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Feb 13, 2019

A high self-esteem and being able to love yourself doesn’t make you a narcissist. In fact, there’s many benefits to having a high self-esteem and many disadvantages to being narcissistic.

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[01:54] What is self-esteem?

[02:30] Self-esteem is not narcissism

[03:15] Story time: Self-esteem and middle school science projects

[06:03] Study: Self-esteem and reading magazines

[07:40] Self-esteem and happiness

[08:47] Study: Self-esteem and presenting your true self, flaws and all.

[11:02] Narcissism and criticism

[12:15] The criticism sandwich

[14:05] Study: Low self esteem can lead to self handicapping

[16:46] Activity: self compliments