By Monica Brown

Have you ever stopped to truly consider your worth? Not your job title, your bank account, or the number of followers you have online, but your inherent value as a human being. This value exists independent of external circumstances, and understanding it is crucial for living a fulfilling and empowered life.

The Unspoken Truth: Many of us struggle with self-worth. We chase external validation, compare ourselves to others, and let negative self-talk dim our inner light.

Take the Self-Esteem Test on Psychology Today

This quiz is a starting point for self-reflection. There are no right or wrong answers, just honest introspection.

Instructions: Read each statement carefully and answer based on how strongly it resonates with you:

  1. I feel confident and comfortable in my own skin. (Strongly Disagree – Strongly Agree)
  2. I am worthy of love and happiness, regardless of my achievements. (Strongly Disagree – Strongly Agree)
  3. I celebrate my successes, big and small. (Strongly Disagree – Strongly Agree)
  4. I forgive myself for mistakes and learn from them. (Strongly Disagree – Strongly Agree)
  5. I am critical of myself and my abilities. (Strongly Disagree – Strongly Agree)
  6. I compare myself to others and often feel inadequate. (Strongly Disagree – Strongly Agree)
  7. I feel like I need to constantly prove myself to others. (Strongly Disagree – Strongly Agree)
  8. I prioritise the needs and feelings of others over my own. (Strongly Disagree – Strongly Agree)
  9. I have trouble saying no to requests, even when I feel overwhelmed. (Strongly Disagree – Strongly Agree)
  10. I take time for self-care and prioritise my well-being. (Strongly Disagree – Strongly Agree)


Assign yourself 1 point for each “Strongly Agree” answer to questions 1, 3, 4, and 10. Assign yourself 1 point for each “Strongly Disagree” answer to questions 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.


  • 8-10 points: You have a strong sense of self-worth! You celebrate your strengths, forgive yourself for shortcomings, and prioritise your well-being. Keep nurturing this positive self-image.
  • 5-7 points: You’re on the right track! While you might experience self-doubt sometimes, you generally believe in yourself and your worth. Continue to challenge negative thoughts and focus on your strengths.
  • 0-4 points: There’s room for growth in your self-worth journey. Don’t be discouraged! This quiz is a starting point. Consider exploring resources or therapy to build a stronger sense of self-love and self-acceptance.

Self Esteem Test
Take this free online test to rate your level of self-esteem on Anxiety Centre.com

Remember: This quiz is just a snapshot. Your self-worth is a continuous journey, and there will be ups and downs. Here are some tips to nurture your true value:

  • Practice Gratitude: Focus on the things you appreciate about yourself, your life, and the people in it.
  • Identify Your Strengths: Recognise your talents and accomplishments, big and small.
  • Challenge Negative Self-Talk: When critical thoughts arise, replace them with positive affirmations.
  • Set Healthy Boundaries: Don’t be afraid to say no and prioritise your needs.
  • Embrace Imperfections: Everyone makes mistakes. Forgive yourself and learn from them.
  • Celebrate Your Achievements: Take pride in your successes, no matter how small.
  • Surround Yourself with Positive People: Spend time with supportive and uplifting individuals.

By investing time and effort into your self-worth, you unlock a life filled with confidence, resilience, and joy. You deserve to feel valued, empowered, and loved for who you truly are.

Monica Brown, Changemaker, Activist And Social Entrepreneur, CRW NEWS Freelance Columnist

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