Social Studies

What is low self-esteem? Characteristics of low self-esteem

len Alfred Ajibola - Tue, 21st January, 2020 @ 7:59 PM

Topics in Social Studies

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Academic Questions in Social Studies

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Twitter is a part of our social environment.

  • A. True

  • B. False

The following are objectives of social studies except _____.

  • A. It teaches morals and values

  • B. It enables us to better understand our environment

  • C. It creates national consciousness

  • D. It assists in producing upright citizens

  • E. It promotes the military form of government

  • F. It fosters judicious use of resources

Which of the following is not a natural cause of environmental problem?

  • A. Tsunami

  • B. Deforestation

  • C. Earthquake

  • D. Drought

  • E. Hurricane

  • F. Tornado

Conflict can simply be defined as a clash of interest.

  • A. True

  • B. False

_____ refers to a personal reflection of one's overall self worth.

  • A. Integrity

  • B. Reputation

  • C. Personality

  • D. Self-esteem

  • E. Psychoanalysis

  • F. Attributes

A type of marriage whereby a christian man marries a muslim woman is termed _____ marriage.

  • A. Faith

  • B. Religious

  • C. Denominational

  • D. Interfaith

  • E. Intrafaith

  • F. Church-Mosque

_____marriage is said to exist between couples who have lived together for a very long time with no prior form of marriage.

  • A. Open

  • B. Convinience

  • C. Trial

  • D. Left Handed

  • E. Companionate

  • F. Common Law

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The above image is considered a part of harmful traditional practices. The following are similar examples of such practices except _____.

  • A. Sharo

  • B. Wuuse

  • C. Female Genital Mutilation

  • D. Widowhood

  • E. Breast Ironing

  • F. Child Marriage

What is low self-esteem?

Let us begin by understanding what self-esteem is.

Self-esteem is simply defined 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 health status, financial capacity, level of reasoning or mentality among others.

Please read 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 constantly 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.

In addition, the frequent punishing of a child accompanied with a lack of love from parents and teachers will eventually lead to low self-esteem in children.

Please read on the solutions to low self-esteem here.

It is worthy of note to state that 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.

Understand that plastic surgery isn't the best 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.

You can 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.
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  3. They lack self belief.
  4. They easily give up on unachieved projects.
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  5. They are unwilling to erase their doubts. They are afraid to take intelligent risk.
  6. They put on negative appearances and looks.
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  7. They appear not to be confident.
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  8. They often end up in self pity.
    Please read on the moral lessons learnt from the parable of the prodigal son here.
  9. They often look down on themselves.
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  10. Some tend to envy another person’s good.
  11. They generally accept other people’s opinion.
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  12. They are unwilling to make an attempt into a business venture.
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Amazing facts in Social Studies

Statue of Unity - Len Academy

The Statue of Unity in Gujarat, India, is the tallest statue in the world. It stands at 182 meters (579 feet)

2.7 Billion Dollars was realized from the movie - Avengers: Endgame. This makes it the top-grossing film of all time

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The world’s oldest known work of art was discovered by scientists in 2019 on an Indonesian island named Sulawesi. This work of art was created 44,000 years ago, and it shows paintings of three Sulawesi pigs

68% of households in New Zealand have a pet, and this is more than any other nation or country in the world

According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of people alive today represents about 7% of the total number of humans who have ever lived.

Yahoo is an acronym for: 'Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle'

Ashrita Furman holds the world record for the holder of the most world records. He had set over 600 records and currently holds more than 200 world records

As at 2023, France remains the most visited country (with about 90 million visitors), followed by Spain (83.7 million). Next is the United States of America (79.3 million)

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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)

Notable points in Social Studies

Social Studies is defined as an integrated study on the interaction of human beings with their physical and social environments.

We can think of our environment as everything that surrounds us at any point in time. For instance, the soil, air, your clothes, phone and everything surrounding you right now are all part of your environment. (That is, they make up your environment).

Physical environment describes every visible thing around us. It could be water, air, soil, clothes, phones or all other things found around us.

Social environment on the other hand describes the various social roles or positions that influence an individual or a group. It is represented in our culture, norms, values, the people and various institutions with whom we interact with. Meanwhile, understand that social media applications like facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube and the likes present a social environment where people can interact with one another regardless their geographical location around the world.

Please read on the meaning and objectives of social studies here

The causes of environmental problems can be either natural or man-made.

Natural causes of environmental problems will include the followings:

  • Erosion

  • Earthquakes

  • Drought

  • Tsunami

  • Tornadoes

  • Hurricanes

Some of the man-made causes of environmental problems are:

  • Pollution

  • Ozone layer depletion

  • Deforestation

  • Uncontrolled urbanization

  • Increased turnout of waste

  • Flooding

Environmental problems can be defined as problems associated with the lithosphere (land), atmosphere (air) and hydrosphere (water) as a result of man's action on earth.

Below are some of the constituents that make up our environment. These constituents may in turn act as factors that bring about environmental problems. They include:

  • Air or Atmosphere

  • Soil

  • Water

  • Bacteria

  • The people around us

  • The animals around us

  • The things around us. For instance, books, food, shoes, phones and so on.

Please read more on environmental problems here.

The following proactive processes can help reduce conflict in various organizations:

  1. Communication

  2. Set conflict guidelines

  3. Encourage collaboration and teamwork

  4. Proper recruitment process

  5. Promote social events

  6. Applying fair treatment

  7. Listening and understanding skills

  8. Private opinion and feedback from staff

  9. Gender equality

Please read more on conflict management in organizations here