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esteem

negative or positive evaluation of individual qualities or performance (compare STATUS). The term is sometimes used synonymously with STATUS, sense 2 , but the preferred usage is to preserve the distinct meanings in which ‘esteem’ has a reference only to individual qualities and performance, while 'S tatus’ usually relates to systems of SOCIAL STRATIFICATION or CLASS.
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Let us start with the first aspect: What is the "self" we are esteeming? In which sense is a "self" a phenomenon in the world?
If I am esteeming myself, I always precede from my conscious relation to the world (9).
Taking a closer look at the relation between selfhood and self-esteem it seems that to speak of esteeming oneself in the abovementioned sense presupposes different perspectives on the self.