Emotional Intelligence: Self-Regard

When you look in the mirror, how do you feel about the person that is staring back at you? Are you, by chance, able to openly identify and acknowledge your imperfections while simultaneously recognizing and accepting your strengths?

It is a balancing act of sorts, right? Because if you become enamored with your strengths and ignore your weaknesses, you wind up living your life in a nonobjective bubble that features you (as the star of the show) alongside others that simply will never measure up to your natural level of all-around awesomeness.

Conversely, if you can’t see or appreciate your strengths because you are blinded by or obsessed with your weaknesses, you run the risk of becoming pitiful, inferior and perpetually unworthy. Having a healthy amount of self-regard suggests you look in the mirror and really like what you see even if it is a far cry from perfection.