Self-hate is one of the most pervasive problems that someone can have. At the base of self-hate patterns are feelings of deep unworthiness. A self-loathing person feels essentially inadequate in some way, no matter how successful they are or how much praise he or she receives from other people. A person with self-hate does not allow themselves to believe he or she has value or worth. If the person wants to overcome this problem, he or she will have to get to the source of the self-loathing—most likely with the help of a therapist—rather than simply try to beat it down with praise.
By talking to a counselor you can learn more about yourself and start learning to accept who you are. It is possible to love yourself and raise your self-esteem and self-worth, but you may just need help getting started. At Star Point Counseling Center, we can help you. If you have any questions or wish to speak to a counselor please give us a call at (813)-244-1251.