What is self-esteem?

S elf-esteem is a personal judgment and an attitude towards oneself that reflects the concept that we have of our worth and our qualities. It shapes and motivates our personality and is generated through the history of each person.

Many theories suggest that self-esteem is a basic human need. Abraham Maslow described two forms of love: the need for respect from others, and the need for self-esteem.

How important is it?

T he degree of self-esteem that we have is manifested in thoughts, attitudes and behaviors. High self-esteem fosters a positive attitude, satisfaction, the desire to fight and is a great buffer against adversity, serving as motivation and positively affecting our behavior.

However, low self-esteem often increases stress and demotivation, makes us feel incapable of achieving our goals and can make us believe that we cannot be valued by other people.

How is good self-esteem fostered?

  • Love us more and better
  • Accept us as we are
  • Developing a sense of humor
  • Be constructive
  • Have no fear of responsibilities or decision making
  • Don’t think it’s all our fault
  • Reward us for our achievements
  • Simplify life

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