Sam suffers from a poor self-image.
He believes that no one likes him and no one will ever like him. He believes that he’s ugly.
And on top of it all, he doesn’t believe that one day he can reach his dreams. Like, he doesn’t deserve success.
Sam’s ideal is extreme. He believes that he should be liked by a specific type of people; the people who rejected him when he was young. You know, the cool kids!
He should be fit and athletic. Also, he should look so good that when he passes around, people notice him and drop their jaw in the sight of his gorgeous face.