The reasons for the weakness of the child’s personality
Some negative behaviors and psychological trauma may lead to problems in the formation of the child’s personality and affect his self-confidence, continue reading the following article to learn more about the reasons for the weakness of the child’s personality.
Childhood and the pre-adolescent stage are important and basic stages for the formation of the child’s personality and learning the skills of dealing with others, so what are the reasons for the weakness of the child’s personality?
The reasons for the weakness of the child’s personality
Some situations that a child goes through since childhood resulting from the behavior of parents and adults around the child may lead to negative effects on the child’s psychological and mental health, which may lead to the child losing his confidence.
Here are the main reasons for a child’s weak personality and low self-confidence:
The child was exposed to psychological trauma
A child’s exposure to a psychological trauma that greatly affects the normal course of his life may lead to his weak personality, especially psychological trauma resulting from the existence of problems between parents that lead to divorce or separation, because of their influential role in the formation of the child’s personality as parents are psychological support for him at this stage.
The child was subjected to physical or psychological abuse
One of the reasons for the weakness of the child’s personality is his exposure to physical or psychological abuse at the hands of the parents or close adults in the child’s life, which causes him to feel weak and lose confidence in himself and the people around him and his feeling of fear of expressing or defending himself.
In addition, the child’s exposure to physical or verbal harassment and bullying, or through social networks, leads to a negative impact on the child’s view of himself and his feeling of shame for his inability to defend himself, which may lead to the child losing confidence in himself and the people around him and his desire to isolate from his surroundings.
The child suffers from chronic diseases
The child’s suffering from health problems or chronic diseases may cause him to feel weak and unable to keep pace with his peers, whether in physical or academic activities, which may cause an inferiority complex in the child as a result of comparing himself to others children and losing his self-confidence.
In addition, the child’s suffering from psychological diseases, such as depression or illness anxiety, may lead to his inability to integrate with his surroundings, which causes the child’s weak personality and shakes his self-confidence.
The child’s feeling of inadequacy
A child’s feeling of inadequacy, incompetence, or the ability to achieve good results in various activities in his life leads to a loss of self-confidence and consequently a weak personality, especially if he fails to achieve good results in the field in which he excels.
The matter worsens the child’s exposure to criticism or pressure from the parents or the teaching staff to achieve better results, expressing their disappointment with the child or his achievements, or comparing him with his peers and the results they achieve.
Signs of a weak child’s personality
After you have learned about the reasons for the child’s weak personality, there are many signs that the child may show in his words or behavior and indicate the vibration of his self-confidence and the weakness of his personality, which can often be observed through the child’s behavior with others.
Here are the main signs of this problem:
Avoid undergoing new experiences, socializing, and playing with other children.
The child’s continuous criticism of himself and his actions and his lack of belief in compliments or praise as a result of losing his self-confidence and underestimating his abilities.
Comparing the child to himself with his peers and his feeling of inferiority and that he is inferior to others.
Blame himself when there are any problems with him or with those around him.
Focusing on the failed attempts to which he is exposed, or his failure to achieve a specific goal, rather than his successful achievements and experiences.
The child’s desire to isolate and avoid certain places or people, especially if he is subjected to physical or psychological abuse such as bullying.
How can increase the child’s self-confidence?
There are many actions that parents can follow in order to enhance the child’s self-confidence and avoid suffering from weakness in his personality. Here are the most important tips that you can follow:
Ensure that the child feels love and support, and provides psychological support and encouragement when doing the right behavior or performing a certain achievement.
Encouraging the child to express himself and express his opinion without fear of criticism if his opinion differs from others.
Enrolling the child in extracurricular programs and activities in order to expand his awareness, interests, and his ability to dialogue with others and form social relationships, because of their significant impact on the formation of the child’s personality.
Encouraging the child to do his best in the activities he loves without forcing him or pressure on him to achieve certain achievements.
Staying away from harsh criticism of the child’s behavior and comparing it with his peers and being satisfied with constructive criticism contributes to the development of the child’s personality and his ability to accept his personal abilities without comparisons.
Pay attention to the child’s behavior, especially when his usual behavior changes suddenly and negatively, such as his constant feeling of tension or frustration or his unwillingness to go to school, which may indicate that he is being bullied.
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