Negative Self-Talk: Both Cause and Effect of Injured Self-Esteem

looking in mirrorWe can be so mean to ourselves.

“Who do you think you are?”

“Well, THAT was dumb.”

“Just shut up right now; you’re making a fool of yourself.”

And on and on. Why do we do this to ourselves?

It’s learned behavior.

No one comes out of the womb thinking, “Geez, I’m such a pathetic loser.”

This week’s post explores the impact of name-calling — even inside our own heads — on self-esteem:

Break Bones? No, but Name-Calling Can Injure Self-Esteem

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0 thoughts on “Negative Self-Talk: Both Cause and Effect of Injured Self-Esteem”

  1. Ok. I get that I am holding myself back by calling names. Even if only in my head. Or under my breath.
    But it’s only another item on the list of what I shouldn’t do.

    I don’t know what I *should* do. Where is the list for that?

    • Multnoma, I started to respond to your comment and discovered that I was writing a blog post.

      So that’s what I’m going to do. Please see next week’s post for my thoughts, and thank you very much for your comment!


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