Your self esteem is based on the thoughts and feelings about the way you look at your own body. The way you perceive about how others judge your exterior image can also affect your body image and self esteem on the whole. Due to scrutiny from society and media on what is a considered to be a good and bad body image, people who do not feel they fit the ‘ideal’ category tend to have lower self-esteem these days. As a result, this has led to one of the biggest problems faced by the majority of especially adolescents and young adults, who self-discriminates as they are still in phases of discovering their personal identity in the world.
HERE’S HOW TO CHECK IF YOU FALL INTO THE LOW SELF-ESTEEM GROUP BECAUSE OF YOUR BODY IMAGE
Obsessive self-scrutiny in mirrors
Obsession with exercise or dieting
Thinking disparaging comments about your body
Frequent comparison of with yourself and others
Envious of another friend’s or celebrity’s body