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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Over-valuing or under-valuing your worth

This time waster is based on an exaggeration of your worth or a devaluation of your value which causes you, or others who have these traits, to feel like you're entitled to more attention or more of everything than everyone else, or, conversely, if you under-value your worth, less of it. Those who have either version of this time waster are unrealistic in their self-evaluations.

Possible causes

Feelings of inadequacy can cause you to over-compensate by either over-valuing or de-valuing your worth. Either of these extremes are a poor alternative to having a healthy but realistic self-assessment. There are early childhood and school roots of this time waster in that you probably had parents or other authority ...

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