Rosenberg Self-Assessment Scale: Assessing Believe in Myself
The Rosenberg Self- Esteem Scale is a 10 item self report measure of global self-esteem. It consists of 10 statements related to overall feelings of self for or acceptance. The items are answered on a four-point scale ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. Before I start, I would define first what is the word Self-Esteem. Self-esteem is shaped by your thoughts, relationships and experiences. Understand the range of self-esteem and the benefits of having a healthy opinion of yourself. Self-esteem is your overall opinion of yourself on how you feel about your abilities and limitations. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving the respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions and ideas. Moreover, self-esteem has both positive and negative effects depending on if an individual has low or high self-esteem.
In my own reflection about Rosenberg's Self-esteem scale are effectively to use in evaluating the level of self-esteem of individuals. Base on the results I got, my self-esteem score is 22, which I have a normal balance. Rosenberg's self-esteem scale helps me more to realize easily about myself or understand myself. The 10 questions give me more deep understanding. Sometimes I strongly agree, sometimes I agree nor disagree because it depends on what's the fact about me. I strongly agree to question number #1 because I believe that we have our own worth and there is no human being that has no worth. I believe in myself that I am worth it. Furthermore, I am worth it because I am incredibly unique. I'm worth it in the way that I have one thing that all human beings have, this is what we called 'Potential'. I know that there is no human being on the face of this earth who has zero value. Each one of us has value, and everyone's life is their gift. I believe that my value is worth more. I feel that I have a number of good qualities, I agree with that because I have a good quality about myself that helps me to improve more myself and to my perspective in life. We all know that everyone is incomplete. No one is totally good or bad. Everybody has both qualities. I, too, have both good and bad qualities, but there are some distinct qualities which separate me from others and give me different identity. Hard work is the best quality that helps me achieve my goal easily. I am a careful and lovable person which I care and love more to other people than myself. I like to help people in need whatever the situation and matter, I always support the needy people. I like to study a lot and this interest helps me to gain my educational qualifications. Also, I appreciate small things. These qualities and habits have also encouraged me to achieve a better future and build my career. I strongly disagree to question #3 because I believe in myself that I am not a failure. There's is no perfect people in this world, we are all imperfect. I believe that there is no success without failure. We all make mistakes daily, some of them larger than others, but mistakes nonetheless. A large misconception is that failing makes us losers, when in fact it helps us grow and learn more about ourselves. Sure, failing at doing something can hurt and make us upset, but it's how we react to that failure that shapes us as individuals. Every part of who I am today is based off of the failures that I have endured in my past and what I have made of my mistakes. I'm not a failure, but I am an imperfect person trying to be perfect. I believe that being told you're not good enough or don't have the talent to succeed only drives you to try harder and prove yourself. Without failure, we can't fulfil our missions in life. I believe that failure is a part of life and just as important as success. I believe that everything happens for a reason. We fail, so we learn how to grow, we fail, so we know the feeling of sorrow, and we fail so when we succeed it's just that much more rewarding. I agree to question number 4 and 6. I am able to do things as well as other people because I know that if others can do it, I can do it also. Furthermore, I will be able to do things, because I have more plans and goals in life, and also I need to finish my mission that He gives to me. One more thing is I still have a lot to do in this world that I haven't done yet because I believe he has a plan for me, He has the best plan for me. I take positive attitude towards myself. It makes sense for me because positive attitude always define myself, but I'm not telling that I have no negative attitude. The point is I never look down myself and I didn't let those negative thoughts of mine to control me. I focus on my positive attitude because I know it helps me to become a better version of myself. I do not have much to be proud of, in this question I strongly disagree. If there is anything I am proud of myself for, it is how I accept the true color of myself. I'm proud of being me. Being a Marinel G. Lingan. I am always proud to myself and to my flaws, always trying my best to not give up. I'm so proud to myself because even though in this world is hard to live, I didn't give up nor feeling down. I work hard just for my goals and always telling to myself that someday I claim myself as a successful person. Be proud of who you are because being the real you make your life more comfortable. Ignore the person who hates you and cut them off, they don't belong in your life, they are just obstacles. I strongly agree for the question 7 and 8. I satisfied to myself because I believe in my abilities, and it's all about believing yourself. I'm satisfied that I have a supportive and lovable family that gives me courage, love, motivation and support of whom I am. But it doesn't change the fact that I'm not satisfied of what I am now because I am more satisfied if I can reach my goals. I am satisfied of what God has given to my abilities. I do much respect myself as I respect the others. I respect myself because when I was born in this world, I learned how to love and respect myself. Respecting myself in a way I my life and the whole I am. My family taught me to respect who I am and believe that respecting yourself gives you more confidence and increase your self-esteem. I disagree in the statement number 9 and 10. Because I'm not useless, and I'm good at all at the same time. I totally acknowledge that I feel empty, but I definitely I'm not useless. I know that there's some part that I'm a good at all, sometimes not. Furthermore, I live in this world with a purpose.
In conclusion, when we value ourselves and have good self-esteem, we feel secure and worthwhile. When we have healthy self-esteem, it means we have a balanced, accurate view of ourselves. Self-esteem affects virtually every facet of our life. Maintaining a healthy, realistic view of ourselves isn't about blowing our own horn. It's about learning to like and respect ourselves, faults and all. Love ourselves, our flaws or the whole we are.