SYMPTOMS OF LOW SELF-ESTEEM
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Makes negative "I am" statements.
Fears new experiences and changes; lacks trust.
Has exaggerated responses to defeats or disappointments; wants to be perfect, but sees self as far from perfect.
Frequently boasts; exaggerates successes to cover up feelings of inadequacy.
Eager to please; strong need for approval and constant support.
Neglects physical appearance to an extreme degree.
Demonstrates poor eye contact.
Strong need for material possessions.
Reluctant to express own ideas; lacks belief in self.
Lacks accountability; feels hopeless.
Lacks energy; passive; sees small task as very large and intimidating.
Low level of self-awareness; uses lots of energy to maintain a false image.
Overly sensitive to criticism, but overly critical of others.
Psychologically isolated; lacks a supportive network.
Has frequent psychosomatic complaints.
Habitually puts others down.
Focuses on the past.
Apologizes excessively; lots of negative self-talk.
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