What is your take on these three words, and what do they mean in your opinion? Also, could you explain the difference between them all? What does it mean to be insecure? Confident? Arrogant?
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This is how I use them, personally, and it's not how many people use them, as I've found.
People who are,
Insecure: Lack confidence. Someone who's insecure are probably pretty fearful and are constantly comparing themselves to everyone else. They've also probably experienced pain that shows up in strong emotional needs such as clinginess and possessiveness.
Confident: Believe they are capable. They don't obsess with comparing themselves to others and usually possess a strong sense of independence. They usually feel a sense of happiness with who they are and don't need to constantly compare themselves to others to make themselves feel needed or for emotional needs. They're more emotionally independent.
Arrogant: Believe they are more capable than everyone else. They continue to compare themselves to others, but, rather, in a way that is demeaning to others. The person who is insecure often thinks they are inferior to everyone else. The arrogant person thinks they are superior to others. They are cocky and often prideful. Sometimes, they are actually still insecure, but hide it by "fake" confidence which is really just them comparing themselves to others in order to make themselves look good. They have too much confidence.1