Self confidence or Self esteem?

What is the difference between self confidence and self esteem? I thought I’d talk about the difference here, and also about how they relate so closely to each other, hence the fact that both are mentioned throughout this website.

Definition of self confidence
Feeling of trust in ones abilities, qualities and judgment

Definition of self esteem
Self-esteem is a reflection of a person’s overall self-appraisal of their own worth

So they both reflect a how you might feel about yourself, whether it’s how you feel about your abilities or how you feel about your self worth.

You can change you feel about yourself. It’s not an overnight process, but it can be done. The result of changing these feelings will completely transform your life – I know from personal experience!


  1. Steve Errey says:

    Good for you Michelle! I tend to put self confidence and self esteem together because, as you point out, they both relate to your level of trust and value in yourself.

    I think realising that people can be more confident and have more self esteem is the starting place for perhaps the most important journey any of us can take. The differences that reall inner confidence makes can be extraordinary.

    More power to you Michelle!

  2. Michelle Green says:

    Thanks Steve for your comment and you are so right!

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