DO YOU SUFFER FROM LOW SELF-ESTEEM? DO YOU KNOW HOW TO TELL?
Psychologists agree if you (or someone you know) experience any combination of the following characteristics, you may suffer from low self-esteem:
- Social withdrawal and seclusion
- Anxiety and emotional agitation
- Lack of social skills and confidence
- Depression and bouts of sadness
- Eating or sleeping disorders
- Inability to accept compliments
- Obsession over what others think of you
- Self neglect and the inability to put yourself first
- Second-guessing yourself
- Low expectations of yourself
- The inability to see yourself accurately
- Constant focus on the negative
Additionally, psychologists agree that fear and anxiety are the foundation of low self-esteem and people with low self-esteem suffer from one or many of the following kinds of fear:
- Fear of doing something that will validate their inadequacy.
- Fear of other people seeing what they’ve done and recognizing their inadequacy.
- Fear of losing what one has.
- Fear of never reaching or sustaining success.
- Fear of abandonment.
- Fear of experiencing humiliation, depression, or devastation.
If you, or someone you know, experience any or all of the above, you may need help in building self-esteem and confidence. Thankfully, there is a solution. Learn to see yourself as God sees you by studying his Word about WHO you are and WHOSE you are.