No matter where you are today it seems as if the expression “self esteem” keeps cropping up. If a person is successful in business and in life they are said to have “high self esteem” whereas if they are unsuccessful they are said to have low self esteem, but is it really that simple? What exactly IS self esteem and why is it seemingly so important of a concept to so many people?
Defining Self Esteem
The process of defining self esteem can be a tricky business. For one thing, when listening to people talk it comes across as both a “thing” and an “experience.” For another thing the concept seems to be all tangled up with societal expectations and commonly held misconceptions.
A stripped down definition of self esteem would be to say that it is an experience; specifically that it is a way of experiencing the self and … Read More