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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  • Self-esteem tied to aggression in male teens
    A new Yale study may help psychologists deal with aggression among high-risk male youths. Read more on this news related to 'Self-esteem'
  • Rembrandt's lessons for the selfie era: why we must learn to look again
    The selfie threatens to distract us from what Rembrandt did: looking at ourselves closely, honestly, but compassionately Self-portraits have always reflected self-esteem. It was true in the Renaissance. It was true for Rembrandt , whose late works, which include many self-portraits, go on display in the National Gallery on Thursday. And it is true for us now. The Read more on this news related to 'Self-esteem'
  • Talking about other people boosts self-esteem, claims study
    Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands found hearing positive and negative gossip about another individual boosts self-reflection and self-evaluation. Read more on this news related to 'Self-esteem'

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