USEFUL TO KNOW HOW DOES LOW SELF-ESTEEM DEVELOP? ARTICLE 1, 2
Your negative beliefs about yourself are an understandable experiences.Low self-esteem is not something you were born with, it is something you have learned . And what has been learned can be unlearned , and new things learned to take their place ‘
For low self-esteem to develop three things learned to take their place.
1- You have life experiences that communicate negative messages to you about yourself.
2- You believe these messages -otherwise they would not affect you . This is how you get your Bottom Line.
3- You compensate for feeling bad about yourself by setting yourself extra-high standards (for example , perfectionism or believing you always have to be in control) . These ‘ Rules for Living ‘ lead you to expect more of yourself than is possible for any normal , imperfect human beings.
Let’s look at each of these in turn. As…
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