In the past year, the topic of self esteem has become a hot topic in social media, with posts ranging from “You’re not worth a damn” to “Your body is worthless.”
And in some cases, people are calling out their own self-worth.
One such example was a tweet by the self-styled “Feminist Rap Genius” Shanti Vyas, who said she felt guilty for saying, “I am not worth any shit.
I am just trying to get through the day.”
“What the hell are you going to do with your life if you don’t deserve to have one,” she added.
Vyans self-esteem article “Self-esteem is a complex thing,” said Dr. Lisa E. Soto, a professor of psychology at the University of Florida who studies self-talk.
“It’s a complex construct.
If you have no self-confidence, it’s a lot easier to fall into the trap of self-hatred.
It’s a trap people fall into because of the stigma around depression.”
“It can also be really dangerous,” she said.
Sotos research has shown that if people are afraid to say they’re not good enough or aren’t worthy, they’re more likely to use words like “weak,” “unfit,” and “less than.”
Self-esteem can also increase feelings of isolation.
“People who are insecure about themselves are often more likely than those who aren’t to be able to relate to someone who feels insecure,” said Soto.
The researchers have found that when people feel insecure about their self-image, they have more negative thoughts about themselves.
When you feel more negative about yourself, you may feel less motivated to make positive changes to your life.
In a 2016 study, researchers found that people who were more self-confident reported having fewer negative thoughts when they had positive self-perceptions.
“There’s no doubt that feeling insecure about your worth is a very strong predictor of depressive symptoms, but there is a lot of evidence that there’s also a lot more that goes into feeling insecure,” Soto said.
“So, if you’re feeling insecure, the more you have the anxiety about feeling worthless, the less likely you are to be having positive self image.”
How to treat self-doubt?
“A lot of people feel that the best thing they can do is to avoid expressing their self esteem at all costs,” said Vy, the self esteem expert.
I’m open to that possibility. “
The most important thing is that you can express them, and that you’re open to the possibility that maybe they might be true.
I’m open to that possibility.
We need to not be judging people, or looking for a way to explain away our own feelings.””
But it’s really important to understand that we need to be careful in our conversations.
We need to not be judging people, or looking for a way to explain away our own feelings.”