What is self worth?

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    Dec 11, 2009 4:46 AM GMT
    Ok I'm trying to figure out what composes self worth. I've come up with a few so far:

    Skills/Profession: Being capable of something you're passionate about and generating an income doing so.

    Appearance: Feeling satisfied and happy with your physical being and knowing you're doing everything to maintain a healthy appearance/body.

    Relationships: Having relationships with people that treat you with respect would obviously affect your self worth. As well as finding people with similar interests and values.

    Wealth: Having enough money to feel secure and live to your standards.

    I know everyone is different some people may have high self esteem and their appearance has nothing to do with it. While others attach part of their self worth to their physical being. I'm just wondering every aspect that is or could be involved in someone's self worth/esteem/confidence?
  • jrs1

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    Dec 11, 2009 1:05 PM GMT
  • drypin

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    Dec 12, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    You might also consider something like accomplishment... the feeling of success from setting tasks and goals for yourself and seeing them achieved.

    Sadly let's not forget that some people attach certain external validations to their sense of self worth... the envy of others, how many fans they have, did someone hit on them today, etc.
  • auryn

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    Dec 12, 2009 2:59 AM GMT
    jrs1 said

    LOL! That was going to be my reply.icon_lol.gif
  • ProveMe2010

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    Jun 27, 2010 2:10 AM GMT
    It is something I struggle with everyday....
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    Jun 27, 2010 2:26 AM GMT

    Kidding, I'm practicing for my upcoming appearance on PBS.

    There was a therapist who wrote about this back in the 80s (forget his name, I can look it up later). He said the whole idea of "self-worth" is bogus. I don't recall his reasoning now. It made sense to me at the time - but then, I was an insecure 20 year old who read books written by shrinks, so my judgment about that may be suspect.
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    Jun 27, 2010 3:21 AM GMT
    Excessive and incorrect promotion of self worth is what spawned the "entitlement" generation(s).
    The word "worth" should be removed, as it implies a monetary value.
    Self esteem is important to have, though, because everyone is important to someone.
  • mybud

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    Jun 27, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    Self worth is loving yourself so much that you never put up with other peoples shit.......BUD
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    Jun 27, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    self worth? isn't that measured in hard currency? if you make 30k a year and someone makes 150k a year than he has 5 times as much worth as you....sure you could be a great guy and loving and stuff but you cant put a down payment on a benz with love and idealism