85 Insecure People Quotes To Deal With Insecurities

Looking for quotes about insecurities and insecured people? We have rounded up the best collection of insecure people quotes, sayings, and captions, (with images and pictures) to encourage you to set boundaries with insecure friends.

By definition, an insecure person is a person who feels shy or uncertain around others and lacks confidence or self-assurance. A prevalent trait of insecure people is that they easily become jealous.

Also See: Jealousy And Envy Quotes

Since insecure person lacks confidence, they tend to seek others’ validation and constantly worry about the future, and are full of self-doubt.

Being around such people who are filled with negativity can be toxic at times. Be it a relationship with your partner, or someone at your workplace, insecure people are difficult to deal with.

We have divided these uplifting insecurity quotes into these sections;

Dealing with insecurities is not as tough as you think. Just love yourself, and have confidence in your potential. Positive self-talk, affirmations and reflecting on the good will help you overcome your fears, self-doubts, and insecurities.

Insecure People Quotes

  1.  “You are just insecure, that’s all!”                                                                                                             
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    insecurity jealousy quotes

  2. Insecure people put others down to raise themselves up.” ― Habeeb Akande                                                                                                                                                         

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    insecure women quotes

  3. “I don’t need your approval darling, that’s for insecure people.” ― Unknown                                                                                                                                                           

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    insecurities quotes

  4. “What people say about you is a reflection of their own insecurities.” ― Unknown                                                                                                                                                                               

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    insecure people quotes

  5. “Sometimes people are mean because they feel insecure about themselves.” ― E. Lockhart                                                                                                                                                     

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    quotes for insecure people

  6. “Insecure people often falsify the past, in order to make the future pure.” ― Shannon L. Alder


  7. “Insecure people try to make you feel smaller. Confident people love to see you walk taller.” ― Jazz Zo Marcellus


  8. “Only insecure people need to speak badly about others as a underhanded way of praising themselves.” ― Unknown


  9. “An insecure person is always chasing the spotlight. A confident person is always being chased by the spotlight.” ― Unknown


  10. “Insults are the last resort of insecure people with a crumbling position trying to appear confident.” ― Dustin Woodward


  11. “Relationships fail because people take their own insecurities and try and twist them into their partner’s flaws.” ― Baylor Barbee


  12. “Some people may decide to hate you for no reason simply because your confidence reminds them of their insecurities.” ― Ali. B. Moe


  13. “Insecure people have a special sensitivity for anything that finally confirms their own low opinion of themselves.” ― Sue Grafton


  14. “Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.” ― Shannon L. Alder


  15. “People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.” ― Norman Cousins


  16. “The most insecure people always have the most to say about somebody else. Don’t let them project their insecurities on you.” ― Trent Shelton


  17. “A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” ― Robert A. Heinlein


  18. “Never succumb to the provocation. Remember that all those who are trying to hurt or offend you are weak, they are inferior or insecure people.” ― Kawaljit Singh


  19. “The deeply insecure often hide it with an attitude of false superiority. They compulsively insult people they feel inferior to. They guard a fragile self-image by keeping those who intimidate them on the defensive. They attack others for what they find lacking in themselves.” ― Unknown


  20. “Insecure people have to make excuses and put others down to feel confident. Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else, it’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone in the first place.” ― Unknown


  21. “Insecure people have a need to feel “superior” over you. In order to accomplish this, they will use criticisms, point out your insecurities, point out your insecurities and flaws, and talk to you in a condescending or patronizing manner. They don’t realize just how bad they are showcasing their own insecurities and unhealthy behaviors when they do this.” ― Unknown

Insecurity Quotes About Insecure People

Insecurity is uncertainty or anxiety about oneself due to lack of confidence, jealousy, envy and other negative emotions. Insecure people often feel they are not good enough and constantly compare themself with others.

Also See: Overthinking Quotes

Insecurity will hold you back in ways you can’t even begin to imagine and can arrise trust issues between the two partners.

  1. “Approval is for insecure people.” ― Unknown                                                                         

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    insecure quotes

  2. “Only the insecure strive for security.” ― Wayne Dyer


  3. “Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.” ― Unknown                                                               

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    quotes about insecurity

  4. “Most bad behavior comes from insecurity.” ― Debra Winger


  5. “Secure people share credit; insecure people steal it.” ― Alan H. Meyer


  6. “Insecure people seek answers in all the wrong places.” ― Robert Black                                         

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    insecurity quotes images

  7. “I had body insecurities when I was younger. I still do.” ― Ariel Winter


  8. “Insecurities can destroy a perfect friendship and relationship.” ― Unknown


  9. “We have an epidemic of insecure people in our society today.” ― Joyce Meyer                                                                                                                                                                     

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    insecure quotes

  10. “A person who is confident and capable will never feel insecure.” ― Abhishek Ratna


  11. “Insecure people often perceive mistreatment when that is not the case at all…” ― Unknown


  12. “A guy is only insecure about losing his girl when he knows someone else can treat her better.” ― R.M. Drake


  13. “Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.” ― Shannon L. Alder


  14. “Insecure people play with someone else’s feelings. Secure people respect the feelings of others.” ― Karon Waddell


  15. “Don’t think that someone else is more blessed than you are, because we are blessed in different ways.” ― Unknown


  16. “A real man does not play mind games with a woman, only weak, insecure, and immature boys do that.” ― Unknown


  17. “You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ― Loise L. Hay


  18. “Dear Lord, when feelings of inferiority, insecurity, and self-doubt creep into my heart, help me to see myself the way you do.” ― Unknown


  19. “People who are financially insecure are usually the ones who flash money on social networks, most wealthy people stay humble.” ― Unknown


  20. “People who are insecure about themselves will avoid social comparisons that are potentially threatening to their self-esteem.” ― Albert Bandura


  21. “The most insecure people always have the most to say about somebody else. So don’t let insecure people make you feel insecure about yourself.” ― Trent Shelton


  22. “When people feel bad about themselves, they will try to point out something in you to try to make you feel bad. Normal people don’t put others down.” ― Unknown


  23. “Insecurity is the worst sense that lovers feel: sometimes the most humdrum desireless marriage seems better. Insecurity twists meanings and poisons trust.” ― Graham Greene


  24. “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” ― T. Harv Eker


  25. “Be careful not to mistake insecurity and inadequacy for humility! Humility has nothing to do with the insecure and inadequate! Just like arrogance has nothing to do with greatness!” ― C. JoyBell C.


  26. “Insecurity prevents young artists from ‘flying’ and older artists from being ‘down to earth.’ Young artists should work on their confidence and the older ones on their humility.” ― Igor Babailov


  27. “Creative people are very insecure people because they don’t know whether people like them or are in awe of them. That insecurity always comes out. It makes them a better actor, I feel.” ― Persis Khambatta


  28. “You are small, petty, and insecure when you have to kick someone down or hurt another person in order to feel superior or more powerful. It speaks volumes of your character and shows your true colors.” ― Unknown


  29. “People who feel insecure in social situations never miss a chance to exhibit their dominance over close, submissive friends, whom they put down publicly, in front of everyone – by teasing for example.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche


  30. “You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.” ― Marianne Williamson


  31. “Cheaters often accuse you of cheating. Liars often accuse you of lying. Insecure people often crumble your security. Behavior speaks… How someone treats you may have nothing to do with you; but can be a reflection of who they are.” ― Steve Maraboli


  32. “Why do we feel jealousy? Therapists often regard the demon as a scar of childhood trauma or a symptom of a psychological problem. And it’s true that people who feel inadequate, insecure, or overly dependent tend to be more jealous than others.” ― Helen Fisher


  33. “Walk away from people who put you down. Walk away from fights that will never be resolved. Walk away from trying to please people who will never see your worth. The more you walk away from things that poison your soul, the healthier you will be.” ― Shaista Saba


  34. “Insecure have a bad habit of projecting their insecurities onto other people. But don’t be afraid of those dogs who bark at you. Your uniqueness and ability to carve your own path makes them envious of you. Keep going and the obstacles will bow down to your determination.” ― Unknown


  35. “Insecure people blame others for their conditions because they don’t have the guts to look within themselves. They smile at your face but hold grudges for no reason at all. We should not hate them but empathize with them because their insecurity doesn’t allow them to see the truth. May God give them strength so that they don’t hurt innocent people with their coward behavior.” ― Suyashi Mishra

Insecurity Kills Quotes To Be More Confident

  1. “Insecurities will kill you, trust me!!!” ― Unknown

  2. “Insecurity kills all that is beautiful.” ― Demi Lovato                                                             

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    quotes about insecure people

  3. “Insecurity kills more dreams than failure ever will.” ― Suzy Kassem                                     

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    insecurity quotes

    “It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.” ― Unknown


  4. “Sometimes our thoughts are backed by so much insecurity, that they create lies we believe.” ― Unknown

Funny Insecure People Quotes

  1. “You’re just insecure, that’s all.” ― Unknown

  2. “Your insecurity is not my problem.” ― Unknown


  3. “Insecure women are great entertainment!” ― Unknown


  4. “Insecurity is an ugly thing. It makes you hate people you don’t even know.” ― Drake


  5. “If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them.” ― Unknown


  6. “Insecure people seek attention, confident people are given attention without trying.” ― Unknown


  7. “Sometimes our thoughts are backed by so much insecurity, that they create lies we believe.” ― Unknown


  8. “I never gave you a reason to hate me. You’re just creating your own little drama of pure insecurity.” ― Unknown


  9. “When someone judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs.” ― Unknown


  10. “Insecurity knocks from time to time. Invite it in for a cup of coffee. Talk with it. Understand it. Then take that sugar spoon and poke it in the eye.” ― Unknown

Insecurity Quotes for Overcoming Fears

These insecurity quotes and sayings will help you know that you are not alone to deal with self-doubts and fears. There are others too who feel the same way because insecurity is a human emotion.

But you can overcome your insecure thoughts. With gratitude, self-acceptance, and courage you will feel more confident about yourself.

  1. “Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Teddy Roosevelt

  2. “There can be no security where there is fear.” – Felix Fankfurter

  3. “Judging people’s flaws will not help justify your own.” – Unknown

  4. “Behind closed doors, we’re all the fat uncool kid.” – Su-Mari Diedericks

  5. “Life is very short. Insecurity is a waste of time.” – Diane Von Furstenburg

  6. “The steps of insecurity: Comparison, Compensation, Competition, Compulsion, Condemnation, Control.” – Unknown

  7. “Life is a dangerous thing. Insecurity is the price of living.” – Alija Izetbegovic

  8. “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Seven Furtick

  9. “One of the greatest journeys in life is overcoming insecurity and learning to truly not give a sh*t.” – J.A. Konrath

  10. “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” – Timothy Ferriss

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