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Symptoms Of Low Self-Esteem And The Root Causes of It

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Symptoms of a Low Self-Esteem

The most common symptoms are:

  • Not trusting your own opinion
  • Always overthinking
  • Afraid to take on a challenge
  • Hard on yourself but lenient with others
  • Frequent anxiety and emotional turmoil
  • ...

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Causes of low self-esteem are often traced back to negative early childhood experiences, such as frequent punishment or neglect, chronic abuse, bullying, and lack of affection.

We form our bottom line (how people treat us) in childhood. Based on the bottom line, we form our "Rules for Livi...

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  • You expect people to mistreat you. When people are friendly to you, you can easily mistake it for love and scare them away.
  • It makes you have a lower hand in the relationship. You may bear things in a relationship that you shouldn't stand for.
  • Though you may be very gifted...

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  • Ignore all those "positivity" advice. To hear "You're actually awesome" or "You should be more confident" does not help. It only makes you feel more inadequate or guilty of your behaviour.
  • Focus elsewhere. There is no direct way to improve self-est...

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The five basic needs are physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.

To focus elsewhere, it can be summarised as follows:

  • Deep connection with loved ones
  • A healthy body
  • Se...

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