This week, we’re talking about “Secure Your Own Mask First: Self-Love and Self-esteem vs Narcissism.”
In this session, we’ll delve into the intricacies of how self-love and self-esteem, when properly understood and practiced, can profoundly impact our lives. More importantly, we’ll explore how these concepts starkly differ from narcissism, a trait that often masquerades as self-esteem but lacks the core values of empathy and genuine self-awareness.
Understanding Self-Love: We’ll break down what self-love truly means – it’s not just a buzzword. It’s about respecting and accepting yourself, understanding your worth, and not compromising your values and boundaries for external approval.
Self-Esteem and Its Impacts: A look at how healthy self-esteem differs from mere outward confidence. We’ll discuss how balanced self-esteem influences our decisions, relationships, and overall mental health.
The Narcissism Contrast: Narcissism often presents as a need for admiration and a lack of empathy. We’ll explore how this differs fundamentally from self-love and the dangers it poses to personal and professional relationships.
Practical Strategies: Tools and strategies to foster genuine self-love and self-esteem, and how to recognize and mitigate narcissistic tendencies within ourselves or in interactions with others.
As always, the floor will be open for your insights, experiences, and questions. This is a space for us to share and grow together.
This session is an integral part of our ongoing series, ideal for all regular attendees and those new to our community who are interested in personal growth and understanding these vital aspects of mental and emotional health.
My hope is that you’ll leave with a deeper understanding of self-love versus narcissism and practical ways to apply these insights in your life. It’s about equipping ourselves with the knowledge and tools to navigate our journey with confidence and clarity.
Looking forward to an engaging and insightful session. See you there!
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