Self-esteem is our sense of self-value and self-worth. It’s what we think of that person staring back at us in the mirror. Many people suffer from low self-esteem which can lead to all kinds of issues such as depression. People with low self-esteem may also make bad decisions, avoid great opportunities, suffer in relationships, and don’t live up to their full potential. If you suffer from low self-worth, chances are you already know. If you want to be certain, however, use this 14 question self-esteem test to assess your levels.
*disclaimer: This self-esteem test, as with all others are subjective and work as a gauge rather than a diagnosis. *
1. Do you have a hard time accepting criticism?
2. Do you often say yes to people when you really wanted to tell them no?
3. What other people think of me, is more important than what I think of me.
4. Do you have difficulty making decisions?
5. I like myself.
6. Are you terrified of failing, or looking foolish In front of others?
7. Do you feel out of place at MOST social gatherings?
8. I need feedback to know I've done a good job.
9. Do you blame others when something bad happens to you?
10. Do you feel like you have bad luck often?
11. Do you talk negatively about yourself? "I can never do anything right." "I suck at life"...
12. Do you often feel like you aren't good enough? For example for your family, spouse, job, etc.?
13. Are you compelled to prove you are worthy or strive to gain acceptance?
14. Will people like you better if you get fit, dress nicer, improve a certain skill, or become smarter?
What Your Self-Esteem Levels Say About You
1 – Low Self-Esteem
There are varying levels of self-esteem and your score from this self-esteem assessment indicates you struggle a bit with self-worth. This means there are some things internally that you need to work on, and that’s okay. It doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you. It just means that the portrait you paint of yourself needs work. Here are some ways to help you do that:
- Start Taking Care Of Your Body & Mind. If you are not already, start an exercise regimen, meditate, and spend more time living in the moment.
- Avoid Comparing. Comparing yourself to others will decrease your self-esteem. You are on your own path.
- Challenge Your Limiting Beliefs. We get our limiting beliefs from an early age. These keep us feeling down, and inadequate. Learn to overcome negative beliefs.
- Watch What You Say. Instead of saying negative things about yourself, start speaking aloud the things you do like about yourself.
2 – Good Self-Esteem
You scored normal levels on the self-esteem test. This means that for the most part, you are happy with who you are. Keep doing things that keep your self-esteem at these levels. Things change in life, so make sure you bookmark my confidence and self-esteem resources here. If you ever need to get back on track, the articles at that link will help.