There are lots of differences between high self-esteem and pride. A person with high self-esteem respects human dignity, as a result respects everyone including himself or herself; she or he does not consider herself or himself above others. But a proud person usually consider himself or herself better than others. No one, absolutely no one can humiliate a person with high self-esteem and of course, he or she never humiliates anyone, but sometimes a proud person can be easily humiliated. High self-esteem has deep roots, but pride is on the surface and can be easily ruined.