"Stories" from the Collective (YOU)


I Let People Intimidate Me

by Anonymous
(Colorado, USA)


My low self-esteem symptoms are the same as everyone else's...

I'm always saying sorry! Always!

And I'm always negative, thinking the worst!

And I always let myself be intimidated


STEVE COMMENT:
Thanks for sharing your low self-esteem signs, Anonymous from Colorado.

I only hope that your writing them down here can help you change these things starting now!

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My Low Self Esteem Signs #04

by Anon


Becoming aggressive

Before high school I had a friend who seemed to be taking almost every decision for me. Until, eventually, a time came when I couldn't do anything for myself when he wasn't around.

In turn, I became aggressive and sometimes quarrelsome because I could not do these things on my own.

And life was a bit 'sloppy' for me until I learned to do things for myself.


STEVE COMMENT:
Yes, I can understand the importance of not giving your power away. And it's great that you managed to work this out for yourself!

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My low esteem sign #6

by RL
(Malaysia)

My low self esteem signs are that I just don't believe or trust myself.

So I have set my goals, and have the ideas to carry them out to achieve my dreams, but I just don't have the confidence to carry them out. I feel that I may give up half way, that is my greatest fear; I just don't trust myself to complete the job!



STEVE COMMENT:
These low self esteem signs also 'smell' like self-sabotage and lack of self-belief.

I wonder, though, what would happen, RL, if you did just trust yourself, if you did allow yourself to succeed (or fail)...

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My low self esteem signs include snapping at people


How do I know that I have low self esteem, sometimes?

Well...

  • I snap at people at the slightest provocation.

  • I am emotionally on edge.



STEVE COMMENT:
Yes, this is a great indicator that all is not well in our world when we 'lose it' for no real reason.


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