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Self-esteem is how we perceive ourselves. It is a measure of how much we value ourselves and our contributions. Our self-esteem is influenced by several factors. We must make it a goal to achieve healthy self-esteem.
See the fact file below for more information on the Self-Esteem or alternatively, you can download our 19-page Self-Esteem worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
Self-esteem: What it is and factors that influence it
- Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, your overall opinion of who you are. It reflects our feelings of competence and security.
- Self-esteem is how we value our strengths and weaknesses. It is how well we identify ourselves and our self-worth.
- Several factors affect our self-esteem. The way we perceive reality and the things occurring around us is an essential factor. Our relationships with others, as well as the experiences we go through, influence our self-esteem. Our achievements and setbacks also influence our self-esteem, and so does the way we interact with others.
- All these factors contribute to our self-esteem in different ways and to different degrees.
- Our self-esteem can fluctuate over time and because of our experiences. Despite fluctuations, it tends to stay in a particular range.
- Low self-esteem reflects how little we think of ourselves. When we have low self-esteem, we often disregard our achievements. We do not give value to our opinions and often believe that everything we do is wrong. We cannot stand up for ourselves because we think that everyone else is better than we are. This leads to an excessive, unhealthy fear of failure that hinders us from trying new things, so we stay in our comfort zone.
- People with low self-esteem cannot accept criticism and compliments because they are sensitive to any sense of loss and failure. Low self-esteem also leads to being insecure.
- Healthy self-esteem is when you have a balanced, accurate view of yourself. You can acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses. You know how to value your opinion without forcing it upon others. You know how to accept criticism and compliments since you know what you can improve and what you do well. You are not afraid of challenges because you know that your value does not rest on whether you succeed or fail. You are secure with who you are.
- Arrogance is when you have too much self-esteem. You believe that only your opinions and contributions matter. Compliments are the only things you can accept, while criticism is disregarded because you think you can’t do anything wrong. You do not acknowledge your weaknesses and only give importance to your strengths. You believe that you are better than everyone else.
- To achieve a healthy amount of self-esteem, you must acknowledge the reality of your self-value. You must value your opinion and contributions while keeping an open mind and acknowledging other people’s views and values. We must take pride in our achievements while remaining grounded. We must be aware of what we can improve on so that we can be the best version of ourselves.
How to achieve a healthy self-esteem
- Healthy self-esteem is key to living a happier, more fulfilling life. We must work towards developing our self-esteem to a healthy level.
- One of the ways we can develop healthy self-esteem is to accept that we are not perfect and that we are allowed to make mistakes so long as we learn from them. We must also celebrate our achievements, whether they are big or small. We must learn to acknowledge our strengths and work on our weaknesses.
- Other ways to develop your self-esteem are being kind to yourself and those around you, being open-minded, and learning to accept criticism.
- Take on challenges and learn to leave your comfort zone. Make yourself aware of the things that cause you to doubt yourself and assess how you can work on them.
- Learn to speak up and say no to things you know will be bad for you. Be honest with yourself and work towards self-improvement.
- Self-esteem dictates how we function in our society. Make sure to have healthy self-esteem to be able to contribute to society properly.
This is a fantastic bundle that includes everything you need to know about Self-Esteem across 19 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about Self-Esteem which is influenced by several factors. We must make it a goal to achieve healthy self-esteem.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Self-Esteem Facts
- Mirror, Mirror
- I Am
- To Do
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