Low self-image or low self-esteem are so prevalent in modern day society with all its pressures, stresses, persistent attainment of high achievements and our celeb culture screaming at society from all communications levels especially with the plethora of social media.
Confidence in self is at the heart of the matter. What creates low self-image is a double whammy of fear and anxiety. “I am not good enough” is the universal phrase that springs to mind.
Such low self-image can lead to feelings of embarrassment, humiliation, depression and dejection. It is good to seek out good professional, experienced counselling if such feelings of inadequacy persist, so to help ‘correct’ such misperceptions about oneself.
Low self-image and attacks
Inadequacy here is the common denominator. Self-esteem attacks, often erroneously called panic attacks, stem from a person often mistakenly thinking they have said, made or done something incorrect, insensitive, rash or thoughtless. They judge themselves as idiotic or plain stupid.
Such attacks can last hours or days. It would be good to seek good counselling. With recovery, these attacks gradually become less frequent, less severe in their intensity, and shorter in duration. Getting rid of these attacks is one of the goals of recovery.
Essentially in building great, healthy relationships at work or socially, it is vital to (re)gain a balanced perspective and set out good behavioural patterns. If because of say issues stemming from childhood, please seek out counselling to redress those ills.
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