Self-esteem answers the question, “How do I feel about who I am?” We learn
self-esteem in our family of origin; we do not inherit it.
Global self-esteem (about “who we are”) is normally constant. Situational self-
esteem (about what we do) fluctuates, depending on circumstances, roles, and
events. Situational self-esteem can be high at one moment (., at work) and
low the next (., at home).
Low self-esteem is a negative evaluation of oneself. This type of evaluation
usually occurs when some circumstance we encounter in our life touches on our
sensitivities. We personalize the incident and experience physical, emotional, and
cognitive arousal. This is so alarming and confusing that we respond by acting in
a self-defeating or self-destructive manner. When that happens, our actions tend
to be automatic and impulse-driven; we feel upset or emotionally blocked; our
thinking narrows; our self-care deteriorates; we lose our sense of self; we focus
on being in control and become self-absorbed.
Philosophers are constantly using the word fallacy . For them, a fallacy is reasoning that comes to a conclusion without the evidence to support it. This may have to do with pure logic, with the assumptions that the argument is based on, or with the way words are used, especially if they don't keep exactly the same meaning throughout the argument. There are many classic fallacies that occur again and again through the centuries and everywhere in the world. You may have heard of such fallacies as the "ad hominem" fallacy, the "question-begging" fallacy, the "straw man" fallacy, the "slippery slope" fallacy, the "gambler's" fallacy, or the "red herring" fallacy. Look them up and see if you've ever been guilty of any of them.
The proper way to get your own writing about yourself into Wikipedia if you really think that you can meet the inclusion criteria and are willing to accept having a neutral, non-promotional article, is to make a proposal at Articles for creation containing the text you want, instead of just putting it into the encyclopedia directly, and seek the consensus of the community through discussion. Not only does this provide independent viewpoints on it that can allow you to discover biases you were not aware of having, it also helps provide an indication of good faith and that you are willing to put the interests of Wikipedia first instead of standing in a conflict of interest .