Self-esteem is the degree to which we feel confident, consider ourselves valuable, and respect ourselves, which greatly affects our well-being.
Why Is It Important?
Self-esteem can play a significant role in your level of 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.
Signs Of Healthy Self-Esteem
You probably have a healthy level of self esteem if you exhibit the following signs:
You feel like you have a high level of confidence
You have the ability to say no
You have a generally positive outlook
You have the ability to see overall strengths and weaknesses and accept them
You don’t allow negative experiences to impact your overall perspective
You have the ability to express your needs
Signs Of Low Self-Esteem
You may need to work on how you perceive yourself if you exhibit any of these signs:
You have a negative and fearful outlook
You lack of confidence
You struggle to express your own needs
You focus on your weaknesses
You have feelings of shame, depression, or anxiety
You belief that others are better than you
You have trouble accepting positive feedback