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Topic: Feelings of inadequacy

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. whattodotodo
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    5 posts
    4 February 2019

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone had any advice on getting rid of feelings of inadequacy/insecurity and pessimistic views in new friendships and meeting new people.

    When I meet new people I seem to get along with, the thought burgeons that if this person and I get to know each other better, they will grow to dislike me or I will hurt them, unintentionally. Or in a different way, that though this person may think I will be a good friend, I am not going to be able to match up to their energy and positivity.

    Thanks x

  2. whattodotodo
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    5 posts
    5 February 2019 in reply to geoff

    Hi Geoff,

    What I mean by the feeling of 'I will hurt them', is that I feel I will not be a good enough friend and hurt their feelings. Sorry for not being clearer

    Thanks