Theories About Self Esteem

theories about self esteemSeveral of the original theories about self esteem indicated that it is a fundamental need or perhaps even a type of motivation for human beings.

The noted American psychologist Abraham Maslow integrated self esteem within the hierarchy of human needs. He referred to two variations for esteem: the need for respect coming from other people, as well as the need for self respect, or inner self esteem.

Respect and regard from others includes recognition, acceptance, status and appreciation.

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