Dating someone with low self confidence
However, if you stay guarded and are afraid to open up and be your authentic self, you’ll never get to know your partner on a deeper and more intimate level because you’re not being the real you.Another way that having low self-esteem can directly impair your connection with your partner is that it can cause you to have a negative outlook on the relationship itself.Sometimes this also manifests in another fashion, whereby the guy acts like his normal self and then upon noticing that the woman likes him he suddenly changes his behaviour to that of the ‘people pleaser’, always agreeing with everything she says and does with the same intention as before -to ‘keep the attraction alive’.Of course, she senses this and the result is that she is repulsed rather than attracted.
Sometimes this manifests in a sudden switch of behaviour from being cool, calm and collected, to thinking, “Oh my God! The inevitable consequence ends up being the opposite to what was intended.
In addition, there are many people who are afraid to be completely vulnerable around their partner due to a lack of confidence.
In other words, because of a poor self-image, you may feel as though being totally open, forthright, and honest is going to push your partner away.
Until then, you’ll be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
This is another one not uncommon in my field of work, another dating failure born of low self-esteem.