Self Esteem

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Question: Self-esteem is a person positive and negative evaluation of self. How can discrepancies between the real self, ideal self, and ought self affect self-esteem.

Self-esteem could be defined as how a person feels about his or herself. It determines if you are satisfied with certain aspects of your life, for example, your appearance, your personality, your abilities and your relationship with others. Usually people are very judgmental with themselves comparing themselves with others and making decisions about themselves based on the comparisons that they made. People constantly estimate or appraise themselves. Therefore it could be that self-esteem refers to the positive or negative evaluation of ourselves. (Kassim 1996)

Some people have a higher self-esteem that others do and this could influence the way they think about themselves. Self-esteem could be linked to a persons

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