You Compare Yourself To Other People
If you consistently worry about what others think, you likely suffer from low-self esteem. Allowing other people’s thoughts, lives, and accomplishments to take over your life, you don’t value your desires and needs.
When you have low self-esteem, it can seem like you are the only one missing out on happiness. Your thinking leads to the question, what are others doing right, and I keep failing?
You Can’t Say “No” To Others
When you have low self-esteem, it’s hard to accept that your needs are more important than someone else’s.
You may say “yes” to things that don’t have anything to do with your desires because you want others to like you.
Fearing someone will reject you, you say “yes” to ensure they will find value in you. The problem is that saying “yes” means you’re neglecting your needs being met.
You Always Apologize
Your low self-esteem causes you to blame yourself for things you didn’t do. You may apologize for your behaviors to try and minimize your impact on others.
People with low self-esteem tend to apologize for speaking their minds or sharing how they feel.
Having low self-esteem can make it hard for you to make up your mind and be decisive. You have trouble making simple decisions when you don’t trust your own opinions and abilities.
Sometimes minor decisions can take hours because you have trouble understanding what difference it will make in the long run.
If you don’t feel valued and that your opinion matters just as much as anyone else, you will go with their choices most of the time.
Difficulty Being Alone
You probably don’t feel like spending time alone when you don’t feel good about yourself.
When you spend more time alone, your negative thoughts creep in and perpetuate your low judgment. You may try to be around other people more often.
Even if you are not entirely socializing, being with other people is preferred to the bad feelings you feel when you are alone.
You may have difficulty believing other care about you if you don’t value or like yourself. Feeling unloved is a symptom of low self-esteem, and it will make it harder to connect with someone else on a deeper level.
Having low self-esteem may cause you to seek out affirmation or validation from your partner, which in return may feel clingy or needy by the other person, which may cause relationship problems.
Constantly Worry How You Look
People with low self-esteem spend most of their time worrying about their appearance. If you can’t resist primping when you pass a mirror or always wear make-up when leaving your home, you may be insecure.
Does this sound like you or someone you care about? These are just a few signs of low self-esteem. If you see them in yourself, it may be time to ask some tough questions.
Are you ready to change your life and start valuing yourself more? Then it’s time to boost your self-esteem today!