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    I agree with the people who say it's not related to type.

    Out of the NFs I know, it seems to average out at about medium self esteem. There's one INFJ who's self-esteem is ridiculously low, one ENFP with fairly low self-esteem, and one INFP with really high self-esteem, but most of them fall somewhere in the middle.

    I'd say the corrolation is more between perceived self-esteem and type, like NFs might appear to have low self-esteem when really they're trying to be modest. Kind of the opposite sort of thing as the NT's perceived confidance.
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    I think it depends on life exerperiences. NTs, SJs, SPs all can suffer from low self-esteem if they went through some crappy times growing up- emotional abuse, for instance- are wounds that people commonly cover up, but it takes years and years to heal.

    Even if a person appears to be smiling/happy, it doesn't mean that they're not suffering from low self-esteem/depression. Some people have a better way of masking it.

    For those who don't deal with it effectively, they resort to really anal-retentive disorders like OCD in order to deal with their anxiety. Others build up unhealthy habits such as over-working, becoming over accoplished because they feel a need to please/impress. That's also a result of a poor self-esteem.

    I think everyone has their own issues. The severity depends on their life stories. Some people are dealt a really shitty deck of cards in life, while others aren't. The key thing is to deal with it in a way that we retain our sense of self/authenticity/valuebleness by saying "I'm good enough. I deserve better." It's about walking away from situations that aren't working, establishing healthy boundaries/learning. Life's tough, but it doesn't always have to be. Hang in there!
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    I have pretty low self esteem.
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    probably low or medium.
    mgiht be because we usually have high expectations on almsot everything.

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    to answer your title. they have low, medium, and high. just like every other personality type.
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    I read the most amazing book on self esteem called the Six Pillars of Self Esteem by Nathaniel Branden. One of his pillars are self assertiveness. I wonder if feeling types who are naturally more sensitive have a harder time being assertive.

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    That so depends on what kind of NF we're talking about...


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    I think INFs tend to come across sometimes as though we have very low self esteem, because we arent typically out in the crowd introducing ourselves and trying to get to know everyone.

    But personally I have very medium self esteem which can be affected sometimes day to day depending on circumstances, ppl, etc.

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    hmmm...i think mine is high...but then...i'm also pretty sensitive (although i really hate to admit it)...so...how high can it be if i'm so sensitive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erinavery View Post
    hmmm...i think mine is high...but then...i'm also pretty sensitive (although i really hate to admit it)...so...how high can it be if i'm so sensitive?
    I think someone can have a very high self-esteem, but one that is also fragile to a degree. Makes sense.

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