Low self esteem is often a result of being felt neglected within a group of friends, family, social circle etc. Self-esteem is the degree of worthiness to which we view ourselves. The foundation is developed when we are small in our childhood. During this age, if you were neglected by your siblings or by your parents for some reason, then you might have developed this feeling of of low self esteem in you. This is the feeling that develops in our childhood, keeps on developing, and continues. Your earlier experiences might have overshadowed you and you may have a very low self worth. This is the age where a person develops this feeling that he/she is being neglected. If a child develops this feeling that, he is being neglected, than it starts growing rapidly.
This will not be a big issue when you are in smaller ages. However, as you start growing older and older this problem can become disastrous. In today’s world, it is very important to have lots of confidence and if you do not have this key to success than you are not worth being hired by any top MNCs. Nevertheless, there are chances of getting your hope backs.
What Are The Symptoms Of Low Self-Esteem?
Low self-esteem is not something that develops in the morning and finishes at night. It is the feeling that one suffers from his childhood. This is something, which stuck a person so deeply that it is very hard to remove it. Every day we go through several experiences in our daily lives. In some situations, we get a boost but some situations tear our confidence apart. The challenge for those who lack strong identity is a threat once they accept that they are having a poor image they tend to make options in their lives to support those beliefs. Not all of the choices will be good enough in harmony with that belief. Choices such as disrespectful friends, abusive partner or a dead end job to compound and validate an already fragile worth sense. Suffering from low self-esteem can be a very long cycle.
Low Self Esteem Signs
Some of the most common signs of the low Self Esteem are emotional turmoil, consistent anxiety, unable to accept compliments, accentuating the negative, always concerned what others think, constantly depressed, don’t trust one’s opinion, controlling, resigning, always quitting, arrogant, needy, success driven, extremely self defensive. A person suffering from these miserable feelings will feel helpless and worthless to do anything to make his or her life better hence; their personalities are driven inward rather than outward. These symptoms are seen in different conditions such as anorexia, major depression, cutting, dysmorphic issues, domestic violence, borderline, hoarding- to name a few.
This feeling is more common than we think. According to the NIMH (National Institute of Medical Health) approximately one out of four will suffer from this disorder. Poor self-esteem puts teenagers at risk of eating disorders, suicide, depression, bullying, pregnancy, alcohol abuse. The good news is that this disorder develops in a person in the childhood age and in the adult age and it can be treated. With self-esteem support and counseling, you can learn from about how to release your poor self-image and develop so that you can fit in the world like the others.
What Are The Causes Of Low Self-Esteem?
As a child, parents are the people who have the greatest impact on the child’s self esteem. Children who are berated, yelled, criticized, beaten by parents quickly learn to believe that they are worthless. They have many issues in their child ages. This feeling can be developed because of neglectful and harsh behavior by the parents. The sufferer lacks many things, which are very important to live in this competitive world. If a person does not learn to live socially in an environment, it gets very difficult for him to have a good social life in the future. The world is full of different types of people and out of which many are always ready to humiliate you. If you are socially neglected, how are you going to deal with the everyday situations? It is often observed that the socially neglected people have very low self esteem. It is certain that if you do not have the ability to deal with the world strongly than it gets very difficult to manage yourself through in this modern-day world.
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