Category Archives: Self‐esteem

The More Modest You are, the Happier You are: The Mediating Roles of Emotional Intelligence and Self-esteem

Modesty, often defined as a goal-direct self-presentational behavior, is highly beneficial to behavioral health regulation, self-efficacy, interpersonal relation, and group performance. Recent theories and studies have provided evidence that modesty is linked to adaptive well-being, but the potential mechanisms underlying … Continue reading

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How the Self-Esteem Myth Has Damaged Society and Us

Clay Routledge: What made you interested in researching and writing a book focused on the self? Will Storr: My previous book, The Unpersuadable, was an investigation into how intelligent people come to believe crazy things. It focused on the ways … Continue reading

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Theories of Self‐esteem

Self‐esteem refers to the overall positive or negative attitude an individual takes toward himself or herself. Understanding self‐esteem also requires awareness of related terms, especially self and self‐concept, along with an appreciation of their similarities and differences. Figure 1 illustrates … Continue reading

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