Instead, self-esteem should be viewed as a a means to achieving positive mental health in the individual which in turn enhances group harmony by ensuring that all group members are happy and healthy. People with low self-esteem are more likely to be anxious, depressed, and stressed are far more likely to be in abusive relationships.
Self-esteem is a contradictory concept to the South Asian culture by the very nature that it focuses on the self as opposed to the group.
In addition, positive self-esteem helps protect against other emotional health issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression and also promotes healthy relationships.

Identify your positive qualities and keep that list with you to glance at anytime you start to feel negatively about yourself. For long-term results, see a counselor who can help you identify the source of your low self-esteem. Increase your self-esteem and you will see an positive changes in your mood, all of your relationships and an increase in productivity at home and work. Because of this, many South Asians are reluctant to address low self-esteem, mistaking that for being arrogant or selfish.

People with low self-esteem tend to be more negative and this will help you think more positively. Doing something that you have been avoiding or that brings high anxiety can help you see your strengths and significantly increases self-esteem.

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