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The 5 Most Insecure Zodiac Signs (That Could Use A Confidence Boost)

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Wouldn't it be great if you never felt a moment of insecurity and were always confident, self-possessed, and could handle every situation? Unfortunately, most of us aren’t like that, especially the insecure zodiac signs.

We all have some insecurity, which is sometimes brought on by our horoscopes, even if we hide it from the world. For some people, insecurity is a major personality trait that affects their daily life. And with astrology, we can delve deeper into who feels the most insecure. 

You may focus your insecurities on your looks, how you act, or how well you do at work — there are dozens of things you can feel insecure about. When we’re insecure, we tend to compare ourselves to other people; we think they do things better than we do, that things are easier for them to achieve, or how they had advantages that helped them that we never did.

There are times when we feel so insecure that we focus on the ways in which we are failing instead of seeing them as opportunities to grow and get better. So, if you’re insecure about yourself, try to change your thinking.

First, look at all the talents, skills, and positives that you have and think about ways to improve the areas in which you’re lacking. We’re all works in progress, so don’t put yourself down and take yourself out of the running. Work on going from being insecure to confident.

1. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

The thing that creates those feelings of insecurity for Cancer is that they care too much. They care about their own feelings, the feelings of the people that they're close to, and what other people think about them.

Cancers can get caught up in a swirling vortex of emotions because of their insecurities. They tend to be suspicious and have an overactive imagination which makes them think people talking about them and criticizing them behind their back.

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2. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos are their own worst critics — they hold impossibly high standards for everyone, including themselves, and then feel as if they don't measure up. They beat themselves up for not being the best or perfect and that makes them even more insecure.

They can never redeem themselves in their own eyes. Their insecurity leads to anxiety which only intensifies all the negative feelings they have about themselves. It's a round robin of feeling unworthy, anxious, and like a failure. Virgos need to try to be gentler with themselves.

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3. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras have a ton of insecurities and work to hide them from everybody. Unfortunately, their insecurity shows itself in a million tiny ways. Libras live for approval and praise, and when they don't get it, it feeds into their insecurity.

It would be better for Libra not to seek validation from others and give it to themselves. But Libras can't seem to trust that their opinion about themselves has merit, so when they need reassurance or a quick ego boost, they demand it from other people.

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4. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

When Pisces are being creative, they're much less insecure. It's as if the art world is where they're most comfortable. However, Pisces individuals tend to believe what other people tell them and they are easily led.

They need that solid sense of self to resist being too much of a follower. If Pisces could see themselves with clear eyes, they'd see they have nothing to be insecure about, but when they're emotional or feeling uncertain, their insecurity grows.

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5. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

When Capricorn is in a good place, there's nothing they can't do, but when things seem precarious and there isn't a clear path, then they start to get insecure about themselves and their abilities. Capricorns need to have a solid foundation for all the major points of their lives, such as their work, their relationships, and their future.

However, if something cracks that foundation, Capricorns can feel lost and insecure. They start to doubt themselves and their abilities. Since Capricorns can be a bit pessimistic at times, if they feel unsteady about something, that feeling will grow until it has affected their entire life, leaving them feeling confused about what to do next.

Capricorns need to get out of that negative space and believe in themselves — they have all the tools to fix almost every problem, as long as they have their confidence.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She's had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.