What You Like About Yourself

Exploring who you are today

By Arlene Harder, MA, MFT and John Fabian, Ph.D.


"To say something nice about themselves, this is the hardest thing in the world for people to do. They’d rather take their clothes off.”
— Nancy Friday

“Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

Topic Stimulators

  • What is your best feature? Why?
  • What are the next three things you like about yourself?
  • What are two things you most dislike about yourself? Why?
  • To this point, have you settled for less than your dream life? Or have you surpassed it?
  • Name a challenge or two in which you found an extra measure of purpose, mental ability, strength, or grit.