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Doctor insights on: Characteristics Associated With Teens With High And Low Self Esteem

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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

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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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21 year of age, male. Depressed, moody, low sex drive, low self esteem, feeling not so manly, low test, high prolactin. Help, what to do?

21 year of age, male. Depressed, moody, low sex drive, low self esteem, feeling not so manly, low test, high prolactin. Help, what to do?

Low T : A 21 year old should not have low testosterone. You need to find the cause. If the prolactin is significantly high and you are having headaches and mood changes have your physician follow this up. You may need an MRI to look and the part of the brain that produces prolactin called the pituitiary. Also they should check lh and fsh levels to see if your body is trying to produce testosterone. ...Read more

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What can I do about low self esteem?

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 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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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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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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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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Where does a low self esteem problem originate from?

Where does a low self esteem problem originate from?

Low Self Esteem: We are born feeling good about ourselves until we learn through interactions or perceptions of how the important people in our lives see us, we look into the mirrors of our caregivers to see who we are, if we look in a cracked mirror we get a distorted view of ourselves that needs to be changed through feedback from more objective people. Best. ...Read more

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I am wondering what can I do about my low self esteem?

I am wondering what can I do about my low self esteem?

See Below: Start small -- look at things you do well, doesn't matter how small they seem to you (cooking, cleaning, focusing on something, being a good employee). Add one thing to your list each day. Start from small accomplishments -- create small goals that are achievable (e.g. Exercising for 20 min/day); listen to positive feedback that people give you and enjoy compliments you receive. ...Read more