Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The teenage era is an unstable era of self searching, as many have experienced confidence crisis.
For teenagers, appearance is their main problem. Puberty often lowers their confidence due to the changes in their physical appearances.
"Although not all, often teenagers have presented themselves out of their characteristics due to lack of confidence," explained psychologist Vera Itabiliana in Jakarta, Saturday (9/12/2015).
Lack of confidence will cause a teenager to experience difficulty in expanding and developing their potentials, as it leads to lack of socialization.
In preventing this issue, so the teenager may increase his/her self confidence, Vera gave several tips.
"Teenagers love to stand in front of the mirror. According to a research, the average time of a teenager in spending their time there is 7.7 hours per week. Use the time to mirror as an activity to increase your confidence, by smiling, saying hi to yourself, and also saying positive words," said Vera.
There are lots of factors influencing teenagers' self confidence, such as physical appearance, social experience and the response of others.
"There are lots of factors influencing a teenager's confidence, such as physical appearance, physical condition such as body changes and pimples. Social experience, is as how the child respond to the environmental condition giving a reaction to an issue. Response from others have also influenced if there is anyone mocking or disrespectful to the child's efforts. Well, the child will be down," elaborated Vera Itabiliana when met in Jakarta, Saturday (9/12/2015).
Aside from paying attention on physical appearance, it is suggested that the teenagers build their abilities and talent into becoming full of achievements. Therefore, the self confidence will be boosted.
"What is also important is not forgetting how to maintain and knowing the abilities, as well as the best features, of oneself," she suggested.
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