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Self-esteem consists of three elements

Schiraldi The Self-Esteem WorkbookSelf-esteem consists of three elements: unconditional love, unconditional worth and growth This means a deep, quiet inner security that is not easily shaken under duress or after a disappointing performance. Individuals with healthy self-esteem are humble and recognize all people’s worth, according to Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., author of The Self-Esteem Workbook.

His good news are that there are these successful strategies for strengthening self-esteem.

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Esteem and criticism

You might think that giving esteem toward other people means that you can’t express your critical thoughts or your opinion about the person or an action.

Genuine esteem is always expressed with truth and honesty and at the same time with understanding and patience.

Criticism itself can be expressed in two ways.  One is negative and therefore destructive, it doesn’t show understanding and can’t inspire.  The other way is positive and constructive, it helps in recognizing foibles and strengths in a supporting and growing way.

Esteem uses positive criticism knowing that each person wants to grow and to develop himself.  We all want to be better in what we like to do.  Positive criticism helps us in our development by giving ourselves or by getting it through other people with genuine esteem.