Importance Of Self Esteem

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2.2.2 Self-Esteem Self-esteem is an emotional response; a feeling about the self that is more or less positive, and a general personality characteristic; not a temporary attitude or an attitude specific to individual situations. Self-esteem is a personal decide of worthiness (Pervin & Lawrece, 1989). Self-esteem is appreciating one’s own worth, importance and having the character to be accountable for oneself and to act responsibly towards others (Davies, 1998). It doesn’t mean seeing oneself as the greatest person in the world, it is not the same as being conceited; but it is about liking one self, for the most part, as he/she is. It is an affective or emotional aspect of self and generally refers to how we feel about or how we value ourselves…show more content…
Self-esteem refers to general feelings of self-worth or self-value, it is the value placed on oneself. It is the way an individual feels about him/herself and how he or she relates to other people. Self-esteem can also be explained as pride in oneself by which one is aware and accepts one’s inherent strengths and positive qualities. In other words, it is the judgment that people make of themselves. It could be high or low. When a person can accept his/her weaknesses and faults and simultaneously recognizes his/her strengths and positive qualities, the person will experience strong self-worth and high self-esteem (Gray,…show more content…
Individuals look for occasions (and the groups that provide them) to verify their identities and avoid situations (and groups) where self-verification is problematic. Such struggles help people manage and retain their self-esteem. In this way self-esteem can be viewed as a self-motive, organizing and providing direction for behavior. Such efforts not only serve the individual but also help account for the formation and maintenance of group relations. These ideas are investigated by focusing on the verification of a family-based identity (the spouse identity) within a sample of newlywed
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