Tag archive: self esteem

    “Currently the death rate sits at one per person” Voddie Baucham Thanatophobia The fear of death, or death anxiety is known as Thanatophobia. It is often linked to other anxieties or phobias such as health anxiety, post-traumatic stress and panic attacks. Thanatophobia is a form of anxiety characterized by a fear of one’s own death…

    Is it okay to be in a relationship where you feel as if you don’t matter? When is it okay to not have your needs met? Is it reasonable to be told you’re selfish and wrong for having needs, values, and boundaries? Ever been left sometimes feeling as if you really are selfish for even having needs?…

    I believe there are two things you need to bring to any relationship, whether it’s with your partner, your neighbour, your employer or whoever. The first is self-respect. I think that self-respect is a good place to start and a good healthy thing to bring to any relationship. The second is communication. I have noticed…

    Gas lighting is an unusual term for what is possibly one of the most insidious forms of emotional manipulation and abuse. The term comes from an old black and white movie where one of the characters manipulates the lighting in the house and when his wife comments on it he tells her it’s only her…

    Here is a short excerpt from my latest book,Surviving Other People’s Self Esteem . It is a book about social acceptance and social comparison, and the lengths some people go to just to feel better about themselves by feeling better than you. “BEING OKAY  I feel that as social beings we have a need to connect…

    Unlike self esteem, self confidence can fluctuate from situation to situation. Sometimes even when we know our capabilities and qualities though we still mightn’t believe them. Here are some useful ideas that can help boost self confidence: Take time to pamper yourself. When you look at your best you’ll feel good too Set smaller more…

    The word ‘esteem’ comes from a Latin word which means ‘estimate’. When we think of self esteem we are looking at how we estimate ourselves. Ironically however our self esteem more often than not is not so much what we think of ourselves but rather what we think others think of us. Our sense of…

    Emotional abuse can damage a person’s self esteem and confidence. Given that quite often or own sense of self worth often depends on where we think we sit with others people can end up feeling devalued and worthless when being abused emotionally. The shame and secrecy of what’s happening usually allows the abuse to continue as…

    Suffering from low self esteem can get in the way of achieving your full potential and personal goals. It can lead to anxiety, stress, loneliness and depression. Those with low self esteem are plagued by a negative image they have of themselves. Our self esteem, sense of self worth, is often not so much what we think…

    Atychiphobia is the fear of being wrong, or rather the fear of being told we’re wrong. It can be one of the most debilitating emotional conditions we could ever experience.  Understanding this fear, and where it impacts you can help towards challenging and addressing it. The fear of being wrong can manifest itself when you consider breaking a habit,…

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