10 things that happen when you don’t love yourself


1. You tend to always put others first (even when you shouldn’t)

Prioritizing your own needs isn't selfish; according to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, fulfilling personal wants and needs is essential for self-actualization and becoming our best selves. 

2. You start to doubt yourself and what you can do

Lack of self-love can undermine self-confidence, causing you to doubt your abilities and focus on flaws, whereas self-acceptance fosters a positive attitude and the courage to pursue your dreams. 

3. You constantly judge your flaws and decision

Excessive self-criticism can damage mental health and result in destructive behaviors, so it's important to be your own advocate and treat yourself kindly. 

4. You can’t say NO

Constantly questioning yourself can lead to people-pleasing, resulting in a lack of boundaries and loss of self-identity, while self-love involves setting boundaries and asserting your own needs. 

5. You become overly dependent on other people

Over-dependence on others, stemming from a lack of self-love, can hinder personal growth and self-sufficiency, while self-trust and love can foster confidence, stronger relationships, and achievement. 

6. You don’t believe in compliment

Lack of self-love can make it difficult to accept compliments or credit, but embracing self-awareness and recognizing your strengths can enhance well-being and self-appreciation. 

7. You’ll have relationship problem

Lack of self-love can negatively impact relationships by fostering dependency, poor boundaries, and vulnerability to manipulation, while addressing these internal issues can improve relationship health. 

8. You lose sight of your self-worth

Self-love helps maintain a sense of self-worth, preventing the compromise of personal values and the tolerance of unacceptable behaviors. 

9. You are prone to develop anxiety and depression

Lack of self-love can contribute to anxiety and depression, while self-love promotes positive decision-making and well-being, helping to manage these mental health issues. 

10. There may be a risk of self-harm

Unaddressed negative emotions from a lack of self-love can potentially escalate to self-harm, highlighting the importance of self-acceptance, identifying triggers, and seeking professional help. 

Swipe up to read the full article.