What is it?
How does one increase it?
Should it be increased?
How would one help a friend with unrealistically low self-esteem?
Should it be earned (given based on evidence)? or should it be unconditional?
Note I am already aware of the following threads:
How is your Self-Esteem?
The Downward Spiral of Self-Esteem
I just wanted to start a more general discussion.