If you bask in the sauna, you may self-steam. But the expression labeling people’s opinions of their own worth is “self-esteem.”
“Self-esteem” is also sometimes misspelled “self of steam.”
Two recent blog posts serve to remember James Leisy, founder of William, James & Company:
By Paul Brians: "Goodbye, Jim—and Thanks for the Memories."
By Tom Sumner: "Goodbye, James | Goodbye, Franklin."