Why He Lacks Confidence, By Zodiac Sign

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What Causes Low Self-Esteem In Men, By Zodiac Sign
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Having low self-esteem isn't something that usually comes on quickly or can be handled easily. Oftentimes, the reason we have low self-esteem is because we get stuck in a cycle of negative self-talk that turns into a down spiral that is difficult to break free of.

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Low self-esteem can come about from a significant negative experience in your life, like being bullied as a child, or from small, reoccurring things, like being in a bad mood cycle every day. No matter where your low self-esteem might come from, it's important to know that it's not a quick fix – you can't switch to positive thinking and hope your self-esteem goes up within a week; it takes time.

When we get into this vicious cycle of negative self-talk, it's easy for us to convince ourselves that we're not good enough or that we don't deserve certain things because we didn't really earn them. Low self-esteem isn't something that just affects your mood – it can affect your whole life.

Every zodiac sign can have low self-esteem. Some zodiac signs might seem more confident than others, but no one can truly avoid self-esteem issues. The reason why your zodiac sign has low self-esteem can vary from person to person, but in general, it's something that can happen to anyone.

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If you have low self-esteem, you're more likely to exhibit certain behaviors. When you have a lack of confidence, you might have more trouble making decisions and sticking with them or even fearing situations that haven't even happened.

Low elf-esteem can make us question things that might not even be a problem, but when your mind is running overtime, you can't help but think of all the worst outcomes to pretty much every situation. Low self-esteem can also affect our careers and relationships.

Instead of going after a new job or leaving an unfulfilling relationship, you might find yourself staying put because you don't believe you deserve a change for the better. Clearly, low self-esteem can affect many areas of your life, but if you or someone you know is dealing with low self-esteem, it's important to be respectful and patient.

Like I said, it takes time to turn that negative self-talk into something more positive, so it's important not to beat yourself up when it doesn't happen right away. And if your man is the one who has low self-esteem, take the time to find out the reason why he might be dealing with confidence issues so that you can be there for him.

It'll be a long journey, but sometimes just having someone's back in this kind of situation is enough to let them know that you care about them. Here is why he has low self-esteem, based on his zodiac sign.

 

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries has low self-esteem because he's always criticizing himself. His competitiveness isn't just because he wants to be the best of the best – it's also because he feels like he constantly has to improve as a person.

People see Aries as an incredibly hard worker; someone who is always striving to reach his goals and set new ones. Because of the immense pressure, Aries' self-esteem drops when he feels like he can't live up to this image.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus' need for security rules his life – security in relationships, in his finances, and in his career. The reason he has low self-esteem is because, no matter how hard he tries to stay on top of his finances and career, he's still very much insecure.

His insecurity mainly comes from thinking about how he stacks up against his friends and family. Sure, he has a stable job and some money stashed away from emergencies, but in the back of his mind, he's always wondering if maybe he's not doing as well as he should at this point in his life.


GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini has never been the best at being able to make decisions and stick with them. He tends to overthink things and question whether or not he's actually doing life right.

The reason for Gemini's low self-esteem is because he feels like he's constantly making bad choices and just floating through life with no direction. He second-guesses almost everything he does, even if he doesn't share these insecurities with anyone else.


CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer is an incredibly sensitive zodiac sign. It's very easy for his mood to change when his feelings are hurt or when there's stress in his relationships. Speaking of his relationships, this is where most of his low self-esteem comes from.

Cancer puts too much emphasis on his relationships – but if you tell him that, he'll likely disagree with you. When he gets in an argument with someone he loves, or a relationship eventually fizzles out and ends, he blames himself for it all, even if it's not his fault.


LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo is one of the hardest-working zodiac signs. He is constantly pushing himself to achieve his goals and make a name for himself. While he thrives best in a fast-paced, busy environment, it can also lead to some seriously low self-esteem.

The reason he has low self-esteem is because he puts too much pressure on himself to succeed. He wants to prove to people that he is the success they all believe him to be, even if it means pushing himself way too hard. He'd rather keep his doubts to himself, if only to save face.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is one of those zodiac signs that tends to overthink everything, even when he tries to get out of his head and be rational. But even when he tells himself that there's nothing to worry about – about anything – his mind still runs wild.

The reason for Virgo's low self-esteem is because he creates problems in his head that don't exist. He might play out an argument between him and someone else that will never happen, tell himself that everyone is waiting for him to fail, or tell himself that no matter how hard he works he'll never be as good as everyone else. None of these actually have to happen IRL, but to him, it's real.


LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is one of the quieter zodiac signs, which means that he's not one for being outspoken or assertive. While this is absolutely no problem (he has plenty of other strengths), it can still be the reason for his low self-esteem... at least, according to other people it is.

Libra can be very confident when he doesn't listen to the opinions of others. But the reason he has low self-esteem is because he listens to others. He also has a hard time speaking up an asserting himself when it matters most, and when people latch onto this weakness of his, he convinces himself that he's destined to stay insecure and down on himself.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

As much as Scorpio tries, he can't stop himself from thinking about what could have been, instead of looking to the future. For him, life is about growing and learning, but he can't do that when he's stuck in the past.

The reason Scorpio has low self-esteem is because he has a tendency to hold onto the past and let resentments rule his life. He wants to be able to go through life as an optimist, but instead he's a realist; a realist who can't help but bring himself down because of his past mistakes.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius likes to believe that there is nothing in the world that can sway him, that he's his own person through and through. While this is certainly admirable, this mindset doesn't always work out that way, does it?

The reason for Sagittarius' low self-esteem is his tendency to trust others over himself at times. He wants to be liked by all, so it's easy for him to let his friends and family decide who he should be, rather than listen to himself. When he ultimately realizes he's unhappy, it makes his self-esteem plummet even more.


CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn joins the ranks of some of the hardest working zodiac signs. He's the type to get up early and stay up late just to get sh*t done, even if it eventually kills him. But even when he's at his busiest, he seems totally confident in himself.

Of course, Capricorn still deals with low self-esteem, just like the rest of the zodiac signs. The reason is because he's incredibly hard on himself, even when he's doing well in life. He beats himself up for every little thing because he sometimes feels like he doesn't deserve what he's earned.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius likes to believe that he's on top of it all, but that's not always true. In fact, behind Aquarius' confidence – and nonchalance when things don't turn out the way he hoped – is actually a lot of self-doubt.

The reason Aquarius has low self-esteem is because he often doubts himself and his abilities. When he succeeds, he worries it's not good enough, and when he fails, he can become overly dramatic and act like it's the end of the world.


PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces is a sensitive zodiac sign who often struggles with self-esteem issues. The reason his self-esteem is so low is because he takes everything personally, including things happening in other people's lives.

As an empath, he often takes on other people's problems, even when they have nothing to do with him. It gives him free reign to act like a victim, which does nothing but tear his self-esteem all the way down.

 

Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.