Low self-esteem is a state of not having confidence in who you are. I guess. I really don't understand what low self esteem is and how you would overcome it. Maybe that is why I cannot move on with my life and still feel so much anxiety and worhtlessness. Can someone please help me to truly understand what it is and what can be done to overcome it. I do know that as soon as I do something wrong I feel anxiety and hatred for myself. I think that I start with a little snowball and turn it into an avalanche. In my mind I make situations worse than what they really are and I avoid small problems until they are huge problems. I wonder if this has to do with low self esteem.