Canadian researchers found those with low self-esteem actually felt worse after repeating positive statements about themselves.
They said phrases such as “I am a lovable person” only helped people with high self-esteem.
BBC: Self-help ‘makes you feel worse’
July 6, 2009 at 6:55 pm
Well, actually, the story is about how affirmation / positive thinking made people feel worse.
Sort of not the same thing.
July 9, 2009 at 5:29 pm
Isn’t that a given? Only pathetic miserable losers actually need to repeat trite phrases to themselves. The rest of us are skin to marrow certain of our awesomeness.