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10 Characteristics of People with High Self-Esteem

By S. Renee Smith, Vivian Harte

People with a strong sense of self-worth exhibit a number of characteristics. When you see these characteristics reflected in yourself and your actions, you’ll know you’ve arrived:

  • They appreciate themselves and other people.

  • They enjoy growing as a person and finding fulfillment and meaning in their lives.

  • They are able to dig deep within themselves and be creative.

  • They make their own decisions and conform to what others tell them to be and do only when they agree.

  • They see the world in realistic terms, accepting other people the way they are, while pushing themselves to change in a more positive and confident direction.

  • They can easily concentrate on solving problems in their lives.

  • Their relationships are loving and respectful.

  • They have thought about what their values are, identified them, and live according to these values every day.

  • They speak up, calmly and kindly telling others their opinions and what their own wants and needs are.

  • They endeavor to make a constructive difference in other people’s lives.