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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Mon, 09-28-2009 - 12:31pm

If you want them to mean the same, then... sure... they mean the same.


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Sun, 09-27-2009 - 10:58am
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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 9:21am
I think high self esteem is feeling good about who you are as a person, realizing that it is okay to make a mistake and not be perfect and still feeling good about yourself at the end of the day.
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Wed, 09-23-2009 - 10:50pm
To me....For me...personally....High self-esteem means that I get to enjoy where I am at, when I am there and who I am with, while with them...not having to think about myself.

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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 9:28am
I think so, because it gives me more self-confidence and when I'm feeling good about myself, what others think really doesn't hold much weight.

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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 9:15am
sometimes it's easy to get stuck, to keep making the same mistakes over and over again. what would you say to someone in such a situation, to help them get unstuck?
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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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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 - 9:10am
do you think that confidence comes naturally, or is something that can be learned?
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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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