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Common Signs of Low Self-Esteem

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Self-esteem

Self-esteem refers to a person's overall sense of self-value. essentially your opinion about yourself. It can encompass a range of factors such as your sense of identity, your self-confidence, feelings of competence, and feelings of belonging.

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Signs of low self-esteem

Poor self-esteem can affect a person's thoughts, emotions, and patterns of behavior.

  • Some people with low self-esteem talk negatively about themselves, while others go out of their way to make sure that other people are pleased w...

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Poor confidence

People with low self-confidence tend to have low self-esteem and vice versa. Being confident in yourself and your abilities allows you to know that you can rely on yourself to manage different situations.

  • This self-trust means tha...

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Lack of control

People who have low self-esteem boften feel that they have little control over their lives or what happens to them.

  • Research has found that in situations where people do have little control over what happens

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Negative social comparison

Social comparison can sometimes serve a positve function and enhance a person's sense of self.

  • However, comparing yourself to others can also play a role in damaging self-esteem. People with low self-esteem

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Problems asking for what you need

When a person has low self-esteem, they may struggle to ask for what they need. Because their self-regard is low, they may feel that they don't deserve help.

  • They might also feel embarrassed or incompetent

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Worry and self-doubt

Even after making a desicion, people who have low self-worth often worry that they’ve made the wrong choice. They doubt their own opinions and may often defer to what others think instead of sticking to their choices.

  • This can often lead to a great deal of

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Trouble accepting positive feedback

One 2017 study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology found that low self-esteem is directly correlated to not being able to accept or capitalize on compliments from others.

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Negative self-talk

Low self-esteem causes people to focus on their flaws rather than their strengths.

  • Rather than build themselves up with positive self-talk, they always seem to have something negative to say about themselves.
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Fear of failure

Because they lack confidence in their abilities, people with low self-esteem doubt their ability to achieve success.

  • While they might , they tend to either...

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Poor outlook

Low self-worth also cuases people to feel that there is little chance that the future will be any better.

  • These feelings of hopelessness can make it hard for people with low self-esteem to engage in behaviors

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Lack of boundaries

The abillity to create boundaries is often established early in life.

  • People who don't value themselves can have a difficult time setting boundaries with other people.
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Trying to please others

People-pleasing can also be another common symptom of low self-esteem.

  • In order to gain external validation, people who don't feel good about themselves may go above and beyond to make sure that other people are c...

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Low self-esteem can take a toll on your emotional well-being, so it is important to take steps to address your sense of self and get the support that you need. 

Building your self-esteem takes time, but there are things that you can do to help protect your mental we...

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"Focus on hopeful thoughts"

Spend a little time each day focusing on positive, hopeful thoughts.

  • Notice the little things that you are good at and allow yourself to feel proud of them.

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"Care for yourself"

Poor self-esteem can sometimes leave you feeling like you don’t deserve care and consideration.

  • Work on reminding yourself that you need care and look for things that you can do to show kindness to yourself

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"Get some outside support"

Share your struggles with someone else who can offer unconditional support.

  • This might be a friend or family member, but it can also be a person such as a doctor, therapist...

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How to build self-esteem

If you are struggeling with low self-esteemthere are things that you can do to help improve how you feel about yourself. Some of these strategies include:

  1. Notice your thoughts
  2. Forgive yourself
  3. Pratice self-acceptence
  4. Value yourself

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"Notice your thoughts"

Start paying attention to the automatic negative thoughts you have each day.

  • When negative thoughts take hold, it is important to work to actively identify cognitive distortions and replace

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Practice self-acceptence

It is important to let go of the idea that you need to be perfect in order to have value.

  • Work on accepting who you are today.
  • This doesn't mean that you don't have goals or

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"Forgive yourself"

If you tend to ruminate over your mistakes or failures, it is important to learn and move on.

  • Doing so can keep you...

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"Value yourself"

Spend time thinking about the things yo have acomplished and things you take pride in.

  • Allow yourself to appreciate your worth and your talents without making ...

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Ways to boost your self-esteem

Here's some tips on how you can build your self-esteem:

  • Do something that makes you feel good.
  • Stay physically active—exercise can help improve mood.
  • Think about something you are good at.
  • Keep a gratitude journal
  • Challenge a negative th...

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