Social Studies

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

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

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

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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

Healthy Self-esteem:

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

Recall that self-esteem is defined an overview of how a person sees and carries himself or herself. 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.

A healthy self-esteem gives a balanced and accurate view of oneself. Also, 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 before 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.

Please 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 do so in 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 alongside a temporary failure (or better still - delayed success).

Please read inspirational quotes for students here.

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

Characteristics 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. They are confident in their appearance, manner of speech and actions.
  2. People with healthy self-esteem are encouraged to work towards achieving their goal.
    Please read on the responsibilities, duties and obligations of a citizen here.
  3. They accept and embrace the things they cannot change about themselves.
    You can read on the beauty of suffering here.
  4. They welcome their challenges as opportunities.
    Please read on the leadership qualities of Joseph that has transformed lives here.
  5. Those with healthy self-esteem utilize the areas of their strength to achieve personal and group goals.
    You can read on cooperation and factors that promote it here.
  6. People with healthy self-esteem do not dwell on the negative things people think or say about them.
    Please read on the moral lessons from the story of the prodigal son here.
  7. They always encourage others and are willing to help.
    Please read on community and volunteer services here.
  8. They are always patient with themselves.
  9. They respect other people and are respected by those with wisdom.
    You can read on the true meaning of honesty here.
  10. People with healthy self-esteem apprecite themselves and other people.

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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