Self esteem is the way we view ourselves, the thoughts we have about ourselves and the value we place on ourselves as people.What is a 'balanced view'?
If you have low self esteem it's likely that you'll have difficulty acknowledging and celebrating your positive qualities.
Developing a balanced view, by learning to acknowledge and appreciate your positive qualities,is a way to improve self esteem.
There is no real evidence that appreciating your positives will lead to smugness or complacency, or be met with criticism or disapproval from others.
A clear, realistic assessment of your strong points is a vital part of good self esteem.
Ignoring or undervaluing your good points keeps low self esteem going.
Having low self esteem can be like being a post box - you only accept what fits with what you are used to. We reject anything which does not match the slot. In doing this we accumulate matching information.