To look at me, talk to me, or casually know me as a friend, colleague, or neighbor, you would probably assume I have great self esteem. I carry myself in a way that says I must be confident, shoulders back and eyes forward. When people address me I make it a point to look them in the eye, and when I walk down the street I move at a determined pace. I was taught to behave this way, because these are characteristics of a confident woman. But, until recently, all of that was just a veil to cover the timid, self-doubting person I really was.