There are two different forms of self-esteem, the first being self-respect, and the second being inner self-esteem. Self-respect is a having proper respect for oneself as a human being. Inner self-esteem is the self-esteem that everyone has but is harder for some to display outwardly. Feeling of guilt, wanting to be perfect, lack of trust, and letting fear be your guide, shows that you have low self-esteem. There are many causes linked to having low self-esteem. Some of these causes are, drug addictions, not enough parent, child interaction, and bad social situations.
There are medical conditions that could possibly cause symptoms of low self-esteem. The conditions listed here are from www.wrongdiagnosis.com.
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Many more medical conditions and symptoms are listed on the site for review. If you feel you have any symptoms of or problems with low self-esteem, talk to someone, even your doctor can help you.
There are many ways you can help yourself or help someone you know dealing with the low self-esteem problem. First thing you need to do to get going down the right path is to look at you and not worry about what or who other people are. You are you, and can never be anyone else. Write your thoughts out and set goals for yourself. These are good ways of figuring out who you truly are.
You can find several websites that list tips on successful building of your self-esteem. Try to avoid anything that is going to make your self-worth be lowered, or that is going to make you feel uncomfortable about who you are. The key to building your self-esteem is to be you and you alone. Don’t let others decide who you are.
Figure out what is going to be the best way for you to build your self-esteem. Then follow through with it. Don’t let yourself get off track and go back to the same old story of, “he or she is better then me, and I’m just a nobody.” Get over yourself. You are somebody, you are you, and you can’t, and never will be, anything but yourself. Once you realize that, you will be well on your way to having a successful attitude and a new outlook on yourself, and on life. After building your esteem, you will notice that you are a better person with a more positive attitude. You will feel much better about yourself. You will stop looking at other people as if you are nothing compared to them and that they are better than you are.