Category Archives: Self-Esteem

Pathological Pride Rejects and Blocks the Light

Pathological pride happens when our hearts are so full of our egoic selves that there isn’t any room left for the Source.

Empowering Attitudes for a Lifetime

Empowering attitudes are ways of looking at life and the world that are both freeing and confidence building.

Narcissistic Infatuation Can Seem Like Love

Narcissistic infatuation is a unique kind of relationship captivation that can eventually lead to addiction – addiction to a person.

A Healthy Ego Is Not Narcissism

A healthy ego is ultimately all about getting the balance right. But that’s a real challenge, given the norms of our times.

Do Narcissists Really Believe They’re Always Right?

Behaving Like You’re Always Right Most true narcissists act like they’re always right. And sometimes they can be really convincing about it. They can project a remarkably confident image. Their demeanor seems to make a statement: “I don’t just think I’m right. I know I’m right.” But do they really believe such nonsense? Most folks … Continue reading Do Narcissists Really Believe They’re Always Right?

Understanding Covert Subtle Narcissistic Rage

Even when it’s subtle, a narcissist’s rage is a way of saying: “How dare you even think of dethroning me!! Just who do you think you are?”

Covert Self-Monitoring and Reinforcement

Our high capacity to learn distinguishes us humans. And even some character-impaired individuals can choose to grow. But no new learning takes deep root without reinforcement.

Strengthening New Habits with Self-Reinforcement

Affirm yourself when you recognizing when you recognize old habits or self-defeating cycles. And affirm yourself again for every step in new, positive directions. You’ll be well on your way to more empowered living.

Empowered Living in the Here and Now

Abuse victims and toxic relationship survivors are used to doing all the suffering while their tormentors seem to get off scott free. But with time and dedicated rehearsing, survivors can cultivate empowering habits. And when they remember the all-important task of self-reinforcing their efforts, the quest for empowered living gets a bit easier.