Many critics now blame this self-esteem movement for producing a generation of emotionally fragile young adults. Photograph: iStock

Many readers will remember the popular self-esteem movement that went viral in America in the 1980s. This movement quickly spread to Europe, although (...)

People have a natural tendency to judge their self-worth against external measurements. Illustration: Hong Li/Getty Creative

We all want respect, but can you desire too much of a good thing? In some social settings, being “disrespected” is considered a kind of personal assau(...)