The last one — the development of negative thought patterns — may be responsible for the persistence of low self-esteem in most people, regardless of the initial causes. Actually, no one enters the world with it. Luckily word of mouth has helped me along. Q: Would you say that women more predisposed to self-esteem issues than men?
Confident women get the attention without having to do anything special or go out of their way. A woman may be down and question herself in every aspect of life. Some people assume that women who put effort into their appearance must be struggling with low self-esteem. I am not stereotyping all women and telling the truth to protect men is not woman bashing. Abuse — whether physical, emotional, sexual or a combination of these — often causes feelings of shame and even guilt.