How Social Media Is Toxic To Your Self-Esteem
Patricia Love

How Social Media Is Toxic To Your Self-Esteem

Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough? That you’re not pretty or thin or talented enough? If so, then you’re certainly not alone. Many women struggle with self-esteem issues, and it’s often thanks to how social media affects us.

Social media is becoming an important part of the lives of many people. We can interact with our friends, family and even the world at large through social media. Social media has been a great tool for businesses as well. Businesses can use it to promote their products and services by connecting with customers via Facebook, Twitter accounts, and Instagram feeds. But what does social media do for women?

One of the common complaints women make about social media is that it makes them feel less confident about themselves. This is because many women see themselves reflected at them in every post they make on social media platforms. They see how successful their friends are or how much fun they seem to have at parties or events they post on social media.

The feeling of being inadequate can be particularly damaging for women because they’re often told they need to “fake it until they make it” — that is, pretend that they are confident or attractive when they feel insecure about their appearance. In addition, social media can lead women who feel inadequate about themselves to develop low self-esteem, which can lead them towards a path of depression and anxiety disorders.

 In this post, we’ll take a look at how social media can impact our self-esteem. So read on to learn more!

The Battle For Followers And Likes

Social media has taken over the lives of many people. The need for likes and followers has become an obsession. This is especially true for women. They constantly compare themselves to others and feeling not good enough. This can lead to low self-esteem. Studies have shown that looking at other people’s posts on social media can trigger feelings of envy, loneliness, anxiety, and depression. It’s important to remember that what you see on social media is not always accurate. People only post the best parts of their life. So don’t compare your real life to someone else’s highlights reel. Be careful of how much time you spend on social media. Limit yourself to a short time period each day or week. And make sure that you’re following people who make you feel good about yourself. Unfollow anyone who makes you feel bad. Social media should be a positive force in your life, not a negative one.

Unrealistic Beauty Standards

Social media is a positive platform for many people. However, for some groups, including young women, social media can be a source of anxiety and insecurity. The constant bombardment of images of idealized beauty can lead to feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. Studies have shown that women who spend more time on social media are more likely to suffer from negative body image issues. They are also more likely to diet and use unhealthy weight-loss strategies. While social media is a great way to connect with friends and family, it is important to keep in mind that the images we see on our screens are often distorted and do not reflect reality. We should all strive to develop a healthy relationship with social media and remember that our appearance does not define our self-worth.

Comparison With Others

Social media platforms have created a new landscape in which users can connect with others. With the click of a button, users can access a seemingly endless supply of images and information. Social media has become a source of comparison and insecurity for many women. Studies have shown that viewing images of other women on social media can cause feelings of low self-esteem and body dissatisfaction. Women who compare themselves to others are more likely to experience negative emotions such as jealousy, envy, and resentment. In addition, social media comparisons can lead to a preoccupation with one’s own appearance and a distorted view of reality. While social media is an efficient way of staying connected with friends and family, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with comparisons. When used in moderation, social media can be a positive tool for communication and self-expression. However, it is time to take a break from the online world when comparisons lead to negative emotions and behaviors.


Women of all ages increasingly use social media to connect with friends, family, and others with similar interests. However, cyberbullying is a growing problem on these platforms, and it can significantly affect women’s self-esteem. Studies have shown that cyberbullying is more likely to occur against women than men and can be exceptionally hurtful and damaging. Cyberbullied women are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety and may also suffer from low self-esteem. In some cases, cyberbullying can even lead to suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Poor Social Skills

Women of all ages actively use social media. While social media is a great platform, research suggests that it may also have a negative impact on social skills. A study published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture found that women who spend more time on social media are more likely to report symptoms of low self-esteem, such as feelings of inadequacy and insecurity. The study’s author suggests that this may be because social media often gives users a distorted view of reality. For example, people tend to share only the best aspects of their lives on social media, which can lead to feelings of envy and comparison. In addition, social media can foster a sense of isolation, as users become increasingly reliant on virtual interactions rather than real-life ones. If you find your use of social media impacts your self-esteem, consider taking a break from it or limiting your use to a few minutes per day.

Although social media has some benefits, it is important to be aware of the potential negative effects on self-esteem. Women are especially vulnerable to the impact of social media on self-esteem and should take steps to protect themselves from possible harm. By being mindful of the images we see online and tuning out negativity, we can help keep our self-esteem healthy and strong.

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Patricia Love

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As an active Realtor®, and in sales for 45 years in Washington State, Patricia coaches women in sales to “Refuel” by turning their “I Can’t” into “I Can.” She interrupts the negative behaviors that have sabotaged them and helps them create a new path towards positive results. Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”

Patricia’s own story of trauma, death, and a slew of bad decisions as a young adult, forced her to flip her own inner script, or face alternative consequences. By interrupting and healing the negative behaviors that sabotaged her, she was able to find the courage, and new found energy to move forward in all areas of her life. She did this with the action of five words.

These inspiring words created her Exclusive Diamond Method”, as Patricia believes we are all a diamond in the rough, just waiting to shine! So, begin the healing, and shine bright like a diamond.

Contact Patricia to start the new life so you too, will shine!

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