Self-esteem refers to a person's general sense of one's own worth. It can be thought of as a kind of metric that measures how much a person values himself and how much he approves, appreciates, rewards or loves himself.
There are several factors believed to affect our self-esteem. These factors are:
-Comparing the self with others
An important point; self-esteem is not stable. It is modifiable and measurable, meaning we can test and improve our self-esteem.
What Causes Lack of Self-Esteem?
The better a person with self-respect can live his life, the more problems people with low self-esteem and self-confidence face. Here are the consequences of your lack of self-esteem:
-By ignoring your own opinions, you constantly start acting on the opinions of others.
-You doubt the important decisions you have made in your life.
-You begin to dislike yourself and repress your good qualities all the time.
-You feel insecure and cannot say no to other people.
-Since negativities will force your psychology after a while, you will get into a very grumpy and tense mood.
-You constantly have negative thoughts about the future and make your daily life a prison for yourself.
Example of Self-Esteem Issues
Here is an example of issues that can arise from low self-esteem:
-Always trying to please people.
-Easily angered or irritable.
-Thinking your opinion doesn't matter.
-To hate yourself.
-What you do is think you're never good enough.
-Hypersensitivity to the opinions of others.
-Not feeling safe in the world.
-Doubt every decision.
-Constantly feeling sad and worthless.
-Having trouble maintaining relationships.
-Avoiding taking risks or trying new things.