Self-esteem involves how you think and feel about yourself: Do you really know who you are? Do you like yourself? Do you feel competent? Do you sec yourself as worthwhile and okay? Violence and abuse always affect self-esteem in a negative way and indicate that self-esteem is a problem. People with high self-esteem tend to be respectful and nonabusive with others. The following list presents signs that indicate when self-esteem is present. No one has them all, but they can offer some ideas for you if you want to pinpoint areas to work on in improving your own self-esteem.