Self-esteem: How much do you value yourself in your daily life?
By Christelle Marchetti | January, 10 2024 |
Self-esteem is on everyone’s mind, and we put a lot of energy into maintaining it. But are some methods more direct than others? Can it be weakened during our lifetime? How do we know whether our self-esteem is our strength or our weakness?
What is self-esteem?
When it comes to self-esteem, only one opinion really matters: your own. And even this needs to be evaluated carefully, as we tend to be our own harshest critics.
Self-esteem is what you think of yourself, and more specifically, what you think of your :
- How you see yourself
- The way you act
- The way you behave
- The way you judge yourself.
It’s the inner attitude that tells you that you’re valuable, unique and important.
Self-esteem is a changing value!
It evolves and is weakened or strengthened in our daily lives, according to our own criteria (success, social life, evolution, love, family, beauty…) and can be weakened by imponderable events (job loss, death, separation, illness, conflicts with those around you…).
To keep a finger on the pulse of your self-esteem, researchers propose a number of self-assessment tools, including the Rosenberg scale. This psychological tool was developed by Morris Rosenberg, professor and doctor of sociology. The scale is based on 10 statements that help us better understand how satisfied we are with ourselves.
How do you measure your self-esteem?
Start by testing the Rosenberg scale, and you’ll find out what your score is.
Read each sentence in the table carefully and note which thought is most true of you by ticking the right box.
Answer all the sentences.
No answer is right; they are personal and specific to your current thoughts. Here are the questions below:
Download the document in editable pdf format and write down your answers easily.
To find out your score, here’s how to calculate your esteem level: each answer equals a specific number of points.
Add up the points and write down your total score.
What do you learn about yourself from this test?
- If my self-esteem level is below 14, self-esteem is very low and limits you in your daily life. Low self-esteem generates self-control, which in high doses limits your well-being in everyday life and generates stress. By freeing yourself from negative thoughts and emotions, you can develop your self-esteem and your vision of life.
- If my level is between 14 and 25, a low self-esteem can be an obstacle to your personal and professional success, to career and life choices that lead to feelings of under-achievement. Individual holistic sessions help to free yourself from these blocks.
- If my level is between 25 and 31, my self-esteem is about average. You’re able to stay on course despite any obstacles or doubts you may encounter. Congratulate yourself, keep a positive and constructive criticism of yourself and, when the need arises, boost it, make it evolve if you feel blocked by your fears or limiting beliefs.
- If my level is 32 or higher, your self-esteem is very strong, and you’re very assertive and indulgent towards yourself. It’s a pillar of your balance that helps you take on new projects, trust yourself and step out of your comfort zone to feel more at ease in everyday life, in tune with yourself!
Self-esteem is like a muscle that can be worked and strengthened. It helps us to be happier every day. Holistic sessions (group or individual) help you develop your self-esteem and gain in confidence!