Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Paths to Self-Esteem

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For your brand to effectively tout a self-expressive benefit, you must first understand the different paths people take to self-esteem. These are the messages people want to express about themselves. Here are some of the more common paths to self-esteem:

  • I am competent in my job or profession.
  • I am a good mother. 
  • I am a good husband or wife.
  • I am attractive, handsome or beautiful. 
  • I am a good person.
  • I am a likable person.
  • I am a good friend.
  • I am making a positive difference in the world.
  • I have high social status. 
  • I am sophisticated. 
  • I am smart.
  • I am rich.
  • I am powerful.
  • I am a person to be reckoned with.
  • I am unique/different from everyone else.
  • I am my own person.
  • I am creative.
  • I am stylish.
  • I am well educated.
  • I am well read.
  • I am well traveled. 
  • I am better than you.

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