To make ourselves feel better, the phrase "insecure" is often bandied around. If a coworker doesn't invite us to happy hour, we can conclude that they're insecure and feel threatened by us.
We talked to astrologers to learn if and how astrological factors influence people's self-assurance. Learn which six zodiac signs are the most likely to experience feelings of insecurity, ranging from mild second-guessing to crippling self-doubt.
Libra, the sign of equilibrium and diplomatic skill, is just as indecisive as Gemini. They are people pleasers who find it difficult to establish their own identities because they are so concerned with pleasing others and not offending anyone.
This mental struggle over what is "right" is a major source of insecurity. "While Libra isn't the kind to cower in fear, they do require reassurance and confirmation from others that they are making the proper choices.
Kirsten labels Virgos "the worriers of the zodiac," a label that inevitably connotes a certain degree of insecurity.The fear of criticism that drives perfectionists makes them their own harshest critic when they strive for excellence.
"On the outside, this determined [earth] sign appears cool, calm, and collected, but on the inside, they're battling with all sorts of mental attacks," writes Astrology.com.
A Cancer person's feelings run deep. This works in their favor because they are extremely comforting and supportive. However, this also means that they are preoccupied with the emotions of others rather than their own.
Cancers' feelings about themselves fluctuate as quickly as the tides: one minute they are eager to take charge of their fate, and the next they are profoundly doubting themselves.
Because of all of these shifting and competing self-doubts, this sign is extraordinarily insecure and highly dependent on the reassurance of others to keep them going.
Kirsten argues that the crab's lack of autonomy and personal power can make it appear weak, vulnerable, and highly insecure. "This lack of autonomy and personal power can make the crab appear weak, vulnerable, and incredibly insecure,"