It’s how an individual emotionally evaluates themselves.
Self esteem encompasses beliefs such as ‘ I am competent,’ ‘I am worthy,’ and emotions such as happiness, shame, despair and pride.
Self-esteem is an enduring personality characteristic (trait), although it can vary from time to time.
There are three components to self-esteem.
1. An essential human need for survival and healthy development
2. It’s automatic and based on a persons beliefs and consciousness
3. Which occurs in conjunction with the persons behaviours, feelings and actions.