How high is my self esteem?

Have you ever wondered how high your self esteem really is? Do you often feel confident and capable or do you doubt yourself quite a bit? Well, look no further because today we’re diving deep into the world of self-esteem.

What Exactly is Self-Esteem?

Before we start assessing just how high (or low) our own self esteem may be, it’s important to first understand what exactly this concept means. In short, self-esteem refers to one’s overall perception of their own worth as a person. This includes feelings about everything from physical appearance and abilities to personal qualities such as intelligence or kindness.

Essentially, when someone has high self esteem, they tend to view themselves in a positive light and believe that they have value in the world around them. Conversely, those with low self esteem may struggle with negative thoughts about their worthiness which can lead to things like social anxiety and identity crises.

Signs Your Self-Esteem May Be Higher Than You Think

So now that we know what self-esteem actually means let get started on figuring out where we stand! It can be difficult sometimes to determine if our sense of worthiness is healthy or not but here are some potential signs that your self-esteem might actually be higher than you think:

Accepting Compliments

One sign of having relatively high self-esteem involves being able take compliments without brushing them off or feeling undeserving. If somebody comments positively on something we did well, maybe at work or regarding an outfit choice – if it feels nice and natural to accept these kind words go ahead!, that could indicate confidence level worthy for Pope Franciss standing ovation!

Healthy Boundaries

People who have solidly established boundaries- whether saying “No” unapologetically against harassment by strangers/spam emails; setting time limits for themselves to do a task/show up for appointment and asserting fair verbal agreements with others tend to be more confident than those without defined limits. And are less likely to allow bad situations/people’s doubtful persuasion impact their view of themselves.

Being Able To Learn From Mistakes

If we have a healthy response when it comes to making mistakes such as reviewing them objectively, learning from them and not letting these stumble impact our sense of self, we operate at high self-esteem level. Common examples include taking constructive criticism from colleagues or friends; trying new things even if they are difficult; accomplishing something challenging – whether at home or in the work space.

Signs Your Self-Esteem Might Not Be Enough

On the flip side, there are also certain signs that could suggest you may struggle with low self esteem:

Reliance on external sources

One possible sign of low self-esteem is relying heavily on other people or things (such as substances) for validation purposes. If someone consistently puts importance towards obtaining approval from external factors which then determine their mood/behavior – this signals an unstable identity formation

Negative mentality

Reflecting more harshly about your own qualities can create havoc one’s daily routine (eg) “I am so stupid! I should’ve known better” ; Such negative thought patterns might carry over into friendships/work-life leaving someone feeling depleted rather than fulfilled(we need positive energy!)

Inability to assert opinion/perspective

When someone lacks confidence in sharing his/her opinions- whether by omitting important feedback during conflict resolution team strategies/inputting false suggestions because he/she doesn’t trust personal judgement/signs clearly indicating inability stands out – this may indicate buried feelings of unworthiness (As humans we voluntarily take positions which showcase strength) This flaw becomes perceived weakness

Assessing Your Own Level Of Self Esteem

Now that we’ve gone over some potential signs that you could have either high or low self-esteem, it’s time to figure out where you personally stand. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • Do I often feel confident in my abilities and value as a person?
  • Am I able to accept compliments and recognize when I’ve accomplished something positive?
  • Do I struggle with negative thoughts about myself or find myself seeking validation from others?
  • Can I assert boundaries without feeling guilty?

If your answers suggested high levels of self-esteem – congratulations! Keep on keeping up and try conquering more challenges that come forth.

However, if you found yourself struggling through some of these questions then just remember there is always exactly one person who shapes the narrative surrounding how highly/lowly one should view themselves – YOU!. Try reflecting upon any other underlying causes triggering negative behaviors/self-destructive attitudes towards oneself leading many people down.

Building High Self Esteem: Tips And Tricks

But what if you found out that your own #self-esteem might not be quite as higher than desired? Fear not! There’s plenty of room for growth regardless.

Positive affirmations

Positive affirmations offer an easy way for someone to influence subconscious minds into thinking optimistically/introspeectively resulting in personality improvements (think Stuart Smalley in SNL) . Some examples include saying things like “I am confident” consistently throughout the day.

Goal Setting

Next up we have goal setting which gives us incentive(s) towards betterment by giving a sense of direction/focus. It can also change previously dull activities into fun ones. Just decide on long-term goals; assign small things necessary to achieve them & keep progressing!

Seek help!

Alternatively seeing professional help may boost confidence making difficult days manageable/thoughtful (no harm spreading positivity around untill it becomes part of our social fiber) Sometimes staying focused isn’t enough, therefore reaching out can boost progress

In summary whether #self-esteem is high or low fixing/arbitrating upon self view should always remain utmost priority as it truly lays foundation towards a healthy lifestyle Mentally, emotionally and physically.

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