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The Biology of Low Self-Esteem and What To Do About It

December 4, 2014 Emily Roberts MA, LPC

Past experiences, biological underpinnings, and lack of validation perpetuate low self-esteem. We are predisposed to want to fit in, feel safe, and to protect ourselves. When you add in real life experiences, negative thinking patterns, and thoughts that reinforce low self-esteem, it makes it really hard to reduce the intensity of these beliefs. Low self-esteem can be improved when you understand how your thoughts have been created and through validation.

The Biology of Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem can be the result biology and past experiences. How can you overcome that and develop healthy self-esteem? Read this.

You're not a caveman, but our body and mind have been primed to remember the bad stuff. It's a safety measure your brain takes to make sure the saber tooth tiger (or mean person in today's world) doesn't attack you. When your biology and anxiety are running the show, you have less room to think logically. If you learn how to validate your past experiences and talk back to the illogical thinking patterns, you just may improve your self-esteem. In this vlog I will show you how.


Leave your comments and questions below. I hope you are able to see the truth behind your negative thinking and realize that today you are more capable to talk back to these conditioned and often unhelpful thought patterns.

Emily is the author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are.You can visit Emily’s Guidance Girl website. You can also find her on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

APA Reference
LPC, E. (2014, December 4). The Biology of Low Self-Esteem and What To Do About It, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, June 18 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/buildingselfesteem/2014/12/the-biology-of-low-self-esteem-and-what-to-do-about-it



Author: Emily Roberts MA, LPC

Emily is a psychotherapist, she is intensively trained in DBT, she the author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are. You can visit Emily’s Guidance Girl website. You can also find her on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter.

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