My Low Self Esteem Signs
Well, my symptoms of low self esteem look like this:
* Fears about what people think of me - I am fat, I am ugly, I am old, I do not like myself, I am not worthy of being loved, I'm not worthy of being in a relationship.
* Negative feelings - what's the point of making an effort, it will not make any difference? When I try to make an effort to change, my fears & self doubt soon creep in and block any positive ideas or feelings.
* My jealousies - In a relationship my jealousy becomes a major part of it i.e. I believe that someone more worthy of me will take him away from me.
I'm also jealousy of others i.e. what they have or how they look compared to me.
Thank you, D, for sharing your low self esteem signs here. It's never easy to face ourselves like you have done, but to share what you see (and don't like) takes a lot of courage - so well done!
As for improving self-esteem, there's no magic cure to believing in yourself apart from simply daring believing in yourself - the good in you, the bad, and the indifferent - but this page on Self Help Collective has some good tips:
Tip #1: Stop comparing yourself to others. You, me, and whoever's reading this is unique! We're not meant to be compared, we're meant to be celebrated - differences, and all!