Problem

Low self esteem

Other Names:
Lack of self love
Absence of self affirmation
Low self-image
Low resident self-image
Self-depreciatory operating images
Inadequate self-image
Self-doubt
Loss of self-respect
Worthlessness
Nature:

Low self esteem contributes to a wide range of social problems including alcoholism, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, crime, child abuse, chronic welfare dependency and poor educational performance.

Claim:

Virtually every social problem we face can be traced to lack of self-love. Present-day people do not affirm themselves and therefore cannot genuinely affirm others. The most affirmative stance they can take toward another's interior gifts or exterior good fortune is jealousy or cynicism. Dis-affirmation of self comes partially out of severance from the past. Because of this people cannot see their historical worth or build an adequate self image or self story. They thrust a pseudo-self at others and, in so doing, do not participate in genuine relations with them.

Reduced By:
Narcissism
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
05.12.2016 – 07:17 CET