Low Self Esteem

Self-esteem is a psychological term that is used to reflect a personís overall emotional evaluation, or his or her own worth. It is the attitude or judgement of oneself, and encompasses beliefs and emotions. Self-esteem is also the evaluative dimension of self, which includes feelings of pride, worthiness and discouragement. Self-esteem can be either positive or negative, or sometimes move between the two extremes. This attitude usually influences our life and the decisions we make. It also influences the way in which we view others too. Higher self-esteem is determined by more positive feelings, and low self-esteem is determined by more negative feelings.

Due to the influences around us in our life, we may increase our insecurities, which further have an impact of the negative feelings we have. We feel inadequate and unsatisfied, and lose the sight of value of our own individuality. This causes low self-esteem, which can become an enduring personality trait. Improving of self-esteem is a time consuming process and takes a lot of honesty and courage to confront things within yourself. Though it is a long term task, it is definitely worthwhile, as it will help you feel better about yourself and your life.


The signs of low self-esteem

Low self-esteem can be shown in one or more of the following ways:

Feeling of incompetence
Not confident about our abilities
Feeling worthless
Getting into destructive relationships, or putting up with bad behaviour
Feeling unloved
Fear of change
Unrealistic about goals
Negative thoughts
Being overwhelmed with fear
Distorted views of self and others
Fear of change

Persistent self-blame, guilt, fear, shame, frequent comparisons with others, pessimism, unworthiness, etc can lead to chronic low self-esteem.


Counseling for low self-esteem

A helpful and supportive counselor can help you take on the journey of looking at oneself, and having the strength to change things in your life. Low self-esteem counselors in Chennai can help you explore your individuality and help you to live the way you like to. At CBRT India, an expert therapy center, you can get personalized counseling, to help you focus on your needs, and create a concrete model to move on with yoru life. We have cognitive behavioural therapists who with work with you and monitor your negative thoughts, self-beliefs and assumptions. We offer you a comfortable ambience where you can get help to feel good about yourself and make realistic goals.