March 1


Self-Love: Selfish, Narcissistic and Arrogant?

By Peter Julian

The idea of self-love might seem similar to the selfie and life-sharing obsession on social media today, but these two things are in fact very different. Self-love has been around since the time of the ancient Greeks, and instead of making you selfish can instead make you more confident and resilient. Self-love is very supported by science, especially some areas of popular psychology, and self-care is just one aspect of self-love as a whole. Here are some tips for starting to practice loving yourself.

Key Takeaways:

  • Traits such as arrogance are a sign that people do not have self-love, and self-love actually leads to more positive traits towards others.
  • Self-love is critical to have a more positive relationship with yourself and to develop positive relationship with other people.
  • Self-love can result in taking better care of yourself, but it expands to other areas like fully accepting who you are.

“This discussion around self-love has continued since then through philosophers and psychologists alike. In the more modern years, it was Eric Fromm (1950s) who tied self-love to a healthy sense of self-esteem and self-worth.”

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