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A Trait More Powerful Than Self Esteem

A Trait More Powerful Than Self Esteem

For several decades now, psychologists, educators and the media have touted the benefits of high self-esteem.  A recent search on Amazon.com showed that there are 17,931 books on the topic with more added each day. And there’s good reason for this, having high self-esteem is related to many positive benefits such as reduced instances of depression and anxiety and greater optimism. However, it may be that this faith in the power of our own self images is misplaced as much…

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