What exactly does self-esteem mean?
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Self-esteem is used to describe a person's overall sense of self-worth or personal value. In other words, how much you appreciate and like yourself. It can involve a variety of beliefs about yourself, such as the appraisal of your own appearance, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors.
Self-esteem is loving,respecting and appreciating ourselves.Self-esteem is the confidence in our own worth and qualities.
To me, self-esteem means my confidence, it's "how would you describe yourself to someone else?", believing in your own abilities, liking what you see in the mirror, knowing you can accomplish anything you set your mind out to. Despite how overwhelming all of that sounds, high self-esteem knows that you will have your moments of self-doubt... but you will find your way out of those moments because you are amazing and unique and worthy of love/happiness!
Self esteem is the belief and confidence in your own ability and value. This can be very difficult however but it just means taking time to realise what strengths and abilities you have within yourself.
self esteem is a concept related to how you view yourself and how much you value yourself. the answers to that are usually directly related to your emotional health and well-being. that is why it is an important concept
Self-esteem is about how each one of us perceive himself both on the outside and the inside. Do we like who we are, do we trust our ability to succeed and function well both professionally and socially.
In the Psychology dictionary, self-esteem means: One's attitude towards oneself or one's opinion or evaluation of oneself, which may be positive (favourable or high), neutral, or negative (unfavourable or low). Also called self-evaluation. Wow, sounds like a lot. To me, self-esteem is your overall opinion of yourself — how you feel about your abilities and limitations. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving the respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions and ideas. So if you were someone else, and someone said "Your name", what would be your first thought about that person, technically you. How would you describe yourself?
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