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What do you feel triggers a woman's self-esteem?

Your answer can include anything along the lines of both high and low self-esteem. Sorry, I was trying articulate this question the best way I could. :)


Asked by LanaisSky96 at 8:16 AM on Mar. 15, 2011 in Health

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  • •Self-esteem is a term used in psychology to reflect a person's overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth.

    I don't think self-esteem is triggered... You either have high self-esteem, low self-esteem, or average self-esteem... It's not "triggered", it just is. But, It can be built up or broken down.


    Answer by Crafty26 at 9:44 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • What do you mean by "triggers"???

    Answer by Crafty26 at 8:26 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • I figured someone would come along and ask that :) Triggers could vary from how a woman was raised. For example,  She could've been used as a sample of ridicule i.e. constant put down/teasing from family members. That could follow her into adulthood. She may encounter some of that negative familiarity in a relationship or in the workplace. Since such things have been inbedded into her head from childhood on up, certain words or demeanor could trigger her low self-esteem. Argh! I don't have a example for the high self-esteem part. 


    Comment by LanaisSky96 (original poster) at 8:41 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • The way she was treated by family and friends as she was growing up.
    The way she's treated by people now (boss, friends, co-workers, family).
    What she saw her mother go through if there was anything bad happening to her mom.
    How her father loved her (if he treated her like a princess or an after thought)

    Answer by Alexias30 at 9:04 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Heck, anything, really.

    Answer by sokkamum at 9:05 AM on Mar. 15, 2011