Some of the many causes of low self-esteem may include: Unhappy childhood where parents (or other significant people such as teachers) were extremely critical. Poor academic performance in school resulting in a lack of confidence. Ongoing stressful life event such as relationship breakdown or financial trouble.
What is the number one cause of low self esteem?
Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse may be the most striking and overt causes of low self-esteem. Being forced into a physical and emotional position against your will can make it very hard to like the world, trust yourself or trust others, which profoundly impacts self-esteem.
What illnesses cause low self esteem?
Whilst low self-esteem does not make up a condition alone, in combination with other symptoms it can point to conditions including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.
How do I regain my self-esteem?
Other ways to improve low self-esteemRecognise what youre good at. Were all good at something, whether its cooking, singing, doing puzzles or being a friend. Build positive relationships. Be kind to yourself. Learn to be assertive. Start saying no Give yourself a challenge.