Low self-esteem is a big problem in our world. It’s estimated that 85% of people struggle with it. Why is that? You can google what causes low self-esteem and find articles with lists of varying reasons. However, most of these can be combined into one. This one single thing is the biggest reason people struggle with low self-esteem.
If the single biggest reason is your reason, then dealing with it will help you end your struggle.
Big list of reasons people have low self-esteem
I don’t claim this list of reasons is exhaustive. It’s a collection of what I found in my search from the varying lists for why people struggle with low self-esteem.
1. Disapproving authority figures (parents, teachers, pastors…)
2.Inattentive, uninvolved, preoccupied caregivers
3.Constant strife/fighting by parents or caregivers
5.Belief systems from disapproving authority figures
13.Academic challenges without help or support
19.Society / Media projecting unrealistic body image
22.Negative thought patterns
23.Ongoing medical problem
27.Guilt or shame over previous poor choice/mistake
Thirty reasons is kind of a lot don’t you think? Can you identify with any of them?
What if I told you that only the last three on that list are exempt from the single biggest reason?