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A new study by Time.Com reported that you won’t hit your self esteem “peak” until much later than you may actually need it to.

Are YOU comfortable in your own skin, or do you still worry about what others think of you. Chances are, your self esteem is probably still on the rise.  

The “Time” study revealed that while your self esteem really begins to grow in your late teens through age 30, most people do not hit PEAK self esteem and confidence until they are 60 years of age.

The study showed that normal self esteem begins to develop between the ages of 4 to 11 years of age but then will plateau between 11 and 15 years. And while self esteem does stop rising in your teen years, it doesn’t drop that far either, which may be a bit surprising. After your teen years, esteem steadily rises through age 30, where it continues to gradually climb and finally peaks in your late 50’s through age 60.

By age 60 most people have stopped caring about other people’s opinions of them, most are still working in their careers and making money, and have gotten used to the idea of aging.

After our peak esteem age of 60, it usually tends to drop back down because of things like health issues, retirement and less social interactions. But many behind the study found exceptions to that premise. Some people managed to maintain peak self esteem and image well into their 80’s and 90’s.

Is your self esteem still on the rise? According to this study, if you’re under the age of 60, your still growing. Ouch!


Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .