What Is Self Esteem?

Knowing what is self esteem can help you spot the low self esteem signs.

Self Esteem is defined as a respect for or a favorable opinion of oneself.

It is a term used in psychology to reflect a person's overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth. Self esteem was actually first thought of as a ratio found by dividing one's successes in area of your life of importance to a individual by the failures in them in other words success/pretensions.

The problem with this was that self esteem relied heavily on your successes.

In the 1960's Morris Rosenberg defined self esteem in terms of a stable sense of personal worth or worthiness. In 1969 Nathaniel Branden defined self esteem as "the experience of being competent to cope with the basic challenges of life and being worthy of happiness", a sum of self confidence and self respect.

(I really like that one.)

The Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale is the most popular way of measuring self esteem scientifically. A person with low self esteem can exhibit certain signs which makes it hard for them to enjoy life.

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