“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”Eleanor Roosevelt
All students know at some level what it feels like to be humiliated. When this happens, the person who is hurt has a decision to make– he/she can either buy into the criticism and be made to feel small and insignificant or he/she can resist feelings of inferiority and defeat the criticism through positive thinking. It takes tons of energy to build and maintain a strong self-esteem in the midst of criticism and humiliation but it’s energy well spent and leads to the development of a strong character.
You have control of your self-esteem.
Your self-esteem is determined by others.
What is the best way to raise your self-esteem?