Skip to comments.Self-Esteem vs. Self-Respect
Posted on 03/29/2010 12:02:49 PM PDT by ventanax5
With the coyness of someone revealing a bizarre sexual taste, my patients would often say to me, "Doctor, I think I'm suffering from low self-esteem." This, they believed, was at the root of their problem, whatever it was, for there is hardly any undesirable behavior or experience that has not been attributed, in the press and on the air, in books and in private conversations, to low self-esteem, from eating too much to mass murder.
Self-esteem is, of course, a term in the modern lexicon of psychobabble, and psychobabble is itself the verbal expression of self-absorption without self-examination. The former is a pleasurable vice, the latter a painful discipline. An accomplished psychobabbler can talk for hours about himself without revealing anything.
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Like I’ve always said, self-esteem without self respect is just another name for vanity.
The way to get self-esteem is to do esteemable acts
In other word:
Those who cannot earn yer esteem will demand it!
Theodore Dalrymple is one of the best writers out there. He is English and also, I believe, a psychiatrist. He is frequently published in City Journal, a really good online magazine. This is a list of his articles there:
BTW I have no association with City Journal except as an appreciative reader. This is not an attempt to pimp a blog. :)
Bttt - Dalrymple (not his real name) is a great writer, and many of the other contributors to “City Journal” are also worth reading.
Works for me
Too many people have unjustified levels of self esteem.
Can’t read, can’t write, can’t stay out of jail, but they sure do feel good about themselves.
Excellent article and I agree with all he said. I just call it ‘big ego’, lol.