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Self-esteem: What is Self-esteem?

len Alfred Ajibola - Thu, 16th May, 2019 @ 18:33

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The acronym BC means _____.

  • A. Before the birth of Christ
  • B. Before Jesus Christ
  • C. Before the coming of Christ
  • D. Before the death Christ
  • E. Before Christ
  • F. Before the resurrection of Christ

Which of the following acronym is related to the Nigerian Lawyer?

  • B. NUJ
  • C. SAN
  • D. NLC
  • E. NCC
  • F. NLA

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What is Self-esteem?

Believe it or not, your self-esteem goes a long in your life achievements.

Too little of self-esteem will keep one down, unwilling, depressed, discouraged and defeated. Conversely, an excessive self-esteem may result into an unnecessary pride, down-looking on others, and off-putting to others.

Ideally, there should be a balance on our self esteem; and this is where a healthy self-esteem comes into place.

Please read on Healthy Self-esteem and its Characteristics here.

Note: Your self-esteem should neither be too little nor too great than your realistic inner self.

Simply put, Self-esteem is a personal reflection of one’s overall self-worth.

It is the value you have placed on yourself and thus cannot be hidden.

Please read more on Values here.

Self-esteem reflects a person’s health, experiences, mentality and self-evaluation. For this reason, people act or behave in a variety of ways. (Their various behaviors are a function of their self-esteem).

Studies have confirmed that self-esteem has a direct relationship with our overall well being.

Please read on the Uniqueness of Man here.

Self esteem will influence one’s life in many ways; be it academic, in relationships with people, in career, belief and so on.

Self esteem is not always static, especially at a person’s early and mid age. It may rise or fall based on the different experiences encountered throughout one’s life.

Around age 60, self esteem tends to remain steady before going through a gradual decline in old age.

Please read on the Characteristics of Low Self-esteem here.

Note: Our thoughts, opinions, feelings, physical limitations, nature of job, achievements and personal evaluation may also account for our level of self-esteem.

Children who consistently receive undue negative and unfair assessment from parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, and family members will have a higher tendency towards encountering the problems associated with low self-esteem.

Please read on the Causes of Low Self-esteem here.

The victims of various harmful traditional practices are more likely to have a low self-esteem.

Please read on the Harmful Traditional Practices in Nigeria here.

Note: Genetic (inherited or hereditary) factors may also relate to one’s self-esteem.

Please read on How to Overcome Low Self-esteem here.

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