This is the first of a 14-part series that intends to discuss about the negative effects of low self-esteem. 

Low self-esteem is a state of mind that robs you of energy because you feel that you are not confident about yourself or you don't feel good about yourself in the first place.  It happens overtime and it develops with the experiences that you went through in your life.

Every human being wants to feel a sense of self worth.  All individuals want to feel good about themselves.  But the events that happen in their lives can lead them to develop a thought pattern that they are a failure.  This can lead to a low self-esteem, and its effects can cause them to struggle in life or become offensive to other people.

In this series, we intend to tackle 17 of the negative effects of low self esteem.  These are:

1. Eating disorders
2. Arrogance
3. Pessimism
4. Fear and Anxiety
5. Self Hatred
6. Depression, anxiety and insomnia
7. Fear of rejection
8. Shyness
9. People Pleaser
10. Caring too much about what other think
11. Perfectionism
12. Jealousy
13. Guilt
14. Co dependency
15. Low self-confidence
16. Distorted body image
17. Insecurity

Eating Disorder

Eating disorder is an indication of a person's distorted perception of his physical image.  The way you look at yourself physically has an influence on your behavior and self-confidence.

Low self-esteem and poor self-image are the most common factors that can lead to eating disorder.  It can sometimes lead to depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety.  Anorexia and bulimia are two types of eating disorder that emanates from a poor self-image.

You have to develop a good self-image in order to avoid eating disorders.  This can also help to enable you to take care of yourself better, and one way for you to achieve it is to love yourself. 

Arrogance

Arrogance is a sense of one's importance that shows in an insulting manner.  This is how nawol.org defines the word. It gives a person the feeling of superiority and self-righteousness.

Arrogance is a compensatory mechanism used by people with low self-esteem in an attempt to cover their insecurity. 

Arrogance stems from poor self-esteem.  It makes people feel superior to others because they are too concerned about their image to other people, yet they are not comfortable with themselves.  People who have healthy self-esteem don't need to prove to others who they are because they are please with who they are and they don't need to tell the world about it.

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