And while you're at it, please define "insecurity." I remember that Sullivan used this word to replace Freud's construct of "anxiety" and set himself apart from the latter's drive-based theory. Freud had said that the range of emotions between interest and excitement were normal concommitants of sexual arousal, emotions that always meant that obvious or repressed sexual arousal was in progress. (Excitement over mathematics could only occur when the sexual component had been repressed.) Initially, Freud said that any or all of the unpleasant feelings could be triggered when the sexual drive was not allowed to achieve its aim of sexual congress; later, he added the drive called agression to explain anger.
If insecurity is an emotion, I would suppose it to be a family of emotions associated with some cluster of relational issues, rather than an innate affect. Is this correct?