What Do You Think about Your Self-Esteem?
What is self-esteem? Do you have high self-esteem, low self-esteem, or does your level of self-esteem depend on your circumstances?
Stanley J. Gross, Ed.D provides an insighful look at these questions and how you can change your self-esteem in How To Raise Your Self-Esteem.
Have you ever considered that low self-esteem can wear different faces? These “faces” can hide feelings of low-esteem behind Imposter, Rebel, or Victim faces.
This is a particularly interesting observation in Self-Esteem from The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) at the University of Texas at Austin.
Do you know the signs and symptoms of low self-esteem? One common sign of low self-esteem in negative self-talk.
In Self-Esteem, GoodTherapy.org claims that many people with low self-esteem talk this way about themselves without realizing that most of the negative self-talk is inaccurate.
Do you want to know 6 quick-tips on how to improve your self-esteem? These do-it-yourself tips don’t require therapy, counseling, or self-analysis. The first tip is “Gain Control of Yourself” by not being critical of yourself to others.
Read Quick Tips to Help Improve Self-Esteem from SkillsYouNeed for these wise and self-affirming tips.
What if the quest for self-esteem is misguided and pointless? Consider the claim by Kristin Neff, a psychology professor at the University of Texas, that the effort to raise your self-esteem actually has a negative effect on your life.
In this interview of Neff by Olga Khazan of The Atlantic, she explains Why Self-Compassion Works Better Than Self-Esteem
The renowned Mayo Clinic includes a significant aspect of self-esteem that goes beyond the usual range of topics on self-esteem as a learned behavior within families. It identifies seven factors that shape and influence self-esteem.
In Self-Esteem Check: Too Low or Just Right?, the Mayo Clinic includes the effect on self-esteem by societal factors such as religion, disability, and status.
[Original Post November 11, 2016]