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1 Self-Esteem

2 Definitions Self-concept: Picture or perception of ourselves/ a person's mental model of his or her abilities and attributes Self Esteem: Feelings we have about ourselves Self Efficacy: The set of beliefs that one can perform adequately in a particular situation.

3 Contd…………….. Self-ideal: The way we would like to be Self-actualization A concept in personality psychology referring to a person's constant striving to realize his or her potential and to develop inherent talents and capabilities. Self-awareness The top level of consciousness; cognizance of the autobiographical character of personally experienced events.

4 What is Self Esteem? Self + Esteem The total, essential, or particular being of a person; the individual: +Worth, Value, Opinion,judgment

5 Self-Esteem Self-esteem refers to th way we see and think about ourselves Self esteem Self esteem is your opinion of yourself. High self esteem is a good opinion of yourself and low self esteem is a bad opinion of yourself.

6 What Self Esteem is Not Self Esteem is NOT dependant upon what other people think of you Self Esteem is not egotism, arrogance, narcissism/selfishness, or a desire to feel superior to others Self Esteem is not temporary euphoria

7 How should we measure self-esteem?

8 Factors affecting on high and low self esteem Your self esteem depends on many questions: Is your job worthwhile? Do others respect what you do? Do you? Do you believe you are successful? How do you see yourself (your self image)? - Improve your self esteem - Boost your self confidence - self image How do you feel about your strengths and weaknesses? What do you think of your social status? How do you relate to others? Can you make your own decisions? A lack of choices leads to low self esteem. low self esteem

9 Development of Self Esteem A person develops his/her self esteem throughout the life through experiences. In this regard childhood experiences play an important role in shaping self esteem.

10 Factors that develop High and Low Self Esteem High Self Esteem If you are being praised If you are listened to If you are being spoken to respectfully If you are getting attention Experiencing success Having trust worthy friends Low Self Esteem  Experiencing Continuous Failure  Being expected to perfect all the time  Being Ignored or made fun of  Having physical or emotional punishment  Being criticized

11 Why Self Esteem is important? Building esteem is a first step towards your happiness and a better life. If you have low confidence or low self esteem you will find it impossible to be the person you could be and your happiness will be limited.low self esteem Self esteem increases your confidence. If you have confidence you will respect yourself and then you can respect others, improve your relationships and become happier....this is not a selfish goal as you will contribute more and share yourself with the world and those around you.

12 Low esteem causes depression, unhappiness, insecurity and low confidence.insecurity Other's desires may take preference over yours. Inner criticismInner criticism, that nagging voice of disapproval inside you, causes you to stumble at every challenge and challenges seem impossible

13 Good Self Esteem Leader to others Accept failure Doesn’t submit to peer pressure Is not a threat to others Believes in self Willing to try new things Appreciate life Change the bad

14 Who has contributed to your self esteem?

15 No one can Make you feel inferior Without your Consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

16 Tips for building Self Esteem  Learn to be more assertive and not feel guilty about saying no  Think positively  Believe on your self  Make plans for the future.Set and achieve goals  Do something challenging each day  Look your best  Eat correctly  Do something for someone else  Learn a new skill

17 Contd.  Handle things one at a time  Use criticism constructively  Ask for help – take advantage of learning opportunities  Allow personal growth time each day  Do not say negative things about yourself  Reward yourself often  List your accomplishments each evening  Volunteer to share your skills with others

18 Accept yourself: Stop worrying about the things you can’t change. Be more accepting of others and the things they can’t change. Try not to compare with others. It’s unfair. You may compare their strengths with your weaknesses. Judge yourself in terms of your own growth

19 Have Realistic Expectations – We expect too much from ourselves. Perfection is not possible but bettering our-self should be a lifetime goal.

20 Emphasize your strengths. Change what can be changed. Some things fast, others gradual, and others never. There are things we inherit but we can change our attitude about it. Try new experiences.

21 Best Friends Would you take better care of yourself? Would you be kinder to yourself? Would you be more forgiving of your human imperfections? If you realized your best friend was yourself? Who is always with you everywhere? Who is on your side when others are unfair? And tell me, who will never let you down in any situation? Who will always see you get your share? And that’s why I’m a best friend to myself. And I take me out whenever I feel low. And I make my life as happy as a best friend would I’m as nice to me as anyone I know!

22 There are two different people in the world. One that says “I wish I had” and the one that says “I’m glad I did”. Remember you can have anything in this world if you just believe in yourself.

23 “Commercial of Me” Emphasizing the positive characteristics and capabilities of you, develop an advertisement or commercial to “sell oneself”. It may be a radio or television ad, billboard, sweepstakes, etc. Due next class period.

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