Self-esteem (sometimes referred to as self-worth or self-respect) can be an important part of success. Too little self-esteem can leave people feeling defeated or depressed. It can also lead people to make bad choices, fall into destructive relationships, or fail to live up to their full potential.
So let’s start with beginning :
What Is Self-Esteem?
In psychology, the term self-esteem is used to describe a person’s overall sense of self-worth or personal value. In other words, how much you appreciate and like yourself. It involves a variety of beliefs about yourself, such as the appraisal of your own appearance, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors.
Self-esteem often seen as a personality trait, which means that it tends to be stable and enduring.
Why Self-Esteem Is Important?
Self-esteem can play a significant role in your motivation and success throughout your life. Low self-esteem may hold you back from succeeding at school or work because you don’t believe yourself to be capable of success.
By contrast, having a healthy self-esteem can help you achieve because you navigate life with a positive, assertive attitude and believe you can accomplish your goals.
Theories of Self-Esteem
Many theorists have written on the dynamics involved in self-esteem. The need for self-esteem plays an important role in psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, which depicts self-esteem as one of the basic human motivations.
Maslow suggested that people need both esteem from other people as well as inner self-respect. Both of these needs must be fulfilled in order for an individual to grow as a person and achieve self-actualization.
It is important to note that self-esteem is a concept distinct from self-efficacy, which involves how well you believe you’ll handle future actions, performance, or abilities.
Factors That Influence Self-Esteem
As you might imagine, many factors influence self-esteem. Your inner thinking, age, any potential illnesses, disabilities, or physical limitations, and your job can affect your self-esteem.
Additionally, genetic factors that help shape a person’s personality can play a role, but it is often our experiences that form the basis for overall self-esteem. Those who consistently receive overly critical or negative assessments from family and friends, for example, will likely experience low self-esteem.
Signs of Healthy Self-Esteem
There are some simple ways to tell if you have healthy self-esteem. You probably have healthy self-esteem if you are more likely to:
- Avoid dwelling on past, negative experiences
- Express your needs
- Feel confident
- Have a positive outlook on life
- Say “no” when you want to
- See overall strengths and weaknesses and accept them
Signs of Low Self-Esteem
You may need to work on how you perceive yourself if you tend to experience these common problems caused by low self-esteem:
- You believe that others are better than you
- You find it difficult expressing your needs
- You focus on your weaknesses
- You frequently experience feelings such as shame, depression, or anxiety
- You have a negative outlook on life
- You have an intense fear of failure
- You have trouble accepting positive feedback
- You have trouble saying “no”
- You put other people’s needs before your own
- You struggle with confidence.
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