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The Psychology of Self Esteem Paperback – 1981
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Only you can give yourself the most precious gift in the world, a real and genuine sensed of your own value. Self-esteem. Now in the fascinating, groundbreaking book, Nathaniel Branden answers the most basic questions: What is it? Why do we need it? What happens to you when it isn't there? Branden challenges therapeutic approaches based on the view of man as puppet or machine. He puts self-esteem in the center of the picture and shows how it can work for you, your values and your goals.
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Branden begins by illustrating the importance of choice. Put best in his own words, he explains, "A man is free to think or not to think, but he is not free to escape the fact that if he fails to think, if he characteristically evades facing any facts or issues which he finds unpleasant, he will set in motion a complex chain of destructive psychological consequences." From this Branden builds to the importance of self esteem, as it directly affects the manner in which one thinks. Branden takes readers through a comprehensive study of individuality and a clear breakdown of the elements of self esteem, most notably its roots which Branden concludes are based on human values. It is here that Branden separates himself from traditional psychologists in that he declares the process of evaluating a psychological condition is purely based on an objective definition of value; one many prominent psychologists fail to regognize.
Branden provides new insights (at least new at the time) into the very nature of self esteem as has thus developed an intriguing approach to handling psychological issues. Branden is heavily influenced by his early associations with Ayn Rand and its quite evident in both his approach and his views. This book is not at all affected by anecdotal evidence nor any potential for observer biases that generally infect and weaken so many books on the topic. He begins with very clear defined premises and develops his conclusions in a strict logical process. The result is a full understanding of his reasoning that is both easy to follow and reasonable to accept and one that will be of interest to anyone intrigued by matters of psychological influence.
foundation that you can build a suitable conversation on the development of Self-Esteem. Care, love,free will, help are some of the most
important notion to build a relation with a need person, that could be a person you love, a relative, brother, sister, or a group of people
or community--- or most effective an enemy. The psychology of self-esteem is an important investment, with no feed back, but the strong will
to give to help a human being incapable to see or understand the darkness that had totally blocked the mind of a humans.