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The 11 things we do on Facebook that reveal low self-esteem

The 11 things we do on Facebook that reveal low self-esteem

June 4, 2023

We live in an interconnected world, thanks in large part to the possibilities provided by new technologies and social networks. In fact today Most of us have a profile in different social networks , being one of the most popular Facebook.

But what we publish says a lot about us, revealing features of our personality and / or our emotional state and self-concept. In this article we show you 11 things that we do on Facebook and that reveal low self-esteem .

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Self-concept and self-esteem

Our self-concept is the image we have of ourselves. The idea that we have of our own identity, formed from the experience and the data we get from ourselves and from other people. It is formed by the set of beliefs and thoughts about the self, and is linked to other aspects such as expectations in oneself and in one's own capacity, and the self-evaluation of said image. It is part of the fundamental nucleus of our own identity, our "I".

Self-esteem is the emotional assessment we make of this self-concept, that is, how we feel about ourselves The value that we give to ourselves. Self-esteem has a great relevance to greatly influence how we act, interpret reality and even in the type of needs and goals that we establish to guide our lives.

But self-concept and self-esteem are not something fixed and unalterable, but can be modified throughout the life experience. If we have low self-esteem it is possible to increase it through various methods.

However, most people only use merely surrogate methods, remaining beliefs of little self-worth. For example, through social networks . In this way the self-esteem is not really modified, requiring for it a deeper work at different levels.

Things we do on Facebook that reveal low self-esteem

Social networks are a very powerful tool, which it allows us to stay connected , communicate and show part of our lives to acquaintances or even to the whole world. In people with low self-esteem, this can be used as a way to supply it, seeking to reinforce it through the appreciation of others and the feeling of belonging that social networks like Facebook offer.

Below you can see 11 things we do on Facebook that reveal low self-esteem, usually through the exaggerated search for attention. But you have to keep in mind that we're just talking about low self-esteem when it comes to a pattern of habitual behavior : it is not enough that some of these things have been done (mostly quite usual) to be able to think of a negative self-perception. And in any case we would be before signs and not irrefutable evidence.

1. Make or answer comments like "Like and I write you"

This is something that while it may not seem very frequent, says a lot about the way we use social networks. Who makes them seeks a positive reaction to their own activity by others.

In the case of those who usually respond to this type of message, their actions may be due to different causes, as sympathy or attraction towards who publishes or the type of publication made, but it may also be due to the need for others to interact with him or her (which is achieved through fulfilling the request of others).

2. Self-comments and autolikes

Although it is not usually so frequent, many people comment on their own publications and even indicate that they are to their liking explicitly. Although behind there may be different types of attitudes, one of the most common is self-motivation and the attempt to encourage self-esteem as if other people had succeeded in having published. It is also frequent to be done due to the desire to produce an effect called in the comments and likes.

3. Share everything

Where I have been and with whom, what I have done, what I have eaten, what I have bought ... one of the things we do on Facebook and that reveal low self-esteem is the publication of all the details of our life, even minor aspects . They tend to be especially indicative comments on one's own body shape, mood or love, as well as mention only achievements.

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4. Post compulsively

Linked to the previous aspect, it is so remarkable that we publish how often. We may have something to say or we want to share from time to time, but people who do not stop publishing things over and over again several times a day may be indicating that they have an altered emotional state and low self-esteem that they try to temporarily supply with the attention of others.

5. Discuss everything

The other side of the coin. While publishing everything constantly is indicative of wanting to be served, the same can be said of trying force interaction with others commenting on all possible publications.

6. Provoke discussions

Although discussions and criticisms are aspects that can diminish a person's self-esteem, they are still a type of interaction. The person who feels ignored and in need of approval can try to resort to this type of tactics so that others support or criticize him in search of an attention that can be conceived as a convening power.

7. Use of hints in the form of publications, songs

The hints are often used to force an interaction with the person to whom they are addressed, or to arouse interest in the person in question or what he has been able to do. They can take the form of publication, commentary, photography, video or song, for example. And they do not necessarily have to be used in a negative sense or as a taunt , but also can refer to positive aspects such as emotional attachments, crushes or thanks.

8. Accept as a friend anybody

Unsafe people with low self-esteem often see their self-perception reinforced if they have a high number of friends. In addition, the more people have added more possibility that someone see us. There is usually a collection of friendships and usually accept a large number of strangers. In this sense we must bear in mind that unnecessary risks can be taken to be able to acquire details of our private lives.

9. Publish selfies constantly

Probably most of us know people who do not stop posting pictures of themselves in different positions. Some in positions that seek to be suggestive, show physical attributes or with little clothing, tend to be published with the intention of feeling admired or admired (This is common in both sexes) and receive approving comments that corroborate what they need to feel and externally strengthen their own esteem.

10. Use of "Quiz" type applications

It is not strange to see from time to time that some acquaintance uses or even creates questionnaires and applications regarding what is known about certain aspects, or even the degree to which others know them.

While it may be mere curiosity and entertainment, they may be indicative of either seeking to draw attention to one's own person (if the questionnaires are created in relation to oneself) or of seeking to increase one's self-concept and self-esteem. through the domain of different themes. As with all other aspects, we must bear in mind that what is indicative is the systematic abuse (It is not enough to use one from time to time).

11. Try to reflect a life that we do not carry

Statistically, most people try to present their best image on networks. It's normal, but in some cases it can lead to people with low self-esteem make a fictional life that they do not really have , falsifying details and even images and videos.

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