Self-esteem

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Self-esteem Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect; "it was beneath his dignity to cheat"; "showed his true dignity when under pressure"
  • a feeling of pride in yourself

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a feeling of pride in yourself ,
  • the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect; "it was beneath his dignity to cheat"; "showed his true dignity when under pressure"

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Self-esteem Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Self-esteem is the way people think about themselves, and how worthwhile they feel. Psychologists use the word self-esteem to describe whether someone likes them self or not. Someone with high self-esteem might think that they are good at things and are worthwhile. Someone with low self-esteem might think that they are bad at things and worthless. Different psychologists have different ways of measuring self-esteem, and many people do not agree with what it means. Some people think that self-esteem is linked to depression, eating disorders and bullying. Some people may also injure themselves if they suffer from a low self-esteem.

Self-esteem also considered by the international law on human rights, such as Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Yogyakarta Principles, and they affirm that each person's self-esteem must be protected against any kind of abuse or violence out of social prejudices and discriminations.



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* Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant. - J. Petit-Senn

* I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite goodMaybe you're not the best, so you should work a little harder. - Jay Leno

* Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes in it to drain it dry. - Alvin Price


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  • New Study: Art Therapy May Build Self-Esteem in People Living with Epilepsy
    People living with epilepsy report increased self-esteem after participating in Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society , in Seattle, Wash. Read more on this news related to 'Self-esteem'
  • Self-Esteem – Part Emotion, Part Business Skill | By James Houran & Thomas Mielke
    How you feel about and treat yourself directly affects your relationships, and in the hospitality industry managing internal and external relationships is a fundamental and critical business skill. Often success in building relationships is rightfully credited to factors like a person's level of Extroversion, Service Orientation, or Emotional Intelligence ( Read more on this news related to 'Self-esteem'
  • Nathaniel Branden dies at 84; acolyte and lover of Ayn Rand
    Nathaniel Branden, writer Ayn Rand's former devotee, lover and intellectual heir, who, after a bitter schism, moved to Los Angeles and became a bestselling author on self-esteem, has died. He was 84. Read more on this news related to 'Self-esteem'

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