There are two types of self esteem: ‘high’ and ‘low’. We encourage you to strive to have high self esteem, because you are such an important addition to this world! Check out what we’ve got to say about high and low self esteem. Do you have high or low self esteem? Is your glass “half full” or “half empty”?
High Self Esteem
High self esteem means that you believe in yourself and know that you are a great addition to this world. You recognize that you might have a few weaknesses, but you also have a lot of strengths which really shape up who you are. Your glass is always “half full”.
It’s great to have a group of friends and family that support your self esteem by recognizing your strengths. The world would be a boring place if everybody had the same strengths and weaknesses! Here’s an example of friends encouraging each other’s self esteem:
Naomi says “I’m really good at organization and planning, but I’m not the greatest cook. So, I can plan my friend’s birthday party and I’ll ask Mike to cook for us.”
Mike on the other hand says, “I’m a great cook and I love to decorate, but I can’t plan my friend’s birthday party – I would never know where to start! I wonder if Naomi can plan it and I’ll make the food?”
The two friends recognize their own strengths as something they can contribute, and recognize their weaknesses as an opportunity to encourage their friend’s strengths. This is an awesome way to help build self esteem.
Low Self Esteem
Low self esteem means that you don’t believe in yourself. Often you compare yourself to other people, and find that you ‘don’t measure up’, which is discouraging. You tend to focus on your weaknesses, and don’t focus on your strengths. Your glass is always “half empty”.
If you feel that you have low self esteem, remember this: you are such a valuable addition to this world. Just like everybody else, you are good at so many things which will help make our world a better place. You don’t have to live with low self esteem – you can start working toward getting high self esteem today! Read above what we have to say about high self esteem, and try to see if you can make that happen in your life. For some other great ideas on building your self esteem, check out our article “Self Esteem: Where Can I Get More?”
Remember that you are important. Your life counts, and you can make a difference in this world. If you ever need to talk about this or anything else, feel free to get in touch with us. We’re here for you.