Low self-esteem is at it’s high in this country. It is an epidemic, that is taking over people lives, relationships and “good” judgement making skills. Therapist say, that to improve self esteem, one must go through therapy. But is that really enough, or is it something your born with? A person with low self-esteem may show some of the following symptoms:

1. Heavy self-criticism, tending to create a habitual state of dissatisfaction with oneself.

2. Hypersensitivity to criticism, which makes oneself feel easily attacked and experience obstinate resentment against critics.

3. Chronic indecision, not so much because of lack of information, but from an exaggerated fear of making a mistake.

4. Excessive will to please: being unwilling to say “no”, out of fear of displeasing the petitioner.

5.Perfectionism, or self-demand to do everything attempted “perfectly” without a single mistake, which can lead to frustration when perfection is not achieved.

6. Neurotic guilt: one is condemned for behaviors which not always are objectively bad, exaggerates the magnitude of mistakes or offenses and complains about them indefinitely, never reaching full forgiveness.

7. Floating hostility, irritability out in the open, always on the verge of exploding even for unimportant things; an attitude characteristic of somebody who feels bad about everything, who is disappointed or unsatisfied with everything.

8. Defensive tendencies, a general negative (one is pessimistic about everything: life, future, and, above all, oneself) and a general lack of will to enjoy life.

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