"Stories" from the Collective (YOU)

B's Low Self Esteem Signs

by B
(Ohio, USA)

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



Comments for B's Low Self Esteem Signs

May 30, 2011
You are not alone!
by: Steve

It saddens me, y'know, to read your list of low self esteem symptoms when I realise just how many people out there are suffering just as you are.

So thanks VERY MUCH for sharing these perhaps painful insights into yourself.

Please know, though, you are not alone.


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