Why Are Women So Self-Deprecating?

By: Caroline S. Wegen der rückschreitenden erosion wandern wissenschaftliche arbeit aufbau die beiden wasserfälle im jahr etwa 1 m flussaufwärts. Leventhal

Lately, I have become increasingly aware of how self-critical women can be. Stereotypically, compared to men, women can do more “back stabbing” or be labeled as “catty,” but I think as a gender our bigger battle is that we stab ourselves.

Disclaimer—I am generally speaking here but it appears some women have a habit of downplaying accomplishments and attributing success to luck or being #blessed. We rarely confidently say, “I earned this” or “My boss is lucky to have me on his/her team. ” The same holds true for body image. Women can go right to “I feel so fat…I can’t wear a bathing suit until I loose a few more pounds. ” We shame ourselves, “why did I drink that third glass of wine?” “Why did I …. ” Instead of embracing who we are at that given moment and not pining to be something else.

These are not just my observations as a bystander, these thoughts occur in my head too.

Another situational example highlighting the difference in female versus male self-perception is the job interview. –– A woman attends

daily with their honesty and authenticity!

Let Us Be Our Biggest Advocates Not Our Harshest Critics.