The Difference Between Narcissism And Self-esteem

Narcissists feel superior to others but aren’t necessarily satisfied with themselves. After reviewing the research literature, Universiteit van Amsterdam (UVA) researcher Eddie Brummelman and his colleagues conclude that narcissism and self-esteem are much more distinct than conventional wisdom has led us to believe. Despite the widely held view among psychologists…Continue readingThe Difference Between Narcissism And Self-esteem

Self-esteem Gender Gap Larger In Western Countries

People worldwide tend to gain self-esteem as they grow older, and men generally have higher levels of self-esteem than women, but this self-esteem gender gap is more pronounced in Western industrialized countries, according to new research by the American Psychological Association. Said lead author Wiebke Bleidorn, PhD, of the University…Continue readingSelf-esteem Gender Gap Larger In Western Countries

Children Establish Self-esteem By Age 5

Children have a sense of self-esteem—a characteristic that stays relatively stable throughout their life—by age 5, even before they begin kindergarten, a new study shows. Lead author Dario Cvencek, a research scientist at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, says: “Our work provides the…Continue readingChildren Establish Self-esteem By Age 5

6 Self-Destructive Beliefs to Banish From Your Life Now

What you think and believe about yourself, the world, and your life has a powerful impact on your everyday existence. Unfortunately, some beliefs are downright destructive to the process of living a successful, fulfilling life. However, if you can identify those self-sabotaging thoughts, you can then work to banish them…Continue reading6 Self-Destructive Beliefs to Banish From Your Life Now

How to Solve Trust Issues in a Relationship

At some point or another, you’re likely to experience trust issues in your relationship. Whether it’s brought about by infidelity, a drop in your own self esteem, your partner’s newly hired young assistant, or a simple change in your partner’s behavior, your relationship can weather this storm and rise above…Continue readingHow to Solve Trust Issues in a Relationship

Early Family Experiences and Self-esteem linked to Self-clarity

Even though some children exit from cold and neglectful family environments as adults with high self-esteem, a new study suggests these people may still be at a relative disadvantage in life, with a foggier sense of who they are. Conversely, adults with low self-esteem who grew up in the same…Continue readingEarly Family Experiences and Self-esteem linked to Self-clarity

12 Tips for Giving and Accepting Compliments Graciously

Compliments can make you feel good about yourself, or they can make you cringe. If you feel awkward being in the spotlight, turn the situation around with these handy tips. Pretty soon you’ll be basking in praise and showering kind words on those around you. How Does Giving More Compliments…Continue reading12 Tips for Giving and Accepting Compliments Graciously