B's Low Self Esteem Signs
The Vicious Circles...
I grew up being told I can't do it right, via the words "Here, let me finish it!"
For some reason I thought sex equals love and acceptance. So I was in a verbally abusive relationship, but didn't acknowledge that is what it was until later.
I lose weight, and get upset that men are attracted to me - I can't handle their attention - then gain weight to stop it. Then I am upset that I have gained the weight back....
I can do for other people but feel inadequate when they want to help me; I deny that I need help.More low self esteem signs...
I don't believe that I am worthy to be liked.
I don't trust people; I am afraid to open up to them.
I am afraid to fail
and afraid to succeed
; I want to do activities, but don't follow through and do them.
I will spend the entire day in bed - reading, watching TV; then realize I've wasted another day and just respond....oh well.
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