The Effect of Self Esteem on Our Lives

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Our level of self-esteem has a profound impact on every aspect of our life, from how much professional success we enjoy to whom we are likely to fall in love with.  In fact, there are positive correlations between healthy self-esteem and a variety of other traits that bear directly on our capacity for achievement and for happiness.

Healthy self-esteem correlates with rationality, realism, intuitiveness, creativity, independence, flexibility, the ability to manage change, a willingness to admit (and correct) mistakes, benevolence and cooperativeness.

Poor self-esteem correlates with irrationality, blindness to reality, rigidity, fear of the new and unfamiliar, inappropriate conformity or inappropriate rebelliousness, defensiveness, overly compliant or controlling behavior, and fear of or hostility toward others.

Please click on the links on the right side of the page for more information about high self-esteem and the perils of low self-esteem.