how we feel about ourselves
We could describe self-esteem how we value ourselves independently of the world, and how we feel about what we are capable of doing. How we feel about ourselves may shift up and down on a daily basis, depending on the situation in which we find ourselves. As emotional beings, it is natural to react to any given situation. However, depending on whether we have good or poor self-esteem, the same circumstances may either be recognized as just another situation in life that we must deal with, or be perceived as a personally devastating event.