I am faced with patients who are thoughtful, caring, intelligent, attractive, and with many other positive characteristics. The challenge is that they don’t see it in themselves. The picture they paint and express is so counter to who I see before me. I’m aware about the disparity between who I’m seeing and how they are seeing themselves. I ponder about how this comes about and what could be done to facilitate more positive self-confidence and self-compassion.
As we all know we are impacted by our genetics/biology and our environment. What we commonly refer to as nature vs nurture. Both are responsible for having an influence in how we see and react to ourselves, others, and the rest of the world. Read more via @Psych Central.