283 Bad Habits (The ULTIMATE List of Bad Habits)

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Bad Habits That Show Lack of Self-Esteem

Self-confidence and self-esteem are issues for many people. They have problems interacting socially. They get nervous and may display many of the nervous habits that we talked about before. But in addition to those nervous habits they may also showcase habits that show their lack of self-esteem.

If you display any of these bad self-esteem habits on a regular basis, you may want to work on building your confidence. Saying daily affirmations is one way to build your self-confidence. You can easily make affirmations that are tailored directly to you and your needs. But here are some sample affirmations related to self esteem that can help you get started: (Self-Love Affirmations & Self-Reliance Affirmations). Bad habits related to self-esteem include:

Bad Habits That Show Lack of Self-Esteem

224. Saying “yes” to everything

225. Negative self-talk/self-criticism

226. Back down when opinions are challenged by others

227. Being indecisive with simple decisions

228. Fearing failure

229. Taking constructive criticism personally

230. Sweating the small stuff

231. Afraid to share your opinions in a conversation

232. Giving up too easily

233. Comparing yourself negatively to others

234. Slouching

235. Fidgeting

236. Claiming your successes are just luck

237. Buying things because others like them, not because you like them

238. Social withdrawal

239. Excessive preoccupation with personal problems

240. Letting fear stop you from trying new things

Bad Conversation and Social Skills Habits

If you want to achieve a measure of success in life, it is often important to be able to work well with others. A key component of working with others is conversation. You can either make a good impression or be that guy who rambles, interrupts others, and monopolizes the conversation.

Looking at the list below you can see there are a couple of “buckets” to bad conversation habits. Some are further offshoots of the lack of self-esteem above. These include not holding eye contact, using “umms” and “ahhs,” and excessive throat clearing. The second bucket comes mostly from being a bit selfish in conversation.

Whichever bucket your bad conversation habits fall into, chances are people either rarely hear what you think, or really don’t want to hear what you think. Both are bad. Fixing these habits will help make you an effective communicator.

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Bad Conversation & Social Skills Habits 

241. Forgetting names of people you meet

242. Repeating yourself

243. Being unfriendly

244. Not holding eye contact

245. Rambling

246. Excessive throat clearing

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247. Forgetting what you’ve told someone

248. Gossiping

249. Finishing other people’s sentences

250. Interrupting others

251. Monopolizing the conversation

252. Saying “ummm” and “ahhh” frequently

253. Picking fights

254. Being overly critical

255. Being argumentative

256. Being a know-it-all

257. Bragging

258. Name dropping

259. Overuse of slang

260. Exaggerating

Bad Organizing and Cluttering Habits

Not doing your dishes every day does not make you a bad person, but it probably does make you a disorganized person.

The little things, like keeping your home and office clean and organized, are actually more important that you might realize. Many years ago there was a social theory called the broken window theory. The core concept of this theory was that when you take care of the little things in a town, like broken windows, people feel more pride and civic duty, and other factors like crime go down.

This experiment has been repeated many times, on the macro city level and on the personal micro level. The results are always the same. Taking care of the little things like cleaning makes you more efficient and happier, and has results that far outstrip the effort you put into these tasks.

If you are a little bit on the messy side, taking the time to address your “broken windows” (bad cleaning habits) below might be something worth your time and effort:

Bad Organizing & Cluttering Habits 

261. Arranging items instead of cleaning them

262. Letting your wires/cables become snarled and tangled nightmares

263. Throwing your clothes on the floor, not in the hamper

264. Not dusting

265. Not taking off shoes when you enter your home

266. Saving broken things to fix…someday

267. Having no schedule for decluttering/organizing/cleaning

268. Keeping items/clothes you haven’t worn or used in years

269. Buying stuff you don’t need only to keep it at home

270. Putting dishes in the sink and not washing them

271. Hoarding

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