Whatever the contributing factors to your low estimation of your worth, they are held in place by wrong beliefs you have embraced over the years. The good news is, it can be overcome.
The kid that never had a close friend at school, demeaned by many with hurting remarks about the kid’s clothing etc. This kid got the message: “you are not good enough for us.” Always forced a smile while the others laughed. Kids can be so cruel. No wonder this kid said: “How often I wished I could have spent the day in the restroom.” This kid just wanted to hide and trying to survive the impact of a callous, cruel world without taking on the cynicism and bitterness of the world.
Whatever the contributing factors to your low estimation of your worth, they are held in place by wrong beliefs you have embraced over the years. But the low opinion of yourself can be overcome by replacing those wrong beliefs with right beliefs. “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
When you say: “My self-worth is based on how I see myself in comparison to others and how others view me.” You have it wrong, rather say: “My self-worth is not based on how I or others see me, but on how God sees me because I was created by Him in His image. Not only did Jesus pay the highest price for me by dying on the cross for my sins, but He also lives in me to fulfill His plan and purpose for me.”
“We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10