Self-esteem reflects an individual ‘s overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is the decision made by an individual as an attitude towards the self.
Self-esteem encompasses beliefs about oneself, as well as emotional states such as triumph, despair, pride and shame.
Self-esteem comprises of two types namely; High self-esteem and Low self-esteem.
- As a teenager, it’s best to develop a high self-esteem because it is the healthy level of self-esteem.
- As a teen with high level of self-esteem, you must connect yourself with people that loves you.
- As a teen with high level of self-esteem, you must firmly believe in certain values and principles, and ready to defend them even when facing opposition, feeling secure enough to modify them in light of experience.
- As a teen with high level of self-esteem, you must focus on your positives.
- As a teen with high level of self-esteem, you must learn to be assertive. Assertiveness is the quality of being self assured and confident without being aggressive.
Furthermore a teen with high self-esteem will be able to;
1. Act independently.
2. Assume responsibility.
3. Take pride in his accomplishment.
4. Tolerate frustration.
5. Attempt new tasks and challenges.
6. Handle positive and negative emotions.
7. Offer assistance to others.
On the other hand, a teen with low self esteem will;
1. Avoid trying new things.
2. Feel unloved and unwanted
Become secure in God and yourself, know that God made you differently to fulfill his purpose on earth.
And Live out this consciousness daily.
Written By: Oluwanifemi