Self Esteem Articles

What is Self-Concept? And How Can It Help You?

Have you ever found yourself looking in the mirror after a challenging experience and asking yourself, ‘Who am I?”. If so, you have come face to face with your self-concept. What is ‘self concept’ in psychology? Self-concept is hardly a new idea. Ancient eastern practices, for example, often talked about self-identity, and the question of...

“Why Do I Feel Guilty All the Time?”

Guilt, according to evolutionary psychology, was the brain’s way of  making sure we didn’t veer into behaviour that would leave us ostracised from the tribe. And even nowadays a little guilt is a good thing – not having any is a sign of sociopathy or narcissistic personality disorder. But what if you feel guilt all...

How to Stop Self-Sabotaging Behaviour

Self-sabotage is the fine art of of taking action against yourself, convincing yourself you don’t want the things you actually do and driving away opportunity. [Not sure that’s you? read our connected piece, “What is self-sabotage and why do I do it?“]. A powerful habit, it can become second nature for you to destroy what you...

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), also called just ‘body dysmorphia’, is an anxiety disorder about the way you look. It sees you persistently distressed and distracted because you perceive your appearance, or a part of your body, in a negative way and as different than it really is. Either an actual bodily flaw is extremely exaggerated, or...