You may think you’re a Pro when it comes to hiding your insecurities, but signs of low self-esteem are sometimes so sneaky that you may not even realize what you’re doing. Everything from your body language to the way you act socially gives others clues about your sense of self-worth. But knowing is the first step to improving your self-esteem and finding the inner strength to live a life that makes you genuinely happy.
1. You compare yourself with others:
You know you are passionate and talented enough to be successful in achieving your goals and dreams. But, you doubt that at some point when you look at more successful people and decide to quit as you feel that you can’t achieve that kind of success. Don’t quit! no matter what, you will thank yourself in a few years that you didn’t give up on your passion.
2. You stare at your phone during a social situation:
You are constantly looking for some excuse to escape from an interaction with someone so you keep looking at your phone and seem distracted. During a conversation you rarely look the person in the eye. You fidget a lot. You try to keep the conversation as short as possible.
3. You apologize for everything:
If someone bumps into you on the street, do you apologize? If u accidentally stub your toe on the table, do you apologies to the table? When you don’t agree with someone, you first say I’m sorry and then state your opinion? People with low self-esteem sometimes apologies even when it’s not their fault. Next time, don’t say sorry when you sneeze.
4. You take constructive criticism personally:
Be it from your loved one, a co-worker or a well-wisher. If they criticize you, you feel offended and take the whole matter emotionally. You may get yourself in an argument which you may later regret.
5. When someone compliments you:
You just don’t believe them. You think of all the possible reasons as to why are they so nice to you or if that was a sarcasm. You have no idea how to react to a compliment and end up giving a fake forced smile. Just accept the compliment graciously my dear and say those 2 simple words, “Thank You!” with a genuine smile. If you find yourself doing a lot of these things, it may be time to take a good, hard look at your self-esteem. You might find that life is a lot easier (and more fun) when you’re more self-assured. Get up, Smile and find the inner strength to live a lovely life and feel the joy. Stay Blessed!
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