From the time we were little, through interaction with primary caregivers, extended family, educators, friends, and other people influence our personalities and we are partly shaped into who we are, and what we believe about ourselves, and how we interact with ourselves and the world when we are adults.
For some, this collective experience may have resulted in what is referred to as a balanced individual who has a healthy self-esteem, a balanced self-concept. We feel free and brave enough to go out into the world and flourish.
For others though, it may be fraught with challenges, where we do not feel good enough, do not trust ourselves enough and find the world a very scary place. The messages and beliefs we have taken on throughout our lives can cripples us, and life, and living can at times feel overwhelming.