Having a great sense of self-esteem is a critical factor and a necessary component of success and is important in being able to help us handle the daily rigors of modern day life. With a great sense of self-esteem we can make the right choices in different aspects of our lives as well as our careers.
Doubt is one factor which leads to low self-esteem which can affect our abilities to succeed in the long run. If you want to know if you or other people close to you have started exhibiting any signs of low self-esteem you should take a careful look for any of the following symptoms:
■Apprehension of any changes in life or any new experiences.
■Need for perfection in everything and need to appear perfect to everyone they meet.
■Always apologetic about everything they do whether it’s really their fault or not.
■Talking negatively about themselves. People with low self-esteem are always putting themselves down by making unnecessary and negative statements.
■Shows symptoms of addiction. People with low self-esteem tend to get affected by negative addictive behavior and this addiction may be to substances or harmful habits.
■Lack of individuality. People with such behavior show a complete lack of self-belief and often choose to follow others blindly instead of seeking their own paths.
■Unhappiness with their current status. Such people are always unhappy with what they have no matter how perfect their lives are. They fail to appreciate what they have with them and are always looking for more.
■Put down behavior. People with low self-esteem often criticize others frequently in a bid to look better to people and feel better about whom they are.
■People suffering from low self-esteem frequently lack energy to do anything else and find the smallest and simplest of chores inundating.
■Over exaggeration of failures and problems in their lives.
■Constantly feel hopeless and distraught about issues that they shouldn’t.
■Tend to either neglect their appearances a great deal or focus too much on preening themselves constantly.
■Never like to own up when they are wrong.
■Constantly think about past mistakes instead of focusing on the present.
■Always complaining about non existent physical symptoms.
■Find it difficult to resolve simple issues without involving other people.
If you see these signs in yourself or in other people it makes it easier to understand that you suffer from self-esteem. It is then up to you to find ways to help yourself or the other individual get the necessary courage to take care of their lives as well as their feelings.