Development and Importance of Self Esteem

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In Psychology Self Esteem is described as the Value or the level of Self Worth that one associates with him/her self. It is viewed as a resolute and enduring characteristic which often leads to the conclusion that it is a set Personality Trait. Self Esteem usually involves positive or negative recognizance of one’s belief’s, attitude, behaviour, emotions and physical appearance. Many teenagers from every culture, socio-economic background country or community suffer with Esteem issues. The main goal behind this Research is to have a new and to some extent, more professional understanding of the Causes and Effects of a Low Self Esteem on young adults. Also because Low Self Esteem is a global problem I will briefly touch on the Therapy available for those seeking help. But before I continue, what exactly is a Low self esteem? Low self esteem is usually characterised as an illness because: 1. Low self esteem usually cannot be controlled- people suffering from a low self esteem tend to be insecure, confused about what is normal and they usually don’t feel comfortable staying around others(at times even close friends and family). Just as one has no control over disease, individuals suffering from a low self esteem has no control over it either. For this reason it is often described as a sick behaviour. 2. Symptoms of low self esteem hold a certain commonality and are usually predictable- this is so because there’s a commonality between individuals who suffer from this condition; they usually come from unstable families and current relations. The behaviour patterns of these individual are also predictable. “Commonality and predictability of symptom behaviour make it an illness and a condition to be treated as such”. 3. Low ... ... middle of paper ... ... process, for example academic confidence can be achieved in art, math, literature, science etc. (Muruk J, 2006) Works Cited Coping.org. (2004, August 3). Definition: low self esteem. Retrieved November 22, 2011, from Selfgrowth.com: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Definition_Low_Self-Esteem.html Crawshore, J. (2007, December 29). Erikson's Stages of Development. Retrieved November 23, 2011, from Learning-Theories.com: http://www.learning-theories.com/eriksons-stages-of-development.html Muruk J, C. (2006, June 24). Self Esteem Research Theory and Practice. Retrieved November 23, 2011, from Google Books: http://books.google.com.vc/books?id=saKuReD1_VEC&pg=PA118&lpg=PA118&dq=harter's+research+on+self+esteem&source=bl&ots=9iIngyQvBf&sig=XeluUwttWcan4XRRlPSAd9ZyN1A&hl=en&ei=9wnRTu2mI-TY0QGSztWMBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAw#v=onepa
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