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What is Low Self-esteem? Characteristics of Low Self-esteem

len Alfred Ajibola - Tue, 21st January, 2020 @ 19:59: PM

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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 Low Self-esteem?

Let's begin by understanding what self-esteem really is.

Self-esteem can simply be referred to as a personal reflection of one's overall self worth. The personal experiences that accounts for a person's self-esteem will include his or her experiences, health status, financial capacity and level of reasoning or mentality.

Please read more on the introduction to Self-esteem here.

One is considered to have a low self-esteem if he or she constantly feels a lack of confidence and inferiority complex within himself or herself.

A low self-esteem can be potentiality harmful to an individual both emotionally and socially. (This is also true for one with a very high self-esteem). People with low self-esteem will often see others as better, stronger and more competent than themselves.

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

According to research, the tendency of children to end up in low self-esteem can be increased if they are often bullied in school and at home. Also, a child who is unfairly critisized for everything he or she does will eventually end up in a state of low self-esteem.

Note: The frequent punishing of a child accompanied with a lack of love from parents and teachers will consequently lead to low self-esteem in children.

Please read on the Solutions to Low Self-esteem here.

On average, Self-esteem is expected to be relatively high in children while it declines gradually during old age.

In various instances, it has been observed that low self-esteem in young girls (teenagers) increases in proportion to how they conceive their bodily image. This conception is propagated by the emergence and popularity of various social media platforms, especially those where images are given ultimate priority. In fact, this has lead an increase in plastic surgery which can be potentiality dangerous to general health.

Please read on Reputation and How to build a Good Reputation here.

Note: The best way we can improve our body anatomy (structure) and physiology is through the performance of appropriate exercises corroborated with a healthy daily diet and adequate rest.

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Plastic surgery is not an appropriate solution towards getting a better body structure. It may even lead to a much worse body structure that could leave someone depressed all through their lifetime.

Please read on the Beauty of Suffering here.

Characteristics of People with Low Self-esteem

People who suffer from low self-esteem will show the following behaviors:

  1. They suffer from depression.
    Please read on Drugs and its Side Effects here.
  2. They focus on pleasing other people and not themselves.
    Please read on Values in Civic Education here.
  3. They lack self belief.
  4. They easily give up on unachieved projects.
    Please read on various Motivational Quotes for Students here.
  5. They are unwilling to erase their doubts. They are afraid to take intelligent risk.
  6. They put on a negative appearance and looks.
    Please read on the Consequences and Solutions to Cultism here.
  7. They appear not to be confident.
    Please read on the Leadership Qualities of Joseph that has transformed Lives here.
  8. They often end up in self pity.
    Please read on the Moral Lessons learnt from the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
  9. They often look down on themselves.
    Please read on the Sovereignty of God here.
  10. Some tend to envy another person’s good.
  11. They generally accept other people’s opinion.
    Please read on your Fundamental Human Rights here.
  12. They are unwilling to make an attempt into a business venture.
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