Do you like yourself?
I heard a well-educated, highly successful man say the other day, "I don't like myself." He was not speaking in self-pity but simply as a matter of fact. He didn't like himself.
The truth is most folks don't like themselves. We distrust our instincts…we wear masks that represent a self we believe will be more acceptable…we quarrel, boast, pretend, and experience jealousy - all because we don't like ourselves. Mostly we do not know ourselves well enough to have an informed opinion about ourselves.
Are there not people who genuinely like you? Why not take their word for it?
Better yet, get to know yourself. Chances are you'll find out you're not so bad after all.