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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)

Low self-esteem is a personality trait in which a person does not think very highly of himself. For example, he may not feel he is attractive enough, popular enough, tall enough, thin enough, smart ...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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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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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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Inadequacy, inferiority, low self esteem, what to do?

Now you get it!: Welcome to being human! Those of us (narcissists) who fail to have the courage to recognize our imperfections fail to ever have the chance to grow or live in reality. Once you can tolerate sadness, then you do something about it. Psychotherapy, particularly with a skilled therapist (psychodynamic therapist), can be immensely helpful as can healthy relationships in general. Dont foget your faith. ...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 do you tackle a psych problem like low self-esteem?

How do you tackle a psych problem like low self-esteem?

Continue becoming : Improving self-esteem is a goal for many people. Self esteem has two major components: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person, and (2) the view that I am a capable person (knowledge and skills). Genuinely improving oneself in both categories is helpful to self-esteem. Low self-worth could also be a symptom of depression or other disorder. Don't hesitate to consult with your doctor. ...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 are the signs of low self esteem, severe self consciousness, and extreme guilt?

What are the signs of low self esteem, severe self consciousness, and extreme guilt?

DepressionWithdrawal: low-motivation, lack of protecting own safety/self- injury & any of a variety of behaviors which demonstrate a lack of self-respect, self-caring, self-love, seeking & expecting appropriate appreciation from others. These can also result is multiple bodily function problems. Are you asking for yourself, a friend, a family member, someone else? Study & seek help worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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How can I improve my low self esteem?

How can I improve my low self esteem?

Better quality life.: Very few things, if any, are 100%, but if a healthy diet and lifestyle are followed, the quality of life is much improved. In addition, a strong resistance to cancer, heart disease, and many other debilitating diseases is acquired. Over time, this makes a big difference in how a person feels and what a person can do, no matter how old that person becomes. Self help and group therapy also help. ...Read more

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