Honoring the Self

The Pyschology of Confidence and Respect

by Nathaniel Branden

Self-concept is destiny

What is the most important judgement you will ever make? The judgement you pass on yourself. Self-esteem is the key to success or failure.

"Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem," says pioneering psychologist Nathaniel Branden, "and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence—and how high he or she is likely to rise.  The reputation you have with yourself—your self-esteem—is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life."

• How to grow in self-confidence and self-respect.
• How to nurture self-esteem in children.
• How to break free of guilt and fear of others' disapproval.
• How to honor the self—the ethics of rational self-interest.
  • Random House Publishing Group; April 2011
  • ISBN: 9780307790408
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Honoring the Self
  • Author: Nathaniel Branden
  • Imprint: Bantam

About The Author

Nathaniel Branden's pioneering work in the field of self-esteem over seven decades contributed to the evolution of the concept from obscurity to greater levels of clarity and acceptance. He wrote nearly 20 books on self-esteem, including such influential works as The Psychology of Self-Esteem, How to Raise Your Self-Esteem, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, and The Art of Living Consciously. In addition to his extensive work as a writer, Branden worked as a lecturer, therapist, and corporate consultant specializing in assisting modern businesses employ the principles of self-esteem to achieve greater levels of success. He also the founded The Branden Institute for Self-Esteem, a counseling center in Los Angeles, California. He died in 2014.