Knowing who you are and liking who you are,are two different things. Although people in thier teen age become increasingly accurate in understanding who they are(self-concept),this knowledge does not guarantee that they like themselves(their self esteem),But increasing accuracy in understanding themselves completely,do form perceptions which lead to develop a sense of their self -esteem.Several factors make a difference in determining one’s self -esteem,such as socioeconomic status ,race differences etc
Identity formation plays a major role in developing self esteem. Teenagers try to figure out what is unique and distinctive about themselves-something they are able to do with increase sophistication because of cognitive gain occur during adolescence. Adolescents strive to discover their particular strengths and weaknesses and the roles they can best play in future lives. Discovery processes involves trying out different roles or choices which fit into their capabilities and views of himself and herself.
It's easy to feel bad about yourself if you spend time with people who treat you badly or don't appreciate you.Make a conscious effort to spend more time with people who love you and treat you like you expect to be treated. This can help you to feel good about yourself and challenge your negative thinking.less the negativity more the self esteem.
When you don't like yourself, it's easy to assume others won't like you either. You may find you go out of your way to help others as you feel it's the only way they'll like you. It can make you feel even worse if this help isn't reciprocated.
A good deed is great but over stretching yourself to please others can leave you with less energy to focus on yourself and can affect your mental health.
Find something you like doing and do more of it.You could take up a hobby, join a class or volunteer your time for something you feel passionate about.
You may automatically think you're not good at something. This may stop you from doing the things you enjoy or trying new things, which can make you feel worse about yourself.