Self Esteem Issues
Much of our sense of personal value and mental well being comes through the confidence we have in our abilities and quality of character. These feelings define our self-esteem. When our self-esteem is balanced and strong, we tend to perform better at work, in school, in personal relationships, and in all facets of life. Our motivation to succeed is enhanced by a positive sense of self-esteem.
However, self-esteem that is too high or too low can have devastating effects on our quality of life. Overly high self-esteem can lead to narcissistic and arrogant behavior, while a poor sense of self-esteem produces vulnerabilities in the areas of anxiety and depression.
Both of these conditions have the potential to spiral as symptoms build on one another, leading to disastrous results. There is good news, however. Self-esteem issues are treatable, and with proper diagnosis, treatment, and guidance, they can be overcome.