Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : ArpanaKumari, Ms.

Self Handicapping – Role Of Fragile Self-Esteem

Dr. Jyoti Gupta; Ms. ArpanaKumari

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 6362-6365

Self-handicappingrefers to the phenomenon when, under certain conditions, individuals characterized by certain personality factors hinder their success by self-imposed obstacles in important performance situations. People self-handicap is by coming up with excuses for their potential failures, so that if they do not successfully complete the task, they attribute their failures to different causes. In general people attribute external causes for their failure and internal causes for their success. The individuals who possess apprehensive self-esteem tend to involve in acts of self-solicitations strategies which are specifically intended to enhance self-image.