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Self-esteem is how we value and perceive ourselves. It's based on our opinions and beliefs about ourselves, which can feel difficult to change. We might also think of this as self-confidence. Your self-esteem can affect whether you like and value yourself as a person.

  • Depression/sadness

  • Anxieties

  • Low mood

  • Avoiding of social situations

  • Feelings of inadequacy

  • Comparing self negatively to others

  • Difficulty accepting compliments

  • Neglect of own needs, particularly emotional ones

  • Putting the needs of others before self

  • Low expectations

  • Difficulty in making/maintaining relationships

  • Concern over impact you have on others

  • Difficulty in trusting own judgement

  • Distorted view of self

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