What is self-worth?
Self-worth is a complicated thing to define. There is the definition that you can find in the dictionary and then there is a definition that each person will create for themselves. Each individual person is able to create their own definition of what their person self-worth is.
For many self-worth is how they feel about themselves. Some people may feel depressed and think they have little self-worth, while others will be a bit egotistical and feel that they have a lot of self-worth. Self-wroth is a feeling that is felt when a person thinks about what talents they have to offer the world.
Those that have too much self-worth might have an attitude that makes them look and act as if they are entitled to everything. For example a great college basketball player might feel that they deserve good grades without needing to work for them. They feel that they deserve these grades so that they can focus on their sport and not need to spend the hours studying like all of the other students.
This amount of self-worth can be just as damaging as having too little.
Those that are a little down on themselves or lack self-confidence might feel that they have no talents to offer the world. Many may even feel that if they were to disappear no one will notice. If you are a person that has these feelings you should know that everyone has talents and everyone is good at something. All people are important and all people should find and have a reason to wake up and live a normal life.
A famous physiologist, Howard Gardner, came up with a theory known as multiple intelligences, which indicated that all people have talents based on what type of intelligences they had or excelled in. For example, some people are better at visual learning. Meaning they will learn only when the material via graphs, charts, text, etc…He also indicated that teachers needed to acknowledge that their students might be less talented in some subjects, but much more talented in others. Gardner urged teachers to teach to their student’s based on their intelligences rather than teaching them as one collective person.
Gardner’s theory was widely accepted and is still used in education today. Even students and people with mental and physical disabilities are able to excel in certain parts of school and life. Those that do have disabilities should never feel discouraged, but rather accomplished. For they have a talent and they have had to overcome an obstacle most people have not had to overcome.