There are those that try to fill the void with testosterone and there are those that are wholly intellectual. Insecurity reeks and some are seething with it. Sadly the way people are unaware of their own insecurity is similar to how an unsavory and heedless person avoids showering for 3 weeks, leaving the rest of us to inhale their self-absorbed miasma.
There is a difference; don’t become the ‘thing’ that drives you crazy. After all, if intelligent people are willing to stand up and deliver their work, the insecure and powerless will fall.