NBCNews: “Is growing self-compassion gonna improve your life overnight? Heck, no. But with time, improvement is possible as opposed to the confidence/nonconfidence spectrum, which always seems to come with side effects.”
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In 1902, the American sociologist Charles Cooley came up with the concept of the looking glass self, which he described in his work Human Nature and the Social Order. It’s based on the idea of the so-called “reflected appraisals,” which is one of the main psychological theories about how we form opinions of ourselves.