Nine Common Characteristics of People with High Self-Esteem
Having high self-esteem can improve every aspect of your life, personally and professionally.
Here are the nine common characteristics people with high self-esteem share.
“I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others.”
1. Believe in themselves.
People who have high self-esteem have confidence in their own abilities. They recognize what they’re good at, are confident that they are able to improve where necessary and unlike people with low self-esteem, believe that they deserve to do better. The effect of this is that they are often ambitious in their chosen field and do well in their careers as they consistently strive for improvement and personal success. They don’t waste time indulging in negative self-talk. They take responsibility for their own actions and they don’t look to others to make decisions for them. They do not need the approval of others to feel good about who they are.
2. Know what they want or need.
People with high self-esteem generally have clear ideas about what they want or need and are able to communicate these needs and wants to others. Feel worthy of love and approval. They approve of themselves and are not desperate for other people’s approval. They truly are capable of loving others unconditionally. They don’t have an inner need to change anyone else. They accept responsibility for their lives and the decisions they make. They know their values and roles and what’s really important to them.
3. Effective communication skills.
It is common for people with high self-esteem to be good communicators. This includes having good listening skills which leave them open to taking advice, being open to change and new ideas.
4. Drive to succeed.
Not surprisingly people with high self-esteem have the drive to succeed. They are generally more flexible and find it easier to overcome challenges and disappointments along the way. They don’t worry about mistakes and even when they do make mistakes, they have the inner resources to learn from mistakes and then move on. Mistakes and drive aside, self accountability is a challenge that most successful people struggle with. Life coaches and executive coaches are a great option to help you pave the path that you are most passionate about and are there to help hold your feet to the fire. Even the most successful and driven people find themselves employing the help of a personal development or life coach as an additional perspective and a source to grow, improve, and achieve in many areas of their life.
5. Comfortable with change.
Because people with high self-esteem are comfortable with change, they enthusiastically seek out new opportunities and are open to embracing new ideas. Getting out of their comfort zones is not uncomfortable for them. They are also happy to learn new skills to support them with any new challenges.
6. Enjoy healthy relationships.
With their good communication skills and their enthusiasm to succeed, people with high self-esteem generally enjoy good healthy relationships and are able to accept constructive criticism, without letting it dent their confidence. Because of their confidence they are rarely competitive with others because they are comfortable with their own abilities and accept others where they are at. They don’t put others down to build themselves up and they tend to be forgiving towards others.
They are very focused on self-improvement and success and are often good at planning and setting goals as well as achieving them. They have a sense of purpose and direction and confidently go for it.
8. Able to laugh at their self.
We all do silly things and life happens. They don’t fret and worry about it – they just laugh it off. They understand that laughter is the best medicine. They love life and tend to be optimistic and positive about the direction of their life.
9. Taking care of themselves physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
They take care of themselves physically by exercising and eating well. Emotionally by clearing negative emotions. Mentally by reading, learning new things. Spiritually by meditating on the Bible, being in silence, or praying.
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