10 Signs of Low Self-esteem

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 14, 2014

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Low self esteem is a common medical problem and a lot of people have to deal with it everyday. If you think you could be one of them, take a look at these common signs of low self-esteem.
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    Is Self-loathing equal to Low Self-esteem?

    Self-esteem is crucial for a person and his/her confidence and peace of mind. People with low self-esteem may find it difficult to face other people and may often act out of the ordinary. Here are some signs of low self-esteem. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    People with low self-esteem are usually indecisive and may struggle with things such as menu items, career or vacations. Such people are always concerned about the consequences of their decision, especially the opinion of other people. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    People with low self-esteem feel ashamed of their true self and may tend to hide it from the world. They start faking things in the attempt to appear different from who they actually are. A person with low self-esteem may even overdo their pretentious attitude to avoid letting people see the real personality. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Everyone gets anxious at times, however, those people with low self-esteem are always anxious about several things. The most common behavior observed in people with low self-esteem is performance anxiety. They are always too concerned and anxious about their performance in front of others. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Avoiding Praise

    Ever noticed anyone always deflecting the praises? Well it could be because of low self-esteem. People with low self-esteem will always argue and explain how the praiser is incorrect about them. Being over defensive, they consider praise a beginning of a joke or insult. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Always Noticing

    People with low self-esteem tend to be so worried about the behavior of other people towards them that they notice everything they say or do. A person with low self-esteem will notice words, gestures, and body language of other people who appear to be better than himself/herself. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    They quit or give up easily. They don't fight for their worth or rights. They are habitual quitters as they always tend to avoid conflicts and discussion with other people even when they feel that they are right. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    People with low self-esteem usually settle for less and avoid competition. They avoid facing a competitive challenge with anyone. They may even proactively declare that they actually don't want things and are fine without them, hence they wouldn't even compete. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    A person with low self-esteem usually has a chronic habit of comparing their own life with that of others. Whether it is their job, health or looks, people with a low self-esteem silently compare everything with others. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    People with low self-esteem often convert even the simplest of requests into pleads. They plead for everything as if they don't deserve anything and must beg for it. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Ruin Joy

    Low self-esteem may also cause a person to often ruin the fun element in everything as if only other people deserve such fun. All such signs may be common behavior, however, they may also be signs of low self-esteem. Image Courtesy: Getty

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