Sunday, 4 February 2007

Article: Is High Self-Esteem Bad for You?

It is commonly accepted today that self-esteem is a cause of people being able to achieve success. However, there are voices that argue that self-esteem is a consequence of people achieving mastery in different areas of their life. For instance, check out this article:

"For more than thirty years, promoting the development of higher self-esteem has been a major goal for clinical psychologists and educators. Although this emphasis on self-esteem has never sat well with adherents of traditional religions, and although an occasional academic psychologist has complained that psychotherapy promotes self-indulgence, the mass media have for the most part been supportive of the self-esteem movement. But a spate of recent articles suggests that the tide may be turning. " [read more]

by Robert Campbell Walter Foddis

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