The Origins of Low Self-Esteem

Hard data on self-esteem is hard to come by. Humans are infallible beings with large egos, so admitting that we have low self-esteem can feel like a failure and, ironically, decrease self-esteem even further. A report by the charity GirlGuiding found that a growing number of 16–18 year old girls are unhappy with how they look. A stark 75% of girls who are unhappy with themselves engage in negative activities like cutting, bullying…

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