Self-esteem - Honsbridge International School - Exceeding Expectations


Self-esteem is how we value and perceive ourselves.

It’s based on our opinions and beliefs about ourselves, which can feel difficult to change.

We might also think of this as self-confidence.

Signs of healthy self-esteem include:

  • Pursuing things you enjoy and taking care of yourself
  • Speaking up for yourself and being assertive
  • Being able to focus on your own life without comparing yourself to others
  • Not worrying so much about rejection, failure, or not fitting in
  • Talking and healthily thinking about yourself
  • Being able to accept yourself and your situation as it is (self-acceptance)

People with high self-esteem are more likely to set lofty goals, focus on personal development, and persist in the face of failure.

“I got my own back.” – Maya Angelou


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