Low Self Esteem make people feel inferior and generate negative emotions, push people to avoid challenges, situations and hinder growth, potential and productivity.
WHAT CAUSES LOW SELF ESTEEM
Early Childhood Experiences:
Experiences of abuse, neglect or bullying at a young age powerfully shape self-esteem. A child who goes through these traumatic experiences can form the belief that they are a bad person who deserved this treatment.
Expectations Of Others;
If you feel that you failed to meet the expectations of others, this can maintain the belief that you are a failure. It's important to remember that these expectations may not have been realistic in the first place.
During adolescence, the pressure to fit in is very high. Since this is a time where your identity is forming, not fitting in or feeling left out can impact self-esteem.
Lack Of Warmth Or Love:
Although negative traumatic experiences play a large role in low self-esteem, it is possible that not having positive experiences can also play a role. If you don't receive affection or encouragement, especially at a young age, it is possible to form the belief that you are not good enough.
HOW TO IMPROVE SELF-ESTEEM
Use hopeful statements. Treat yourself with kindness and encouragement.
Focus on the positive.
Become aware of thoughts and beliefs.
Challenge negative or inaccurate thinking.
Use positive affirmations correctly.
Learn to accept compliments.
Identify your competencies and develop them.
Eliminate self-criticism and introduce self-compassion.
Affirm your real worth.