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Healthy self-esteem

Self-confident people are more successful, more attractive and healthier. Self-esteem also indirectly has an effect on cardiovascular disease, and strengthens the immune system. Because they are better able to tolerate frustration, self-confident people are better able to cope with stress.

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That means they are less likely to contract stress-related illnesses such as high blood pressure, tension headache and stomach ulcers.