Self-Esteem Essential Reads

On the Modern Self

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on August 19, 2017 in More Than Mortal
Writer Will Storr discusses his new book: Selfie.
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The Truth About Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Have you ever wondered, “Isn’t everybody a bit narcissistic?” Learn the difference between healthy self-esteem and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

How Childhood Emotional Trauma Impacts Adult Relationships

By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on August 01, 2017 in Mindful Anger
There are many ways childhood emotional trauma continues to affect you even after you've grown up.

What Does Self-Actualization Really Mean?

Self-actualization, rather than being a mystical pursuit of personal grown and realization, is grounded in basic functional motives. Clear understanding helps us find ourselves.

Perfectly Wrong: Why Perfection Can Destroy Your Motivation

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on July 21, 2017 in Motivate!
Perfection is elusive and fleeting, yet a coveted desire for many. There comes a time when striving for excellence results in obsession and anxiety leading to damaging behaviors.
Roberta Satow

Writing as Self Development

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on July 18, 2017 in Life After 50
How does writing promote the self development?

The Danger of Secrecy: What Happens to Unanswered Questions?

A child raised in an environment of secrecy receives the unspoken message that the subject of adoption is taboo, and they will continue to have unanswered questions multiply.

How Do You Measure Your Self-Worth?

Basing your self-worth on the wrong things is like building your house on an unsteady foundation. Pay attention to how you measure your value.

Do You Have to Be Self-Centered to Be Self-Actualized?

What would you do to reach your highest potential? A new series of studies raises doubts about the classical view of self-actualization.

How to Reclaim Your Self-Respect After a Bad Breakup

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on June 24, 2017 in Living Forward
The one thing worse than ending a relationship with someone you love, it is hating yourself on top of it. Learn how to regain your self-respect and confidence.

The 5 Defense Mechanisms That Can Sabotage Your Relationship

Defense mechanisms are a common way to manage anxiety, but they can get in the way of your close relationships. New research shows how to make your defense mechanisms work for you.
Bobby Hoffman

Motivating Others? Embrace This Hack to Ignite Performance!

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on June 12, 2017 in Motivate!
Regardless of whether you are running a household, a small business, or a huge company, this Motivation Hack will make the difference between leadership success and failure!

Cultural Identity Theft

Is it harmful to take something from someone else's culture and use it? Psychological science suggests that harm may occur.

How to Start Healing After Personal Trauma

Do you feel too fragmented after a traumatic event? A few lifestyle adjustments can help you feel whole again.

When Distraction Is a Good Thing

By Nir Eyal on June 08, 2017 in Automatic You
Distractions are often seen as a bad thing, but that's not always the case. Here's how you can use distractions to your advantage.
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The Truth About Abusers, Abuse, and What to Do

Abusers seek control because they're insecure, despite any outer success. Learn to spot them and what to do.
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7 Signs That Someone's Lying to You

By Diana Raab PhD on June 06, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Did you ever suspect someone was lying to you, but you didn't have evidence? This article discusses why people lie and offers a checklist in identifying a liar.

The Best Way to Handle a Narcissist Is to Use Some Extra TLC

When you think of people high in narcissism, low self-esteem hardly comes to mind as part of the picture. New research shows that handling them involves some extra TLC.

Costly Curves

By Alain Samson Ph.D. on May 25, 2017 in Consumed
The thin ideal turns big people into big spenders.
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A Gift From Mothers to Daughters

By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on May 22, 2017 in Beauty Sick
The messages we hear about women and beauty make it hard to have healthy attitudes toward our bodies. But we can make certain those messages stop at our own front door.

Do Selfies Make Us Self-Conscious?

A new study explores how taking and sharing selfies can make us more attuned to how others’ see us.

Being Parents of a Perfectionist

Being parents of a perfectionist: For some parents it’s a dream, for others a nightmare. For the kids, it trends toward the latter.
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Do You Love a Narcissist?

It’s easy to fall in love with narcissists. They cast a spell, but once you're hooked, the relationship revolves around them, and things change for the worse.
Carl Pickhardt Ph. D.

Adolescents, Parents, and the Power of Self-Esteem

Self-esteem not only defines a person, but that definition can influence perception and motivation to the good or not so good.

4 Ways to Bring Self-Esteem to Your Romantic Relationship

When one or both members of a romantic union feel positively about themselves romantic bliss becomes less elusive. Here are 4 ways to work on your self-esteem in your relationship.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Honoring the Self

Honoring the self is an essential way we can show love to others. When we listen to our bodies, stream of consciousness, dreams, impulses and analyses, we have roadmaps to loving.

If People Only Knew

So many of us fear what we - and others - will find at our core. Why is there such an epidemic of shame in our culture?

Amp Up Your Parenting Power Through Fitness

Being a good parent is hard. Exercise can make you an even better one.
Jennifer Bliss, PsyD, LCSW

How and When to Discuss Adoption With Your Child

Are you ready for your child's questions about their adoption? Having confidence and pride in the story of how you became a family is essential to a child's healthy development.

Interpersonal Attraction

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on March 24, 2017 in A Sideways View
What has evolutionary science to say about physical attractiveness?