We tend to define ourselves and our self-worth in terms of our accomplishments.
How do we increase our self-esteem, and how do raise children with high self-esteem? Many self-help books try to answer questions like these. So, the pursuit of self-esteem is a central preoccupation in our modern culture. Continue reading →
Whether you like it or not: the clothes you wear makes a particular impression on others. Even subtle appearance cues lead others to judge our personality, status and more. I’ve come across a number of studies that prove this fact, and as always, I share the findings with you. Continue reading →
Many, if not most, people appreciate luxury or attractive products. A study shows why this might be so.
People strive for consistency in beliefs and behaviors as they have a basic desire to affirm their self-image. Studies have shown that people choose products that are congruent with their self-image: Continue reading →
Positive self-talk helps athletes overcome hard times and increase their performance.
Self-talk, or internal dialogue, is when people talk to themselves in either a positive or negative manner, e.g. “I can do it” or “I can’t do it”. Evidence shows that positive self-talk has a moderate positive effect on sport task performance Continue reading →
It is the little achievements day in and day out that build up our capacity to be successful. This is why little achievements matter. In this sense, little achievements are what define us, and success is just the acknowledgement of our daily efforts. Continue reading →
Avoidant personality disorder is especially prevalent in people with anxiety disorders, social anxiety in particular.
Avoidant Personality Disorder (APD) is in the newest American diagnostic manual (DSM-5) characterized by impairments in two domains of personality functioning: self and interpersonal functioning. Continue reading →