Showing posts with label self worth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label self worth. Show all posts

Monday, 14 May 2012

Importance of Self Esteem

Self esteem is what you think about yourself. How much do you value yourself. We all have a self image in our minds. This self image can be negative or positive.

People with high self esteem are more likely to be successful in life. Good self esteem leads to positive attitude.
If you have a positive self esteem then you will believe in yourself and you will be confident.
You will not follow the crowd or in other words you will not copy others, you will not see what others are doing instead you will make your own way and others will follow you.
High self esteem can act as a cushion against feeling of rejection, disappointments and failures. It will help you face challenges in life you will not run away from difficult situations.
A person with high self esteem will be able to look people in the eye and he will get a positive response from others in return.
People with high self esteem are less likely to engage in self destructive behaviour like alcohol, drug abuse, crime and violence.
Negative self esteem can lead to feeling of helplessness, powerlessness, feeling of cut off from the society. Such people are more likely to suffer from depression. People with low self esteem run away from challenges, they don't take up initiatives and try anything new. Such people are more concerned what others think about them.

Test your self esteem

Self esteem is what you think about yourself. How much do you value yourself. We all have a self image in our minds. This self image can be negative or positive.

Examples:
Tom thinks he is not good looking even though his friends think he is good looking but Tom has a negative self image which leads to low self esteem.

Mark thinks other students are better in studies than him. Mark does not believe in himself . His self esteem is negative.

John is not good looking but he has accepted himself the way he is. He never thinks why is he not good looking, he is happy the way he is. He believes in himself and is confident. John has a high self esteem and he is more likely to be successful in life.

Having a positive self esteem is important in life.

Here is a small tool which I have made it will help you  to test your self esteem.
Download and run the tool. It will ask you 10 questions based on your answers it will evaluate your score.
If you score 8 to 10 points then it means you have a high self esteem.
5 to 7 points would mean moderate self esteem.
and below 5 points would mean low self esteem.

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