What is Self-Esteem?
Self-esteem is one's attitude toward oneself according to Dr. Rosenberg, Professor of Sociology at University of Maryland. He described it as a favorable or unfavorable attitude toward self.
What are the 3 Types of Self-Esteem?
The 3 types of self-esteem can be defined as inflated, low and high
A person with an inflated self-esteem has an exaggerated perception of oneself. They believe that they are privileged and should be praised. It is difficult for them to accept criticism, see their own mistakes or work as a team. They love the best clothing and other material things.
A person with a low self-esteem is needy and feel unworthy, has a poor self-image, negative self-talk and afraid to express themselves. They believe that they can't do better so they stop trying. Low self-esteem can be a result of unresolved trauma, external factors, life experiences and certain mental health conditions.
A person with a high self-esteem have a high sense of self-worth, trust their own judgement, live in the present moment and puts their needs first. They have positive characteristics, self-confidence and live happier lives.
5 Factors That Influence Self-Esteem
AGE. Self-esteem gets better with age
HEALTH. Sickness, injury or disability
GENETICS. Heredity can influence our psychological resources
ENVIRONMENT. Surroundings, family environment, relationships
LIFE EXPERIENCES. Personal and professional failures and successes