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Doctor insights on: Highly Intelligent Teen 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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What can be done for a teen with really low self esteem?

What can be done for a teen with  really low self esteem?

Low Self Esteem: Uncovering the origin of this teen;s low self esteem is very important, usually there are some fictional views of oneself that need to be assessed and re-addressed with the fresh eyes of others and particularly of a adolescent psychologist. Empathy is very important in listening and understanding his plight. Recommend therapy if his mood does not lift. Best. ...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?

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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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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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