Self-esteem

Definition

  • To have self-esteem
  • To have self-respect
  • To have self-acceptance
  • To have self-confidence

Effects

Self-esteem has notable effects on one's brain.

(This section is incomplete and requires an Effects table for a full breakdown of the effects of neglect and fulfillment of this needs. If you'd like to help out, please volunteer.)

Measurement

Subjective measurement

Self-esteem can only be measured through self-assessment questions, as it is a solely subjective experience, mindset, and feeling.

  • Overall, I have a strong sense of self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-respect.
  • I am a person of worth.
  • I have a number of good qualities.
  • I am not a failure.
  • I am able to do things as well as most other people.
  • I have much to be proud of.
  • I take a positive attitude toward myself.
  • I am satisfied with myself.
  • I have good respect for myself.
  • I feel useful.
  • I never feel useless.
  • I never think I am no good at all.
  • I am confident in myself.
  • I accept myself.
  • I love who I am.

Ideals

Ideally every human should

  • Have a strong sense of self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-respect
  • Understand personal self-esteem needs
  • Track self-esteem needs weekly and/or monthly
  • Fulfill personal self-esteem needs

    • Set weekly and/or monthly goals based on personal self-esteem needs
    • Build and maintain a healthy sense of self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-respect

Fulfill your needs

Be intentional about setting aside the time you need to build your self-esteem, ensuring you have the healthy sense of worth and value you need.

Track your needs

Try to measure your self-esteem needs weekly or at least monthly.

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Resources

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