SELF ESTEEM ASSESSMENT
1. Am I too sensitive to criticism?
2. Am I extremely hard on myself?
3. Do I not own up to my responsibility?
4. Do I blame others?
5. Do I feel like I am a victim to other people and situations?
6. Do I excessively boast of my accomplishments, or conversely, make excuses for them?
7. Do I feel inferior or superior to others?
8. Do I completely avoid taking risks?
9. Is it hard for me to say no when I need to?
10. Do I often say what people want to hear versus how I really feel?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, guess what? You’re human! If you answered yes to many of these questions, it’s time to fix that low self-esteem. It’s time to create a solid belief in yourself. We all have varying degrees of low self-esteem at times. Consistent low self-esteem is usually based on consistently making poor choices and not taking responsibility for them.
We can recognize it in ourselves because it comes out many times when we are around people that are doing a better job of taking consistent action in their lives than we are. For example, when you see someone who is incredibly fit, do you get crushed inside or do you say to yourself, “That’s going to be me soon! I can do it.” When you see someone with more wealth than you, do you say to yourself, “Look at that filthy-rich snob!” or do you say, “They must have really worked hard and created value for many people, like I am doing, to achieve such a great accomplishment!” How do you talk to yourself?
Another good measure of how much you believe in yourself is by how well you are treated by others. To believe in yourself is to have value in yourself. Others will treat you the way you treat yourself. If you value yourself, others will value you. Until you value yourself, no one else will. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.