Enrich Your Life — Avoid Negative People

Enrich Your Life — Avoid Negative People Negative people are everywhere and they can bring you down in so many ways. They are always complaining, criticizing, worrying out loud and more. They respond to anything you say with a negative comment. Even if you are a positive person, being around negative people all the time can challenge your self-esteem and …

Deflect Negative Emotions to Bolster Self-Esteem

Deflect Negative Emotions to Bolster Self-Esteem Your self-esteem begins to develop in early childhood, through seeking the approval of your parents and feeling bad about yourself when they disapprove of what you’ve done. This pattern can continue into adulthood, when you take any negative comments that you hear as though they were directed at you. You then take ownership of …

What are Anxiety Triggers?

What are Anxiety Triggers? Anxiety disorders affect 40 million U.S. adults, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. For some people with anxiety, just thinking about the day can set off alarms in their heads. More often, though, people run into certain situations that automatically trigger anxious feelings that can interfere with their ability to functional normally. Anxiety …

Self-Respect vs Self-Esteem — What’s the Difference?

Self-Respect vs Self-Esteem — What’s the Difference? Self-respect and self-esteem are not the same. Self-respect is a component of self-esteem and is based on valuing yourself for who you are. Self-esteem concentrates on the value you give to your abilities and skills. Self-respect refers to the positive feelings that you have about yourself; you value who you are. It is …

Egocentric Thinking

Egocentric Thinking Egocentric-thinking people are self-centered and consider only their own interests. Many people don’t even recognize this trait in themselves and are unaware that they think this way. Despite having these traits, many people go on to become successful in business, with careers as politicians, lawyers or business executives. Jean Piaget, who studied childhood development, believed that egocentrism was …