Negative Effects of Low Self-Worth

If you don’t feel good about yourself, there are some negative things that happen. I saw this in some of the kids in my school. They were intelligent, but something stuck to their souls that made them feel bad inside. They thought people or circumstances were holding them down, but they weren’t. They were holding themselves down by how they saw themselves.

If you will build your self-worth, you can avoid these problems.

1. Poor Self-Worth Creates Chameleons.

If you don’t feel good about you, you don’t know who you are, and you’ll change yourself to mimic whomever you’re with so you will feel accepted. Lots of good kids go bad because of this.

2. Low Self-Worth Makes You Wishy-Washy.

If you don’t know who you are and you don’t feel good about yourself, you won’t trust your own opinion. You’ll always be asking yourself, “What if I make the wrong decision?” You’ll play it safe and never make a choice.

3. Low Self-Worth Invites Rejection.

When people are down on themselves, everybody else gets down on them too. You can spot low self-worth because it starts in kids as bad thoughts about themselves. “I’m no good.” “I’m so dumb.” “I’m no good at English.” As parents, we have to shut these thoughts down.

4. Low Self-Worth Cripples Emotions.

People with low self-worth are always thinking about themselves. They make terrible friends and marriage partners because they need continuous affirmation to feel good. “Am I okay? Please affirm me.” They constantly want affirmation, but they never give anything back.

5. Low Self-Worth Squanders Potential.

When a person feels little about himself, he makes little choices about his life. He squanders his potential by setting little goals and making friends with little people. He reasons, “I’m little, and this is all I deserve.”

6. Low Self-Worth Makes Moral Pushovers.

When you don’t feel good about yourself, you’ll do some dumb, sinful stuff. You’ll look for someone or something to give you some worth. You’ll look to the flesh to get it if you don’t have it in the spirit.