themselves. Quality hearing aids will transform your life. You can adjust volume and many even allow you to quiet background noise so you can focus on a conversation. No more confused phone calls or blasting the television.
Of all the things people are self conscious about, intelligence is one few want to admit unless it’s in the form of a self-deprecating joke. People worry they’re not as smart as their friends and end up holding back. You don’t have to be a walking thesaurus to share an opinion.
8. Skin flaws
Acne prone skin is a major source of low self confidence and it’s not exclusive to teens. It’s hard to carry on a conversation when it feels like people are getting a close up of your flaws. Avoid the parade of promises in the drugstore beauty aisle and invest in an effective skincare kit designed to treat acne, help prevent breakouts and moisturize.
Being broke can effect a person’s sense of self worth, and create all sorts of other insecurities. Clothes don’t measure up to higher-earning friends. Apartments in your budget are actually basements . For some reason, frugality in social settings is deemed “not cool” ant that’s silly. Focus on your long term goals and carry on with those ramen concoctions. Things will get better.
Overweight? Underweight? Don’t look like a Victoria’s Secret model under your clothes? Shocking. You’re not even a little bit alone, but that doesn’t make it easier to wear a swimsuit. And why are workout clothes so tight? Exercising is nothing to be embarrassed about, but it can be uncomfortable at first. If you’re too insecure to exercise in public, start with home fitness machines to build strength and endurance without an audience.
5. Do I offend?
It’s not really socially acceptable to go around asking people if you stink. Instead you’re forced to read into facial expressions. Is your co-worker sitting further away than usual? Thoughts of smelling bad strikes fear in the hearts of the best of us. Hot days and sweaty workouts happen and all you can do is hit the showers armed with luxurious body scrubs, lotions and a signature fragrance.
4. Flying solo
Why is it so hard to go to some places alone? Whether you arrive before a friend or just felt like getting a meal alone, every other table has a couple or group of friends. You dive into texting nonsense so you can stop feeling like a lonely loner. In high school, you opted to miss the prom rather than go without a date. As an adult, the why-I-can’t-go excuses are endless but really you’re happier flying solo. Yeah, that’s right, sure.
Smiling should make you feel beautiful, but many people are so insecure they cover their mouth to laugh. Crooked and stained teeth are fixable though. A healthy mouth and shining smile is worth the pain and price of dental work. In the mean time, take care of your teeth and gums by brushing twice a day. If you haven’t tried an electric toothbrush to get those hard-to-reach spots, try one!
2. Social skills
So you’re not the kind of person who can walk into a room of people and feel comfortable? Welcome to the awkward party. Nobody here knows what to do with their hands when they’re talking and eye contact is excruciating. If someone laughs it’s most definitely at your expense. Friendly strangers are to be avoided. If someone smiles at you run.
1. Thinning hair
Thinning hair is one of those things people are self conscious about at any age. A common men’s health problem, baldness changes how people see themselves and can strike a traumatic blow to confidence. Some chose to wear wigs or get implants, while others accept their new look. Whichever way you go, don’t let hair loss stop you from having a good time.