Another coping mechanism for insecurity is constant joking.
While a sense of humor is almost necessary for emotional health, the excessive joker doesn’t seem to know the limits of appropriateness.
I read one of the most eloquent explanations of why people behave the way they do in a book called The Celestine Prophesy by James Redfield.
The sooner you realize that happiness is something that you from people or posessions; the sooner you will be able to create your own destiny. Even though none of us are perfect; it’s easy to spot those of us who are overly insecure.If they disagree with the criticism, they don’t try to argue because they’re happy with who they are. They fill every void with meaningless chatter, almost to avoid having to reflect on themselves.They’re comfortable enough to be themselves, even if other people don’t like it. The unfortunate consequence is the annoyance of everyone around them, who secretly look for an escape.A person has made a successful transition to adulthood when she has learned to provide food, water, and shelter for herself.By the same token, she hasn’t fully matured until she has also learned to provide emotional energy for herself.