Category Archives: Self-hatred

Childhood Trauma Leading to Self-Hatred and Intense Self-Criticism

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ORIGINS OF SELF-HATRED:

Following a childhood in which we had the experience of neglect, abuse, abandonment or a combination of these, it very frequently follows that we grow up to become intensely self-critical and even consumed by feelings of Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: How The Child’s View Of Their Own ‘Badness’ Is Perpetuated.

 

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Do You Ever Ask Yourself The Question: Am I A Bad Person?

When a child is continually mistreated, s/he will inevitably conclude that s/he must be innately bad. This is because s/he has a need (at an unconscious level) Read the rest

Borderline Personality Disorder: Raising Our Self-Esteem.

 

WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF THINKING BADLY ABOUT OURSELVES?

Individuals with low self-esteem constantly criticize themselves. We may even META-CRITICIZE ourselves (criticize ourselves for criticizing ourselves). We often focus on mistakes and over-generalize from them, believing that these mistakes Read the rest