Are you asking about self-esteem or about "self(identity)"? If you are asking about self-esteem, my self-esteem is related directly to the remarks, feeling, and attitudes of certain family members toward me. This is my mother and father, my maternal grandmother and -father and my older sister. In a sense, my sister's influence on my self-esteem outweighed and overshadowed the influence of the others I've listed. Other highly significant influences on my self-esteem were my kindly neighbor across the street, my sweet and lovely neighbor on the corner, my other admiring neighbors up the block and Mrs. Schwabenland around the corner. These people set my self-esteem, yet I am aware that my self-esteem has gone through troughs depending on certain life altering vagaries of life. Each trough has eventually yielded to the stable peak these people instilled in me.
If you are speaking about self-identity, I can't say that my essential, inner sense of self-identity has changed since my earliest memories. Albeit, some external manifestations of this essential identity have been modified in the various ways over the years for various reasons including expediency and protectiveness. Nonetheless, on an essential level, what I seemed to be to myself in my earliest memories, I seem to myself to be now--be that good or bad. My self-identity does not seem to me to have had an influence; it seems to me from my earliest memories to have been fixed, innate--for better or worse.