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

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Symptoms Of Low Self-Esteem And The Root Causes of It
People who have low self esteem are always too hard on themselves. But they're still likely to be overachievers! Here're the signs of low self esteem and how to overcome it for success.

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Symptoms of a Low Self-Esteem

Symptoms of a Low Self-Esteem

The most common symptoms are:

  • Not trusting your own opinion
  • Always overthinking
  • Afraid to take on a challenge
  • Ha...

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What Causes A Low Self-Esteem

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 ...

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Having Low Self-Esteem: The Consequences

  • 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 ...

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How to Improve Self-Esteem

  • Ignore all those "positivity" advice. To hear "You're actually awesome" or "You should be more confident" does not help. It only makes you ...

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The Levels of Human Basic Needs

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

To focus elsewhere, it can be summarised as follows:

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2 categories of doubt:

  • General doubt: uncertainty over things happening outside of and around you.
  • Self-doubt: uncertainty within yourself, about your own abilities and d...

Common characteristics of self-doubters:

  • They look for evidence that their abilities aren’t good enough.
  • They hold themselves to impossible standards
  • They overanalyze simple decisions. 
  • They make friends with people who reinforce their self-doubt.

Trick your brain into tearing down self-doubt

  1. Compartmentalize your decisions and don’t look back.
  2. Doubt your doubt.
  3. Shake your head when confronting doubt.
  4. Enforce time limits on your decisions.

Build lasting self-esteem

  • Use positive affirmations correctly and make them more believable.
  • Identify your competencies and find opportunities that accentuate them.
  • Learn to accept compliments, ev...

Self-Esteem And Self-Worth

Self-Esteem And Self-Worth

Self-esteem is defined as your personal value, the all-embracing sense of self-worth. It is affected by your childhood experiences, genetics and other factors that may be not in yo...

Self-Talk And Self-Doubt

How Self-Esteem impacts our daily life:

  • Self-Talk: A constant dialogue that we have with ourselves, where our own mind becomes our enemy, talking us out of doing what can help us grow and learn with many ‘logical’ excuses/reasons.
  • Self-Doubt: If one is robbed out of all the confidence, it is difficult to work towards commitments, or taking calculated risks, as self-doubt and second-guessing create a toxic environment.

The William James Formula For Self-Esteem

According to ‘The Principles Of Psychology’, an 1890 book by William James, known as the father of American psychology, self-worth is based on our actual achievements and our aspirations, as in the equation below:

Self-Esteem = Success/Pretensions.

The equation simply means that if we have more success, we have good self-esteem. The idea is to focus on our strengths, skills and in those areas where we can do something meaningful.