- 1 What causes a person to have low self-esteem?
- 2 What is the definition of self-esteem?
- 3 What are the negative effects of low self-esteem?
- 4 What does the Bible say about body image?
- 5 How can I rebuild my self-esteem?
- 6 What are the signs of low self-esteem?
- 7 How important is self-esteem?
- 8 Where does self-esteem come from?
- 9 How do I know my self-esteem?
- 10 How does self-esteem affect the way you behave?
- 11 What is healthy self-esteem?
- 12 What things affect self-esteem?
What causes a person to have low self-esteem?
Causes of low self–esteem
Unhappy childhood where parents (or other significant people such as teachers) were extremely critical. Poor academic performance in school resulting in a lack of confidence. Ongoing stressful life event such as relationship breakdown or financial trouble.
What is the definition of self-esteem?
In psychology, the term self–esteem is used to describe a person’s overall subjective sense of personal worth or value—in other words, how much you appreciate and like yourself. Your self–esteem is defined by many factors, including: Self-confidence (or feeling of security) Identity. Sense of belonging.
What are the negative effects of low self-esteem?
Consequences of Low Self-Esteem
- create anxiety, stress, loneliness, and increased likelihood of depression.
- cause problems with friendships and romantic relationships.
- seriously impair academic and job performance.
- lead to increased vulnerability to drug and alcohol abuse.
What does the Bible say about body image?
1 Samuel 16:7 – “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. ‘” Genesis 1:26-27 – “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.
How can I rebuild my self-esteem?
There are a number of ways in which you can improve your self–esteem.
- Identify and Challenge Your Negative Beliefs.
- Identify the Positive About Yourself.
- Build Positive Relationships—and Avoid Negative Ones.
- Give Yourself a Break.
- Become More Assertive and Learn to Say No.
- Improve Your Physical Health.
- Take On Challenges.
What are the signs of low self-esteem?
Signs of low self–esteem include:
- saying negative things and being critical about yourself.
- focusing on your negatives and ignoring your achievements.
- thinking other people are better than you.
- not accepting compliments.
- feeling sad, depressed, anxious, ashamed or angry.
How important is self-esteem?
Self–esteem is important because it heavily influences people’s choices and decisions. In other words, self–esteem serves a motivational function by making it more or less likely that people will take care of themselves and explore their full potential.
Where does self-esteem come from?
Self–esteem comes from within ourselves. Each of us holds the power to increase our self–esteem. Positive self–esteem is attainable. When achieved, it will allow you to feel good about yourself and have a high quality of life filled with successful relationships.
How do I know my self-esteem?
How’s Your Self–Esteem?
- 1It’s most like me to think: There are plenty of things I’m good at.
- 2When I compare myself to other people: I usually feel good about myself.
- 3When it comes to being perfect:
- 4When I make a mistake:
- 5When I meet new people:
- 6People in my life:
How does self-esteem affect the way you behave?
Self–esteem affects virtually every facet of your life. When you value yourself and have good self–esteem, you feel secure and worthwhile and have generally positive relationships with others. You feel confident about your abilities and tend to do well at school or work.
What is healthy self-esteem?
Self–esteem is your overall opinion of yourself — how you feel about your abilities and limitations. When you have healthy self–esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving the respect of others.
What things affect self-esteem?
What can cause low self-esteem?
- unsupportive parents, carers or others that play an influential role in their life.
- friends who are bad influences.
- stressful life events such as divorce or moving houses.
- trauma or abuse.
- poor performance at school or unrealistic goals.
- mood disorders such as depression.