Self esteem is confidence in one’s own worth or abilities, self respect. “People with high self-esteem feel good about them self; they value their own opinions and ideas,” explains Dr. Susan Pazak, a Licensed Psychologist in Southern California. Their behavior and appearance reflect the positive value they have in themselves.
On the other hand, people with low self-esteem put little value in their own opinions and ideas. Not enough value in them self and too much emphasis on the opinions of others results in negative feelings that show up in how they present to the world.
Think about someone with high self-esteem. Think about someone with low self-esteem. The difference is usually apparent. People with good self-esteem usually hold themselves in high regard by taking care of their needs first. People may say that this way of being is selfish. If our needs are not met, we will not be able to provide for others including significant others, children, family members, and others.