Causes of Low Self-Esteem

Causes

The things that affect our self-esteem are different for each person. 

Your self-esteem might change suddenly, or you might have had low self-esteem for a while‚Äč. 

Low self-esteem often begins in childhood. Our teachers, friends, siblings, parents, and even the media send us positive and negative messages about ourselves. 

Difficult or stressful experiences can also be a factor, including, but not limited too: 

  • being bullied
  • abuse
  • worries about your appearance and body image
  • experiencing prejudice and/or discrimination
  • ongoing burnout
  • mental health problems
  • physical health problems
  • relationship problems

Personality can also play a part, with some people being more prone to negative thinking and others set impossibly high standards for themselves.

Other Resources

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