How does self-esteem affect us?
Q. Why do you think people do harmful things to their bodies such as smoking, binge drinking, taking drugs, not eating properly or having unprotected sex with casual partners?
Did you think of any of the following reasons?
- They don’t regard themselves or their bodies as important
- They think these activities will make them feel better about themselves and allow them to escape their true feelings
- They think other people’s opinions of them are so low that their behaviour can’t make it worse
- They are easily influenced by others