The Concept of Self Esteem In Normal Healthy Individuals
Self-esteem, in regard to human interpersonal communication, is the evaluative element of the perception of oneself. Self-esteem is self-appraisal, your perception of self worth, physical attractiveness, social competence of how we relate to others is reflected back to us and constitutes our regard for ourselves.
Our self-esteem begins in-utero and continues to develop after birth as non-verbal dialog, eye and physical contact, the mechanism of interaction between the mother-child attachment of the maternal bond that constitutes the child's foundation of (present and future) self-esteem relatedness. The maternal drive assists the mother and child in biological intuition and non-verbal communication that promotes the child and mother's message exchanges to be interpreted and understood as a feeling of nurturing and love in a positive regard.