Presentation on theme: "WHAT IS SELF ESTEEM? Self esteem or self concept refers to a person’s feelings or mental images about himself/herself People with high self esteem."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT IS SELF ESTEEM? Self esteem or self concept refers to a person’s feelings or mental images about himself/herself People with high self esteem know themselves, respect themselves, and appreciate their own self worth. They know they’re not perfect and don’t blame themselves for making mistakes That does not mean being arrogant, vain, conceited, egotistical, or feeling superior to others.
WHY IS SELF ESTEEM IMPORTANT? Accept challenges Enrich life Maintain self confidence – belief in self makes anything possible Remain flexible – change isn’t easy but having positive self image helps
EFFECTS OF LOW SELF ESTEEM Lack of self confidence Poor performance – lack of self-confidence = lack of effort; performance is not a reflection of ability in this case Distorted view of self and others – think other people are better Unhappy personal life – lonely – not fun being around negative people
INFLUENCES ON SELF ESTEEM Heredity Environment Cultural factors - society has expectations – if we don’t fit – negative self- concept
SOCIAL CONTRIBUTORS TO SELF ESTEEM Family-Spouse, Parent, Grandparent, Siblings Friends- Neighbours, Peers School- Classmates, Teachers, Counsellors Work- Supervisors, Co-workers, Being able to support ones self/family Society- Members of different cultures, races and Religions
Family Parents are main contributors in shaping self esteem People with high SE usually have warm and supportive parents, who set clear goals, and who allow their children to be involved in family decision making
Friends Friends and romantic partners have more influence than parents and other family members during the teen years Society Experiences with members of different cultures, races and religions, and with standards and images created by others (i.e. media) influence SE