We speak about self-esteem, self-confidence, self-image, but what does “Self” really mean?
Recently I read some thoughts about the Self from Allan Schwartz, LCSW, Ph.D. who explains the self referring of “how you judge yourself, how you think others judge you, how you imagine and think about your body, and what you believe others think of you. In a matter of speaking, the self refers to “what it’s like to be you.”
The self is a mental model you have of yourself, an idea, a concept or way of thinking.”
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Voltaire said once: “Esteem is a wonderful thing, It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
Probably you’ve already had the experience that you felt a compliment you gave coming back to you. You almost feel as if you were the one being acknowledged. This is a wonderful effect that esteem has on people.
Giving genuine and honest appreciation to somebody fills us with pride and happiness. We feel as acknowledged as the recipient of our esteem and this makes us happy.
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