-1
$\begingroup$

Don't insecurities arise from self hate? For example if we are insecure about our face aren't we hating our face - hating ourselves?

$\endgroup$
0
$\begingroup$

Self-hating and insecurity are not the same.

Self-hatred or self-loathing is an attitude in which one thinks he/she is not good as a person from various reasons and does not accept and love him/herself. No matter what the cause, at some point one needs to realize that self-hatred is a conscious attitude, so a decision.

Insecurity means that one is not confident about a certain personal characteristic or capability, which can make him/her anxious, but not necessary self-loathing. One can be insecure but still love and accept himself.

In summary, insecurity is a feeling one may not be able to overcome at times, while self-hatred is an attitude that can be changed.

Experiencing and accepting love from others can help one to start love him/herself and to be more secure.

$\endgroup$

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.