Our esteem is related to how we see our selves and our place in the world. When we have low self esteem we can feel like we don’t belong or don’t deserve our place in the world.
Sufferers may feel like they don’t deserve to be loved or don’t deserve to be happy. They also think negatively about their skills and ability to achieve.
People with low self esteem can feel bored with life and feel like they don’t have the get up and go to change it.
People with low self esteem can fantasies about how life should and could be and can withdraw from relationships/life opportunities due to feeling they don’t deserve them or will get it wrong in some way.