Healthy and Unhealthy Self Esteem

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As, you might already know, there are many contributing factors that influence a person’s self-esteem. It’s incredibly important, too, to understand what factors influence your self-worth. Why? Because these factors can drastically improve or harm your self-confidence. Having low self-esteem can prevent you from doing such things as building healthy relationships, rising in your career, or achieving your goals. Having low self-esteem can even lead to such mental health issues as anxiety and depression.

Here are some subtle differences between healthy and unhealthy self esteem :

Healthy Self Esteem – Acceptance of strengths and weaknesses.
Unhealthy Self Esteem – Deflects compliments/takes feedback personally

Healthy Self Esteem – Creates goals and works towards them
Unhealthy Self Esteem – Negatively compares yourself to others

Healthy Self Esteem – Learns from past failures and successes
Unhealthy Self Esteem – Fear of failure, reluctant to try again

Healthy Self Esteem – Confident to try again if…

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  1. A low self-esteem can reduce the quality of a person’s life in many different ways, including: Negative feelings – the constant self-criticism can lead to persistent feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety, anger, shame or guilt. Alternatively, a person with low self-esteem may feel angry and bully other people.


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