It's much more valuable and useful to think positively about yourself and your life instead of worrying about your shortcomings. Everyone has their faults and no one knows them quite as well as you, but instead of focusing on the negative aspects of your life, it's important that you seek positive self-affirmation.
Positive Self-Affirmation May Backfire on People with Low Self-Esteem
Child abuse may not just impact a person emotionally; it may also influence their genes. Scientists have found that maltreatment can actually affect the way genes are activated, which could have implications for a child's long-term development.