What does self-esteem mean?

Definitions for self-esteem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-esteem, self-pride(noun)

    a feeling of pride in yourself


  1. self-esteem(Noun)

    Personal feelings or opinions of oneself.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-esteem(noun)

    the holding a good opinion of one's self; self-complacency


  1. Self-esteem

    Self-esteem is a term used in psychology to reflect a person's overall emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs and emotions such as triumph, despair, pride and shame. Smith and Mackie define it by saying "The self-concept is what we think about the self; self-esteem, is the positive or negative evaluations of the self, as in how we feel about it." Self-esteem is also known as the evaluative dimension of the self that includes feelings of worthiness, prides and discouragement. One's self-esteem is also closely associated with self-consciousness. Self-esteem is a disposition that a person has which represents their judgments of their own worthiness. In the mid-1960s, Morris Rosenberg and social-learning theorists defined self-esteem as a personal worth or worthiness. Nathaniel Branden in 1969 defined self-esteem as "the experience of being competent to cope with the basic challenges of life and being worthy of happiness." According to Branden, self-esteem is the sum of self-confidence and self-respect. It exists as a consequence of the implicit judgment that every person has of their ability to face life's challenges, to understand and solve problems, and their right to achieve happiness, and be given respect.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-esteem in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-esteem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paul Hokemeyer:

    We gain self esteem by doing esteemable acts

  2. J. Petit-Senn:

    Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.

  3. Nathaniel Branden:

    Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.

  4. Erica Renteria:

    It really boosted my self-esteem and it pushed me to accomplish my goals.

  5. Renae A. Sauter:

    You cannot fix, nor are you responsible for another persons low self esteem.

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