Origin of self-worth
Related formsself-wor·thi·ness [self-wur-th ee-nis] /ˈsɛlfˈwɜr ði nɪs/, noun
Examples from the Web for self-worth
Each was in a day-by-day survival mode—each in his own way yearning for self-worth.Filming a Beautiful Town in Decay: ‘Rich Hill’ and the Elusive American Dream|Tracy Droz Tragos|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They saw not only their jobs at risk but also their sense of self-worth.Pity the Coal Miners: A Greener Environment’s Biggest Losers|Stuart Stevens|June 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These are people who live and die, and measure their status, self-worth, and manhood by the size of their bank accounts.$614M SAC Capital Settlement a Sign of Wall Street’s Cynical Calculus|Daniel Gross|March 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And there I was in L.A., measuring my self-worth by whether I could book a job on Beverly Hills 90210.
Their sense of self-worth becomes tied up in what cards they possess.
Be ones advantages never so much or so meager, self and self-worth are at last the determinative factor.Makers and Romance of Alabama History|B. F. Riley
Client-centered therapy focuses especially on difficulties that stem from a client's negative feelings of self-worth.
Raised in this way, people later in life will tend to link their self-worth to internalized parental standards.