4/29/08

High self-esteem Vs Healthy self esteem

It was thought that more self-esteem necessarily is better self-esteem.

 

However, increasingly, psychologists are saying out aloud high self-esteem is not the same thing as healthy self-esteem.

 

"People with fragile high self-esteem compensate for their self-doubts by engaging in exaggerated tendencies to defend, protect and enhance their feelings of self-worth."

 

While high self-esteem is still generally valued as a good quality that is important to a happy and productive life, more researchers are breaking it down into finer gradations and starting to understand when high self-esteem turns from good to bad.

 

 

SOURCE:  University of Georgia.