CHAPTER 7

Self-Regard

“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”

—BRITISH AUTHOR SAMUEL JOHNSON

“The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.”

—HASIDIC SAYING

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Self-regard is all about the way we see ourselves. It is an accurate assessment of the way we are, taking into account our strengths as well as recognizing our weaknesses. When most people hear the term self-regard, they think that it is synonymous with self-esteem. However, the originators of the BarOn EQ-i test have gone to great lengths to differentiate between the two. Self-esteem has been a buzzword for decades, and a lack of it was seen ...

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