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Who are you?

Written by Karl Perera BA, MA, DipLC
Updated: March 23rd, 2020

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I am means so much. Be who you are.

What message are you giving yourself and others? Is it positive or negative?

Please finish off this sentence, what would you say:

“I am ….(add your own words here)”

If you cannot honestly and confidently say something positive about yourself then how can you build your self esteem, because this will show you have a negative opinion about yourself?

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Write out your most common “I am” sentences now. Not those you want to say but the real things you say in your head or to others.

Share your ideas by writing them below, make a comment too if you wish.

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A few Quotes to Inspire you

With motivation you CAN become more confident and build self esteem.

“We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?”
– Marianne Williamson

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”
– George Elliot

“I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,
The Astonishing Light
Of your own Being.”


“Do not be one of those who, rather than risk failure, never attempts anything.”
– Thomas Merton

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”– Rumi

Knowing what you want in life is an important and huge step in the right direction, so make sure you understand what drives you and what you want to achieve in your life.

Many people forget the lessons of the past, use them to your advantage. What to learn from the past and what should not be forgotten.

New year, new goals

If it’s New Year and you’re thinking of making a fresh start get inspiration here: discover new self-motivation goals and get started on your journey!

Website Author and Editor Bio

Photo of Karl Perera, MA, DipLC Karl Perera is a fully qualified Life Coach (DipLC), Teacher (MA) and author of Self Esteem Secrets. He has taught at various universities including Durham, Leicester and Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge. He has run since 1997 and is an expert in Self Esteem and Self Confidence.

96 thoughts on “Who are you?”

  1. How To Focus on Homework

    I’m tired about my homework,
    I’m tired about my boring university,
    I’m just a guy who want to sleep and play video-games,
    I am friendly,
    I am a student.

  2. Jenny Lind Ulerie

    I am an achiever, bright and caring.

  3. patricia

    Iam unque kind ,caring, loving and hardworking girl. Loving and caring commited wife and mum. learning to be a better person.

  4. lorato

    I am what God SAYS iam,unique,his workmanship,wise,apple of his eye,beautiful and loving daughter.

  5. Monique

    I am ok. Sometimes I feel totally lost. I try my hardness to accept myself.

  6. Samarjit Singh

    i’m simple.
    i’m friendly.
    i’m fun loving.
    i’m out going.
    i’m open.
    i’m thoughtful.
    i’m smile lover.
    i’m enthusiastic.
    i’m me.
    i’m a soul.

  7. Silvana

    I am without opportunities, though I shouldn’t feel that way.

  8. Beverly Maega

    For I am fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God. beautiful, loving, caring and going on beyond what is bothering me, looking at the bright side of life, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.amen

  9. Mabulara

    I am a beautiful young Mosotho lady,i’m loving,humble,caring,so friendly and smart…i’m proud of myself

  10. Esther

    I am working each day to be a better me.

  11. I am caring and working through my grief

  12. Khazimla

    I am a God fearing woman,beautiful,talented not judgementalpatient and smart.

  13. i am trying to be a better person, trying to be more compassionate, less judgemental and more patient. also taking care of myself

  14. Yvonne

    I am fearfully and wonderful made.I am trustworthy
    I am kind.I am beautiful in my own way. I am smart.I am me.

  15. I’m confused because one moment I feel can take on the world by storm and the next I don’t even want to go out of my room

  16. Muguwa Joseph

    I do believe in my self and don’t usually follow the flock.Because of this and my self-esteem,I am honestly,an achiever

  17. I am important I am beautiful..I am strong… I matter

  18. I am trying.
    I am getting older.
    I am sensitive.
    I am learning.
    I am going to be better to myself.

  19. selena

    I am myself.
    I am consistent.
    I am generous.
    I am assertive.
    I am a teacher.

  20. Francesca

    I AM loving and caring for others.

  21. Baxter

    I was quite clever to do my job, but now I’m wise to do with my colleagues.

  22. I am creative, full of zeal and thinker

  23. Stafaine

    I am a creation of God trying to do my best in this life.

  24. guy lionnet

    i am a success..i do everything through Christ who strenghtens me

  25. Brandybless

    I am great and blessed beyond measures. I am a Crowned princess

  26. Chamaine

    I am daughter of God 🙂

    Thanks for your encouragement.

  27. Margaret

    I m great, loving,pleasant& still involving. I m capable of doing great in any new goal I set my mind upon despite all odds surrounded me. I always draw power from God.

  28. I am very calm person. But everybody hate me

  29. Karl Perera

    Solomon that’s wonderful and the way to build better self esteem! Comments should be positive!

  30. Solomon Muthui

    I am the best version of myself, always striving to be a better person every step of my life. I am Solomon.

  31. Rafiullah Bilal

    I m at times feel apprehended specially when confronted to criticism on me

  32. Victor

    I am lost, confused.
    I am jenuinly a shy person.
    I am not myself at the moment and I’m realising that I haven’t been myself in a very long time I miss my old self.

  33. I m kind hearted and helpful but also timid and afraid of others. I m not able to live my life

  34. charity

    I am impatient.
    I am my own worst enemy.
    I am a world class artist.

  35. Brigitte

    I am human, therefore I feel. If I didn’t feel ,I would be medicated. I am happy and serene with who I am. Thank you, Karl, for your words of wisdom!

  36. Anne Marie Goodwin

    I am a strong, joyful, confident and worthy woman.

  37. Anonymous

    I am great
    I am a problem solver
    I am creative
    I am a motivational and a public speaker
    I am part of the economy controller of the world

  38. Venetia

    I am just I am. Not good, not bad, not even indifferent. I have found that life is way to short to sweat the small stuff. There are far too many things that happen that I cannot change because they have happened I can only deal with the residual of the act or acts of what has happened. I say this because once something has happened, it is now in the past and the past cannot be changed. And we all have a past good bad and indifferent. I can only pick up the pieces and try to put them back together the best I can.

  39. Since I don’t have a degree I am nothing to anyone at work.

  40. I am handsome
    I am really confused
    I am complicated
    I am rude:(
    I am a bit broken:(

  41. Evelyn

    I am happy
    I am loving
    I am carrying
    I am extrovert
    I am pretty
    i am respectful
    I am truthr

  42. Tahir Abbas

    I feel nobogy is like me in this world, I am the person with unique abilities and qualities.I can love,help and do awesome things for myself as well as others in this universe.

  43. Aso Angam

    I Am feeling great.
    I Am going to do something great for my friend.

  44. Arosmita

    I am sad and fear about staying alone in my future.

  45. Venessa

    I am fighting for myself. Some things come easier…for the difficult things, I am fighting for myself.

  46. I am generous. I am kind.I am faithful. I am trustworthy. I am open mind. I am hard working.I am perfectionist. I am loving. I am caring. I am decent. I am creative. I am positive. I am a good listener. I am God fearing. I am cool. I am intelligent. I am innocent. I am forgiver. I am realistic. I am social I am motivator. I am grateful and always prefer to remain on giving side. All prays to God for His blessings.

  47. What things are you too concerned about Jorge?

  48. I am hardworking,friendly and too much concerned about things.

  49. I am fearfully & wonderfully made. I am always working on my self each day

  50. I Am

    I Am Loving and Caring 
    I wonder at the magic of human interaction 
    I hear a roaring of the universe 
    I see the plight of others
    I want to be more outgoing
    I Am Loving and Caring

    I pretend to know more than I do 
    I feel the presence of God and those who have gone before 
    I touch the glory of God 
    I worry that I will outlive the one I love most dear 
    I cry at the thought of loss, past, and future 
    I Am Loving and Caring

    I understand there is a God and I am most grateful 
    I say we are children of God and are blessed to be so 
    I dream of experiencing all that life has to offer 
    I do unto others as I would have them do unto me 
    I pray my health will continue for many years to come 
    I Am Loving and Caring

  51. I’m overly supportive and have nothing left for myself.

  52. Christine

    Some days are worse than others.

  53. Christine

    I am totally confused with bookkeeping. I feel worthless.

  54. Sarmishta

    I am inspiration to those who want to know me and calm to those who dont

  55. Margaret

    I am who I am and I hope those who know me recognise my attributes. However, this is no reason to stop trying to grow and improve things in my life.

  56. Care to admit how old you are Maxine?

  57. Philemon

    I am honest,hardworking but too brooding.

  58. Maxine

    I am caring , honest, hard working, kind, pretty.

  59. I am strong,smart,loving and caring person.

  60. I am a very friendly, nice and smart person.

  61. Linda, we need to really work on this because these are such negative statements!

  62. Nwafor Peter

    I am God’s own child.. I am great..

  63. Linda Humphreys

    I am fat
    I am ugly
    I am worthless

  64. Wow! Jola you must have great self esteem then. Good for you. Any advice to others?

  65. Jola Animashaun

    I AM Awesome in all aspects.

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