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Self-Esteem - Psychology Definition of the Week

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideJuly 24, 2010

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Definition:In psychology, the term self-esteem is used to describe a person's overall sense of self-worth or personal value. Self-esteem is often seen as a personality trait, which means that it tends to be stable and enduring. Self-esteem can involve a variety of beliefs about the self, such as the appraisal of one's own appearance, beliefs, emotions and behaviors. Learn more about self-esteem.

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August 29, 2012 at 5:50 am
(1)JYsays:

it?s very important to have self esteem..

November 19, 2012 at 8:06 am
(2)Scott Cunninghamsays:

Hi Kendra,

I am currently in a PsyD program and reference your material often. I hope you keep up the good work. Thank you for your knowledge.

Scott

January 15, 2021 at 11:19 am
(3)mesays:

Hi hi hi. I love myself and I have high self-esteem!

March 14, 2021 at 9:34 am
(4)csays:

To define selfesteem is to put ones self up on a pedastal. I teach my daughter to use the defintion of self worth instead..

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