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Focus on Professional Development

Increasing Confidence in Self and Others
Using CRG's Self-Worth Inventory©

Part Two: Family

In the article Part One: Self, we outlined the basic importance of self-worth and its strong influences over every aspect of our life. We also provided the questions for Section One of the Self-Worth Inventory©(SWI) on Self.

In Part Two, we get you to measure your self-worth as it pertains to your Family of origin.

Self-worth is determined situationally by positive and negative events that occur within our families, our work settings, our relationships with others, and the relationship we have with our self.

In each of the five SWI categories, it is possible to score high or low. You could score high on the Self scale but low when it comes to your Family.

The segmented approach is helpful in any development track. Why? By focusing on specific areas, we avoid the error of assuming low self-worth in one area automatically indicates low self-worth in another. A person may score very high in one area of self-worth, yet not demonstrate high self-worth in other areas.

That was true for me many years ago, when I completed Section Two: Family of the SWI. I scored much lower in that section than any other category measured in the SWI. I found this insight helpful as I engaged my family during group events and reflected on my relationships with immediate family members.

Self-worth is important to normal psychological development. To adequately cope with the challenges of growing and developing, people need to believe

  • they have the capability to achieve what they need and want, and
  • they deserve happiness and joy in life.
  • If they lack belief in either area, they may be productive in an external sense, but they are probably less effective and creative than they would be if they had high self-worth.

    The effects of self-worth also are seen in career planning and decision-making. For people to make nontraditional career choices or go against family desires or pressures, they must strongly believe in their ability to make appropriate plans and decisions, even though others disagree with them.

    Here are insights research revealed about the importance of self-worth in youth and adults.

  • The family is a strong force in the development of self-worth. The early years are particularly important for establishing an "authentic and abiding self-worth" in a person.
  • High self-worth in parents is crucial to their ability to nurture self-worth and personal effectiveness in their children and others.
  • Young girls who possess positive self-worth are less likely to become pregnant as teenagers.
  • The most important influences over self-worth in children are parents and their parenting style. That was confirmed by a review of research conducted by the London School of Economics.
  • With children, the key qualities to developing higher self-esteem appear to be approval and acceptance.
  • Adults with high self-worth are less likely to engage in destructive and self-destructive behavior, including child abuse, alcohol and drug abuse, violence, and crime.
  • Self-worth and achievement are closely linked to one another.

    As you engage life, your levels of self-worth highly influence the results you accomplish every single day.

  • The Self-Worth Inventory© is a simple yet powerful process to help you measure your levels of self-worth in specific areas of your life.
  • The SWI does not create self-worth; it confirms what is already true.
  • The SWI helps participants gain a deeper understanding of their perception of their self-worth in five important areas.
  • The exercises have been designed so participants can systematically examine their fundamental levels of self-worth for the purpose of self-learning and perhaps group discussion.
  • The SWI provides practical information to assist people to develop and increase their self-worth levels.
  • The knowledge you gain from the SWI assessment will enable you to plan for increased confidence and assurance. That's why many people and organizations use CRG's Self-Worth Inventory© on a regular and purposeful basis.
  • We recommend you consider completing the SWI every 1 to 2 years to track your self-worth levels.
  • The SWI also can assist you and others in your organization to develop self-worth following significant changes or interventions. Recommend it at your next management meeting as an important development option.
  • The following information is from CRG's Self-Worth Inventory© by Ken Keis, MBA, and Everett Robinson, MA.

  • Please complete Section Two: Family on yourself.
  • In the boxes provided, please print the number that best describes your situation regarding each statement during the past month.
  • Be completely honest. There's no benefit to misrepresenting the truth.

  • The Scale

    Less than 20% of the time


    About 21% - 40% of the time


    About 41% to 60% of the time


    About 61% to 80% of the time


    About 81% or more of the time





    Section One: Family
    Self-Worth Inventory©



    My parents showed me love as a child



    I feel secure around my immediate family.



    I am helpful to family members.



    I hold no resentment towards my parents.



    My parents gave me positive encouragement.



    I'm not afraid to ask family members what they think of me.



    My siblings like me ( If you are an only child, project what your siblings would think of you, if you had them)



    I feel good about growing up in my family.


    ‹ Your Family Total


    Here is what the various totals are indicating.

    Total 8 to 19 Low Self-Worth
    Total 20 to30 Moderate Self-Worth
    Total 31 to 40 High Self-Worth

    The above statements represent your thoughts and feelings about the way your family of origin treated you or is treating you now.

  • A low score in the Family category would suggest you think others in your family did not value you as a person. If that is true, you may have strong negative feelings such as sadness and bitterness toward them.
  • A high score would indicate just the opposite—that you felt cared for and respected by your family and that you have strong positive memories and affection for them.

    So how did you do?

  • Did you have responses where you gave yourself "3" or less? How can you improve and develop those "less than 3" areas? What training, coaching, and educational program(s) would help you increase your responses and capabilities?

  • Do feelings between or among your family members need to be healed? Do you need to let go of something or to forgive others or yourself?
  • In future articles, we will outline the 12 Strategies for increasing and developing your self-worth.
  • Click the link below to take your fullSelf-Worth Inventory© today and to forward a link to the SWI to others you care about.

    If you wish to rate yourSelf-Worth Inventory© or want others to experience this opportunity, click the link to immediately access the online version.

    The SWI is only one part of the holistic personal and professional development plan from CRG.

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