Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence
What is Self-Esteem?
Self-esteem refers to the extent to which we like, accept or approve ourselves or how much we value ourselves. Self-esteem always involves a degree of evaluation and we may have either a positive or a negative view of ourselves that can change. Negative opinions about ourselves can affect our self-confidence.
High self-esteem - we have a positive view of ourselves. This tends to lead to confidence in our own abilities, self-acceptance and not worrying about what others think. We are optimistic.
Low self-esteem - we have a negative view of ourselves. This tends to lead to a lack of confidence, we may want to resemble someone else, we are always worrying about what others might think. We are pessimistic.
High/Low self-esteem can change according to our environment.