By Connie Limon
People with low self-esteem often do not live their life to the
fullest. They feel so down on themselves they distance themselves
from others. People need to be close to others for love and support.
People suffering from low self-esteem have a difficult time making
full use of their abilities. They spend a lot of time feeling low
and down about the injustices of their lives. Such people are a
loss to their families and society. Some of them even take to crime,
alcohol and drugs. They are uncomfortable with success and tend
to believe they donï¿½t deserve success. They may blame themselves
if things go wrong, and often take a sadistic pleasure in telling
everyone else that they knew things would go wrong. This is an important
symptom of low self-esteem, and one that needs to be treated at
Another symptom of low self-esteem is putting oneself down. A
person with low self esteem repeatedly tell themselves that they
are not good enough and they are destined to fail at anything they
attempt doing. Eventually this type of negative self-talk turns
into a negative self-belief. More than this are they try and implant
seeds of negativity in people around them. They also seek out others
who suffer from similar problems, sort of like, ï¿½misery loves company.ï¿½
The end result of these types of relationships is that they feed
on each otherï¿½s negativity, and become much poorer individuals than
they initially were.
Another indicator of low self-esteem can be a high level of dissatisfaction.
These people do not see anything positive in themselves or in anyone
else. They spend a good deal of their time ï¿½complaining.ï¿½ They just
canï¿½t find anything good about themselves or anyone else. By contrast,
people who value their abilities and have more positive feelings
about themselves and others enjoy high self-esteem.
Do you spend most of your time brooding about the past and worrying
about the future? If so, this is an indication that you are suffering
from low self-esteem. Not spending enough time in the present will
cause you to not enjoy the present even though at the present time
you may experience all kinds of success and events that should be
pleasant for you. The end result will be that you prevent yourself
from enjoying life and experiencing happiness.
People with low self-esteem can receive help and become happy,
well adjusted individuals contributing to society. The symptoms
should be diagnosed by a professional or trained psychologist.
Anyone desiring to overcome the symptoms of low self-esteem can
even obtain help, sometimes from family members, friends, teachers,
or many of the self help and self improvement programs offered on
the internet and through our website at Self Improvement Book.
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