Does every compliment sound sarcastic?
Low self worth..
Low self-esteem or no self-esteem is arguably the most common cause of social anxiety, fear of failure and loss of motivation. Left untreated, diminished self-regard and limited self-worth can lead to depression, isolation, despair, and even suicidal thinking. People with low self-esteem tend to self-sabotage. They lack the mentally resources to be able to follow through or achieve their goals and tend to procrastinate. They often have a very negative, critical inner voice.
Why is everyone better than me?
People who have an appropriate value of themselves mostly cope with life’s problems better than people who don’t. They tend not to stay in bad relationships because they have the confidence to know that they would be better living alone than with someone who is damaging them or their morale. They rarely develop addictions to drink or drugs or get deeply depressed either.
Of course, they have their difficulties, just like we all do. But they are better equipped to survive them than individuals who have insufficient regard for themselves.
Or are they?
Interestingly, a lot of men and women who appear confident – particularly in their careers – actually have quite low self-esteem when it comes to valuing their basic selves. This is tough on them, because no one suspects that they are insecure underneath or that they need help.
A good way to start improving your self-esteem is to acknowledge that you are special – because there’s no one else quite like you.
Not only are your fingerprints and DNA different from everyone else’s (unless you have an identical twin), but your mind, and how it thinks and operates, is totally your own. This means that out of 7 billion people in the world, you are a one-off. So if nature has bothered to make you unique, don’t you feel you should accept that you’re important and also that you have as much right as anyone else to be on this planet?