Dealing with someone with low self-esteem and high insecurities is exhausting.
Their need for attention, to be the center of attention is exhausting.
Their need to be a hero, to take credit as if they’ve actually done something is so exhausting.
The insecurity is crippling, so they belittle and throw stones. It’s saddening to see a person who has to tear someone down in order for feel lifted up. To make someone feel small in order to feel larger than life.
The insecurity prevents them from recognizing their flaws and instead they seek victim status. And that is exhausting.
They do not admit to their wrongdoings, their part in the negativity. Instead they are a victim and everyone else must be supportive or else they are wrong. They want to be pitied, they want attention – any type of attention – and they want a pat on the back for doing simple things, for doing anything.
Dealing with someone with low self-esteem and high insecurities is a full-time job. It prevents enjoyment of an interaction, and can make holidays and family gatherings miserable. Do we turn the other cheek? And if yes, then for how long? At what point do we say enough is enough? At what point do we stop enabling?
Dealing with someone with low self-esteem and high insecurities can be painful. Painful to deal with. Painful to watch. And oh so ever exhausting.
So we pray for them. Pray for peace all around. Pray for our sanity.
God bless, and be blessed.