They saw not only their jobs at risk but also their sense of self-worth.
Their sense of self-worth becomes tied up in what cards they possess.
Each was in a day-by-day survival mode—each in his own way yearning for self-worth.
What the Negro could try to control and preserve was his sense of self-worth.
These are people who live and die, and measure their status, self-worth, and manhood by the size of their bank accounts.
They define their self-worth by the cars they drive and their Park Avenue apartments.
And there I was in L.A., measuring my self-worth by whether I could book a job on Beverly Hills 90210.
Client-centered therapy focuses especially on difficulties that stem from a client's negative feelings of self-worth.
Be ones advantages never so much or so meager, self and self-worth are at last the determinative factor.
Raised in this way, people later in life will tend to link their self-worth to internalized parental standards.