Good Self-Esteem is Still Self-Judgment
The solution to bad self-esteem is unconditional self-acceptance.
All esteem (good or bad) is a form of situation-specific self-estimation, that is, a form of conditional self-judgment, and, as such, is psychologically self-limiting.
Self-acceptance, on the other hand, is a platform of unconditional wellbeing.
[I have proposed this idea in my 2010 book Present Perfect (Somov, New Harbinger Publications) in Chapter 9 “From Self-Esteem to Self-Acceptance.” In my clinical experience, this particular shift (from self-esteem to self-acceptance) has proven to be one of the most powerful ways of breaking through the perfectionistic impasse.]
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Somov, P. (2014). Good Self-Esteem is Still Self-Judgment. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 14, 2016, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2014/06/good-self-esteem-is-still-self-judgment/