The Difference Between Self-Love, Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

The Difference Between Self-Love, Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

People often think that self-love, self-confidence and self-esteem are one and the same. But that’s not true. While they do support each other and are built from similar factors, they are different aspects of the way you view and treat yourself.

Self-confidence is about trusting yourself and your abilities. For example, you can be confident in one area, such as cooking, painting, or communicating, but then insecure in another, such as dancing or public speaking.

Self-esteem is about how you see yourself. It’s about your perception of your worth. Good self-esteem comes from being proud of who you and what you do. And it might be related to just one piece of you.

Whereas Self-love is an overall self-acceptance of who you are as a person, despite flaws, that creates an inner desire to take good care of yourself and focus on what makes you happy.

Often, we are confident in one area of our lives, so we delude ourselves by mistaking self-esteem for self-love.