I have to agree with you there.
Insecurity while in High School...
However this is not specifically a female trait..also many people dont outgrow it even when out of high school or college. Male and female.
Learning to spot insecurity in yourself and others is a important key to surviving life as preying on ones insecuritys has become institutionalized
politics today. Not just among men and women in relationships but among professional politicians too. One would be very wise to learn about this and
how people tend to take advantage of it.