Self-esteem is necessary for us to be able to achieve success in life. Self-esteem just like age changes too. We often beat up ourselves over how we handle life situations. That occurs especially when such situations make us feel fearful, depressed feel neglected. While we can not help such situations from kicking in, we keep quite praying that such situations will pass away quickly from us and that once again we could be in control of the situation.
In that situation your concerns are valid. We don’t stay the same throughout our life, similarly our self-esteem changes too. There are some slight changes that keep on happening in our life over the years thus states a study published in a Psychological Bulletin journal. when is the age when your self-esteem is the highest? can you guess?
If you are in your 20s, 30 and even early 40 then you would need to wait for some few decades for you to reach that stage. The age at which you thought your natural instincts along with your self-esteem would be spiraling down, would indeed be spent in a pretty great shape (at least mentally).
Basically, throughout in life we spend our time building a life that we appreciate and feel proud of it. reaching its peak at the age of 60 means you don’t care anymore about what others think of you, instead, you feel happy and more confident about your personality.
The journal studies 300 previous studies done on self-esteem. They defined self-esteem as ” a person’s subjective evaluation of his or her worth as a person” across different age groups. They found out that self-esteem increased with age and picked at 60 and then remains constant for some decades. they also discovered a sharp declined at the age of 90.
Originally published in the timesofIndia.