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Updated 05/06/2017

In sociology and psychology, self-esteem reflects a person's overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self.


   A Career Transition is one you can lose your self-worth after getting knocked around
   looking for your next job.  And there will be a new job, you just need to stay focused
   on your target and keep moving forward.

   Below are a number of articles that may help you with this particular challenge your
   are facing to help pick yourself up and march forward.

   6 Tips to Improve Your Self-Esteem  |  PsychCentral.com, John M Grohol, Psy.D.
   People are often confused about what it means to have self-esteem. Some think it has
    to do with the way you look or how popular you are with your friends or others. Others
    believe that having a great body will help you gain self-esteem, while others think you
    actually need to have accomplished something in order to have good self-esteem.

   10 Ways to Repair Your Broken Self-Esteem  |  Forbes, Liz Ryan                                                      03/04/2017
Nearly everybody has experienced one or more Mojo Drops over the course of their
    career.  A
 Mojo Drop is a time when you lose your self-confidence and self-esteem.
Your mojo is your belief in yourself -- your life force. You need your mojo. It is your
    fuel source. It powers everything you do.

     How I learned to embrace criticism and become my best self
       |  TheLadders.com, Tasha Eurich                                                                                                                                          05/03/2017
    Everyone has that one piece of critical feedback that annoyingly seems to follow them
    everywhere. And rather inconveniently, the behaviors behind it typically take years of
    work to address. I thought I had put mine mostly behind me, but I recently discovered
    just how much work I still have left to do.
From the earliest days of my career as an organizational psychologist, I’ve been told
    that I can come across as a bit impersonal in work settings.

     How to Increase Your Overall Self-Esteem or Self-Confidence  |  SucceedSocially.com     00/00/2017 
    A core problem for many socially awkward people is that they have poor self-esteem
    or self-confidence. That's often what initially spurs them to seek help. They feel their
    lack of confidence contributes to their social difficulties, not to mention they just want
    to feel better about themselves.

     Improving Self-Esteem  |  SkillsYouNeed.com
    What does self-esteem mean to you?
    You may think of it as your inner voice – the voice that tells you whether you are good
    enough to do or achieve something. Self-esteem is about how we value ourselves, our
    perceptions and beliefs in who we are and what we are capable of. Our self-esteem
    can be misaligned with other people's perception of who we are.

     Self-Esteem  |  University of Texas Counseling & Mental Health Center
    Most people's thoughts and feelings about themselves fluctuate somewhat based on their
    daily experiences. The grade you get on an exam, how your friends treat you, ups and
    downs in a romantic relationship can all have a temporary impact on how you feel about
Your self-esteem, however, is something more fundamental than the normal ups
    and downs associated with situational changes. For people with good self-esteem, normal
    ups and downs may lead to temporary fluctuations in how they feel about themselves, but
    only to a limited extent. In contrast, for people with poor self-esteem, these ups and downs
    drastically impact the way they see themselves. 

     Self-Esteem: The Repair Kit  |  O, The Oprah Magazine                                                                                  01/00/2008
    She spent years looking for validation in all the wrong places—until the day she discovered
    it was hers to give all along.  
In high school I was voted "biggest flirt." (Look at me! Value me!) 
    I justified it by saying I was only being fun.
When I got older, that clamoring morphed into something more overtly physical. I justified it
    by saying I was simply expressing my sexuality, which is natural and healthy and right. 

     Self-Esteem  |  GoodTherapy.org
Self-esteem is the degree to which we feel confident, consider ourselves valuable, and respect
    ourselves, and this greatly affects our well-being. Self-esteem exists on a continuum, from
    high to low, and low self-esteem is associated with self-doubt, self-criticism, social isolation,
    suppressed anger, and shame. Low self-esteem is also a symptom of several mental health
    conditions, including anxiety and depression.