We all have a mental picture of who we are, how we look, what we are good at and what our weaknesses might be. How we feel about ourselves can influence the way we live our lives. Everyone wants to feel valued, loved and accepted. People with low self-esteem may feel inferior; as if no one likes or accepts them or that they can’t do well in anything. Judgmental people can contribute to this lack of confidence. Negative comments about appearance, unpleasant jokes and disapproving looks can lead an overweight person to struggle with their self-image.