In assessing yourself, you must be truly honest so that, if you are determined to seek change, the correct and positive change can be effected. Self-assessment allows you to evaluate your innate qualities and latent talent. Know precisely your natural aptitude and skills and display them whenever and wherever appropriate, otherwise others will not know.
It's important that your assessment of yourself must be as truly objective as you can possibly manage. It can happen that your assessment of yourself is negative, and you accept it as true although it may be wrong. Your wrong assessment is likely to adversely affect your self-confidence and consequently, you behave negatively. In the longer term, your poor self-image manifests itself in your negative behaviour which becomes habitual. You are then judged by your behaviour and what others think of you.
People who have physical handicaps or unattractive appearance tend inevitably to have pessimistic self-assessments. Unless they avoid constant self-assessment and willingly accept themselves as they are, it will only worsen their feeling of self worth.
Although self-assessment is important, it’s never easy to carry out. Other people may not be willing to agree to your personal judgment, however objective it is to you. A positive or too positive self-assessment leads to excessive pride and unconscious arrogance. A negative or too negative self-assessment causes an inferiority complex to develop.