What is Low Self-Esteem?

Self-esteem by definition is the general opinion a person has about himself or herself.  Self-esteem is simple terms is what the little voice in your head says about you. Does it say you are stupid, ugly, not good enough or does it say you are beautiful, smart and worthy. Low self-esteem is the internal belief that you are not good enough.

Where Does It Come From?

Self-esteem is shaped by the experiences you have in life. For most people experiences  from childhood, romantic relationships, achievement, and body image shape how they feel about themselves.  Self-esteem is developed over a period of time as our brains translate the experiences  we have to mean something good or bad about ourselves.

How do you change it?

Self-esteem is changed by learning to be compassionate and kind to oneself. It starts with recognize when you are allowing negative thoughts about yourself to persist in your head and then replacing those negative thoughts with more uplifting positive thoughts.

Take the  Rosenberg Self-Esteem Assessment! Simply click next and answer 10 easy questions. Your results will be shown at the end of the quiz.

1) I feel that I am a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others.
2) I feel that I have a number of good qualities.
3) All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure.
4) I am able to do things as well as most other people.
5) I feel I do not have much to be proud of.
6) I take a positive attitude toward myself.
7) On the whole, I am satisfied with myself.
8) I wish I could have more respect for myself.
9) I certainly feel useless at times.
10) At times I think I am no good at all.

Submit Quiz to see your results!

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