Post

I Want to Talk About Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    Hey!

    How is everyone doing this fine day?
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 7 Responses Jul 11, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Bases For Self Esteem

    According to Crocker and Wolfe - 2001 - Contingencies of self worth. People differ in their beliefs for self esteem. This beliefs form bases - or what they need to do or who they need to be to classify themselves as a person of worth.       ...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 19, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Self Esteem Is Different From Self Confidence

     In psychology - self esteem is a person's evaluation of their own self worth.It's like a self inventory.  Self confidence is an attitude that allows people to have a positive view of themselves and their lives. It's related to one's personal; beliet in their own...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 7, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Base One Virtue

     Virtue is moral excellence. iCharacter trait or quality valued as being good. The opposite of virtue is vice.                            ...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 2 Responses Jun 19, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hi - My Name Is Mary

    Hi, My name is Mary and I am one of RetiredFather's summer interns. I would like to talk about self esteem and how I can feel good about themself.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 5 Responses Jun 7, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Don't Have Any

    i was crushed from an early age from my parents so i never had any so how can i get some ?
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M Jul 16, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Base Three - Family Support

    Almost self explainatory. Lack of family support is almost a direct path to low self esteem. We could fill volumes on this main base cause.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 20, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Low Self Esteem Vs High Self Esteem

    L.S.E results in a poor self image. Your self image is based on weel weel you see yourself. L.S.E. feeds your negative thinking  and makes you believe negative comments from others. H.S.E. is the opposite if L.S.E. If you have H.S.E you will be self motivated, happy and...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M Jun 18, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    BASE Two-god's Love

    Individuals perception on how God effects and controls the emotions in their lives.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 10 Responses Jun 20, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Do You Talk to Yourself?

     Negative self talk kills self esteem. 1) What names do you call yourself 2) When you make a mistake - do you call yourself and idiot or a loser? 3) Who talked to you this way in the past. 4) Way do you still listen to them?        ...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 16 Responses Jun 18, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I use to have low self esteem and would like to share my feelings so that it might be able to help others. Let me start off by saying I view myself as a perfectionist. In my...
    DavidRHall1996 DavidRHall1996 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    No matter how hard I try, I just can't boost my self-esteem, When I look at myself, I see this hideous person with an ugly nose, huge lips, thick eyebrows, small squinty eyes...
    MLW1123 MLW1123 18-21 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yesterday a friend and I were in a park relaxing. A group of guys came and approached her, my friend is more curvy then I am naturally petite. My friend is really developed for her...
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't really have self esteem issues... I'm a very confident person, but I used to have horrible self esteem all through my childhood & now as a young adult I'm very confident...
    ElenaSC ElenaSC 18-21, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My self esteem has been severely knocked down. I'm staying indoors today. I just fear if I go into town all crushed like this that I'll do something stupid. Like let 5 guys take...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I literally hate myself with about everything I have inside of me . I can't even look into a mirror without wanting to barf . I'm trying to become a happier me but it's hard when I...
    r3alfri3nds r3alfri3nds 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have low self esteem as it is. I feel so low about myself. I have since I was really young (it seems more often than not). I have stooped so low today. I messaged my ex and told...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I never ever felt like the need to make fun of others to feel popular or to raise my self esteem. I used to be the one who been into a lot of making fun of. I knew it was cos they...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My self esteem is like a ******* rock ._. The higher you bring it up, the harder it comes crashing down ._.
    IMetHimAtTheCandyStore IMetHimAtTheCandyStore 13-15, F Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm really having trouble with this ****, I don't feel like I'm pretty enough to impress guys, I have low self-esteem.. Whenever somebody tells me that I'm so pretty I just don't...
    delilahehab delilahehab 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    From years of my mom telling me that I was fat and that I needed to lose weight my self esteem has plummeted to an all time low. I avoid mirrors, clothes shopping, hanging out with...
    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have always been quite. Never to say much, But having millions of thoughts rushing through my head. I don't talk about those things because as self defense against all those...
    MildLife MildLife 13-15, M Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    so a few months ago my dad started heightening his abuse of me, it's verbal and emotional but sometimes it even gets like physical not like hurting me but more like forcing me out...
    atinyratsy atinyratsy 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Have you ever felt like you talk about something too much so you go away from that topic. But then all you can do is sit there letting it eat you up inside because you want to talk...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I would like to talk about stuff but the only one I can talk to is my boyfriend and he just gets mad and makes it worse. no one understands the life I have lived and thinks that...
    gain123xO gain123xO 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate when someone adds me and just wanna talk about Sex...! But I haven't any problem with girly chats ;-) Feel free...
    Yaroslava Yaroslava 18-21, F Jul 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I dont like to talk about my feelings becouse... When I do talk a bit to my parents they always misunderstand and they just can't listen to what I have to say ... My feelings are...
    gigi3199 gigi3199 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Talk about your feelings....... Good or bad feelings need expression, freedom to reveal themselves it's not good to hide behind a smile when your heart is breaking, by letting out...
    Lydia66 Lydia66 46-50, F 25 Responses Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wanna talk about it all the time ;)
    Myself678 Myself678 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    People are always on here talking about how they get tons of messages and it's like umm, send them over here my way, because my inbox looks like the Sahara just died of a heat...
    LunarBeam LunarBeam 18-21, F Jul 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I like talking about teacher and student sex
    Myself678 Myself678 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I get so turned on when I talk about sex
    dmedina513 dmedina513 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Im afraid to talk about how i feel because i feel like its going to come out wrong or if its going to get me into trouble . I do express my feelings at times but im always so...
    savannah0115 savannah0115 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Doctors send so much time trying to make people feel good about them self. Some people only have a very limited amount of things to feel about. When the job you have been at for 2...
    Linndsay Linndsay 26-30 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For the longest time I've been the fattest person in my family and around me and I've never fit in. I never stop thinking about how much it hurts me when I look in the mirror an...
    JennieKathleen JennieKathleen 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want one of my friends to contact me first. Just once. I feel like they only talk to me to be polite. I'm tired of feeling like a burden
    PrettyEyesBrokenSmile PrettyEyesBrokenSmile 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Especially when it comes to body issues. I know I'm not perfect and there's a bit of room for improvement, but I also know I'm not fat or awful looking. I'd venture to say that I...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I constantly criticize my self. I hate how I look and hate how I act around people some times. I always say stupid things and even find my own self annoying some times. I feel like...
    Cartwheel3694 Cartwheel3694 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think I feel the worst when I think about the size difference between me and my boyfriend. I always felt the male should be bigger, that it was simply a sign of masculinity. My...
    genericidiot genericidiot 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I honestly wouldn't give a a monkeys penis about anything you would say about me. There's only like 2-3 people on this planet that can mentally make me cry.
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I bounce back and forth everyday between feeling good about myself and feeling like I am worthless. A lot of this has to do with my appearance, even though I know I am an...
    alittlerose alittlerose 18-21, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Im not the hottest guy but I'm a good looking average joe. My wife wants someone with more money and cuter I suppose. I am too scared to even attempt to speak to other women and...
    aaronfelti21 aaronfelti21 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It won't go away I saw a super cute dress yesterday and picked it up then put it back down then made myself go back today and was gonna get it but a skinny girl was buying the same...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes being in a open marriage can make you crazy. We both at some point live different life's and talk to other people but we have to remind them and are selfs that we are not...
    karienight karienight 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was raised in a small town so naturally about 80% of my HS graduating class is already settled down some on baby number 2 and while they are very happy, I am in NO way close to...
    AutumnV3 AutumnV3 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My boyfriend and I met a few days before I had to leave to work abroad for 5 months. We fell right into love and have been connected and happy for the past 3 and a half months...
    firefly2610 firefly2610 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My Dad passed away, suddenly, last year. The year before-I lost my brother and my grandfather. I have 3 kids and am married. When my dad died, I took off 2 weeks from a job I...
    justathought2014 justathought2014 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 29

    Your Response

    Cancel