Low Self Esteem

People who experience low self-esteem lack confidence in themselves as a person, believing that they are not good enough or not worthwhile. Generally this is something that they have thought about themselves for a long time, often since childhood, rather than being a result of a recent life event.

People who have low self esteem tend to feel anxious about what other people will think of them or criticise themselves when they perceive that they have made a mistake. Living with low self-esteem can lead to problems like depression and anxiety.

Many people who suffer from low self esteem develop unhelpful habits, such as smoking and drinking too much, as a way of coping.