Building up your self-esteem can be hard enough without actively giving it away. Being too nice, too optimistic, and too compromising weakens the respect you have for yourself and any you hope to get from others. It shows that your needs and your goals are not important. It shows that your success and happiness are not priorities. As a result, you’ll be walked on, bypassed, and left behind. Here are three ways you’re giving your self-respect away.