It's one thing to be hard on yourself, and take setbacks and criticism to heart.
It's another thing entirely to actually hate yourself.
Author Anneli Rufus is one of many people who struggled with low self-esteem all her life.
And while she does NOT recommend going all the way to the other end of the spectrum, she does think it's high time to close what may be an epidemic of self-loathing.
Her latest book on the subject is Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself.