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As a communication style and strategy, Assertiveness is distinguished from Aggression and Passivity. How people deal with personal boundaries; their own and those of other people, helps to distinguish between these three concepts. Passive communicators do not defend their own personal boundaries and thus allow aggressive people to harm or otherwise unduly influence them. They are also typically not likely to risk trying to influence anyone else. Aggressive people do not respect the personal boundaries of others and thus are liable to harm others while trying to influence them. A person communicates assertively by not being afraid to speak his or her mind or trying to influence others, but doing so in a way that respects the personal boundaries of others. They are also willing to defend themselves against aggressive incursions.


There needs to be an article about the development of self-esteem as an educational concept, with a timeline


Recently something was put on the main Self esteem page saying that wikipedia destroys self esteem (or something close to that). As it turns out, someone in my school saw me type my password and recently confessed to doing this. He also took part in something on a wikipedia page called Frankenbush. I changed my password and this will not happen again.

Confused about why my edit was reverted[edit]

This article is clearly a mess but I got here by searching for terms used in another article (I guess it is a hang out for arrogant people). The heading of that article (Ideal mental health) said it needed more links from other articles, I placed a sentence in this article which linked to that article (and linked the term I used to this article) why is that reverted? For some reason I cannot log in.

rv page blanking[edit]

self esteem is basically something that is like a hurdle to success. its literal meaning is ego, self confidence. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) who replaced the page with this comment, 13:54 14 August 2007 (UTC).edit

Proposed merge with Self-confidence[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
The result of this discussion was not merged and improve both articles to avoid confusion as to the different meanings of the two concepts, "self-esteem" and "self-confidence".  Paine Ellsworth  put'r there  14:31, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

This article deals also with the concept of self-esteem; Wikipedia has a much better one abut it. Λeternus (talk) 10:17, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Support. I think these are just synonyms for the same concept. FuriouslySerene (talk) 21:08, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose. From a psychological theory standpoint, self-confidence and self-esteem are related but distinct constructs. Self-esteem is an appraisal of self-worth based in the cognitive and affective, while self-confidence refers to the trust in one's aptitude for a particular interaction or task. The current self-confidence page is in need of a clean up to remove the unclear distinction between similar concepts (i.e. self-esteem) it carries. Anoesis23 (talk) 00:02, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Citation? Most of the citations on the self-confidence page actually refer to self-esteem. Are there studies that have shown demonstrable differences in the two concepts? I'm not aware of any.FuriouslySerene (talk) 17:42, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
I agree with Anoesis23's analysis, its the fault of the self-confidence page that it gets confused with self-esteem.--Penbat (talk) 18:27, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose - per User:Anoesis23 --DynaGirl (talk) 11:49, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose - per User:Anoesis23 --Penbat (talk) 18:23, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Complete invalid paragraph?[edit]

The first paragraph, instead of defining or explaining the term, it states as below:

"| Great Books Onliner -- Quotes, Poems, Novels, Classics and hundreds more||accessdate=11 December 2017}}</ref> self-respect,[1][2] and self-integrity."

This has nothing to do with Self-esteem definition and it does not stay within Wikipedia's good article etiquette. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thevalos (talkcontribs) 01:33, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Unconditional positive regard[edit]

This article mentions Carl Rogers and then talks about "unconditional acceptance". I thought that the term which Rogers used was "unconditional positive regard". Vorbee (talk) 17:22, 15 June 2018 (UTC)