We are located in DePaolo Hall on the second floor in the west side of the building in Room 2079.
- What is self-esteem?
- The way we view and think about ourselves and the value we place on ourselves as a person
- Think about:
- What words would you use to describe yourself?
- What value did you place on yourself or aspects of yourself?
- Were your descriptions generally positive, balanced, or negative?
- What is low self-esteem?
- Low self-esteem is having a generally negative overall opinion of oneself, judging, or evaluating oneself negatively, and placing a general negative value on oneself as a person
- People with low self-esteem usually have deep, basic, negative beliefs about themselves, which are often taken as facts and can have a negative impact on the person’s life.
- I get nervous talking to new people. I am socially inept!
- I could not understand the course material today. I must be really stupid!
- The impact of low self-esteem
- Criticize themselves and abilities, brush off compliments or positive qualities, focus on mistakes, what they didn’t do, or what other people seem to do or have
- In school or work, may avoid challenges and achieve less
- In personal relationships, may become upset or distressed by any criticism or disapproval.