Effects on physical health, physical pain, physical weakness, deterioration in studies, lack of confidence, self-doubt, feelings of worthlessness, unsociable, poor concentration, poor communication, relationships with friends and family may be affected, anxiety, stress, loneliness, depression may occur
Low self-esteem is not something that simply appears one morning. Rather, it is developed over time. Every day we experience situations that either boost or diminish our self-confidence.
Low self-esteem can affect the physical body if a person begins to not care about his/her physical health.
In the intellectual quadrant, lowered academic performance may be experienced due to a lack of confidence.
The emotional self may be affected as relationships with friends and family are influenced by feelings which coincide with low self-esteem such as, anxiety, stress, loneliness and depression. A person with low self-esteem may avoid social interaction and isolate oneself.
The spiritual quadrant may be affected from feelings of self-doubt and worthlessness.
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