is said to be an important part of personality. It reflects a subject’s overall
emotional evaluation of his or her worth. It is a self-judgement and an
attitude towards oneself. Self- esteem
is defined as a positive feeling and respect for oneself. It is a measure of
self-worth and importance. As Smith and Mackie
(2007) defined self-esteem as “the self-concept is what we think
about the self; self-esteem, is the positive or negative evaluations of the
self, as in how we feel about it.”
Self-esteem is essential for psychological survival. One of
the main factors differentiating humans from other animals is an awareness of
the self: the ability to form an identity and then attach a value to it (Mckay
& Fanning, 2002). Self-esteem is an own distinctive that have been moulded
from early childhood years. During childhood when the child’s feelings are
respected, thoughts are appreciated, and skills recognised, his/hers
self-esteem is likely to be increased. On the other, if feelings are rumpled,
thoughts are demoted, and abilities are ignored, then the child is straightaway
have low self-esteem.
little self-esteem can leave people feeling defeated, miserable or dejected.
Too much self-esteem, as exhibited in narcissistic
personality disorder, can certainly be repulsive
to others and can even damage personal connections. There are many factors that
influence self-esteem. Among, genetic factors play an important role in
determining one’s own esteem. One’s inner thinking, career, likely abilities,
physical limitations, near and dear ones etc. affect your self-esteem. People
who constantly receives annoyances and negative appraisals from his/her family,
friends and other relations are likely to been seen with low self-esteem.
in a person’s life are a major source of how self-esteem develops. Parents or
primary care givers have a major role in determining a child’s positive or
negative evaluation of self. Unrestricted love from parents helps a child
develop a stable sense of being cared for and esteemed. These feelings
translate into later effects on self-esteem as the child grows older.