What is self esteem?

  • Self-esteem is a way of thinking, feeling, and acting that implies that you accept, respect, trust, and believe in yourself.
  • Self-esteem is quiet confidence in one's own worth, dignity and abilities.
  • For information about how to increase or build your own self-esteem, see the page link, further down this page, listed under Related Questions.


The confidence that you have in yourself. In other words, it's how good you feel about how you look or how you act and what sort of person you are.

Self esteem, in the simplest term, is a way for someone to reflect ones overall evaluation of their own self-worth. Its how we think of ourselves whether it is in a positive or negative light, which can tie into self-worth and self-respect. Hope this helps!