Self-esteem is a term used in Psychology to reflect a person’s overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own self worth. Self-esteem encompasses a variety of emotions and beliefs in ones abilities.
Self-esteem will always arise when we begin to feel unworthy and it’s usually through an innate lack of emotional support. It’s the support network around us that helps build our confidence. Self-esteem gives us the opportunity to reflect on our values and how we see ourselves, our thoughts and feelings too as we go about our daily lives.
We know we have self-esteem when we can feel comfortable in our own skin, enough to to appreciate and respect ourselves and our values. But if we’re feeling inferior or inadequate, or if we’re struggling with confidence issues, we self-doubt and we’re critical, then we know we’re dealing with low self-esteem issues.
Because when we feel good about ourselves and have the confidence to match without the ego, we know we’re not dealing with self-esteem issues.