What is the cause of low self esteem?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2010
What is the cause of low self esteem?
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Tue, 12-04-2012 - 10:46am

I know people who have come from horrible family backgrounds that are very self assured and confident and others from great homes with supportive parents that have worse self esteem than I have. So what really causes low self esteem?

Nancy
Community Leader
Registered: 01-04-2004
Tue, 12-11-2012 - 9:23pm

the belief that you should be something or someone other than what or who you truly are.