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How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

Be good, and learn!: There are many ways to have healthy self-esteem. Most agree that there are two broad components to self-esteem: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person; and (2) the view that I have some competence (i know things or know how to do things). If people continue to strive to be virtuous or good and to learn and develop skills they will tend to have a positive self-concept. Striving is key. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Jones
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Low Self Esteem (Definition)

are four major components of S/E. They are Basic Worth, Competence, Ego Strength (Assertiveness and Thick Skinnedness) and Self-Acceptance. Any one of them can add or subtract from ...Read more


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What are common causes of low self esteem?

What are common causes of low self esteem?

Abuse, neglect: Common causes of low self-esteem are beliefs that a person is unloved, unwanted, abandoned, rejected or worthless. All these beliefs are untrue because every person is valuable with his or her own inherent special talents and gifts to give to the world. Sometimes abuse, neglect, drug use, poor decisions and unfortunate situations may cause a person to suffer from low self-esteem. It is treatable. ...Read more

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Can low self esteem cause break outs?

Make worse: If the low self esteem was causing stress it could make acne worse through stress hormones but it's not likely a key causes of acne. Check in with your primary care doctor and see about a dermatology referral to develop a strong treatment plan. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/10/30/acne-stress-breakouts_n_2041417.html. ...Read more

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I constantly have felt "different" from everybody in my life since I was 3. It has caused low self-esteem, how can I combat this life long problem?

I constantly have felt "different" from everybody in my life since I was 3. It has caused low self-esteem, how can I combat this life long problem?

We are all different: but when we judge that a bad or wrong it creates problems. Younger folks today are much more accepting of individual differences than in the past. Diversity programs are helping. A clinical psychologist can help you sort this out and boost self-esteem. Be who you are and be that well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can low self esteem cause for example to do bad work or not studying well or not trying to solve a math problem because of thinking that it is difficu?

Can low self esteem cause for example to do bad work or not studying well or not trying to solve a math problem because of thinking that it is difficu?

Avoidance=problems: If you anticipate failure/disappointment and your response is to avoid things or do them half-heartedly, this leads to a vicious cycle, because you are also depriving yourself of the opportunity to practice skills. This leads to lower self esteem, which leads to more avoidance, which leads lower self esteem, etc. Talk to a therapist before this pattern becomes a life-long impediment. ...Read more

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Could emotional abuse cause low self esteem?

Yes: Emotional abuse can definitely cause low self esteem. If you are in an emotionally abusive relationship now, you should try to get out. If you have had emotional abuse in the past, talk therapy (counseling) can really help you deal with this and also help work on your self esteem. ...Read more

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Does cosmetic surgery cause low self esteem?

Does cosmetic surgery cause low self esteem?

Self esteem & sx: Surgery can correct a physical problem. Low self esteem is a psychological one and cannot be treated with surgery. Some people who suffer from low self-esteem due to a physical deformity can be helped from cosmetic surgery but low self-esteem from another cause will not be solved. An experienced surgeon's most important job is to figure out whether to operate or not! ...Read more

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I was wondering what do you believe causes depression, low self-esteem, and eating disorders in people?

I was wondering what do you believe causes depression, low self-esteem, and eating disorders in people?

Multifactorial: The causes of depression are not entirely known. We believe that genetics plays a vital role in that it probably makes the individual vulnerable. Environmental factors are also important for all of us have to handle stress, loss, and other psychological difficulties. That stress interacts with the vulnerability that leads to depression. ...Read more

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Random brain pain associated with bad memory/event. Low self esteem. History of mental illness on mother's side. Causes?

Random brain pain associated with bad memory/event. Low self esteem. History of mental illness on mother's side. Causes?

Please clarify: I can't really help you unless you want to be more specific re bad memory/event? Also doubtful that brain pain is associated with the above. Was the event physically painful? I'd like to help. You can write back. ...Read more

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What can I do for low self esteem?

What can I do for low self esteem?

Self esteem: Comes from doing things you're proud of and not distorting or denigrating your accomplishments, abilities and basic human worth. If you haven't done anything you think is worthwhile, then do something. If you think negatively and distort or denigrate your accomplishments, abilities or basic worth as a human being, a mental health professional can help you learn to change that. ...Read more

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What can I do about low self esteem?

Long Jorney: You can do an inventory of the things you consider positive about you (ho matter how small these things might seem), you can also start by identifying things you do well (anything positive), and build up from there. Doing positive affirmation, creating a goal list for the day and seeing what you've achieved will help you with sense of accomplishment, leading to more positive sense of self. ...Read more

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How to deal with my low self esteem?

How to deal with my low self esteem?

Low Self Esteem: Uncover the reasons you lost your esteem, confide in someone close to you to help attain an accurate view of yourself. Read the articles on anxiety and depression on the soundmindz.Org web site for support and insights. Consult a clinical psychologist as psychotherapy can be very helpful in increasing self worth. ...Read more

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How can I deal with low self-esteem?

How can I deal with low self-esteem?

This is tough : since I dont know you or what you have going on medically or what stressors you face. Writing down a list of compliments and good things in your life/people is helpful. Try to draw out how you want your life to be and remember you can do anything. you need to try and get some help and education about what needs to be done and how to go about it. Dont give up, you are worth it. ...Read more

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How can I cope with low self-esteem?

Get help: Consider cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy to help bring your self esteem to a healthy level. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do preteens have low self-esteem?

Why do preteens have low self-esteem?

Self-Esteem: Not all preteens have low self-esteem. Moreover, there can be different degrees of self-esteem therefore it all depends on individual experiences and circumstances. ...Read more

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How can I improve my low self esteem?

Low self esteem: You will likely need to uncover the reasons you came to think of yourself as less than other people. Confide in friends who can help you see yourself accurately. Consider reading my workbook, "changing your inner voice" featured on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of stories that indicate how to raise self esteem and live a more balanced life. Best. ...Read more

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What can you do about low self esteem?

Talk to someone: Low self esteem can be chronic or a reaction to a specific upsetting situation. It ca also be a symptom of depression. Talking with someone can help you figure out the cause and specific nature of,your feelings and how to best address the,. This approach should lead to I proved feelings about uourself. ...Read more

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I'm having low self esteem please help?

Voices You Carry: It's a painful thing not 2 feel good about urself. I wonder what kind of "mirroring" u got when you were young - what u heard about urself from adults around u, esp ur caregivers, while growing up. If their voices were critical & harsh, vs. Nurturing & encouraging ... If they did not seem 2 notice the positive things u were doing ... U may still be carrying around their judgments. ...Read more

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How can I feel beautiful with low self esteem?

How can I feel beautiful with low self esteem?

Why measure your: self-worth by how you look? That's an unhealthy message from the ad industry. We all like to look nice but too much reliance on that is a dead end. A clinical psychologist can help you sort out good measuring sticks for healthy self esteem. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a really low self esteem. What can I do?

I have a really low self esteem. What can I do?

Change It!: If you would like to try the self help route - i found "the feeling good book" by david burns to be very helpful. You not to not only read it but also practice the concepts. Another good option would be working with a therapist, what is important to know is that you do have options. Take care. ...Read more

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