Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself. People with healthy self-esteem like themselves and value their achievements. While everyone lacks confidence occasionally, people with low self-esteem feel unhappy or unsatisfied with themselves most of the time. This can be remedied but it takes attention and daily practice to boost self-esteem.
If you are suffering from low self esteem it can affect you emotionally, behaviorally and cognitively. Suffering from low self esteem can have serious consequences on your life impacting upon your relationships, career and even completing your day to day tasks in life. People who suffer from low self esteem can experience problems of fear and anxiety and even depression.
Some symptoms of low self esteem are, not being able to see or acknowledge your positive qualities, judging yourself to always be inferior to others, being overly critical of yourself, not believing or feel undeserving if someone compliments you, use negative words to describe yourself such as useless, unlovable, failure, ugly or stupid and having discussions with yourself that are always negative, critical or self blaming.
If you feel you struggle with low self esteem or are experiencing any of the above symptoms it may be helpful to speak with a counsellor.