4. I am able to do things as well as most other people.
5. I feel I do not have much to be proud of.
6. I certainly feel useless at times.
7. I feel that I'm a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others.
8. I wish I could have more respect for myself.
9. All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure.
10. I take a positive attitude toward myself.
A normal self-esteem is an idea of self that is grounded in reality. This comes through self-awareness and acceptance. If you believe you could know yourself better please do contact a professional.
A moderate self-esteem indicates a need for building a stronger relationship with self. However, professional help may not be necessary.
A few ways to build healthy self-esteem grounded in reality is to start looking inwards and start to understand the person that you are - your abilities and weaknesses - and learn to accept them. This comes through years of self-awareness and self-care.
Low self-esteem is usually found when an individual is not self-aware or self-accepting. It could lead to other problems like depression and an overall bad quality of life.
A few signs that you might have low self-esteem - constantly looking outside for validation and appreciation, self-criticism and low self-worth.
While there are ways to build self-esteem on your own like starting to get to know yourself, seeking professional help is recommended.