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be held in high esteem

To be regarded with a large amount of respect or admiration. I'll go see if I can persuade the committee, for I am held in high esteem among them. Mr. Ross has always been held in high esteem for all his charity work.
See also: esteem, held, high

hold (someone) in high esteem

To have a large amount of respect or admiration for someone. I'll go see if I can persuade the committee—they hold me in high esteem. I've always held my father in high esteem for his hard work to provide for us.
See also: esteem, high, hold
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Studies have failed to show that high-self esteem improves performance; although, they have shown that high-self esteem is related to persistence and perseverance in the face of failure (Baumeister, et al., 2003).
This section will offer distinctions between respect and self-respect and then esteem and self-esteem, mainly (but not exclusively) following Darwall's writings.
For him the key question is what conditions the self must satisfy in order to esteem itself correctly (Kristjansson 2007: 250).
"Moral esteem" is not given to everyone; it must be "earned." Respect that is earned can also be forfeited.
Their research attempts to advance previous research in this area by providing indigenous evidence about adult aggression and its relation to narcissism and self esteem. So far there is limited indigenous literature that studied the link between narcissism, aggression and self esteem.
Esteem Me offers a curriculum that includes art, language, music, social and emotional development, sensory exploration, anatomy and physiology, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Spanish and baby sign language, just to name a few.
Conclusion: On the basis of the above mentioned results it can be concluded that usually the way an individual perceives and emotionally handles any given situation reflects how much a person is satisfied with life as well as has a better self esteem besides having everyday difficulties.
If we look at the problem deeply, we will find that these kinds of schools have a great person with high self esteem being able to transfer their own future by creation, futurism, sophistication and experience at educational setting [6].
The first approach was to establish factorial distinctiveness via the statistical technique of factor analysis (see, for instance, Sim & Loh, 2003), with the expectation that items from the newly-developed God centered self-esteem scale and items from an established self-esteem scale (namely, the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale; Rosenberg, 1989/1965) would load on their own separate factors (Hypothesis 1) and thus indicate distinctiveness in terms of factor structure.
A great deal of research in the role of self esteem in child development, mental health and adjustment has been carried out throughout the world (Barrett, Webster, & Wallis, 1999; Hirsch & Rapkin, 1987; Leary, 1999; Mayberry, 1990; Zimmerman, Copeland, Shope, & Dielman, 1997).
For example, people who score high on measures of self- esteem tend to overestimate their intelligence, likeability, and attractiveness, making them less realistic about their strengths and weaknesses than people with lower scores (Taylor & Brown, 1988).
Your self esteem is your personal evaluation of yourself.