Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Self-Esteem

Dear Readers,

On a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being absolutely no self-esteem (or sense of worth) whatsoever, and 100 being the most self-esteem possible, where would you rate yourself?

Do you get different numbers if you think of yourself unconditionally without reference to other people (i.e., your worth to yourself), as opposed to thinking of yourself in relationship to others and to society (i.e., your worth to the world)?

2 comments:

Caroline said...

I think about 75, regardless of the audience or context. Being pretty impervious to other people's opinions is a mixed bag overall but does okay for my self esteem.

Jeff (Geoff) said...

Caroline,

Thanks for responding. I should take a cue from you and try to be a little MORE impervious to other people's opinions. There are areas of my life where the opinions of others (and rejection in particular) simply does not touch me--being a professional actor for twenty-some years toughens one up. But then there are areas where I am way too vulnerable... makes ranking self-esteem kind of difficult.

Thanks for writing and also for being a loyal reader. I appreciate it.

Best,
Jeff