Does Social Media Affect Your Self-Esteem?

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:

  1. Why am I on social media?
  2. What am I expecting as a result of my posts?
  3. How do I feel when my expectations aren’t met?
  4. Do I compare myself to others?
  5. 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.

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