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  1. Type 4 Forum - The Individualist
    I came to this realization while responding to a different thread. Fours need people to be obsessed with them, because they are obsessed with themselves. No matter how low a four's self esteem is, there is still a "self" that we nurture and care for inside of ourselves. I believe that even...
  2. INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    This is my first post here and if I am in the wrong category then please, mods, let me know. I understand that this is a little bit of a 'self understanding' and slightly personal post but I am hoping that other INTP's will have a similar situation to bring to the table. Here is my situation: I...
  3. Blog
    Children are not equipped to be their parents counselors or psychiatrist, they lack the maturity needed to sort out and handle adult problems. Please let them be children, don't burden them with adult issues. They will have their own to deal with soon enough. Please don't make your children...
  4. ENFP Forum - The Inspirers
    Hey squad. How would you rate your level of confidence/self-esteem, and why? I know a lot of ENFPs (myself included) who just aren't that confident. Figured I'd get more answers on here!
  5. ISTJ Forum - The Duty Fulfillers
    Hi guys, I'm an INTP out of my depths and was wondering if any of you could help me out. I have an ISTJ friend, we've been friends since childhood but now we're studying in different countries (I went abroad) and she's struggling with relationships (she's never been in one), making friends...
  6. Cognitive Functions
    Hi all, A friend of mine is doing an honours thesis for psyc and is investigating the impact of personality, self-esteem and attachment style on attraction. Ladies between 18 and 40 years of age are urgently needed to fill out a 15 minute survey! Please help out if you can :) it would be...
  7. Advice Center
    TL;DR below if you're not feeling it I'm sure you're tired of "self-esteem/depression/motivation" threads, because let's be honest, they're universal issues that have been answered more times than there are visible stars in the immediate sky (perhaps not). What is the cause of these...
  8. ENTJ Forum - The Executives
    So for the longest time I thought I was an introvert, but recently realized that I've just been incredibly socially anxious, which has also fed into my depression. Over time, my self image sunk fairly low. I know, this is atypical for ENTJs. I know there will be those who question my...
  9. INTJ Forum - The Scientists
    I have massive self confidence and rarely have self esteem or self doubt issues. But looking around the forum plenty of INTJs seem to me to have low self esteem and self confidence... So, at the risk of getting trolled or slated by the ever confident @Bugs, I'd like to know your INTJ views on...
  10. INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    I'm really curious about the development of self-esteem and what influences it during childhood development. During my lifetime, I've met people who are very attractive but have low-self esteem because of certain experiences. Yet I've also met others who are nothing special in the looks...
  11. Type 4 Forum - The Individualist
    Enneagram 4w3 soc/sx here. I'm seventeen years old... And I've only dated one guy. It wasn't even for that long; it was only like two weeks. And though I'm sure I'll never know, I'm pretty sure he ended things because as usual, I got extremely needy and insecure and totally over analyzed...
  12. INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    How do you think these concepts relate to you? Do people seem to think you have low self esteem because you question everything so much? Do you perceive this as actual low self esteem, or do you think it's something else? Do you think you're hard on yourself?
  13. ENFP Forum - The Inspirers
    I hate my innate vices, insecurities, my flirtatious nature. I hate the extroversion of my intuitive thoughts sometimes described as irrational, misunderstood, or even seen as paranoia (they still slip out even though i try to keep them to myself) .. I hate that my own self worth is measured by...
  14. Advice Center
    I've been struggling with accepting my physical appearance for quite awhile now, since I was in middle school. I never really cared much for my looks, and it eventually lead me into a state of turmoil in high school seeing how I compared myself to everyone and felt inadequate and worthless...
  15. General Psychology
    I was thinking about what self esteem today and I don't know if there is like.. a hard fast clincal-y definition for it but I'm wondering.. is there such thing as like.. 'genuine' or sincere self esteem vs not? Like in terms of body image.. Say a person has really good self esteem, I guess in...
  16. NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers
    Since NFs are an expressive group, I'm wondering how many of you have tattoos. Or how many of you want one. If you have one, what is it? Why did you pick it? Do you find you are drawn to others with tattoos as well? What advice would you give someone considering one? I never really thought much...
  17. INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    I'd very much recommend the book The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard Davidson. I'll give you a little bit of an intro. Richard Davidson is a neuroscientist, specifically in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. He is a proponent of meditation, which is a central theme in his book...
  18. INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    I find this is happening to me quite often, before I will write or say something to someone I think alot about what the person(s) might think about me depending on what I write/say. And it happens even after I have said/written something. If the reaction seems bad, I think of a lot of reasons...
  19. Advice Center
    Warning: This post is very disorganized and there are alot of repetitive phrases, but only because I can't get my mind to focus well and think straight. Another note to add is the fact that I've spent only a month waning off of my 40 mg Prozac medication that I've taken for 4 YEARS, and now here...
  20. Type 3 Forum - The Achiever
    Hi 3's :cool: What would you say to someone who is looking to be his/her best, to be more confident in their skills and attributes? How do you like to showcase yourselves? How would you describe your internal pep talk(if you do)? How do you deal with failure and criticism? Any tips to overcome...
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