Can high self-esteem actually be a bad thing?

So is there such a thing as too much self-esteem? The two previous posts have been about low self-esteem, but this week I want to talk about the flip side of that. The quick answer to the question is that self-esteem is about achieving a healthy balance. Last week I gave you 23 strategies to […]

Peer pressure is stupid and damaging (maybe)

We all know about peer pressure. We all experience it as kids, especially in school. We are also susceptible to it as adults as well if we have low self-esteem or lack self-confidence. Peer pressure stems from the need to fit in. And it’s human nature to want to fit in. We want everyone to like […]

Further proof that the effects of bullying last

A new study came out this month that’s been getting a lot of attention in the bullying world. This is because it’s the first study to show that the effects of childhood bullying can last well into adulthood. A previous study published earlier this year, which I referred to in the post “Why do people […]

4 common long-term effects of being bullied

I know that I don’t need to tell you that bullying can have lasting effects, but let’s look at what exactly those effects are. Whether you were bullied for a short period of time or for a long period of time – it was 2 years in my case – the effects can last a lifetime. […]

Why do people bully anyway?

It’s a good question, right? I mean, it seems important to understand why this behavior, that can have such a devastating impact on us, happens in the first place. Sometimes in order to move forward you have to look back. I don’t mean that you have to dwell in the past, I mean that you have […]