The Myth of Self-Esteem Quotes by Albert Ellis
The Myth of Self-esteem : How Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Can Change Your Life Forever
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Self-esteem is an individual's subjective evaluation of their own worth. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs about oneself for example, "I am unloved", "I am worthy" as well as emotional states, such as triumph, despair , pride , and shame. Self-esteem is an attractive psychological construct because it predicts certain outcomes, such as academic achievement,   happiness,  satisfaction in marriage and relationships,  and criminal behaviour. Psychologists usually regard self-esteem as an enduring personality characteristic trait self-esteem , though normal, short-term variations state self-esteem also exist. Synonyms or near-synonyms of self-esteem include many things: self-worth,  self-regard,  self-respect,   and self-integrity.
It explains Branden's theories of human psychology , focusing on the role of self-esteem. Most of the book was written during Branden's association with Ayn Rand , and it reflects some of her philosophical ideas. The book's success helped to popularize the idea of self-esteem as an important element of self-improvement. Chapter 7: The Meaning of Self-Esteem . The book is divided into two parts. In Part One "The Foundations" , Branden explains his views on human nature and the science of psychology. He discusses his theories about consciousness , volition , emotions with particular attention to emotional repression and mental health.
In fact, it can be best described as a non-random walk throughout history. In a rather unorthodox way, Albert Ellis examines the great minds of mankind—Nathaniel Branden, Carl Rogers, Jesus, Spinoza, Nietzsche and Dalai Lama, to name a few, and shows how their teachings support the main idea of the book. Namely — that the pursuit of self-esteem is flawed. Instead, Albert Ellis proposes unconditional acceptance —of ourselves, others and the world—as a better way to feel good and have a fulfilling life. T he reasoning? And when we start basing our self-esteem on various dependencies, we often feel anxious, stressed and unhappy. It often helps you impress others—which has practical value, in many instances.