The 7 Habits of Truly Genuine People


7. Genuine people have solid self-esteem.

Having solid self-esteem means having stable self-esteem that is neither too high nor too low. (Narcissists, for example, have high but brittle self-esteem.)

As a result, genuine people can tolerate and absorb failure and criticism, admit their faults, and be accepting of others because they are not threatened by imperfection.

Indeed, having solid self-esteem means, by definition, that you can absorb both negative and positive feedback and acknowledge aspects of your character that might need work or improvement without diminishing your overall sense of self-worth.


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For scientifically proven ways to manage failure and enhance self-esteem check out Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure and Other Everyday Hurts (Plume, 2014).
Written By Guy Winch PhD.
Originally published on Psychology Today
Printed with permission from the author

Copyright 2015 Guy Winch

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Guy Winch Ph.D.
Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, author, and in-demand keynote speaker whose books have been translated into twenty-four languages. His most recent book is Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts (Plume, 2014). His upcoming book How to Fix a Broken Heart will be published by TED Books/Simon & Schuster in February 2018. He gave a TED Talk on the topic at TED2017 which will be posted on later this year.The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem (Walker & Company) was published in January 2011. Dr. Winch's viral TED Talk,Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid has been viewed over 5 million times and is rated among the top 5 most inspiring talks of all time on Dr. Winch's work is frequently featured in national and international publications and media. He also writes the popularSqueaky Wheel Blogon Psychology
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