1. Unaddressed inadequacy beliefs
When Amy told me I had gotten all weird, I thought she had gotten to know the real me and lost interest. But Amy never got to know the real me. I felt inadequate, inferior, and tried to compensate by drinking too much, pretending to like what she liked, and acting aloof.
There’s no telling what your brain will command of you when you struggle with an inferiority complex. It’s a risk that mounts whenever self-esteem suffers.
Still, it’s easy to fix.