According to OED:
diffident: usual or shy since of a absence of self-confidence: a diffident youth.
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Jim argued would be timid.
timid: reflecting a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened: I was too timid come ask because that what i wanted.
"Insecurity" would be a good one. To have insecurity is to have lack of self-confidence, lack of self-worth. Insecure.
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You have the right to use: Timid: showing fear and also lack of trust Diffident: lacking self-confidence. E.g: stood in the doorway diffident and also abashed Fainthearted: doing not have conviction or boldness or courage.
I think wavering (“Fluctuating; being in doubt; undetermined; indecisive; uncertain; unsteady”), faltering (To “be unsure or weak” or “Move hesitatingly, as if about to offer way”, etc.), and irresolute (“Undecided or unsure how to act” or “Indecisive or doing not have in resolution”) might serve.
Also think about unsure, doubting or doubtful, iffy, chancy, and also dicey (“Of uncertain, risky outcome” or “Of doubtful or uncertain efficacy, provenance, etc.; dodgy”).
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