Why Basing Self-Worth On Money Makes You Lonely

A new study unpacks why people who base their self-worth on their financial success often feel lonely in everyday life. “When people base their self-worth on financial success, they experience feelings of pressure and a lack of autonomy, which are associated with negative social outcomes,” says coauthor Lora Park, an…Continue readingWhy Basing Self-Worth On Money Makes You Lonely

7 Steps To Social Confidence

Not everybody wants a prestigious job title or a big luxury house. But every human does desire high social status, a 2015 study found.  Even if they don’t realize it. “Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves…” ― Cheryl Strayed Depending on your natural…Continue reading7 Steps To Social Confidence

6 Tips To Stop Criticizing Yourself And Others

Have you ever been told that you’re too hard on yourself? What about toward others? No one appreciates negative criticism, even if you believe you’re being helpful. Believe it or not, your inner self doesn’t appreciate it when you criticize yourself, either. Luckily, you can learn to have a more…Continue reading6 Tips To Stop Criticizing Yourself And Others

Neural Correlates Of Dynamic Changes In Self Esteem

Self-esteem – our evaluation of our own worth – is shaped by what other people think of us. It increases when others appreciate and value us, and decreases when we are rejected and start to question our own worth. Maintaining a positive sense of self is crucial for mental health…Continue readingNeural Correlates Of Dynamic Changes In Self Esteem

Self Esteem In Narcissists Is Puffed Up But Shaky

Like a grotesque mask reflected in a pool, narcissism has two faces, neither of them attractive. Narcissists have an inflated sense of self-worth, seeing themselves as superior beings who are entitled to special treatment. However they also tend to be thin skinned, reacting angrily when their unique gifts are challenged…Continue readingSelf Esteem In Narcissists Is Puffed Up But Shaky

Older Mothers Are More Likely To Have Better Adjusted Children

The trend of the average maternal age increasing steadily for the past many years comes with some benefits. Older mothers are less likely to punish and scold their children while raising them, and the children have fewer behavioral, social and emotional difficulties, according to new research from Denmark. Having said…Continue readingOlder Mothers Are More Likely To Have Better Adjusted Children

Lowered Self-esteem Linked To Frequent Viewing Of Selfies

Frequent viewing of selfies through social network sites like Facebook is linked to a decrease in self-esteem and life satisfaction, report Penn State researchers. Ruoxu Wang, graduate student in mass communications, said: “Most of the research done on social network sites looks at the motivation for posting and liking content,…Continue readingLowered Self-esteem Linked To Frequent Viewing Of Selfies