Social Studies

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

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

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Academic Questions in Social Studies

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An ancient mode of transportation that requires the use of donkeys and camels is termed _____.

  • A. Human trans-animal

  • B. Human trans-ancient

  • C. Human-animal transportation

  • D. Human mechanical movement

  • E. Human porterage

  • F. Human trans-old

Rail transportation is a type of land transportation.

  • A. True

  • B. False

The following statements are true concerning transportation except _____.

  • A. Transportation is defined as the movement of goods, persons and animals from one point to another.

  • B. Means of transportation is not the same thing as Mode of transportation

  • C. Land transportation is a means of transportation

  • D. Rail transportation is a type of land transport

  • E. Pipeline typically transports liquid and gaseous products

  • F. Human porterage is an ancient mode of transportation

Which of the following is not a Nigerian acronym?

  • A. NBA

  • B. ISO

  • C. KAI

  • D. NAEC

  • E. NAPEP

  • F. MMIA

The acronym ICPC means _____.

  • A. Independent Corrupt Practice Command
  • B. Independent Corrupt Practice Complaints
  • C. Independent Corrupt Practice Court
  • D. Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission
  • E. Independent Corrupt Practices Cooperation
  • F. Independent Corrupt Pactice Conduct

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The black shield in the Nigerian Coat of Arm represents the _____.

  • A. Strength of Nigeria

  • B. Pride of Nigeria

  • C. Dark complexion of Nigerians

  • D. Dignity of Nigeria

  • E. Fertile soil of Nigeria

  • F. Beauty of Nigeria

Which of the following is not a Nigerian National Symbol?

  • A. The Nigerian Flag

  • B. The Nigerian National Anthem

  • C. The Nigerian National Pledge

  • D. The Nigerian Naira (NGN)

  • E. The Nigerian National Identity Card

  • F. None of the above

Concerning drug trafficking, which of the following statement is incorrect?

  • A. Drug trafficking is synonymous to drug possession

  • B. Drug trafficking is a criminal act under the constitution of a state

  • C. The use of trafficked drugs can jeopardize one's health

  • D. Drug trafficking is defined as the transfer, selling, importing or exporting of illegal drugs from the point of production to the final consumers

  • E. LSD, cannabis and crack are examples of drugs trafficked

  • F. None of the above



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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.

You can read on the Sources, Functions and Deficiencies of Macronutrients here.

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.
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  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.
    Please read on How to start a Home based Fish Farming Business here.

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Amazing facts in Social Studies

Car license plate in canada - Len Academy

Some car license plates in the Northwest Territories of Canada are shaped like a polar bear

The Library of Congress located in Washington D.C, America is the world's largest library. It contains over 162 million items in more than 450 languages.

The British Library (with over 150 million items) comes second, followed by the Library and Archives Canada with 54 million items (third), the New York Public Library with 53.1 million items (fourth), and the Russian State Library with 44.4 million items (fifth)

Located in Fez, Morocco, the University of Karueein (or University of Al Quaraouiyine) was founded way back in 859 A.D; and it's the world's oldest university (world's oldest higher learning institution) in the Guinness World Record.

In 1963, it was incorporated into Morocco's modern state university system, with approximately 8,000 students enrolling each academic year

We have got people who have fears on their fears. They are said to exhibit phobophobia which is the fear of phobias

Men big heel shoe - Len Academy

High heel shoes were first designed for men

According to Ecology Global Network, four babies are born every seconds, 250 every minutes, 15,000 every hour, 360,000 everyday and 131.4 million babies every year

People under age 30 account for over 52% of the world's population

People over age 60 make up 12.3% of the world's population

English is not the official language in United States of America.

USA does not actually have an official language

The people of Iceland are called Islanders or Islandic. They actually have got NO railway system in their country


The United Nations has six principal organs or arms. These are

  1. The General Assembly
  2. The Security Council
  3. The Economic and Social Council
  4. The Trusteeship
  5. The International Court of Justice
  6. The Secretariat

United Nations (UN) is the world body set up to promote peace and unity among the countries of the world. It officially came into existence on the 24th day of October, 1945 after it had been ratified by five permanent members of the security council and by the other 46 signatories. These permanent members are:

  1. United States of America
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Soviet Union
  4. Republic of China
  5. France

In total, the numerical strength of the United Nations at its inception was fifty one (51) states