Social Studies

Self-esteem: How to overcome low self-esteem

len Alfred Ajibola - Tue, 21st January, 2020 @ 7:57 PM

Topics in Social Studies

Values and Norms explained What are norms? Types of norms Differences between values and norms How to prevent fraud Types of fraud explained Fraud as a contemporary social problem in Nigeria Explanations on the social problems in Nigeria and their solutions Contemporary social problems in Nigeria What is culture? Components of culture in social studies Child marriage and its consequences Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation What is healthy self-esteem? Characteristics of healthy self-esteem Causes of Environmental Problems Effects and Solutions to Environmental Problems Consequences of drug trafficking and solutions to drug trafficking Drug Trafficking: Reasons for drug trafficking Self-esteem: How to overcome low self-esteem What is low self-esteem? Characteristics of low self-esteem Low self-esteem: Causes of low self-esteem Consequences of Conflicts and Solutions to Conflict


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

Tribal marks - Len Academy

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



Overcoming low self-esteem:

Low self-esteem is not the same thing as humility. One is considered to have a low self-esteem when they constantly have a low personal reflection of their overall self worth. In this state of mind, such people are unable to stand for their fundamental human right.

Please read on our fundamental human rights here.

Similarly, a child with low self-esteem will be afraid to report the evil done towards him or her to the appropriate authorities. For instance, a child with low self-esteem may be scared to report another student who bullies him or her often; for fear of being beaten by the so-called bully. This is so because the bully may had initially threatened the child about the consequences of reporting his crimes.

Please read on reputation and how to build a good reputation here.


Our words and actions are important factors that can positively or negatively affect the self-esteem of others. To this end, we must be very careful with the words we say, especially towards children and teenagers.

Please read on the concept of self-esteem here.

Unfortunately, people may sometimes use bad and degrading words on others which can be potentially dangerous to overall self-esteem of the recipient. In fact, I have read stories on people who committed suicide because of the evil words that was said against them.

Please read on the meaning and characteristics of low self-esteem here.


Although bad and negative words can be very hurtful when used on us, we must not always dwell on them, else they bring down our self-esteem. Interestingly, these bad and negative words said against us should be the reasons and catalysts why we must work harder in order to achieve our dreams. Always understand that each person is simply unique including you reading this article.

Please read on various motivational quotes here.


How to overcome low self-esteem:

Below are some steps to follow in order to overcome low self-esteem:

  1. Identify the factors that resulted into the low self-esteem. It could be that a child is being bullied in school or it may be an aftermath of a relationship breakup. It may also result from the various causes of low self-esteem.
    Please read on the causes of low self-esteem here.
  2. Accept the things you cannot change about yourself. Work towards changing the things you can. In addition, always love yourself for who you are.
    You can read on the leadership qualities of Joseph that has transformed lives here.
  3. Never compare your progress to other people’s progress. Always remember that your finger print is unique to you.
  4. Begin to make some positive efforts towards your dream. It is never too late.
    Please read on your responsibilities, duties and obligations as a citizen here.
  5. When people throw bricks at you (in the form of insults and negative words), never be discouraged by such words, instead use these 'bricks' as a source of motivation towards building your glorious destiny.
  6. Read positive books and motivational quotes.
  7. Remain calm when you don’t achieve perfection. Remember you are human and perfection is an unrealistic goal.
    Please read more on the consequences of Adam and Eve's disobedience here.
  8. If the low esteem resulted from your act of making mistakes, just remember that everyone makes mistake. Your mistakes are your best teacher; so learn from it and don’t be left discouraged by it.
  9. Failure is not when you don’t achieve your goals. Failure is when you stop working in order to achieve your goals.
    Please read on the importance of cooperation towards achieving success here.
  10. Begin to choose your friends and stay away from bad environments.
  11. Learn to encourage yourself. Look up to a positive role model if possible.
    Please read the story of the prodigal son who encouraged himself here.
  12. Learn to appreciate every success you make no matter how small it is.
  13. Don’t just believe in yourself. Work towards the belief you have in yourself. The simple truth is: 'no one can stop you except yourself'.

We must always strive to have a healthy self-esteem because certain people may look up to us as their role model. Always remember that role models can positively or negatively impact the lives of others.

Please read on values in civic education here.

We must accept ourselves for who we are. In addition, we should work hard to positively change what we can about ourselves. When we become successful through the realization of our dreams, those who may have used negative words to describe us in the past will end up as part of those to eventually broadcast our praise.

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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

Sulawasi pigs - Len Academy

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)

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)


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