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Low Self-Esteem Sufferers Prefer Negative Comments - So Don't Cheer Them Up

July 08, 2014

Have you ever had a friend with low self-esteem that unwelcomingly meets your exhausting attempts at trying to reassure them that things will get better? A newstudy published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology byresearchers from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, found people with low self-esteem generally don't prefer optimism and would rather hear the negative comments they think about themselves are true. "People with low self-esteem want their loved ones to see them as they see themselves. As such, they are often resistant to their friends' reminders of how positively they see them and reject what we call positive reframing-expressions of optimism and encouragement for bettering their situation," the study's lead author Denise Marigold, professor at Renison University College at Waterloo, said in a press release. To read more, click here

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