Contingent Self-Esteem

June 25, 2021

Is your identify too closely linked to your role?
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This video is taken from a  recent presentation to a group of doctors, during which Dan discussed  the trap of contingent self-esteem – a trap that many people who are highly invested in their work role can fall into. It’s important to maintain some differentiation between your identity and your role and – where possible – to avoid the “identity fusion” that can occur when the two overlap. This was certainly the case for Dan as a member of the military and caused him to lose my identity when he discharged from the military.

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