Self Regard

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

Key Points

Definition of Self-Regard

  • Self-Regard refers to one's healthy and balanced sense of identity.  
  • It's about knowing yourself and honestly accepting your strengths and weaknesses - "warts and all."

Why Self-Regard is important

  • People with high self-regard accurately assess their strengths and weaknesses.
  • They openly acknowledge when they have made mistakes and feel comfortable asking for help.
  • This not only helps them make smart choices but also engenders trust from those they interact with.

How ou can improve your Self-Regard

  • Honestly assess your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Seek input/feedback from trusted friends/coworkers about how they see your list of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Cultivate confidence and openness about your strengths and weaknesses.


  • Handout 1
  • Handout 2

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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