Habits That Cause Depression And Low Self-Esteem

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Health and Fitness On 15th July 2018

When you have low self-esteem, you are much more prone to depression than at any other time says research. Here are some of the most common problems low self-esteem can cause and how to get them sorted.

What is meant by self-esteem?

Self-esteem is used to describe a person's overall sense of self-worth or personal value. Self-esteem is made up of the thoughts, feelings, and opinions we have about ourselves. That means self-esteem isn't fixed. It can change, depending on the way we think. Over time, habits of negative thinking about ourselves can lower self-esteem.


Low self-esteem

People with low self-esteem are more troubled by failure and tend to exaggerate events as being negative. Low self-esteem has been shown to be correlated with a number of negative outcomes, such as depression (Silverstone & Salsali, 2003).

Causes of low self-esteem

Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse may be the most striking and overt causes of low self-esteem. Being forced into a physical and emotional position against your will can make it very hard to like the world, trust yourself or trust others, which profoundly impacts self-esteem.


Comparing Yourself to Others

If you often compare yourself to others, you're not alone. It can lead to feelings of failure and low self-esteem. Research has found that comparing breeds feelings of envy, low-self confidence, and depression, as well as compromises our ability to trust others.

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