Symptoms From Low Self-Esteem
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 don’t 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 the earliest.
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, “misery loves company.” The end result of these types of
relationships is that they feed on each other’s 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 “complaining.” They just can’t 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
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
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