Insecurities: How it affects Teens By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

Kate wakes up on the foggy morning of November first. She rapidly stand up and goes straight to her closet mirror, with only 14 years old she feels self-inflicted and insecure about her body and things that people don't really pay attention only her. Self-Inflicted torture isn’t good for me, she thinks as she looks at her body. Singlehandedly, Katie points out everything is “wrong” with her body, even though most of those are things no one else has ever noticed. Apparently, there are a lot of things that can be supposedly wrong with your body, and Katie spotted them all: acne, big pores, oily hair, big nose, crooked teeth, bitten nails, freckles, stuffed belly, greasy skin, blackheads, weird tan lines, and more.

Nowadays, teenagers have ridiculous and nonsense insecurities. They are pessimistic with various situations. Teens always think something is wrong when in reality it's just in the mind. Bad feelings are winning over confidence, what can we do to stop it?

First of all, if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything! People have the power to be fake and make up good things sarcastically instead of just keeping quiet. On the other hand, if you do have something nice to say, give compliments. Sometimes a simple act of kindness can boost up someone’s confidence and make insecurity lose the battle. Some teenagers now a day who suffer insecurity try to find some form of help, but many try to deal with it on their own and could end up hurting themselves.

Studies show that, while teen boys aged 13-17 also experience insecurities, body dysphoria and cyberbullying, the majority of teens who experience these sentiments are usually girls. Teens can spot any minimal “imperfection” in their body, even one that no one sees, and will spend their teenage hood obsessing over it, even if it’s something normal for teens like acne.

While cyberbullying and insecurities are both unnecessary ways to deflate a teenager’s ego, it’s very normal for all teens to become moody and have changes in personality that can make them feel bad about themselves, and treat others even worse.

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