Just as there are many ways someone can respond when they get to a different country, there are also a number of methods by which someone can react when they feel unworthy. In precisely the exact same way that going to a different country can have a huge effect on someone, feeling unworthy can have an even bigger effect on them.
It would be more accurate to state that it not just a feeling, as it will almost certainly be something that has permeated their whole being. To see it as just a feeling would create the impression it is something which can just be ignored and have no effect whosever.
Because of how powerful their inner experience of being unworthy will be, they can respond in one of two ways. What they can do is adopt how they feel and let this experience to directly affect their life.
On the flip side, they may end up disconnecting from what is occurring within them, allowing it to affect them in a more indirect way. Therefore, no matter whether they opt for the first or the second option, what is occurring inside them will still impact their life.
What they are also going to have is a powerful inner critic which lays into them throughout the day. But, while this is going to be taking place within them, one could believe that just about everyone else is also putting them down.
Thus, even if one is in the company of someone who is not critical, they could still think that this individual is judging their every movement.
As a consequence of what is occurring within them, they can believe that they deserve to be treated in this way. An outside observer could wonder why they put up with this, yet what’s taking place externally will only mirror back what’s occurring within them.
This can enable them to experience a fair number of good feelings.
Unlike the person above, their inner critic will typically wind up being directed outwards, causing them to come across as highly judgemental. When this occurs, it will stop them from having to be on the receiving end of its abuse.
A Sense of Superiority
So, regardless of how they live their life or what they’ve achieved, they’ll be above most people. This inflated sense of their own value and importance will help them to maintain their true view of themselves at bay.
There’ll be people that are repelled by them, whilst there’ll be others who are attracted to them. If one surrounds themselves with people that have a similar character, their opinions will make it easier for them to continue to act in this way.
A Way of Life
Thanks to these causes, one can make out that they are a lot more virtuous than anyone else.
They may not be religious and believe in original sin, but they could still see the world as a place that is composed of saints and sinners. The phrases that they use may be different, yet they will still serve the same function – to increase their value and to reduce other people’s value.
Another Form of Abuse
Not only will this be a way for them look great, it will also be a means for them to release some of their aggression. If they did not do so, it might end up being directed towards them via their inner critic, with this having a negative impact on mental and emotional wellbeing.
But, as they’ll be criticising people that aren’t living in the’right’ way, they will most likely be able to abuse people without getting into trouble. It’s then not that they are behaving in an abusive manner; it’s that they are criticising behaviour that is’incorrect’.
A Couple of Areas
This sort of behaviour can be seen in the political realm, with their being folks on both sides of the spectrum who are on their high horse, so to speak. There are the men and women who do not eat meat who are also self-righteous, using just about every opportunity to inform everyone how this makes them better than cats.
All the time that someone like this can keep the view that they are better than others, it is going to allow them to keep their true view of themselves at bay. In today’s world, there are loads of causes out there for someone to identify with, and social media will offer them a platform to tell the world how virtuous they are.
Along with feeling worthless, someone like this is likely to be carrying plenty of shame. What they do will be a way of them to maintain this part of themselves and, if they were to stop behaving in this way, this shame would probably come up to the surface.
If a person can relate to this, and they would like to change their life, they might want to reach out for external support. This can be given by the aid of a therapist or a healer.