1. You’re the “doormat friend.”
If you’re always the one that people ask things for without giving back anything in return, you’re what they call a “doormat.” Do people get away with murder when it comes to you? Are you frequently left picking up other people’s messes? Do people just expect that “you’ll do it”?
If you answered yes, you’ve got no self-respect and are letting people walk all over you.
2. You lose yourself over a relationship.
Do you date men and then in the process, completely forget who and what you are? Do your values go totally by the wayside with the new guy, and do you find yourself doing things you wouldn’t normally do? Are your friends commenting on how much you’ve changed and they aren’t saying it in a glowing manner?
You’ve forgotten who you are and have lost your identity, because you have no self-respect and boundaries in order to stay true to who you are. It’s sad.
3. You act like an attention whore.
It’s not unusual for you to post a half-unclad, or totally unclad or provocative social media selfies. Not because it’s artistic. Not because you want to share a day or night you looked pretty. Not because you’re proud you lost the baby weight or are about to compete in a bikini or weightlifting competition. Not because you’re a model.
It’s because you’re dying for validation that your low self-esteem cannot provide. Instead, you sink to becoming an image or symbol in order to gain attention, which isn’t the same as love. You lack self-respect and self-love.