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Low Self-esteem: Causes of Low Self-esteem

len Alfred Ajibola - Tue, 21st January, 2020 @ 19:58: PM

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Causes of Low Self-esteem:

Our words and actions to other people may improve or decrease their self-esteem, especially if it's coming from those that look up to us.

Low self-esteem may be defined as a condition whereby a person has a low personal reflection of his or her overall self worth.

Please read on what the introduction to SELF-ESTEEM here.

One with low self-esteem may end up in depression. This is so because they constantly strive to impress and satisfy other people so that they can be accepted. To this end, they often accept other people's opinion and may not fully exercise their fundamental human rights.

Please read on all Your Fundamental Human Rights here.

Note: We should not use a person's bodily imperfection(s) to describe or insult him/her because this is one of the commonest factor that causes low self-esteem, especially in children. Some of such negative words will include:

Note: The above words are only a few of the many "bad words" that can bring about low self-esteem in people, especially in children and adolescents. We must not describe anyone with such words because it is evil to do so.

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I have written another article on how to overcome low self-esteem. See the link below.

Please read on ways to overcome Low Self-esteem here.

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

Below are some of the causes of Low Self-esteem:

  1. Tribalism and Racism.
    Please read on Values in Civic Education here.
  2. Undue negative and unfair criticism from parents, friends and family members; especially towards children and teenagers.
  3. Physical deformity or challenge of some sort.
    Please read on Posture and Postural Defects here.
  4. Disappointment from family and friends.
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  5. Poverty.
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  6. Frustration from the loss of a job.
  7. Being a victim of certain traditional practices, for instance breast ironing or female genital mutilation.
    Please read more on Harmful Traditional Practices in Nigeria here.
  8. Belonging to a family that is considered an outcast by other people in the society.
  9. The death of a loved one.
    Please read on the Beauty of Suffering here.
  10. Breakup in a love relationship.
    Please read on the Factors that lead to failed Marriages here.
  11. Inability to meet up with the standards of a peer-group.
  12. Poor result in academics and education.
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