Before setting up long-term plans for improving your self-esteem, you need easy, day tot day actions to stop the downward spiral of your thoughts and see immediate, real benefits that will encourage you.
Failure can be a natural step in the learning process or a toxic state that we struggle to keep intact through self-sabotage.
Superior, takes everything for granted, feeds on admiration, a pathological liar. No empathy, no remorse.
People like to be treated as equals, but staying humble is something few people can do. Dominance gestures make people exposed to them, to feel uncomfortable.