Self-esteem reflects a person’s overall perception of his or her own worth. It encompasses beliefs (for example, “I am competent,” “I am worthless”) and emotions such as triumph, pride, despair, and shame. Possessing little self-regard can lead people to become depressed, to fall short of their potential, or to tolerate abusive situations and relationships. Too much, however, can result in an off putting sense of entitlement, an inability to learn from failures, and difficulty accepting responsibility and/or role in conflict.

Common struggles may include: negative attitude towards self, persistent criticism of self/body, attention seeking behavior, isolation, perpetrator/victim of bullying