An Interesting article:
What is Self-Esteem?
Self-Esteem refers to how you feel about yourself, how you judge yourself and your worth, whether that is positively or negatively.
- How you see yourself: what do you picture when you picture yourself in your mind?
- What you believe about yourself and your own appearance: how would you describe yourself?
- How you feel about you? Is it good or bad; do you view yourself as a person of worth?
People with healthy self-esteem are able to feel good about themselves, appreciate their own worth, and take pride in their abilities, skills, and accomplishments. People with low self-esteem may feel as if no one will like them or accept them or that they can’t do well in anything. Low self-esteem has been seen as a key factor involved in the development of an eating disorder with many individuals suffering from these illnesses feeling intense feelings of self-hatred, worthlessness and seeing themselves very negatively. While self-esteem is not about only the physical self most of us attribute much of our worth to our bodies and appearence. It is therefore no surprise that eating disorders are closely linked to low self-esteem and poor body image.