At what point do you just stop giving a crap about what other people think, and finally feel comfortable in your own skin?
According to a new study, your self-esteem is probably still on the rise. And you won’t hit PEAK confidence until age 60.
The study found our self-esteem starts to rise between the ages of 4 and 11, and then plateaus between 11 and 15. So it stops going up in your teenage years, but doesn’t drop that far either. Which is surprising.
Then after that, it REALLY starts rising until you’re about 30. And it keeps going up more gradually until it finally peaks in your late 50s or early 60s.
At that point, you really stop caring what other people think . . . you’re finally more comfortable with the idea of getting older . . . and most people are still working and making money, which helps.
Our self-esteem tends to drop again around age 70 because of things like retirement, fewer social interactions, and more health issues.
But the people behind the study found that’s not always the case. Some people manage to maintain peak self-esteem well into their 80s or 90s. (Time)