The Single Biggest Reason People Struggle With Low Self-Esteem

The Biggest Reason People Struggle With Low Self-Esteem

10. Life experiences.

Trauma is personal and there are so many things that can happen in life to a child, or adult that strips their sense of safety and value.

11. Comparison.

The Single Biggest Reason People Struggle With Low Self-Esteem
The Single Biggest Reason People Struggle With Low Self-Esteem

Insecurity is what causes comparison. Something negative happened to reduce a person’s sense of value (trauma) for them to compare themselves to others and come up short.

Read How Smartphones and Social Comparison are Making Us Unhappy?

12. Discrimination.

Being selectively set aside screams that “you have no value”. When this happens repetitively it buries that lack of value deep in the psyche.

13. Society/Media projecting unrealistic body image.

It works in a similar way as discrimination and comparison. Add in some parenting styles and/or bullying to see how deep this trauma goes.

14. Harassment.

Can be a form of blatant abuse, bullying, and/or discrimination.

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15. Humiliation.

There are so many ways this can take place. Without immediate follow-up of support, trauma will result.

16. Negative thought patterns.

Unless they stem from temperament or mental illness they have an origin in some form of trauma in this list.

17. Ongoing medical problem.

A medical problem in itself can be traumatic. But when a person feels bad about themselves for not being able to overcome it, they believe it’s their fault. Belief systems are addressed above.

18. Financial trouble.

Financial trouble can happen for many reasons and sometimes is traumatic in and of itself. But when a person feels bad about themselves for it, their trauma root is in their belief system.

19. ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences**).

Similar to CEN many people are unaware of ACEs and so fail to recognize, deal with, and overcome the trauma it causes.

20. Divorced parents.

Divorce, no matter how amicable, is traumatic. Oftentimes, if not every time, a child blames themselves. Subsequently, they diminish their own value and form a negative belief system.

Read How You Love Differently When You’re A Child of Divorced Parents

21. Guilt or shame over previous poor choice/mistake

When thinking about life. Always remember this!: no amount of anxiety can change the future
The Single Biggest Reason People Struggle With Low Self-Esteem

Self-condemnation is rooted in poor belief systems. The good news is that no matter where you find yourself on this list there’s hope. You can heal from trauma and build a healthy sense of self.

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Written by: Danielle Bernock
Originally appeared on: Daniellebernock.com
Republished with permission
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