Fear and self-esteem

Is it possible that self esteem is not our problem? That we fail to do things or fail to try or fail to go out on a limb, not because we don’t believe in ourselves enough, but because we are afraid of rejection? Because we are afraid of what people will think of us if we fail? Because we love ourselves so much that we don’t ever want to appear to have been unsuccessful? Because we are afraid to be honest with ourselves? Because we’re afraid that if we discover our limitations we’ll realize that we’re really not as marvelous as our high levels of self-esteem tell us?

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One Response to Fear and self-esteem

  1. Ricardo Figures says:

    Low self-esteem is a negative evaluation of oneself. This type of evaluation usually occurs when some circumstance we encounter in our life touches on our sensitivities. We personalize the incident and experience physical, emotional, and cognitive arousal. This is so alarming and confusing that we respond by acting in a self-defeating or self-destructive manner. `

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