Are you your own worst critic? Do you blame yourself when things go wrong?
Fear and a belief that you are powerless to change anything in your world are irrefutably linked to low self-esteem.
Hate the way you dress or donít think youíre good enough for that promotion? Chances are youíre suffering from a bout of low self-esteem. Studies have linked low self-esteem and poor self-image with a variety of problems that can affect anything from the way you look to your career and your relationships.
Anger is a normal emotion, but one that gets distorted when you have low self-esteem. When you donít think highly of yourself, you start to believe your own thoughts and feelings arenít important to others. Repressed hurt and anger can build up, so something seemingly small can trigger outbursts of fury.
One of the biggest problems with low self-esteem is feeling you have to please others so that they like, love and respect you. As a result many people-pleasers end up feeling aggrieved and used.