7 disturbing facts about men with low self-esteem
Dealing with men who have low self-esteem is no small feat. Being around a person with compromised self-worth and needing constant validation can take a toll on the toughest person.
This type of person has a completely twisted sense of self, and being with him cannot lead to a healthy relationship. Unfortunately, women are known to put up with such behavior too often.
But, having your every day ruined by your partner’s lack of self-confidence, which is chipping away at your healthy self-esteem is wrong!
Being in a long-term relationship with a man who has low self-esteem can hinder your growth and affect your mental health.
It’s important to pay attention to the red flags your partner exhibits and break up before things go too far. Here are 7 disturbing facts about men with low self-esteem:
1. He reacts poorly to constructive criticism
One of the biggest signs of low self-esteem is his inability to take any type of criticism. Every time you try to point out something that he might not like, he takes it personally.
Everything is an attack and there is no reasoning with him. Even if you’re attempting to talk about these precise issues, he’ll accuse you of constantly picking fights.
2. He often “jokingly” puts you down
Oftentimes, this happens in front of your female friends. He insists that it’s a mere joke and you shouldn’t take it personally.
But, how could you not? He’s the man you love and the main cause of your stress and anxiety, but remember, when he puts you down, it’s not really about you. He’s just making up for his lack of self-confidence.
When a person with low self-esteem puts you down, it’s because of their feelings of not being good enough.
3. He’s emotionally very needy, which often becomes draining
This one shouldn’t come as a surprise. As someone with severe self-esteem issues, it would be surprising if this wasn’t the case. Let me guess.
You probably have to be extra mindful of feelings, which is something you never had to do before. Things you’d normally say or do with someone else, you can’t dream of saying to him as he’d be crushed under the tiniest criticism.
4. He can’t keep anyone’s attention
Furthermore, he’s jealous of his male friends for being able to hold conversations without anyone rolling eyes at them.
The poor guy starts a conversation and halfway through, he just forgets his train of thought. This, in turn, results in people not wanting to engage in any sort of communication with him.
How could they? It always ends up being awkward, uncomfortable, and deeply unnecessary. Who wants that anyway?
5. He needs constant validation about everything he does
This is one of my least favorite qualities in a person. It’s fine if, sometimes, you’re unsure about doing something and seek a loved one’s validation.
But, constantly depending on others to tell you that you’re doing okay and steer you in the right direction is just annoying. Needing constant confirmation is a quality of a sad, insecure man who doesn’t even want to get better.
6. He throws his accomplishments and abilities in your face
Now, we’re getting to some of the nastiest qualities of men with low self-esteem. They are exceedingly self-important, which makes them gloat over any accomplishment.
Even if you’re experiencing a particularly rough period, instead of consoling you and being sensitive to your feelings, he’ll blatantly blurt out how great things have been going for him. They feast on your low points, especially when they coincide with his high points.
7. He is a sore loser
Whether it’s a board game, real-life, or a work event, if he’s not the center of attention for being the best, he’ll be furious.
I bet that’s not a pretty picture (to say the least). I’ve been with a man of this sort, and I fully get how emotionally immature and self-absorbed they are.
They take everything way too seriously, almost as if it’s all a matter of life or death. (Fun, right?)
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