Self-perception plays a huge role in our lives, so it should not be overlooked.
It is how we define and accept ourselves, it affects how we communicate with people,
how we accomplish goals, and develop.
Healthy self-esteem is an adequate assessment of our own abilities and limitations.
Unfortunately often we experience two extremes - either self-blame or self-conceit.
Where does self-esteem come from?
Usually it begins in childhood, when a child becomes aware of the existence of a comparisons. When a child feels that he is being compared, he thinks that he is not good enough and he must deserve acceptance and love. This makes a child doubt himself which leads to low self-esteem in the future.
People with low self-esteem have a distorted perception of themselves, as a result they cannot praise themselves, they may get easily offended and have some other qualities that interfere with a pleasant life.
On the other hand, excessive praise in childhood also does not lead to an adequate self-assessment and may have a destructive effect on a person’s life.
Often behind overly high self-esteem lies insecurity, ignorance of constructive criticism,
rigid beliefs, rejection of others - this is a result of a combination of parental actions
and harsh reality.
Most people have an adequate self-perception that directly depends on many aspects of life. Unfortunately sometimes we fail to maintain balance and this may lead to some issues.
But there’s no need to get discouraged; self-esteem can be successfully adjusted.
It all starts with an awareness of the issue and a desire to change something in life to make it happier, healthier and more successful.