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

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:

  • Deep connection with loved ones
  • A healthy body
  • Sense of control
  • A meaningful life purpose
  • Recognition and respect from others
  • Sense of security
  • Creativity

As you equip yourself with the skills to fulfill the above needs, you'll forget about self-esteem. Then, one day, you'll find you've become a confident person.

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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:

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