Briggs: how a person feels about himself, his overall judgment of himself, how much he likes his particular person.
James Battle: the perception the individual possesses of his own worth .
One’s feelings of self-competence and self-worth
Self-esteem is multidimensional . There are at least 3 dimensions Social Self-esteem Work performance Performance in other tasks Physical Self-esteem Physical appearence Physical ability Performance Self-esteem Relationship with family members Relationship with significant others GLOBAL SELF-ESTEEM
Productive Behaviour: people perform better when they consider themselves competent .
Work Performance: “There’s only one thing that counts in a business: building the self-esteem of your employees. Nothing else matters, because what they feel about themselves is what they give to your customers.” Robert Darvin .
Interpersonal Relations: “You will do unto others as you do unto yourself.” D.C.Briggs .
Psychological wellbeing: “If I were to search for the central core of difficulty is people as I have come to know them, it is that in the great majority of cases, they despise themselves, regarding themselves as worthless and unlovable.” Carl Rogers
CHARACTERISTICS OF PEOPLE WITH HIGH SELF-ESTEEM
FACTORS INFLUENCING SELF-ESTEEM Personal Aspirations Feedback from other people Self-Beliefs Academic Achievement Physical Appearance SELF-ESTEEM Family Environment Task proficiency and accomplishments
CREATE YOUR DESTROY YOU LIFE TRANSFORM SELF-LIMITING BELIEFS INTO EMPOWERING ONES
Let’s share with the person next to you the following basic truths:
You are far more competent than you can imagine.
You are far more lovable than you think.
You are the primary source of your self-esteem.
You are the master of your destiny.
You choose your thoughts and feelings.
You are okay just the way you are.
No one is perfect: we have strengths and weaknesses.
What makes the difference is who you think you are.
YES I CAN! If you think you are beaten, you are, If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you’d like to win, but think you can’t, It’s almost certain you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost, For out in the world we find, Success begins with a fellow’s will, It’s all in the state of mind. If you think you’re outclassed, you are, You’ve got to think high to rise. You’ve got to be sure of yourself before, You can ever win a prize. Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man, But sooner or later The person who wins Is the person who thinks he can! Anonymous