racked with insecurity/insecurities

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racked with insecurity/insecurities

Suffering from, preoccupied by, or paralyzed with an intense and overwhelming feeling of insecurity (about something). I look back on my high school and college years with such regret. I wasted so much of my life back then being racked with insecurities when I should have been enjoying every minute of my youth. He's been racked with insecurity ever since his wife left him.
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Vavan believes the campaign would help Generation Z realize 'they only create these barriers inside themselves and it's in their own hands to get past these insecurities and own them.'
As part of its study, Kaspersky Lab surveyed 1,003 13 to 23-year-olds in the United Kingdom to discover more about their insecurities and what they feel anxious about.
Haters cannot stop hating without exposing their personal insecurities. For example, at the onset of the FBI investigation, FBI authorities told hard-core members of the NLR that they would arrest them if their hate violence continued; yet, the hate violence persisted.
The criminally motivated skinheads possess a certain sense of self-worth; hence, they have fewer insecurities. However, this was not the case with hate-motivated skinheads.
As for the insecurities that spring from fear of losing a loved one to crime or accident, these are possibilities that should not be at the forefront of our minds.
Having elevated men's physical and sexual insecurities to the level of grand paranoia, lads' mags can then get down to what really matters: moving merchandise.
It appears that, no matter how much clarifying lotion and hair gel you're trying to sell them, men must never suspect that you think they share women's insecurities. If you want a man to buy wrinkle cream, marketers have learned, you better pitch it as part of a comfortingly macho shaving regimen.
"If we look at the history of the presence of trans-regional forces, we will see that all of the insecurities, destructions, terrorist operations, and piracy have increased since their coming to the region," Deputy Head of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Mostafa Salami said on Sunday.
"I do have my insecurities," Us magazine quoted her as telling October's Elle.
MAKING SENSE OF STORYTOPPING While a few storytoppers are girls who simply love to entertain others with their tales, most are girls who have a few insecurities, a dash of drama queen, a little harmless self-centeredness and an appetite for attention.
If your storytopping bud only tops your tales of good fortune (she interrupts your news of getting the lead in the play with a story about accidentally flashing the audience during her dance recital), it's possible your successes plays on her insecurities. The fix?
As he says, "You can't dance with a Canadian icon and not be noticed." Kain has, over the years, become intimately acquainted with Harrington's strengths as well as his insecurities. "When Rex is at his best, there's no one like him," she says.
I think a lot of his insecurities stem from his early life.
"After the bomb blasts in Zahedan city a number of (individuals) wanted to create insecurity but the police, supported by the people, arrested them," Radan told FNA."Unfortunately, two Law Enforcement Police forces were martyred during the incident and 10 others were injured, some of them in critical conditions," he added.Meantime, Radan reiterated that the security condition in the city is now normal.He also blamed foreign hands for the recent insecurities in Sistan and Balouchestan province, and warned enemies against the consequences of such terrorist acts.The riots happened after two bombs were detonated in quick succession in front of the Zahedan Grand Mosque on Thursday night.