4 Ways your self-image impacts on your performance

Self-image refers to the way in which you view yourself. The way in which you view yourself affects both your belief that you can do something, and your willingness to actually do it.

Jan 9

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Workplace Issues


How To Say 'No' Compassionately

Whether it's saying no to a lover, job candidate, spouse, friend or business proposal, here are some basic principles for doing it compassionately.

Dec 15

Categories: Adoption / Reunion Issues, Self-Esteem


Self-Esteem May Be Set At The Age of 5

In line with Freudian concepts, a new study has found that self-esteem could be set at a surprisingly young age.

Nov 7

Categories: Child Development, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem


Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Humans evolved an over-the-top obsession with what others thought of them - a craving for social approval and admiration, and a paralyzing fear of being disliked. Let's call that obsession a human's Social Survival Mammoth.

Oct 12

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt, Self-Esteem


Personal Excellence: Building a Castle or Hauling Rocks?

“We are building a castle and it’s going to be magnificent .”

Feb 18

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Love


Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve

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Dec 27

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem


5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be In the In crowd

According to science, being "cool" isn't that cool

Dec 23

Categories: Self-Esteem


Helping obese patients to lose weight not so easy for overweight ...

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that normal-weight nutrition and exercise counselors report feeling significantly more successful in getting their obese patients to lose weight than those ...

Sep 9

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem


Reacting to Personal Setbacks: Do You Bounce Back or Give Up?

Rutgers researchers find the ability to persist may depend on how the news is delivered.

Sep 6

Categories: Happiness, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Love


Self-deceived individuals deceive others better

Over confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found.

Aug 28

Categories: Self-Doubt, Self-Esteem, Self-Love


Why Selfies Sometimes Look Weird to Their Subjects

Taking purposefully ugly selfies encourages photographers to seize control of their self-image by rejecting beauty standards and embracing the imperfect humanity of our faces. But what about earnest selfies that are just accidentally ugly?

Apr 12

Categories: Self-Esteem


The Spotlight Effect: Do we overestimate the effects of our Actions ...

A new study from Cornell University investigates the extent to which people overestimates the extent to which their actions and appearance are noted by others. Most of us stand out in our own minds. Whether in the midst of a personal triumph or an ...

Feb 26

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Criticism, Self-Esteem


Open a door for a man and you diminish his self-esteem and self-belief

How does a man feel if another man opens a door for him? The researchers Megan McCarty and Janice Kelly conducted a field study to find out. Male research assistants waited near two university building entrances and looked out for men and women ...

Feb 18

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem


Early Detection Key to Treatment in Youth

KUALA LUMPUR: EARLY detection of poor mental health among students and early treatment are important to prevent further complications and the higher risk of developing mental illnesses. The Health Ministry's Mental Health Promotion Advisory ...

Jan 8

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Schizophrenia, ...


Low self-esteem and scared of death? Try hugging a teddy

Teddy bears and cuddly "haptic" jackets could be the solution to existential angst for people with low self-esteem. That's according to a team of psychologists based in Amsterdam who say that people with low self-belief are unable to use meaning in ...

Nov 20

Categories: Anxiety, Self-Esteem