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Discussion on: On Being a Hopelessly Insecure Programmer

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Andrew Harpin

I get the impression that it is fear of failure and attempting to compare yourself to your colleagues that is driving your anxiety?

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Max Antonucci Author

Comparing myself to others is often more of a symptom than a cause in my experience. Feeling insecure leads to trying to find ways to alleviate it, and one way that never really works but my mind jumps to is comparing myself to others.

I see it more as a reflexive thought I need to ignore on the path to finding a better perspective.