Emotional vulnerability is a state of weakness that can be brought on by the end of a relationship, insecurities or a number of other reasons. Being emotionally vulnerable means that you’re not emotionally stable enough to sustain a thriving, healthy relationship. Pinpointing whether or not you have this vulnerability is the first step to working out how to overcome it. Pay attention to these signs if you believe yourself to be vulnerable.

1- You fall for anyone

You’re quick to fall in love with anyone who shows you even the slightest hint of kindness. You read in too much into these little acts of kindness thinking that they mean more than they do, when it might actually be just common courtesy.

2- You don’t open up easily

You don’t really vocalise any problems you have with your friends or anyone you know. You’re a good shoulder to cry on, but you haven’t really cried on anyone’s shoulder because you don’t want to burden anyone with your problems.

3- You apologize too much

You worry about offending people too much so you make up for it by apologizing profusely to anyone and everyone. Apologizing has become an involuntary reaction for you.

4- You question if people like you

You’re constantly thinking about whether or not people truly like you, even though it’s clear that they do. You’re filled with doubt as to whether or not that is the case. If someone doesn’t text you back or doesn’t respond to you straight away, you feel as though that is a reflection on you and that they don’t like you as a result of their actions.

5- You’re extremely moody

Your mood is quick to change at any point in time. It can take a 360 turn at the slightest provocation, and this might make you seem particularly volatile by others.

6- Your crushes affect you as much as your relationships

Your heart can get broken by a crush just as easily as it can by a relationship. You’re emotionally invested in either in the same way, and a crush affects you with the same force as a lost love.

7- Your loved ones have control over you

Because you’re constantly worried over what others think of you, as an emotionally vulnerable person you grant your loved ones control. When they’re happy, you’re happy. When they’re sad, you’re sad. However, your feelings in a given situation will based on how they feel because you give little regard for your own feelings when surrounded by others.

Keep an eye out for these signs with yourself or anyone you know, because it might mean that they’re emotionally vulnerable.