A Self-Esteem Quiz

Improving your self-esteem is a lot of work. Start by asking yourself these questions.

1. Is your self-esteem based on what others think of you?

2. Do you do things to make other people happy, even if it makes you feel bad?

3. Do you have a hard time being happy for others when they succeed?

4. Do you call yourself names like "stupid" or "dummy" when you make mistakes — or sometimes even when you don't?

5. Do you have a hard time taking risks?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your self-concept or self-esteem may be distorted. If you answered yes to three or more, then you are not living authentically.