QOTW: High self-esteem?

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QOTW: High self-esteem?
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Mon, 09-14-2009 - 8:22am
what does "high self-esteem" mean to you? (there are no right or wrong answers.)

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Registered: 06-05-2008
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 11:25pm
High self-esteem= HIGH SELF-WORTH.
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Registered: 09-10-2009
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 7:46am
and how would you define high self-worth?
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Registered: 01-03-2001
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 8:47am
High self esteem means having confidence to try things and to not worry about whether you win or lose.



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Karla
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Wed, 09-16-2009 - 10:12pm

High self-worth is looking at yourself with HIGH regards. I myself have "high self-worth/self-esteem" meaning that I look at myself as being perfect. I don't have what people call "flaws." Now... don't mistake this as being cocky or arrogant like most people to do. I understand that I make mistakes, but it's those mistakes that makes me better. I look forward to making mistakes SO THAT I improve my "self-worth/esteem."


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Registered: 08-07-2007
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 4:15pm
It means taking care of yourself first so that you're more equipt when it comes to taking care of others.

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Registered: 10-25-2004
Sun, 09-20-2009 - 10:04pm

I think that having high self-esteem is loving (and liking)

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Registered: 09-10-2009
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 9:08am
no, that doesn't sound cocky. i think that when people say that they have 'flaws' that implies that there's something wrong with them. no one is perfect and we all make mistakes, but, like you said, mistakes are really just learning tools. i also agree that in low self-esteem there is a discrepancy in expectation - someone expects herself to be different than how she actually is, so she gives herself no credit. excellent points!
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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 9:10am
do you think that confidence comes naturally, or is something that can be learned?
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Registered: 09-10-2009
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 9:13am
do you feel that taking care of yourself first leads to not worrying what others think of you? (is it an independence thing?)
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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 9:14am
I believe confidence is more of a learned behavior and is often shaped and influenced by early life experiences.



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