Last Updated on October 5, 2020 by Brittany
Low self-esteem can be detrimental to progress and can keep you from reaching new levels in life. Sometimes we may have an event or string of events that make us question our self-esteem. However, there are times when we are dealing with low self-esteem but are unaware that is what the culprit is. If you are unsure if you fall in the low self-esteem category here are 10 warning signs of low self-esteem in a woman.
1.) Giving up to soon.
How long should you keep trying?…until. This is the mantra you should live by when attempting to succeed at anything in life. However, if you find yourself stopping and starting things regularly this is a sure sign of low self-esteem. You see when you have high self-esteem, and a belief in your abilities you will fight for whatever it is you want. This is for a couple of reasons.
- You know you have the ability to achieve whatever you want.
- You have the belief that you deserve what you are seeking to achieve.
Life is about finishing things not starting things. When you can push through the hard times and make it out on the other side this means your belief in yourself is strong.
2.) The comparison trap is one of the sure signs of low self-esteem in a woman.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with admiring someone’s career, or pair of banging red pumps! However, when you find yourself going over all of the things you lack in comparison to what someone else has that’s when the waters get murky.
When you are operating in a state of high self-esteem you are happy for others but still, love who you are. There is no need to weigh the pros and cons between you and someone else because you accept yourself with all of your imperfections. Nobody is or has a perfect life, and while on the outside it may seem that way we never know the burdens someone else carries.
What others excel at maybe things that aren’t meant for your purpose. So coveting them would be disrespecting who you are. You only get one YOU. There is nobody in this world just like you. Embrace who you are, and be grateful for all of your gifts. It is only when you stop playing the comparison game that you can fully enjoy the benefits of high self-esteem.
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3.) Finding distractions in social situations.
Ever been to a get-together or social gathering, and find yourself glued to your iPhone or cleaning out the millions of receipts in your purse? Sure maybe you are waiting for an important call or haven’t seen the bottom of your bag in ages but sometimes its more than just that.
If you find yourself trying to keep occupied to divert attention off of yourself or to keep you from having to make conversation this could be a warning sign. Truth be told there are many introverts with great self-esteem, and we all like to be left alone from time to time. However, if you constantly avoid interaction with others this can be more than just a personality quirk. It may be a sign of a decrease in self-esteem.
4.) Not valuing your own opinion is one of the signs of low self-esteem in a woman.
Now there are times to bite your tongue, and times to speak up! A woman with high self-esteem knows that her opinion counts! Listen we all have valuable thoughts to share with the world, and as long as we can keep a filter on how we present those they should be heard. Although, stepping back from speaking up because of fear or criticism is a lack of belief in your opinions.
The world revolves around the opinions and suggestions of others. Some of the greatest leaders in the world changed things by just speaking up with their good ideas and using their voice. Next time you have an opportunity to share a beneficial suggestion…do it!
5.) Having a hard time making a decision.
There are times in life when we must weigh the options, and think of the possible outcomes when making a decision. However, if you find yourself contemplating every single minute decision this may have more to do with you than the actual choice.
Self-esteem means that you have a belief in yourself and your abilities. This means knowing that you can make a decision, and even if it doesn’t turn out the way you imagine you can handle the consequences. Get off the fence just decide.
6.) Showing signs of a lack of confidence through body language.
Have you ever heard the saying “your energy announces you before you enter a room?” People can tell a lot about how someone feels about themselves just by the way they carry themself. Do you find yourself…
- Holding your head down when you walk?
- Looking away to avoid eye contact?
- Sitting immediately when entering a room of people?
- Twisting your hair?
- Biting your lip or cheeks?
Theses are tale tell signs of low self-esteem in a woman.
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7.) Not being comfortable in your own skin shows signs of low self-esteem in a woman.
Can you run out of the house without a full face of makeup? Are you able to meet for coffee in a cute sweatsuit VS a full glam outfit? If not self-esteem may be the culprit. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look your best! However, there are some times when it’s just not feasible to have a full contouring session when you’re late for yoga.
Ladies, sometimes it is OK to be the real you, and let the world see who you really are. That pimple on your face, and cellulite on your thigh, is a part of what makes you real! Nobody is perfect, and until you accept your imperfections is will be a challenge for you to love yourself.
You have so much to offer this world. It’s time to be proud of who you are and take your power back!
Here is an article on the causes of self-esteem loss for reflection. I hope you enjoy it!
So Many Blessings,