self esteem


The Pursuit of High Self-Esteem Is Making Us Miserable

“We think of boosts to self-esteem as analogous to sugar: tasty but not nutritious.”


Making an Appearance at a Conference for Ugly People

At the first annual Ugly Conference, attendees aren't trying to "reclaim" anything. They're just trying to be seen as they are.


From No Self-Esteem to Low Self-Esteem: Advice from So Sad Today

I’ve found that the less pressure I place on myself to love myself—at least the way the self-care industrial complex peddles that concept—the better I feel.


How to Start Working Out When You Have Anxiety

The gym is an anxious person's nightmare.


Watching My Friends Become Successful Fills Me With Anxiety

The human tendency to compare one’s own achievements against others starts early in life, and it’s a deep part of our nature.


The Long-Term Psychological Effects of Having Acne as a Teen

Women specifically reported greater impairment in their quality of life, and showed more symptoms than men.


SZA Opens Up About Her Struggles with Self Love and Cystic Acne

“Once you decide to define yourself instead of letting others define you, that’s when magic happens.”


How to Tell if You're Dating a Narcissist

The signs aren’t always as obvious as most people think.


People Who Base Their Self-Worth on Others Are More Likely to Be Facebook Addicts

A study published in “Computers in Human Behavior” found that this trait was a better predictor than self-esteem alone.


What It Means if You Struggle to Accept a Compliment

Most people use a few well-practiced strategies for deflection.