Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

the degree to which the qualities contained in our self-concept are seen to be positive. It reflects a person's image of themself and their accomplishments. Low self-esteem is often seen in depressive disorders.

SELF-ESTEEM: "Every one needs a fair degree of self-esteem to be healthy mentally."

More On This Topic

Link to This Definition

Did you find this definition of SELF-ESTEEM helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.