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
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.
Bad Conversation & Social Skills Habits
241. Forgetting names of people you meet
242. Repeating yourself
243. Being unfriendly
244. Not holding eye contact
246. Excessive throat clearing
247. Forgetting what you’ve told someone
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
258. Name dropping
259. Overuse of slang
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