Is your unhelpful self-talk dragging your self-esteem down? When all you’re hearing is negative press about yourself, is it any wonder that your self-esteem suffers?
The Skill Collective considers the thoughts and unhelpful thinking styles that lead to low self-esteem.
The messages that you hear over the years – from a young age via parents, teachers, other students at school, colleagues, partners – all serve to shape your self-esteem. Some of these messages may then be internalised, and form your internal dialogue, talking at you even when you don’t want them to. This unhelpful self-talk can be ever-present, or sit in the background until a setback (e.g. negative performance review, perceived criticism) causes it to flare up again.
Read more from Joyce Chong here: Low Self-Esteem: The Impact of Thoughts and Thinking Styles | The Skill Collective