Feelings of Inadequacy

Emotion

Shame, Guilt, Self-downing, Self-doubt, Insecurity, Dislike toward self, Sadness, Self-pity 

Thoughts

  •  I must perform well enough for my partner to be satisfied.
  •  I can't approve of myself if people don't like me.
  •  I wonder if I am ever going to be successful at what I want to do in life.
  •  I must be better than others for me to accept myself.
  •  I must be perfect at whatever I undertake.

Behaviour

Perfectionism, Obsessiveness, Avoidance, Inertia, Lack of assertiveness, Sympathy- seeking behaviour.