Self-compassion increases self-improvement motivation.

@article{Breines2012SelfcompassionIS,
  title={Self-compassion increases self-improvement motivation.},
  author={Juliana Genevieve Breines and Serena Chen},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 9},
  pages={
          1133-43
        }
}
Can treating oneself with compassion after making a mistake increase self-improvement motivation? In four experiments, the authors examined the hypothesis that self-compassion motivates people to improve personal weaknesses, moral transgressions, and test performance. Participants in a self-compassion condition, compared to a self-esteem control condition and either no intervention or a positive distraction control condition, expressed greater incremental beliefs about a personal weakness… CONTINUE READING
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