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  • Life - Health & Wellness
  • Updated: February 16, 2022

Five Low Self-Esteem Mythbusters

What you think of yourself, the level of confidence you have in yourself, and the value you put on yourself go a long way in determining your self-esteem. 

Self-esteem, also referred to as self-regard, self-worth or self-confidence, is the opinion you have of yourself and the perception of you you want people to have.

You have healthy self-esteem when you are positive about yourself and are appreciative of your peculiarities. On the other hand, you have low self-esteem when you are constantly insecure about your looks, abilities and peculiarities. You have little or no confidence in who you are and what you can do.

Below are five low self-esteem Mythbusters;

1. No One Is Born With Low Self-Esteem

Just because people discover they have low self-esteem very early in life does not mean they were born with it.

No one was born with low self-esteem, it all happens after we are born. The environment you were born into and your childhood experiences can however trigger low self-esteem.

If you are from a humble background or you had it rough early in life, it is very easy to develop low-self esteem.

2. Nobody Has Perfect Self-Esteem

Everyone feels insecure, unconfident, negative and has low self-esteem at different points in life. Nobody has it all figured out, what makes us different is how we go about managing our insecurities. 

3. Perfectionism Does Not Improve Your Self-Esteem

While it is best to go all in and do all that is within your power to achieve your goals in life, it’s not healthy to be a perfectionist. Always have it in mind that failure is part of life and you will not always get things perfectly done. With this in mind, you will be confident in your abilities and have a healthy self-esteem.

4. Success Does Not Guarantee Self-Esteem

The fact that you are prosperous does not mean you have healthy self-esteem. You could be successful and still feel unfulfilled, so genuine fulfilment is not attached to one's accomplishment.

5.Feigning Happiness Does Not Improve Your Self-Esteem

Self-acceptance is a healthy solution to low self-esteem, therefore pretending to be happy just to make yourself feel better or make people see you as such will only compound your problem rather than solve it.

 

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