There are lots of times in our lives that our behaviours and the behaviours of others can impact our self-esteem.
Some factors which can impact on our self-esteem include:
Our age – the younger we are, the less self-esteem we are reported to have.
How our appearance is perceived by others
If we face an illness or a disability
If we are victims of discrimination or racism
Financial worries and concerns that may result in us not having the material possessions that our peers have
Our employment status
Our socio-economic or ‘class’ status, examples include; lower class, upper lower class, lower middle, upper middle or upper class.
Think about what factors influence your self-esteem. How do these factors make you feel?