Melissa Dahl

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Melissa is editor of New York magazine's Science of Us, and the author of Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness (2018). She lives in New York.

Self-esteem, Self-compassion, Self-indifference? Erraticus Image by Oleg Sergeichik

Self-Esteem, Self-Compassion, or Self-Indifference? Which is Best?

Millennials are the generation who came of age during the self-esteem movement. The concept of self-esteem is losing it's currency, but are self-compassion or self-indifference better frameworks for emotional health?