Self Esteem Articles

Attention-Seeking Behaviour – Guiltier Than You Realise?

Have you been accused of attention-seeking behaviour? What might this look like, why would you do it, and what can be done to turn a need for attention into something more beneficial? Editor and lead writer Andrea Blundell addresses this important issue. What is attention-seeking behaviour? Some kinds of attention seeking are more obvious than...

“I Don’t Belong” – Can’t Find Your Place in the World?

Constantly left feeling, “I don’t belong?” Even when surrounded by so-called ‘friends’? Editor and lead writer Andrea Blundell explores the issue of ‘belongingness’.  What is belonging? Belonging is defined as feeling part of a group, whether that is a family, a set of friends, or a workplace. Psychologist Abraham Maslow, in his famous model about...

More Self-Critical Than You Realise? 11 Signs to Spot

Being self-critical is a serious problem. Research connects it to a greater risk of depression*, self-harm**, and eating disorders***. And yet many of us don’t realise just how much self-criticism is our norm, until we find ourselves in therapy, listening more closely to our thoughts. What are the signs that you are actually a self-critical...

How to Deal With Mean People

by Andrea Blundell Stuck working with a critical colleague? Or being picked on by other students? How can you deal with mean people? How to deal with mean people  *Note that if someone is physically hurting you in any way, it’s not just mean, it’s assault.  Get help. Talk to a manager,  school guidance counsellor,...