Have you ever looked into the eyes of someone and noticed that the person's self-esteem or confidence was low or high? You can tell when a person's self pride is low because their eyes are dull and they seem to look away from you or towards the ground when they are speaking to you.
What makes a person have low self-esteem or confidence?
There are many reasons why a person may have a low regard for their self but two of the most common reasons are they feel like:
1. They do not matter at work or with their family and
2. No one listens to them
#1 Reason for Low Confidence: They do not matter at work or with their family
A person can develop a low sense of self worth easily if they feel like the work that they do does not matter. I have seen this happen a lot with women who self sacrifice their time to tend to the needs of their family and their family members does not take the time to show them that they are appreciated. Many mother's complain that they do not feel appreciated.
#2 Reason for Low Confidence: No one listens to them
How often do you see people at your place of work and you just walk by them with a simple wave of your hand? How often do you take the time to ask your co workers or your family members how they are doing? When was the last time that you asked some one close to you how was their day?
How can you increase the self-esteem or confidence in others?
You can increase the self-esteem and confidence in others by instilling value in them and by encouraging them.
If you want to improve a person's self regard, you should tell them all of the things that they do well and how important they are to you instead of telling them all of the things that they do not do well. The more that a person feels like they do matter, the more strengthen they will become. You can even ask them "Do you know how special you are to me?"
You can increase the self-worth in others by setting aside at least 15 minutes a day and listening to them. You can ask your coworkers and your family members how you can assist them or what is the one thing they need you to help them with.