Self Compassion Versus Self esteem

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Published on December 9, 2010

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Self Compassion Versus Self Esteem : Self Compassion Versus Self Esteem Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected] Slide 2: Self-Esteem Movement For decades, self-esteem was seen to represent optimal psychological health Widespread movement (largely failed) to promote self-esteem in the schools Self-esteem no longer held in such high esteem Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected] Slide 3: Two forms of self-esteem William James: Perceptions of competence in important domains Perfectionism – some feel it’s important to be good at everything “Slacker” phenomenon – some only value things they’re good at (ex. basketball vs. school) Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected] Slide 4: Two forms of self-esteem Charles Horton Cooley: Looking-glass self Self-esteem based on social approval More emphasis placed on approval from acquaintances than close others Can lead to conformity and lack of authenticity Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected] Slide 5: Problems with self-esteem Hard to raise self-esteem Lake Wobegone effect – need to be special and above average to feel okay about oneself Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average. Garrison Keillor Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected] Slide 6: The pursuit of high self-esteem may be linked to: Narcissism and self-centeredness Me Generation - Self-esteem movement has led to an epidemic of narcissism among college students Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected] Slide 7: The pursuit of high self-esteem may be linked to: Prejudice People often derive self-esteem from feelings of superiority (race, politics, religion, culture) Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected] Slide 8: The pursuit of high self-esteem may be linked to: Ego-defensiveness (anger and projection) Anger and aggression is often higher among those with high self-esteem Isn’t it going to be fun to get the respect we deserve? Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected] Slide 9: The pursuit of high self-esteem may be linked to: Self-esteem often contingent on appearance, competition, putting others down Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected] Slide 10: The pursuit of high self-esteem may be linked to: Self-esteem can be highly unstable, going up and down depending on our latest success or failure Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected] Self-compassion vs. self-esteem : Self-compassion vs. self-esteem Both self-compassion and self-esteem involve positive emotions toward the self Self-esteem based on evaluations of the self as worthy, likable or competent Self-compassion does not involve self-evaluation, but entails positive feelings of care and connectedness Both self-esteem and self-compassion offer protection against depression, anxiety, etc. Self-compassion does not have the same drawbacks as self-esteem Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected] Self-compassion vs. self-esteem : Self-compassion vs. self-esteem Unlike self-esteem, self compassion: Is not associated with narcissism Helps buffer against ego-threat (less anxiety) Associated with taking increased responsibility for past mistakes while also being less distressed by them Is more stable and less contingent Provides greater connectedness - fewer social comparisons, less anger, better relationships Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected] Slide 13: Self-compassion versus self-esteem Self-compassion de-emphasizes view of self as separate from others Does not require defense of the ego Self-compassion is (theoretically) always available May be a healthier way to experience positive emotions toward the self Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: [email protected]

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