How I nse­cure Are You?

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Cosmo Quiz - Mostly Bs mostly Cs

c.

Stare at them, speech­less, barely hold­ing in tears. Your day is ru­ined now that you’ve seen his pret­tier, sex­ier, more stylish new GF.

b.

Are an­noyed she didn’t tell you straight, but don’t let it get to you.

Spend the next week ob­sess­ing over what you could’ve done wrong, and prepar­ing a nice long apol­ogy speech.

c.

mostly as Uber-con­fi­dent Chica You’re con­fi­dent, se­cure in your­self, and con­sider your­self the to­tal pack­age. Great job for hav­ing high self-es­teem, but be care­ful you’re not bor­der­ing on ar­ro­gance, ag­gres­sion, or over­com­pen­sa­tion. Ex­perts say dis­plays of bravado could be a smoke­screen to cover up low self­es­teem. True con­fi­dence should in­spire the same in others, and shouldn’t be con­fused with bul­ly­ing and ag­gres­sion. Bal­anced Babe You’re happy where you are in life, You’ve fi­nally learned to love your body and the value of great per­sonal style and well-placed makeup. Like ev­ery­one else, you have your mo­ments of low self­es­teem, too, but you don’t let it get to you be­cause you know your worth. Your friends love you for it, and you may not re­al­ize it, but your pos­i­tive aura rubs off on peo­ple around you. Keep spread­ing the self-love, CG! Wall­flower Woman You need to muster up some self­love, girl! Hu­mil­ity is good for the soul, but you have to start lov­ing and ap­pre­ci­at­ing what’s great about you. Psy­chol­o­gists sug­gest list­ing down 10 pos­i­tive qual­i­ties about your­self—if you can’t, get friends and fam­ily to do so. Avoid peo­ple and sit­u­a­tions where you feel worse about your­self, and sur­round your­self with peo­ple who up­lift you and pro­vide you with a pos­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment.

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