Self-concept: Picture or perception of
ourselves/ a person's mental model of
his or her abilities and attributes
Self Esteem: Feelings we have about
Self Efficacy: The set of beliefs that
one can perform adequately in a
Self-ideal: The way we would like to be
Self-actualization A concept in personality
psychology referring to a person's constant
striving to realize his or her potential and to
develop inherent talents and capabilities.
Self-awareness The top level of
consciousness; cognizance of the
autobiographical character of personally
What is Self Esteem?
Self + Esteem
The total, essential, or particular
being of a person; the individual:
+Worth, Value, Opinion ,judgment
Self-esteem refers to th
way we see and think
Self esteem is your
opinion of yourself.
High self esteem is a good
opinion of yourself and
low self esteem is a bad
opinion of yourself.
What Self Esteem is Not
Self Esteem is NOT dependant upon
what other people think of you
Self Esteem is not egotism,
arrogance, narcissism/selfishness, or
a desire to feel superior to others
Self Esteem is not temporary
How should we measure self-esteem?
Factors affecting on high and low
Your self esteem depends on many questions:
Is your job worthwhile? Do others respect what you do? Do
Do you believe you are successful?
How do you see yourself (your self image)?
- Improve your self esteem
- Boost your self confidence
How do you feel about your strengths and weaknesses?
What do you think of your social status?
How do you relate to others?
Can you make your own decisions? A lack of choices leads to
low self esteem.
Development of Self Esteem
A person develops his/her self
esteem throughout the life through
In this regard childhood experiences
play an important role in shaping self
Factors that develop High and Low
High Self Esteem Low Self Esteem
If you are being Experiencing
praised Continuous Failure
If you are listened to Being expected to
If you are being perfect all the time
spoken to respectfully Being Ignored or
If you are getting made fun of
attention Having physical or
Experiencing success emotional punishment
Having trust worthy Being criticized
Why Self Esteem is important?
Building esteem is a first step towards your
happiness and a better life. If you have low
confidence or low self esteem you will find it
impossible to be the person you could be and your
happiness will be limited.
Self esteem increases your confidence. If you
have confidence you will respect yourself and then
you can respect others, improve your relationships
and become happier....this is not a selfish goal as
you will contribute more and share yourself with
the world and those around you.
Low esteem causes depression,
unhappiness, insecurity and low
Other's desires may take preference
Inner criticism, that nagging voice of
disapproval inside you, causes you to
stumble at every challenge and
challenges seem impossible
Change others Accept
the bad failure
Good Doesn’t submit
Esteem peer pressure
Willing Is not
to try a threat
new things Believes to others
Who has contributed
to your self esteem?
No one can
Make you feel
Tips for building Self Esteem
Learn to be more assertive and not
feel guilty about saying no
Believe on your self
Make plans for the future .Set and
Do something challenging each day
Look your best
Do something for someone else
Learn a new skill
Handle things one at a time
Use criticism constructively
Ask for help – take advantage of learning
Allow personal growth time each day
Do not say negative things about yourself
Reward yourself often
List your accomplishments each evening
Volunteer to share your skills with others
Accept yourself: Stop worrying about the
things you can’t change. Be more
accepting of others and the things they
Try not to compare with others. It’s unfair.
You may compare their strengths with your
weaknesses. Judge yourself in terms of
your own growth
Have Realistic Expectations – We expect
too much from ourselves. Perfection is not
possible but bettering our-self should be a
Emphasize your strengths.
Change what can be changed. Some
things fast, others gradual, and others
never. There are things we inherit but
we can change our attitude about it.
Try new experiences.
Would you take better care of yourself?
Would you be kinder to yourself?
Would you be more forgiving of your human
If you realized your best friend was yourself?
Who is always with you everywhere?
Who is on your side when others are unfair?
And tell me, who will never let you down in any situation?
Who will always see you get your share?
And that’s why I’m a best friend to myself.
And I take me out whenever I feel low.
And I make my life as happy as a best friend would
I’m as nice to me as anyone I know!
There are two different people in the
world. One that says “I wish I had”
and the one that says “I’m glad I did”.
Remember you can have anything in
this world if you just believe in
“Commercial of Me”
Emphasizing the positive characteristics and
capabilities of you, develop an
advertisement or commercial to
It may be a radio or television ad, billboard,
Due next class period.