I Feel Damaged
My symptoms of self esteem in 1 word: "damaged"
I see my self esteem as damaged by life and also the choices I have made and sometimes still do make. It feels like a bit of a battle really to make the right choices.
For me low self esteem is when I feel false and am not able to open up to to others and let them see what is really going on for me because maybe I am embarrassed. I don't handle rejection well. At times calmness seems impossible despite wanting it desparately.
To the outside world I think I seem competent but inside I feel damaged.
A New Way of Seeing Self-Esteem?
Steve here, and for the last few years (since Oct 2012, actually) I've been seeing (and thinking about) low self-esteem in a different way. Not as a problem to fix, but as feedback to notice (and nothing more). That's right: nothing to fix, everything to notice. And all this became obvious to me after being introduced to the Three Principles behind life (in Oct 2012).
I created a free 1-page Self-Esteem Guide that explains more, anyway. You can read about it here (NO EMAIL REQUIRED) - SMNash.com/self-esteem-guide/
Thank you - Steve