Low self-esteem is one of those tricky personality traits that aren’t always as glaringly obvious as one might imagine.
Low self-esteem refers to a person having an overall poor sense of self-value. It essentially means having a poor opinion of yourself. Low self-esteem can encompass a range of factors, such as your sense of identity, self-confidence, feelings of competence, and feelings of belonging and some signs can be spotted in someone suffering from low self-esteem.
YOU’RE VERY CRITICAL OF YOURSELF
If you tend to believe that you constantly make bad choices, or do things the wrong way this could be from the place of thinking very little of yourself
YOU’RE QUICK TO BLAME YOURSELF
This could come from being raised in environments where you were held responsible for bad outcomes that you didn’t control.
YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE CONTROL
Everything in your life seems outside your control because you look at yourself as someone with very little ability to impact change.
YOU SAY “I’M SORRY” A LOT
If you feel terrified at the idea of causing inconvenience, it likely comes from a place where you believe you are more trouble than you’re worth.
YOU FEEL UNWORTHY OF GOOD EXPERIENCES
When good things happen, you feel like it’s surreal-almost like they shouldn’t be. Because you don’t consider yourself worthy of love, attention or goodness:
YOU HAVE TROUBLE ACCEPTING POSITIVE FEEDBACK
Positive feedback is often met with suspicion and distrust. Complimentary words do not align with their beliefs about themselves, so people with self-esteem issues may feel that the other person is being flippant or even cruel.
YOU LACK BOUNDARIES
The ability to set boundaries is often established early in life. Children with caregivers who show them that they are respected and valued are better able to create good boundaries in adult relationships. They are also more likely to have a more positive view of themselves in general.