"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

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.

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

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!

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?


  • I snap at people at the slightest provocation.

  • I am emotionally on edge.

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

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



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