Self esteem and dating
And when those words are negative, danger arises, creating an array of psychological problems that work to reinforce themselves until they are embedded deep within our brains.
In fact, the way you view yourself is so powerful that, in a 2013 study, researchers at the Florida State University College of Medicine found that normal-weight teenagers, who even they were overweight, were more likely to become obese later in life.
But how do you tell if your self-esteem is too low?
Healthy self-esteem doesn't mean loving yourself no matter what you do.
For a start, forcing anything leads to pain and general ickiness.
I’m pretty sure you’re aware of this, but just in case, here’s why: you cannot attract someone who will love you for who you are when you’re afraid to be your true self, are holding yourself to impossible standards, or are putting up with shadiness in the name of being ‘nice’ and ‘loving’.