Honoring the Self: The Pyschology of Confidence and Respect

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 6, 2011 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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"Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem," says pioneering psychologist Nathaniel Branden, "and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence--and how high he or she is likely to rise.  The reputation you have with yourself--your self-esteem--is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life."



How to grow in self-confidence and self-respect.



How to nurture self-esteem in children.



How to break free of guilt and fear of others' disapproval.



How to honor the self--the ethics of rational self-interest.


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Contents

The Struggle for I ndividuation 107
109
I2 Rational Selfishness
201
SelfSacrifice
220
Individualism and the Free Society
227
SelfEsteem and Beyond
238
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Nathaniel Branden's pioneering work in the field of self-esteem over seven decades contributed to the evolution of the concept from obscurity to greater levels of clarity and acceptance. He wrote nearly 20 books on self-esteem, including such influential works as The Psychology of Self-Esteem, How to Raise Your Self-Esteem, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, and The Art of Living Consciously. In addition to his extensive work as a writer, Branden worked as a lecturer, therapist, and corporate consultant specializing in assisting modern businesses employ the principles of self-esteem to achieve greater levels of success. He also the founded The Branden Institute for Self-Esteem, a counseling center in Los Angeles, California. He died in 2014.

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