Poor Self-Esteem. - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Poor Self-Esteem. in Urdu

کمزور قوت ارادی کا شکار فرد کو ہمیشہ اپنی صلاحیتوں پر شک رہتا ہے ۔۔ ان کو یہ محسوس ہوتا ہے کہ ان سے کوئي پیار نہیں کرتا ہے ۔اگر آپ خود اعتمادی کی کمی کا شکار ہوں گے تو آپ کو ہر کام کرنے سے قبل ناکامی کا خوف ہو گا ۔ آپ کی خوداعتمادی آپ کو فیصلے کرنے کا اعتماد دیتی ہے ۔خود اعتماد لوگوں کو خود پر فخر ہوتا ہے جب کہ اس کی کمی کے شکار افراد غیر مطمئین اور ناحوش رہتے ہیں ۔ یہ ایک قابل علاج حالت ہے اور روزانہ کی کوشش سے اس کو بہتر کیا جا سکتا ہے-

خود اعتمادی کی کمی کے شکار افراد ان علامات کا شکار ہو سکتے ہیں
اپنی ذات کے حوالے سے پرفیکشنسٹ ہونے کی کوشش کرتے ہیں
اپنی مثبت خصوصیات کو اہمیت نہیں دیتے ہیں
خود کو دوسروں سے کمتر سمجھتے ہیں
اپنے آپ کو بیوقوف ، موٹا ، گندہ یا قابل نفرت قرار دیتے ہیں
ہر وقت اپنے بارے میں منفی سوچوں کا شکار رہتے ہیں
اپنی ہر کامیابی کو قسمت کا مرہون منت سمجھتے ہیں اور اس کو اپنی محنت کا صلاحیتوں کا سبب نہیں سمجھتے ہیں
ہر ناکامی کا ذمہ دار خود کوسمجھتے ہیں
کسی دوسرے پر اعتبار نہیں کرتے ہیں-

ان سادہ سے طریقوں کی مدد سے خود کو بہتر بنایا جا سکتا ہے
سی بی ٹی یا کانجنیٹو بی ہویرل تھراپی
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Summary about Poor Self-Esteem. in English

An individual with low self-esteem has an awful opinion of themselves and is frequently plagued with the emotions of inadequacy, low self-worth, and a shortage of confidence. 

These people continuously face battle of self-doubt and live in continual worry of self rejection. 

It will have a huge effect on a lot of things in their life, inclusive of relationships, overall performance, and general well-being.

What are the Symptoms indicating Poor Self-Esteem?

The symptoms of poor self-esteem are;

  • Persistent self-criticism and negative self-talk

  • Excessive concern about others' opinions and fear of rejection

  • Difficulty accepting compliments or feeling unworthy of praise

  • Avoidance of new challenges or opportunities due to fear of failure

  • Feelings of guilt, shame, or self-blame

  • Doing comparison with others and facing feelings of inferiority

  • Tendency to seek validation and approval from others

  • Social withdrawal or isolation

  • Emotional sensitivity to criticism or perceived slights

  • Lack of assertiveness and difficulty in expressing personal needs and boundaries

What are the Reasons for Poor Self-Esteem?

The causes of poor self-esteem can be

  • Traumatic events

  • Negative self-perception

  • Social comparisons

  • Media influence

  • Societal and cultural influences

  • Lack of support and validation

  • Academic or professional setbacks

  • Negative childhood experiences

  • Setting excessively high standards and fear of failure.

How to Diagnose Poor Self-Esteem?

Poor self-esteem is typically diagnosed through the use of self-reported questionnaires that measures one's perception of self.

Other than this, it includes clinical interviews that probe beliefs and moves associated with self-confidence. 

There are also some checklists or inventories that look for indications of continual negative self-talk and feelings of inadequacy.

How to Manage Poor Self-Esteem?

Treatment for low self-esteem frequently comprises a multifaceted strategy that emphasises:

  • Self-care and self-compassion

  • Building a support network

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

Symptoms of Poor Self-Esteem.

A person with low self-esteem might show the following signs and symptoms:

  • Is a perfectionist when it comes to themselves
  • Minimizes or ignores their positive characteristics
  • Thinks of themselves as inferior to their peers
  • Uses words like stupid, fat, ugly, or unlovable to describe themselves
  • Has constant negative, critical, and self-blaming conversations with themselves
  • Assumes that luck played a significant role in all of their accomplishments and did not take credit for them.
  • When things go wrong, they blame themselves instead of taking into account other factors over which they have no control, such as the actions of other people or economic forces
  • Doesn't trust anyone who compliments them

Causes of Poor Self-Esteem.

Some of the possible significant causes of low self-esteem include:

  • Unhappy childhood in which parents or teachers were extremely critical
  • Poor academic performance in school leading to a lack of confidence
  • A continuing stressful life event, such as a failed relationship or financial difficulty
  • Poor treatment by a partner, parent, or caregiver, such as being in an abusive relationship
  • Chronic pain, serious illness, or physical disability
  • Anxiety disorders and depression

Preventive Measures of Poor Self-Esteem.

Here are some simple techniques that may assist you in feeling better about yourself:

  • Talk to yourself positively
  • Challenge negative 'self-talk'
  • Don't compare yourself to others
  • Tell yourself a positive message every day 
  • Appreciate your special qualities