Can I meet you?
My name is Temitope Adeogun, I am a Freelance Journalist and an Entrepreneur.
In your own words, explain low self-esteem
Lack of confidence in one’s abilities. When one fails to believe he/she can make things happen.
Do you think timidity and low self-esteem mean the same thing?
No. A timid person can get out of his/her shell when necessary but a person with low self-esteem finds it difficult because of fear of what people will say or think.
What do you think causes low self-esteem?
Upbringing and family background, inferiority complex, bad life experiences, health issues, physical disabilities and lack of love.
Have you ever had low self-esteem?
Really? Are you trying to tell me you never had low self-esteem?
Well, I do not allow things people say get to me. The moment I notice I am feeling bad about something, I snap out of it.
OK then, what are the dangers of low self-esteem?
Depression, jealousy that breeds hatred, loneliness and anger.
Advice those with low self-esteem
Looking down on yourself takes away a lot of wonderful opportunities. So, love yourself and be proud of who you are. Avoid negative thoughts, associate with people you love, focus on your positives. Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous, do not be frightened, do not be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Thanks for your time
You are welcome.