The clue is in the name.

The word isn’t ‘friend-worth’ or ‘he-worth’ or ‘she-worth’ or ‘this-worth’ or even ‘that-worth’.

It’s self-worth.

This means it can only come from you. Not from something outside of you.

So, if it comes from you, then surely it puts you in the driving seat to give worth to yourself?

Or am I missing something here?