Depressed and Negative...
(New York, USA)
In short, my low self esteem symptoms look like this:
- Depression and negative tapes in my head.
- Not forgiving myself for making a mistake.
- I'm easily angered and frustrated.
- I want to sleep too much...
My low self-esteem comes from my childhood. I often heard my mother say "I can't wait. When you are 18 you are on your own." She often called all of us worthless and good for nothing. There were few hugs
and no words of love or support.
Some of us were too fat, others stupid. I could go on and on but don't like to dwell on the negativity of the past any longer. Hearing a lot of that when you are young, takes a lot of therapy to overcome!
Thank you so much, M, for being brave enough to share these low self esteem signs - recognition is the first part of the battle to make positive changes in yourself, to boost your self-esteem