self-worth vs self-esteem : Common Errors in English

About self-worth vs self-esteem

To say that a person has a low sense of self-worth makes sense, though it’s inelegant; but people commonly truncate the phrase, saying instead, “He has low self-worth.” This would literally mean that he isn’t worth much rather than that he has a low opinion of himself. “Self-esteem” sounds much more literate.

self-worth Meaning(s)

  • (n) the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

self-esteem Meaning(s)

  • (n) a feeling of pride in yourself

self-worth in News

  • Getting their kicks in Vernon

    Karate can be an important part of the developing process that a child goes through on the journey toward adulthood. Karate develops positive social skills, feelings of self-assurance and self-worth, and the tenacity to face life’s challenges and strive for success. These values and skills, linked to a successful education, provide the ingredients that will better assure a child a fulfilling and ...
    on June 7, 2013 Source: The Record

self-esteem in News

  1. Tips for shopping for swimwear

    Swimwear shopping can do a number on the self-esteem of almost any woman, but don’t let that keep you from hitting the beach this summer. Use these smart shopping tips to help you find a suit that flatters your shape and fits your sense of style.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Goodwill Hosting Workshop to Help Participants Improve Image and Self-Esteem for Job Hunting

    Good hygiene and self-esteem are two important factors to consider when job hunting.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: WIFR Rockford

  3. Goodwill hosting workshop on self-esteem in job searching

    Two important factors in job searching are self-esteem and good hygiene, and Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is hosting a workshop for clients to achieve both of those goals.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: WREX-TV Rockford

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