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Which of the following statements regarding self-esteem is MOST accurate?
The higher one's self-esteem, the better. This is because high self-esteem is the key ingredient to success.
Self-esteem emerges from reality; it does not help a person to artificially inflate their self-esteem.
Secure self-esteem is dependent on external evaluation.
Defensive self-esteem is less egotistical, less focused on maintaining status than secure self-esteem.
Praising appearance rather than effort is a good way to build secure self-esteem.