Self Esteem

Self Awareness is a prerequisite for healthy Self Esteem. In this series we aim to develop a deep understanding of the concept of Self Esteem, and examine how Self Awareness plays a role n its development.


Defining Self Esteem

Self Esteem is the Subjective Cognitive evaluation of an individuals perception of the Self

In the definition above, there are three words highlighted in bold that must be elaborated upon.

  • The first is that Self Esteem is a subjective evaluation. It is not objective i.e. not based on measurable data.
  • Secondly, it is a cognitive evaluation, something that is in the mind, and may not be reflective of one’s behaviour. Although it effects your behaviour, your behaviour is not entirely driven by it.
  • Third, it is based on your perception of the Self, and therefore will not be in line with the truth, if you have low Self Awareness.

Sample Self Awareness Questions

  • Are you better than most people in any / some non functional aspects? Outline those aspects.
  • Are you proud of yourself? 
    • If yes, what are you proud of yourself for?
    • If not, why not?

Further Articles:

Understanding Self Esteem

In this article, we take a look at the types & states of Self Esteem. We analyze this classification and point out one of the major flaws in the nature of this classification. Finally, we draw out a recommendation based on this inherent flaw in categorizing Self Esteem.

Developing Self Acceptance

In this article, we examine the role of Self Acceptance as a crucial stepping stone towards healthy Self Esteem. We outline a key strategy towards developing Self Acceptance, without compromising the drive for Self Improvement.

Journaling for Self Esteem

In this article, we take a look at the idea of Self Esteem & how journaling can be the one essential anchor habit towards building a positive Self Esteem.

A Prayer For Self Esteem

A Prayer for Self Esteem can be a very valuable tool for controlling your thoughts leading to negative emotions. It can also assist you in driving towards the desired behavioural Change.

Behavioural Change For Self Esteem

In this article we examine how Self Driven Behavioural Change can be achieved through Self Discovery, and how this can be used as a therapeutic method based on Self Perception Theory.