It’s ok if people don’t like you

It’s ok if people don’t like you. Most people don’t like themselves.

We used to spend far too much time worrying about what others think – and sometimes our biggest critics are the ones we’re doing better than (or have the potential to be better than).

Low self-esteem often begins in childhood; teachers, friends, siblings, & parents send us positive and negative messages about ourselves. Low self esteem seems to be a real problem; particularly in our teenagers today. Some research indicates that social media is a big part of it – always “out there”, “exposed”, easier to compare ones life vs an the illusion of someone famous posts – plus the internet trolls etc who create fake accounts and have cause a number of teenage suicides.

Improve self esteem?
1) Recognise what you’re good at!
2) Build (and surround yourself) with positive friends and relationships
3) Be kind to yourself, don’t put yourself down
4) Learn to become assertive
5) Learn to say “no” (which also helps fight peer pressure)
6) Give yourself a challenge

About Stu Dunn

With a background in sales and behavioural science, I enjoy learning more about people, behaviour, psychology - which led into motivation - and more recently - sales again. Having started my own real estate company with my wife, it's time to merge interests.
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