Here are a couple of quick facts about healthy self esteem:
1) A person with healthy self esteem respects themselves and others. They also feel like their life (as well as others lives) is important.
2) Self Esteem begins to form in early childhood, and is shaped by those closest to us.
3) Healthy self esteem is formed when early on, a person is surrounded by love and is made to feel important.
4) Healthy self esteem is formed when a child is given a balanced, honest view of themselves – not critical or overly optimistic.
5) Healthy self-esteem is usually teamed up with a healthy character.
6) Excellent character must be reinforced over and over to achieve healthy self esteem.
7) Critical and constant negative feedback is a killer of healthy self esteem.
8) A person with healthy self esteem will gravitate toward positive relationships.
9) A person with a healthy self esteem is usually very open to learning and accepting feedback.
10) A person with a healthy self esteem recognizes their abilities, but can also recognize and accept their flaws.
People with healthy self-esteem do not need to create pretend identities. – Bell Hooks