Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is as important as the one we pass on ourselves. Nearly every psychological problem – from anxiety and depression to self-sabotage at work or at school, from fear of intimacy to chronic hostility – is traceable to low self-esteem. In the chaotic and competitive world we face today, both personal happiness and economic survival rest on how well we understand self-esteem and nurture it in ourselves and in others…While poor self-esteem often undercuts the capacity for real accomplishment, even among the most talented, it does not necessarily do so. What is far more certain is that it undercuts the capacity for satisfaction.
Sources: CEO Refresher, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
Subject: Personality / Behavior