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Healthy Self-esteem: Characteristics and Benefits of Healthy Self-esteem

len Alfred Ajibola - Wed, 19th February, 2020 @ 11:57

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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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Healthy Self-esteem:

A healthy self-esteem falls in the borderline between a low self-esteem and an excessively high self-esteem.

For now, think of self-esteem as an overview on how a person sees and carries himself or helself. It can be low, healthy or overly high.

Please read on the Introduction to Self-esteem here.

You can read on Low Self-esteem and its Characteristics here.

Note: A healthy self-esteem gives a balanced and accurate view of oneself.

It is important to state that people who display excessive pride alongside their actions lack a healthy self-esteem. Pride in itself can be a vice (negative value) and this is expressed in the popular saying that goes thus: "Pride goes beyond a fall".

Please read on Values in Civic Education here.

On the contrary, a humble person does not necessarily have a low esteem. For instance, the fact that a rich and famous man spends some of his time with the poor, lowly and despondent does not mean he has a low self-esteem. In fact, this very action of his may even affect (positively) the self-esteem of the poor who had been visited.

You can read on Low Self-esteem and its Causes here.

People with a healthy self-esteem will always believe in themselves. They don't write themselves off regardless the situation. In addition, they respect others, no matter their state in life and in return see themselves as deserving of respect.

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

A healthy self-esteem is not only experienced in success. It is also displayed in temporary failures. For instance, a student who was only able to conclude 50% of her assignment due to a sudden health breakdown can still display a healthy self-esteem.

  • In the above instance, if the student of reference has a healthy self-esteem, she will be glad of her achievement. Such a student wouldn't look down on herself in comparison to those who did 100% of the assignment. This is so because she understands that she has done her best and will continue to put in her best regarding her academic endeavors.
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People with healthy self-esteem are always real and realistic in their expectations. Rather than being hypercritical of themselves and others, they tend to be more resilient, thus withstanding the discouragement, disappointments and setbacks that comes along with a temporary failure (or better still - delayed success).

Please checkout various Inspirational Quotes for Students here.

Note: A healthy self-esteem is of great benefit to every individual.

Characteristics and Benefits of a Healthy Self-esteem

The points below gives a summary of the characteristics and benefits of a healthy self-esteem. One who intends to enjoy the benefits of a healthy self-esteem must possess the following characteristics as summarized below:

  1. You are confident in the way you look, talk and act.
  2. You are encouraged to work towards achieving your goal.
    Please read on Your Responsibilities, Duties and Obligations as a Citizen here.
  3. You will accept and embrace the things you cannot change about yourself.
    You can read on the Beauty of Suffering here.
  4. You will welcome your challenging situations as opportunities.
    Please read on the Leadership Qualities of Joseph that has transformed Lives here.
  5. You will utilize the areas of your strength to achieve personal and group goals.
    You can read on Cooperation and Factors that Promote Cooperation here.
  6. People with healthy self esteem do not dwell in the negative things that people think or say about them.
    Please read on the Moral Lessons Learnt from the Story of the Prodigal Son here.
  7. They always encourage others and are willing to help.
    Please read on Community Service and Volunteer Service here.
  8. They are always patient with themselves.
  9. They respect other people and are respected in return.
    Please read on the True Meaning of Honesty here.
  10. They apprecite themselves and other people.

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