It’s fair to assume that each person participates on social media for different reasons and with a different level of self-awareness. For this reason, it affects people differently. If your purpose is to get “Likes” and you don’t and you internalize the poor response then, Yes, it could have a negative impact on your self-esteem.
However, if you have little attachment to likes, follows and how people respond to you then, No, it doesn’t carry enough weight to impact your self-esteem.
To gauge where you are, consider these questions:
- Why am I on social media?
- What am I expecting as a result of my posts?
- How do I feel when my expectations aren’t met?
- Do I compare myself to others?
- How much time do I spend thinking about what does or does not happen on social media?
Consider adding Self-Esteem for Dummies to your reading list for insights and exercises that will show you how to find and stand in your power.
Copyright 2018 S. Renee Smith.