Researchers have found that positive social relationships, support, and social acceptance helps in moulding the development of self-esteem in people.

Self-esteem is described as a person's overall sense of self-worth or personal value. It simply means that how much you appreciate and like yourself. Healthy Self Esteem does not occur by accident or as a gift. It has to be cultivated and earned through perfect molding.

Low self-esteem can be deeply rooted in our childhood which can be any traumatic experiences such as prolonged separation from parents or their negligence, emotional, physical or sexual abuse etc, Low self-esteem also lowers your self-confidence in life. People with low self-esteem tend to see the world as a hostile place and themselves as to its victims.

Here are a few simple things through which you can actually boost yourself to bring up your self worth

  • Always have a clear cut idea of your strengths and weakness
  • Think positively about yourself
  • Groom yourself and pay special attention to your personal hygiene.
  • Wear perfect attire that will make you feel good about yourself
  • Eat healthy food and maintain a balanced diet
  • Exercise regularly.

Various studies on Development of Self Esteem

"For the first time, we have a systematic answer to a key question in the field of self-esteem research: Whether and to what extent a person's social relationships influence his or her self-esteem development, and vice versa, and at what ages," author Michelle A. Harris from the University of Texas said to the daily.

In a study which is published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers analysed 52 studies involving more than 47,000 participants (54 per cent female) looking at either the effect of self-esteem on social relationships overtime or the reverse effect.

All the studies which are published between 1992 and 2016, included multiple countries like 30 samples from the US, four from Switzerland, three from Germany, two each from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Greece, Russia, and Sweden. Samples ranged from early childhood to late adulthood.

Based on the reports in the studies published, the authors found that positive social relationships, social support, and social acceptance help shape the development of self-esteem in people over time across ages four to 76.

They have concluded that social connections have major influence on one's self-esteem and vice versa.

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