Tag Archives: self-respect
The Spirituality of Self-Esteem and Self-Respect
Ego Inflation and Narcissism
Cultural Indifference to Meritorious Conduct
Merit: Healthy Self-Esteem – Part 2
Narcissism and Character Development-Pt 2
Narcissism Revisited in Light of New Research
Praising or affirming children for things they cannot legitimately claim credit (e.g., their looks, their intelligence, their innate talents, etc.) is the way we most often foster an unhealthy narcissism in them (because the aforementioned characteristics are nature-conferred as opposed to self-developed), an unfortunate circumstance only compounded by the fact that we rarely recognize and reinforce our children for what they can rightfully claim credit: the responsible exercise of their will. Recognizing and reinforcing these things helps engender healthy self-respect.
More on Self-Esteem, Depression, and Bipolar Illness
Because we live in the age of entitlement, there are far too many among us who think that respect is a fundamental right as opposed to something that rightfully need be earned. Folks with an entitlement mentality often demand respect, even when they’ve habitually conducted themselves in a manner that doesn’t merit it.