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Questions tagged [self-esteem]

When the question is related to the belief and confidence in your own ability and value.

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How can I improve my selfsteem [on hold]

Well I think my lack of self-esteem makes me feel jealous of the people around me ... even of my best friend. I really need to give myself the love I give to others. Any advice?
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How to invite my band-members/coworkers to give me feedback on my performance?

I recently joined a music band that's composed of four colleagues with who I don't work (different projects & teams), but I know them well since we have lunch and banter next to the watercooler ...
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How do I improve my presentation skills in the seminar? [closed]

I am an engineering student and I have to prepare seminars frequently. Seminars count for the marks scored and credit. I'm given a topic, I prepare it thoroughly and make a good content slide. All my ...
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How to tell a coworker that you would like to date them?

I think I'm in an intricate and precarious May-June/May-July situation. A woman colleague, let's call her Mary, seems to have a crush on me. She has: clung to my arm while walking, tried to coyly ...
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How do I help someone that has really low self esteem and gets crippled by failure?

Background I have a close friend with many great qualities. She has low self esteem probably because she was always expected to be the best (during school mainly) so even if she performs really well, ...
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Responding to self deprecating jokes I can't relate to

The other day I was talking to an acquaintance--someone I see often but haven't really talked to enough to consider a friend. While talking, this person would make self deprecating jokes about their ...
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Communicating with someone who has stern and intense facial expressions [closed]

I often have trouble with communicating with people who have stern faces and intense facial expressions; usually, they are people in a position of authority, e.g. a manager. This greatly impedes our ...
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How do I express affection and appreciation for a dear friend with low self esteem?

A very dear friend of mine has low self esteem, particularly relating to social desirability and men, and becomes very sad when I've expressed my deep appreciation for her. Compliments just make her ...
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How to react when my girlfriend allows others to insult me to her? [closed]

I've been dating my girlfriend for six months. She's a very nice person and always goes out of her way to make everyone feel happy and appreciated. She's kind no matter what others do/say to her. She'...
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How to help my girlfriend with her lack of self-confidence? [duplicate]

My girlfriend and I are together for little over a year now. She has big problems with self-esteem and little to no sense of self-worth, which I think is at least in part due to parental abuse and -...
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I do art. When people say “draw me”, do I include their physical appearance flaws? [closed]

So I draw little caricature-doodles for fun and am decently good at it. Sometimes people ask me (very casually, not for pay or anything) to draw them. What if this person is overweight or has an ...
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How to help my girlfriend get her confidence back? [closed]

My girlfriend and I have been dating for a little over a year now, and while I consider her to be an amazing person, she has an extremely low opinion of herself, calling herself "worthless" or the ...