USEFUL TO KNOW WHAT KEEPS LOW SELF-ESTEEM GOING? ARTICLE 1, 2

Dr. FAWZY MASAOUD -SENIOR CBT ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST-LONDON ENGLAND

Article 1

Tracey’s story

Tracey’s Bottom Line was ‘ I am a failure She grew up in an achievement – oriented family , who sent her to a highly competitive school where acadmic success was paramount. Tracey was intelligent , but relentless oressure stopped her from performing at her best. She compensated by working extras hard , and this became her Rule. ‘ I must always perform 110 per cent or I will surely fail.’ So long as she could obey the Rule, she felt more or lessOkay about herself.

But if for some reason she could not obey it-she was ill , or exhausted , or simply had too much on her plate – then she was in trouble . Sticking to her Rule was not optional – she had to do it , no matter what : if not, it just proved she was right : she really…

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