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Despite the stereotypical notion that having insecurities makes you “weak” or means something’s wrong with you, the fact is- feeling insecure is a universal experience. 

It’s not a personality trait, but a state of being; And a very NORMAL part of being human.

With that said, in addition to debunking the misconceptions surrounding what it means to be insecure, in today’s episode we also cover why people can feel this way and how to handle it.  We specifically cover:

  • What causes these feelings and why they are more intense for some than others (10:05)
  • How to spot insecurities in yourself and others (19:20)
  • Specific strategies to work through your own insecurities OR help others through theirs (22:40)
  • 10 insecurity archetypes to help us recognize the manifestation of insecurities in our day-to-day lives (31:20)

Referenced Resources:

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E187: Archetypes: What They Are, What They Aren’t, And How They Help Us Grow

E240: The 4 Styles of Communication

E259: Understanding & Overcoming Perfectionism

E272: Overcoming Procrastination and Task Avoidance

E275: A Parent’s Guide to Effective Dialogue with Difficult or Negative Coaches

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Beyond just taking in more information, one of the most effective ways to identify and manage any tendencies that may be holding you back is to seek guidance or training from someone who cares about you and your goals.  It’s not a bad thing to ask for help. On the contrary, it’s necessary if you want to avoid developing blindspots or underachieving.  At Art of Coaching, we provide 1:1 Mentoring for anyone looking for someone to lean on, act as a devil’s advocate, or just run ideas and decisions by.  We have a wide variety of professionals in many different locations and walks of life available to provide you guidance and training specific to your needs.  Apply for our 1:1 Mentorship Program today, or reach out to us at, and we’ll get you moving in the right direction!

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