"Confidence is silent; insecurities are loud." ~Anonymous
When you are confident , your mind does not feel the need to scream it to the world. You are comfortable with yourself, complacent, and can go about your day with not a care in the world. But when you are insecure, your doubts devour you, they usurp your mind and stamp the light out of every corner. They wail and screech and pound their fists against the walls of your skull like a child throwing a tantrum. They lurk in the shadows they've created, whispering destructive thoughts to you in the quiet moments when all you want to do is to sleep, to think. That glass you dropped this morning becomes a sign that you really can't do anything right, can you? The gazes of strangers become tense judgments of your every move, you become conscious of the way you walk, the way you breathe. The paranoia sets in, because you never know when you'll screw up again, when you'll give them yet another reason to think less of you.