Some of the characteristics of low self-esteem include: Makes self-disparaging remarks. Sees self as unattractive, worthless, a loser, a burden, unimportant, and/or takes blame easily. Lack of pride in grooming. Difficulty in saying no to others; assumes not being liked by others. The fear of rejection by others, especially peer group. Person has lack of any goals for life and setting inappropriately low goals for self. The inability to identify positive characteristics of self. Person is anxious and uncomfortable in social situations.