A Gallup poll I recently read about said 2 out of 3 Americans suffer from low self-esteem. That’s almost a whopping 70 percent of the population!
I’d guess the numbers are about the same for most other countries, though I don’t know for sure.
Other interesting facts about self-esteem:
Self-esteem expert and best-selling author Jack Canfield says the average child hears 432 negative statements every day, but only 32 positive statements.
The California Task Force for Personal and Social Responsibility has this to say:
About 80 percent of humans suffer psychological damage from words.… Read more
“Self-Esteem by John Cali”