Low Self Esteem Symptoms
You’d think it would be obvious if you had feelings of low self-esteem. You’d be criticising yourself for everything that went wrong, you keep telling yourself that you’re no good at anything and you’d be lonely, depressed and bored with your life.
And, for sure, people with low self-esteem do have all these feelings and internal discussions with themselves. But there are other, more subtle, low self esteem symptoms that are perhaps not so easy to identify. Let’s run through a few of them and see if any of them ring a bell all with you.
- You avoid other people; what’s going on here is that, given your low opinion of yourself, it seems likely that most other people will have a low opinion of you too. So by staying out of their way you don’t give them the chance to judge you harshly. It’s easier all-round.
- You find it difficult to concentrate; if you’re attempting to do a task of some sort you might find that the conversations in your head interfere with it. Instead of focusing on the job in hand you find yourself thinking about why you can’t do it and how your uselessness prevents you from getting it finished properly.
- Depending on your type of personality you might find that you are aggressive to other people, and this may well include loved ones. I’m not saying that you blame them for your apparent worthlessness but your anger with yourself spills over into anger with other them. That’s not fair on them, as I’m sure you realize.
- You harbor feelings of jealousy and envy about other people. Your feeling that you are no good at anything contrasts with the notion that everybody else is really good at everything. Well, that’s not true of course, most people are average at most things, and this particular low self esteem symptom should give you a clear indication of how distorted your thinking about yourself, the world, and your place in it has become.
I’ve listed just four low self esteem symptoms and, as you might imagine, there are lots more. If you want to find out more about them and feel you are ready to start combating your negative feelings about yourself then help is available.
I wouldn’t recommend simply browsing the Internet for information because it’s very unstructured and some of it, frankly, is rubbish. You’ll be cast adrift in a sea of information. What I would recommend is that you sign up for a short course by professional in the subject that will give you a step by step pathway to resolving your problems. It will normally be in the form of a downloadable e-book and possibly some videos and mp3 tracks. You’ll find that this sort of paced approach to learning is extremely effective and hopefully you will be able to put your problems behind you in a matter of weeks. Check out the Course shown below for a great example of what I’m talking about.
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