LIVING WITH HIV
What do you understand by the term “self esteem”? Self esteem refers to the way that you think and feel about yourself.
If you have healthy self esteem, it means that you value yourself and have positive feelings toward and about yourself. Sometimes, we can have forms of self esteem that may not be in our best interest. They are as follows:
- Performance-based esteem -
This is self-esteem that depends on things we do.
- Other-based esteem -
This is self-esteem that depends on the opinion of other people.
- Attribute-based esteem -
This is self-esteem that depends on things that I have.