Low Self-Esteem Symptoms for Women

Low self-esteem symptoms for women are both physical and emotional. Here are the signs you are suffering from low self-esteem issues. Also, explore more articles on the Authentically Me website to get insights into turning it around and having great self-esteem.

Please, I Want To Please.  puppy looking at you

Women with low self-esteem need to be pleased with what others say and do, never expressing their own opinions or doing what they want to do.

It is ironic that the more they want to people please and get people to like them, the more it turns people away from them as being not authentic or real. People-pleasing will not only not please people; you will never get what you want in life and risk being taken advantage of.

Failure To Launch.

The fear of failure will cause you to talk yourself out of accomplishing anything. This is a sure sign of low self-esteem and a significant factor in causing low self-esteem.

If you talk yourself out of doing things because you might fail, you will never get the joy and confidence of knowing that you can do those things and the satisfaction of knowing you did it! If you talk yourself out of enjoying life because of fear of failing, you have self-esteem issues.

Fear Of Asking.  woman in deep thought

If you fear asking for help, clarifying what someone said, or questioning what needs to be done, you have self-esteem issues.

You feel like you shouldn’t ask just in case someone might think you are not competent or don’t know what you are doing or that your opinions don’t matter; these are all low self-esteem traits.

Life Sucks.

If you feel like you always get the short end of the stick, always have bad luck, or nothing turns out right for you. That is a sign of low self-esteem and puts you into the “life sucks” attitude. You can also not empathize with others because it is all about your troubles and what has happened to you. You become overly sensitive to criticism; even if it could be used constructively to help you, you take it to heart and more reason to criticize yourself.

Negative Coping Strategies.  woman drowning in a wine glass

There are many ways women cope with low self-esteem, and that can be a whole book all by itself, but a sure sign you are having low self-esteem is by using alcohol, drugs, smoking more, or even starting to smoke.

These are popular ways to cope; they numb the feelings temporarily and soon are needed more often as the feelings will never go away with these coping strategies. Then you are in a spiral down because of the other issues they will cause you.

Always Defensive.

When you are not confident in yourself and have low self-esteem, you are overly sensitive to what people might say to you, you get angry faster, and you think that they see your inadequacies and can see right through you. So you get your back up and want to fight back. This is common with low self-esteem as well.

Withdrawing From People.  woman sitting on ground with hands to chest

Suppose you find yourself withdrawing from social situations, not wanting to go to friends to visit, parties, or any place you might have to talk one-on-one.

This can mean you do not want to compare to others or be judged for how you feel or act. You don’t want anyone to know you feel low, and you don’t want to hear about others feeling so good and compare it to yourself. This is a sign of low self-esteem.

Low Confidence.

I saved the biggest for last. Low confidence and low self-esteem go hand in hand; you can’t have one without the other. If you are not feeling confident, you will have low self-esteem.

If you have low self-esteem, you will have low confidence.  Building up your confidence is key to getting higher self-esteem. This is why I emphasize building confidence in any way you can, and it is the best way to build your self-esteem.

Conclusion.  woman spreading arms wide to recieve sunlight

If you have any or even all of the above symptoms of low self-esteem, you should seek help. There are many ways to get help from therapy, books, courses, and meditation. It is very treatable and can be overcome with practice and good self-help and self-care strategies. Below I have linked some great starting ideas. None will cost you money to look at, but they are all tried and true ways to help.

Feel free to look at my website, which has many articles on self-esteem and how to overcome low self-esteem. I also encourage you to leave a message in the comment section that I will respond to.

You may want to email me personally and get my help directing you in the right direction if you are lost on what way to go. I will be happy to support you on this journey to have great self-esteem and become your true authentic self!

My review of an online therapy support website: Online-Therapy.com.

My review of the Self-Therapy Journey website: Self Therapy Journey!

My review of the Self-Love Workbook: Self-Love Workbook.


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