If you’re afraid of being judged, it’s probably because you’re judging other people.
If you’re afraid of becoming a failure, it’s probably because you’re devaluing other people’s accomplishments.
If you’re afraid of being disliked, it’s probably because you’re seeking out the worst in others so you can feel a bit better about where you stand.
When we experience low self-esteem, our worldview becomes one-dimensional, and our own sagas and melodramas take center stage. We perceive only how we are treated as opposed to recognizing the relationship between how we approach the world and how the world responds to us.