* Try not to give others so much power over you. If you were bullied, ignored or often put down by your parents or peers as a youth, it can allow feelings of inadequacy and anger to grow. Eleanor Roosevelt said: "No one can make you feel inferior with out your permis* sion." Not everyone has to like you. Do you like everyone? Love yourself.* Gain some mastery. Find something at which you do well. This could be a sport, a craft or a mechanical skill. Be proud of yourself. Being able to say "I am good at this" will empower you to feel capable and strong. However, as Albert Einstein said: "Mastery demands all of a person." Establish a good work ethic. A job is an important part of your identity. Supervisors may not always give you positive feedback; however, enjoying and doing well at work can help instill pride and allow you to feel better about yourself. Give yourself credit for small successes.