Self-Compassion works better

Why Self-Compassion Works Better Than Self-Esteem

Boosting your ego won’t make you feel better. Instead, try talking to yourself like you would your best friend.

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And in fact, I would argue that self-compassion also provides a sense of self-worth, but it’s not linked to narcissism the way self-esteem is. It’s not linked to social comparison the way self-esteem is, and it’s not contingent because you have self-compassion both when you fail and when you succeed. The sense of self-worth that comes from being kind to yourself is much more stable over time than the sense of self-worth that comes from judging yourself positively.

Source: Kristin Neff Argues Self-Compassion Works Better Than Self Esteem – The Atlantic

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