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Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in Counseling, News, Self Esteem, Therapy

What is Self-Esteem?

Why is self-esteem important for emotional health and well-being? Self-esteem is an important concept for ensuring the overall health and well-being but is often ignored. You may not even know what it really means or why you should pay attention to it. If not nurtured and developed well, it can cause a lot of problems in your personal and professional life. What exactly does self-esteem mean? How can you develop your self-esteem? Read on to know some basics about this psychological concept. What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is sometimes also known as self-worth or self-respect. It is a term used to describe how much you value yourself as an individual. Your level of self-esteem tells the world what you think about yourself and the opinion you have about your abilities and value. Various factors like early life experiences at home, school and elsewhere, disability or illness, people’s reactions towards you, cultural and religious teachings and several others can affect the level of your self-esteem. Why is self-esteem important? Self-esteem is...

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